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[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 10 points 2 days ago

I'm definitely pumped for this. I never had time to get into a Rise despite playing a ton of Monster Hunter World. Will be interesting to see what, if any, changes are made to the formula.

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Game Information

Game Title: Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader


  • PC (Dec 7, 2023)


Developer: Owlcat Games

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 75 average - 85% recommended - 13 reviews

Critic Reviews

Digital Trends - Jason Rodriguez - 3.5 / 5

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader delivers a dream CRPG for Warhammer fans if you can get past its bugs.

GAMES.CH - Joel Kogler - German - 82%

Few fictional universes are as dense and impenetrable as that of Warhammer 40k. Owlcat Games (previously known for Pathfinder: Kingmaker and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous have managed to create a gripping story of the darkness that lurks in man, accentuated by stellar writing and a combat system that masterfully increases in depth as the game goes on. Despite some bugs and technical issues, this easily counts among the very best delves into the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium.

GameSpace - Catherine Daro - 8.5 / 10

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is a phenomenal roleplaying experience offering an immersive story and an impressive, highly-connected web of features and systems. The soundtrack, writing and voice over are all deliciously over the top, and gameplay provides a new step forward in a tactical cRPG genre, rewarding positioning, teamwork and attention to details. If you are new to the Warhammer franchise, the game can serve as a perfect stepping stone into the universe.

Gamer Guides - Nathan Garvin - 75 / 100

Rogue Trader is very much a release in the Owlcat Games mould, combining a great degree of customization with a solid story, meaningful choices, and interesting characters. While all that, combined with excellent use of the Warhammer 40,000 setting, comes perilously close to pushing Rogue Trader into the greatest realm of CRPGs, unfortunate balance issues, obtuse design elements, and myriad bugs prevent the title from achieving its full potential.

Gamers Heroes - Johnny Hurricane - 75 / 100

Even with the bugs, Warhammer 40K fans will enjoy Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader immensely. If you are a tactics RPG fan looking for your next fix, this is your game.

GamingBolt - Ravi Sinha - 8 / 10

Paying extensive homage to the source material while weaving a compelling tale of its own, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an involving experience with fun combat and memorable characters.

PC Gamer - Jody Macgregor - 59 / 100

Rogue Trader gets 40K's atmosphere right, but it's buggy and the rules are a mess.

PCGamesN - Lowell Bell - 6 / 10

Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader's adventure across the dangerous Koronus Expanse is full of fun sci-fi lore and companions, but it's buried beneath wonky balancing, tedious spaceship battles, and quest-breaking bugs. Perhaps after numerous patches, Rogue Trader will one day become a strong addition to the CRPG genre.

Push Square - Khayl Adam - 7 / 10

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is a CRPG worthy of its grimdark sci-fi setting, offering players engaging tactical turn-based combat and an immersive adventure. It lacks polish, and we encountered some frustrating bugs, but deep class customisation and an exploration of the setting like nothing before means there's plenty to recommend for fans who are willing to take the plunge.

Screen Rant - Rob Gordon - 4 / 5

Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is an excellent adaptation of the Warhammer universe into a genre that some may expect not to work. A compelling RPG with a strong understanding of its original property, it’s a great example of the classic C-RPGs of the 1990s and early 2000s. Although it perhaps does nothing revolutionary, it provides an intriguing and exciting adventure, especially for fans of the tabletop game.

TheGamer - Matt Arnold - 4 / 5

If you’re a 40K fan or just looking for a combat-heavy RPG outside of the normal fantasy fare, Rogue Trader will make a welcome addition to your library. It dives deeper into the setting and lore than any other video game to date, showing that it’s clearly a game by fans, for fans. Owlcat gave us multiple Pathfinder RPGs - hopefully, we’ll see more adventures in the Koronus Expanse in the future as well.

Wccftech - Francesco De Meo - 8 / 10

With the great amount of love for the setting that was poured into the game evident from every line of dialogue and every little detail, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader is one of the best games based on the universe created by Games Workshop, and a solid tactical turn-based role-playing game that can provide hundreds of hours of fun.

WhatIfGaming - Hristijan Pavlovski - 9 / 10

Warhammer 40K: Rogue Trader is an astoundingly complex game that perfectly conveys the feeling of living in the 41st millennium. Its story is entrancing from the get-go, the characters are diverse and memorable and the gameplay will keep you hooked to your screen for hours on end. It's a must-play for diehard Warhammer fans and a great entry point for prospecting Warhammer fans. As far as Warhammer games are concerned, it's a definite 10, and a new benchmark for storytelling in the franchise.

submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by Goronmon@lemmy.world to c/games@lemmy.world

I'm a huge fan of how they setup this list. Probably my favorite version of this type of content I've seen.

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[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago

I would argue that had much more to do with the fact that Bethesda is one of the very few companies who provide a decent SDK alongside their games.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 1 points 4 days ago

Wasn't that the actual developer of SkyUI who put it on the platform as a paid mod?

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 0 points 4 days ago

The only paid mods that Skyrim has are the ones for Creation Club, and I haven't heard of people getting through the approval process with stolen work.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago

Maybe I’m just cynical, but I’ve never seen an official supported modding marketplace exist without a significant number of free mods being sold as paid by not the original developer

Which games has this been a problem for?

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 7 points 4 days ago

Many updates for Skyrim have broken SKSE. That's not really a new problem. Hopefully they'll be able to fix it just like they have in the past.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 0 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

In addition, mods always end up in a situation where someone’s work was stolen, which no one cares about when it’s free. Everyone’s just using everyone else’s stuff because it’s all working to make a better ecosystem

Taken from https://creations.bethesda.net/en/creators/bethesdagamestudios

Creations can range anywhere from simple cosmetics or gameplay tweaks to entire new quests and encounters - it's up to what you can conjure! Our internal document available to Verified Creators has some specifics, but in general:

Creations must be standalone, so it cannot depend on other community releases, free or paid.

Creations must be all-new to qualify for release. You cannot re-purpose older releases – or work by other authors, unless contracted.
[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 7 points 4 days ago

In theory I'm not entirely against the idea of paid mods. I don't necessarily buy that mods are more "pure" if no one is able to make money from them. And I do like the idea that people might invest more resources in mods than if they are effectively donating their time to the projects.

That said, things can definitely get complicated quickly once you start providing financial incentives. I think it's smart to require mod makers to go through an approval process rather than just make it open.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 2 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

"Live service" games have existed almost as long as gaming has been around, so I doubt that message is going to be sent anytime soon.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 18 points 4 days ago

Is this type of comment helpful for you? Are people supposed to follow-up with some comment about PC players are sheep and will be buy the game for consoles and then buy it PC when it releases there?

This platform war nonsense is tiring.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 16 points 4 days ago

So, in order to maybe not want to play future GTA titles in some theoretical future, you shouldn't play current GTA titles in order to discourage Rockstar from releasing these theoretical games?

The logic doesn't add up here, haha.

[-] Goronmon@lemmy.world 26 points 1 week ago

A link to a Youtube Short that is an image of a date for when they announce another date.

Sorry, I'm downvoting this.

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