For those who’ve followed my blogging career since the days of ‘Don’t Hate The Geek’, you may recognise this game. If not here’s some links for you back to the original post and the update regarding destructible environments. Feel free to browse round the page a bit if you like and give them a follow. They’re good people.
For those of you still here, Warhammer 40k has been a love of mine since I was a teenager,with roots going back even earlier. Back then I only played the tabletop battle game. I collected hordes of miniatures, painted them up (though not as many as I should have) and fought epic battles versus superhuman Space Marines and alien Eldar. It’s lots fun.
I don’t have the miniatures anymore, but I still have a deep and abiding love for the lore and fluff of the Warhammer 40k universe and I get ridiculously excited when I see video games that put the grim dark imagery of the tabletop game into a playable environment. Inquisitor: Martyr is doing a particularly great job of this. Warhammer 40k players might even recognise the faithful reproduction of the Hellbrute miniature in the video above. As well as the gothic architecture and dark atmosphere we’ve seen in the artwork of the rulebook and your favoured army’s codex.
Inquisitor: Martyr focuses on a particularly shadowy part of the Imperium. The Inquisitors are charged with investigating rumours of corruption within the Imperium, and eliminating it by any means necessary. Imagine a secret agent crossed with Nazi Gestapo and the Spanish Inquisition, that also has a fanatical devotion to his God-Emperor. These men and women are brutal protectors of humanity. In this game you are one of them, and you’ve stumbled upon a particularly virulent nest of Chaos worshippers.
Followers of the Chaos Gods were once loyal innocent citizens of the Imperium lured away by false promises of power. This is exactly the sort of corruption the Inquisition are supposed to prevent. You have the perfect excuse to use your influence and resources to acquire all manner of grim futuristic weaponry to blast the foul minions of Chaos to bloody bits!
It’s not just a standard shoot ’em up though, it’s an action-rpg! You’re not just stuck on a set path, you can explore the open sandbox environment as you see fit. If you’d like to know more, you can visit the developer’s website. I’m sure you’ll hear more from me on the subject too whenever another video comes out! If you prefer the idea of playing the tabletop version of Warhammer 40k, go to Games Workshop’s website and drool over all the pretty miniatures.
In the grim darkness of the far future…there is only war.
Have a great day! 🙂