Discussion WH40K: Rogue Trader

GodisanAtheist

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Surprised we don't have a topic about this game:


It's basically the 40k game I've been waiting my entire life for: a proper crpg in the 40k world. I figured it would have beena game centered on the Inquisition as that imperial institution really lends itself to the standard CRPG tropes, but a Rogue Trader works pretty well and given who is developing it I suspect there will be some heavy "Empire Management" elements built into the game on top of the core CRPG elements so from that perspective it fits quite well.

My big worry right now, the complaint I've heard most about the Pathfinder games, is that it might end up just being too much damn game or might require an expansion pack or two to really flesh out different elements (the empire building).

Excited none the less and hope this game succeeds so we get more narrative driven experiences in the 40k world, which is what I really want.
 
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I hope they have space hulks and underhive environments to explore. Even though space hulks were heavily influenced by Aliens and underhive by Judge Dredd, they also work well for the original rogue trader concept of exploration and sci-fi dungeon crawling.
 

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I'm fairly hesitant to look into anything with the WH40K title since we've had almost a nonstop slew of cheap indie games come out which mostly felt like your standard cash grab. I'll look into this one as I do love the 40K universe but I'm not getting my hopes up after trying some of the other games we've seen on Steam over the past decade.
 

GodisanAtheist

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I'm fairly hesitant to look into anything with the WH40K title since we've had almost a nonstop slew of cheap indie games come out which mostly felt like your standard cash grab. I'll look into this one as I do love the 40K universe but I'm not getting my hopes up after trying some of the other games we've seen on Steam over the past decade.
-TBF its being developed by the same studio that did the Pathfinder games, so its not being handed off to some no-name studio with only mobile games/freeware under its belt or something. I know Pathfinder is not everyone's cup of tea (honestly I've been dissuaded from playing it because it sounds like it has too much going on for my tastes between kingdom management and the standard crpg experience) but I don't think I've really heard any serious complaints in terms of the game's quality.

I'm cautiously optimistic on this one. the Warhammer brand tends to be a terrific value add when in the hands of a more capable studio (Relic until DoW3, Creative Assembly) and a huge crutch/shovelware/money grab when its a no-name.

Owlcat has some pedigree and frankly running a little Rogue Trader fiefdom sounds like its right up their alley.
 
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