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Tips and Tricks to Thrive in Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus

6 monthes ago   |   By Game Skinny

In your role as Magos Dominius Faustinius of the Adeptus Mechanicus, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed at first by the FTL-meets-XCOM gameplay of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus .
Luckily, the designers created a game that remains internally consistent enough to play by its own rules, and once you get to grips with what those rules are and learn how to use them to your advantage, what looked at first like a daunting challenge can be a breeze. Follow these quick-start instructions and you'll be an expert in no time.
Step 1: The Player Sets the Difficulty
You'll notice that unlike most...
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Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus Review

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus Review

6 monthes ago   |   By Game Skinny

Warhammer , both fantasy and 40,000 , has deep roots in tabletop miniatures gaming, moving pieces around a makeshift graph paper board and engaging various rules and random number generators to determine hits, misses, kills, and all that fun wargame stuff.
Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus captures that atmosphere brilliantly in a tightly-paced little turn-based tactics game that even manages to stir in some video game influences from games like FTL: Faster Than Light and XCOM .
But all the same, it's also a game that unabashedly loves its Warhammer roots, and that is both the best and the worst...
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