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The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth

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Immerse yourself in the Horus Heresy the epic origin story of the Warhammer 40,000 Universe! The first shots have been fired in the conflict that will change the future of mankind. Brother Legions of Space Marines taking arms against one another. The noble Ultramarines are betrayed on Calth by the zealous Word Bearers bent on tearing down the Imperium. A dark ritual ignites the system’s star, sending both Legions underground to battle for their honor, their belief, the fate of the Imperium, or just to survive. The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth is a game of turn-based skirmishes between the genetically altered warriors of the 31st Millennium, The Adeptus Astartes. In the campaign, players control units of Space Marine Legionnaires, guiding them through the underground arcologies of Calth. Fight alongside units of Ultramarines ranging from basic Legionnaires, Veterans, and Sergeants, to elite units of Terminators, and the most venerable Contemptor Dreadnought. Dispatch the foul heretics of the Word Bearers using a mighty arsenal, from the ranged accuracy of Bolters, Plasma Guns, Flamers, and Rocket Launchers, to the close combat might of Chainswords, Power Fists, and Lightning Claws. The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth also includes several Multiplayer maps allowing players to fight as Ultramarines or Word Bearers in either objective based missions or deathmatch. Bring the full arsenal of your chosen Legion to bear against friends with private matches or against opponents across the world with built in matchmaking. Multiplayer mode is available to both PC and VR players, allowing both formats to play against one another. Features Original Horus Heresy Narrative: Set in the 31st Millennium on the planet of Calth, Magos Ohmnal Sarc commands a unit of Ultramarines. When he discovers corrupted data in the data stream, Sarc is confronted with a faction of aggressive Word Bearers and a devastating plot of corruption within the Imperium that introduces untold threats and schemes against the Emperor. The original story was written by Black Library author Rob Sanders. A Living Battlefield: While players decide on their next action or wait on their opponent, the world around them continues to animate and fight. Multiplayer Skirmish Mode: Players can choose between the Ultramarines and Word Bearers factions. Units include Legionaries, Veteran Legionaries, Sergeants and a cast of characters armed with everything from bolters to melta guns to assault cannons. More character classes will be added up until the final game release. Cross-Platform Multiplayer Matchmaking: Play on either gaming PC, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. As a turn-based game, PC verses VR provides no gameplay advantages, only differing user experiences of the world. Play In VR VR Mode: The “human-scale” view of Space Marine combat gives the player the feeling of being on the battlefield in a world first VR game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Coming During Early Access Single-Player Campaign: 24 combat scenarios exploring the conflict between two factions of Space Marines, divided into 5 Acts. The story progresses linearly and each level presents unique challenges intertwined with the drama of the narrative. More Unit Types: Terminators, Dreadnoughts and new unit abilities. Single Player Skirmish verse AI: Skirmish against the AI on multi-player maps. More Multiplayer Maps: As each new story act is released new multi-player maps will be released as well. Legionaire Customization: Customize your Ultramarines and Word Bearers with armor and equipment swaps. Maybe a few surprises!
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Steel Wool Studios
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Steel Wool Studios
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Not rated
Website
http://www.betrayalatcalth.com

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or greater / AMD FX 8350 or greater
  • Memory: 9 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD R9 390
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / AMD R9 390X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 40 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth reviews and comments

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Early Access Review Who would have thought a Warhammer 40k title for VR would be released so quickly! I have been a Fan of the 40,000 universe since I Was a teenager and have dedicated eternal Hours to the Tableophobby myself. I am All the more pleased now! The Horus Heresie Is an important Part of the Warhammer 40k universe. During this Time, many Space Marines loyal to the Emperor betrayed their Brothers and entire Orders have turned to Chaos. The Chaos Marines. In this Game, we follow the Betrayal of the Word Bearers out of sight of the Ultramarines. The Betrayal of Calth. In the Early Access issue, unfortunately, only the first Act of History is sentible so far. This one begins with a tech priest recognizing the Beginnings of an Invasion Of Chaos Marines ... Basically, the first Act is the Tutorial By learning how to arrange the Units around and teach them basic Mechanics. The Game itself is a simplified Version of the Tabletop (which I am very happy about!), but here the Units move on Hexagon Fields and not freely on the Battlefield. Every Character here has Action Points with which he moves and fires. Any Unit can move and shoot twice in any combination So you can move and then shoot or shoot and then move and so on. What sets this Game apart from other turn-based GAMES such as XCOM is that every Time the Player's character/units move or shoot, it's the Opponent's Turn with the first Unit and so on. The Player stands in the middle of his Army and can comfortably teleport himself around the Battlefield. Any Commands he can give his Men are convenient to use via the right Touchpad. The VR variant already feels very round. The Animations of the Character are very good, Graphically you could improve here and there a bit, Damage models on the Armor for example. Also some Sound Files are a bit bleak, the Bolter doesn't sound strong enough in my Opinion. Also could be Filings via cover, for Example. Appear a little clearer. Unfortunately, the Game under my Vive sometimes buoyed on a GTX 1070 and with fast Head Turns it happened that the Display flickered slightly. And I have to emphasize the eternally long loading times negatively. For those who like Warhammer 40k, Betrayal at Calth is recommended. Steel Wool Studios has succeeded in transforming the unique Style of Warhammer 40,000 into a tactical turn-based Strategy game not only for VR. The Emperor would be proud! Addendum: After the last patches, the Game looks a lot better and the Performence has also got better. In Addition, there is finally more to do than just play the Tutorial. The Emperor is still proud! More Reviews of Moriar on VReview http://store.steampowered.com/curator/32170554/
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