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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

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Title: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Tindalos Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release Date: 21 Apr, 2016

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is the RTS videogame adaptation of Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game, pitting the Chaos, Imperium, Eldar, and Orks against each other in visceral space-battles.

Developed with Unreal Engine 4, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada offers deep management of every ship composing the player’s fleet, both during and between battles. From the fastest frigates to the gigantic, miles-long battleships, the player will customize all aspects of his ships: weaponry, defense and support sub-systems, but also crew, captains, and more... each customization affecting the very performances of the ship and the special abilities available during battle. From battle to battle, the admirals and crew of surviving ships will gain experience and promotions, improving the battle-readiness of the ships for future, bigger and more dangerous battles.

Additionally an extensive multiplayer mode with persistent fleets where up to 4 players can battle simultaneously, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada also features a big story campaign, taking place during the 12th Black Crusade and putting players in the middle of the Gothic War that raged between the Imperium and Abaddon the Despoiler. Players will be at the centre of every fight, commanding fleets of gigantic ships as the Chaos unleash a sequential chain of surprise attacks on Imperium worlds – the start of 20 years of warring in the sector.

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  • An expansive single-player campaign across the Gothic sector.
  • Four factions to command, each one with its own strengths and skills.
  • Tactical PVP multiplayer offering infinite replayability.
  • A huge array of authentically recreated Battlefleet Gothic ships.
  • A real-time strategy experience retaining many of the tactical Battlefleet Gothic elements.
  • A plethora of lore-abiding skills to fill the player’s arsenal.
  • Upgrade and apply skills at port Maw

System Requirements

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: AMD FX-4100 X4 (3,6 GHz)/Intel Core i5-2500 (3,3 GHz)
Memory: 4096 MB RAM
Graphics: 1 GB, DirectX 11, AMD Radeon HD 6850/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online gaming and game activation

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: AMD FX-8350 X8 (4,0 GHz)/Intel Core i7-3770 (3,9 GHz)
Memory: 8192 MB RAM
Graphics: 2 GB, DirectX 11, AMD Radeon R9 270X/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 10 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Additional Notes: Internet connection required for online gaming and game activation

Source: STEAM


 
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My first impressions of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada:

It is not really a fully 3D RTS game like Homeworld. Rather the ships operate on a 2D board. Unlike normal RTSs, Battlefleet Gothic gameplay relies heavily on positioning, maneuvering and clever use of a ship's abilities and skills. It is kinda like Dota with a lot more micro involved.

The campaign is not sequential. That means that you get to choose and prioritize missions as you feel fit. Basically, you are provided with a star map of the Gothic sector and your missions range from supressing rebellion on a planet to fighting off xenos invasion forces to escort missions. Basically, the premise of the campaign is to protect the sector from any threats that might emerge. The main plot of the campaign however is preparation to defend the sector against Abaddon the Despoiler's 12th Black Crusade.

The metagame includes ship customization, tech upgrades for ship systems to improve abilities and skills and upgrading the crew. Other than that, you can also gain favours for your ship that further give certain bonuses. The Imperium forces can gain favours of The Inquisition, The Adeptus Mechanicus, the Adeptus Astartes or the Imperial Navy. Similarly, Chaos ships can add marks of the chaos gods, namely Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle or Slaneesh. The appearance of the ship changes to reflect the favour or mark that you have added.

There are insane number of options and characteristics to observe during battle. During combat, you can choose the distance of engagement for your ships, whether to engage in a broadside attack or frontal attack, what part of the enemy ships to concentrate fire on, etc. During combat, you can also use various active abilities and skills of your ships, such as sending probes to identify enemy ships, using EMP bombs to disable them, board the enemy ship with Imperial Guard soldiers or Space Marine Terminators, etc. You can also literally ram the enemy ships for massive damage by setting your ship on a collision course with the enemy ship and setting your engines to full power. You also have to monitor your allied vessels since your allied ship's commanders can sometimes disobey your orders and attempt to escape. In that case, you have to order that commander executed and promote his second in command to take control.

Overall, Battlefleet Gothic is a really good Warhammer 40k game and Tindalos interactive did a good job bringing the tabletop Battlefleet Gothic game into a RTS setting.
 

Desmond

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 announced:


And it's set in the new Gathering Storm period of Warhammer 40k. The first game to bet set so. Holy shit.
 

Desmond

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Later on it becomes harder to micro manage all ships. But I generally like to play with lesser ships.
 
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