I finally finished Space Marine after buying it ages ago. I have to say the game was quite fun, but there are definitely some elements that I found really frustrating and annoying.
One of the biggest annoyances was some very unresponsive controls. I was playing with keyboard and mouse, and for the most part it works great. There is however this weird thing the game does, where if I hold down shift to sprint, then press space bar to do a quick roll, I have to let go of shift and press it again if I want to continue sprinting. It’s not a major issue, but one that got me killed a couple of times because I couldn’t get out of harms way fast enough.
There is also a tendency to get stuck in certain terrain, and while dodging and rolling around with the very clunky character, it’s quite easy to get yourself cornered with no way to escape.
The story itself is nothing amazing, but it did make me curious about what else goes on in the Warhammer 40K universe, since I knew absolutely nothing about it going into this game.
I really liked the main character; I always appreciate when the character I play as, is the one giving the orders and making decisions, rather than just taking orders from any random NPC you happen to come across. The two main antagonist are quite interesting as well, and it was kind of fun to fight against them, but the rest of the characters were totally forgettable.
I would rate the game 6/10 – It’s worth a play-through, but I probably won’t play it again.