First Look: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (Steam)

Enter the Chaos-infested Caligari Sector and purge the unclean with the most powerful agents of the Imperium of Man. Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is a grim Action-RPG featuring multiple classes of the Inquisition who will carry out the Emperor’ will in the darkest reaches of the Imperium.

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics. The levels in particular are so well crafted and look just like the source material.
  • Two classes: (There is a third-Psyker but its locked)
    • Crusader-Juggernaut, Assault gunner or Heavy weapons.
    • Assassin-Infiltrator, Sniper and Eradicator.
  • Can rebind keys.
  • Extensive graphic options from AA to V-sync to frame caps.
  • Diablo 3 in the Warhammer 40K universe is the gameplay.
  • Atmospheric.
  • Star map- Choose a planet then a mission. Each mission has a short intro, Detail of the objective and rewards and difficulty.
  • PvP section.
  • Can zoom and move the camera around.
  • Loot chests.
  • Full crafting and salvaging.
  • Shop to buy and sell items and gear.
  • Massive skill trees.
  • Earn EXP and level up to get loot caches and stats buff.
  • Storage box.
  • Mini map that also shows loot drops and loot chests.
  • Detailed character models.
  • Chilling soundtrack.
  • Main hub where you can use the shop and craft or use storage.
  • Co op support.
  • Mission progress box when in  game.
  • Multiple enemy types.
  • Enviromental hazards like gas or fire barrells.
  • Big Dreadnought enemies that take up half the screen.
  • Easy enough to get into and play.
  • Stationery guns that can be used by you or the enemy.
  • Massive open levels.
  • Different difficulty levels.
  • Loot is graded from common to legendary.
  • Character- You have a lot of slots to fill from guns to trinkets to armour. All of which can seriously change how you play and what you can do.
  • Two loadouts that can be hot swapped at will.

Cons:

  • Long loading times.
  • Inviting and joining a game is a right pain, You have to make friends then find them then invite and is just long winded.
  • Unbalanced mobs, Always too many enemies regardless of player count.
  • Loot drops are scarce.
  • Constant difficulty spikes.

Summary:

So here we have a game, Dare I say it? That could be one of the best Warhammer 40K games. Yes its still early access but every update brings a slew of new mechanics and levels. I mean they have nailed the dark Gothic look and characters look awesome. Enemy types like the dreadnought are just terrifying. My main worry is the mob balancing. Fine have tons of Genestealers on screen as that makes sense but having 5 elites and a few groups of people is not cool. It makes the experience very infuriating. Obviously I cannot go on one for too long as it is early access, In fact so early access its not even in early access. But what can you expect come early access release? Well at the time of writing you will get a dozen or so missions all varying in difficulty and an ok loot system. You can defiantly get the devs vision and like I say it nails the atmosphere. Keep an eye out for this game it could be the next mega hit.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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