A review of the latest from Kasedo Games: Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus.

I picked this title up when warp madness claimed the minds of Kasedo Games. Thus causing them to offer up their game free to play for the weekend of…Thursday and Friday, October 15-16.  Maybe the God Emperor of Mankind mandated a new weekday structure.  Who knows? For that matter, who would know if he did?

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus
From the moment I understood the weakness of my flesh, it disgusted me. I craved the strength and certainty of steel. I aspired to the purity of the Blessed Machine.

Either way, their temporary insanity is our gain. 

This is a fun little romp through a miserable life in a horrifying universe.  Don’t expect any hand holding or coddling here and don’t expect any mercy from your enemies.  While I’ll admit that I’m no expert on the lore, the game appears to stick to what’s already been established.  Expect a compelling story as well as layers of tactical gameplay all in service to the Omnissiah.

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus

Timing and Tactics.

Use of cogitation points to activate abilities and move extra distance makes for an excellent tactical aspect to the gameplay.  The enemy awakening gauge ticking up as you perform various actions during your missions also adds a sense of foreboding. 

With your choices having various effects on how things play out, you’ve got to plan if you want your mission to go well.

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus

The upgrade tree allows for a variety of customization options for your Adeptus Mechanicus. 

While specialization is necessary you’ll want to dip into the other tracks of upgrade for some potent combinations. 

While you may not be able to choose your Adeptus’ name and appearance you can do a lot to make them yours in this skill tree and the augmentation screen.

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus

A review that’s been short and to the point, not unlike the life of your average Imperium citizen. 

My recommendation is to try this one for yourself, quick while it’s free.  If you’re a 40k fan, pick up the full package because you’re gonna want to give it several runs.  If you’ve missed the free weekend, consider giving it a shot anyway as it’s a fun diversion at a reasonable price.

So until next time, good citizen.  Stay loyal and root out heresy wherever you find it.  All praise the Omnissiah.  For the Emperor!