Reviewed in Games with Depth
For several reasons i love this game. I really like the WH40k universe, and there has been some god awful games coming out under that license recently (im looking at you Storm of Vengance) but Carnage brings alot to the table. Its a sidscrolling shooter where you play as one of the four, soon five available chapters of Space Marines, taking on an ork invaded world. To help you on your way there is hundreds of items, weapons and armor to make you strong enough to stand up to the green menace. When you clear a mission, you gain stars based on your performance, collecting these stars unlocks rewards at even intervalls. Each mission also have two additional "modes" which has modifiers on them, like your melee cant be used, you cannot block, or all enemies explode on death which gives you further stars. You can also set the difficulty higher (up to 1600%) and risk death and humiliation for the chance of better weapons and more silver. The missions take a few minutes each so this can be a good game for a 10 minute romp as well, but i usually find myself sitting with it for hours, trying to level up my newest space marine and getting some awesome weapon. There is a premium currency in the game (Gold), however i have never needed to buy any. Each Spacemarine chapter after the first two costs 50 gold to unlock, something you will have no problem scraping together from the various star level rewards you get during one playthrough. I dont recommend spending the gold on the Supply caches though, as they are really expensive when translated to real money, and you get enough caches just from playing the game. The developer is very in touch with the players, regularly communicating on facebook and responding to all feedback sent in to them. They also regularly update the game to add new content, levels always being free, while additional chapters cost gold. The only negative i have to say is that i cant really agree with the choice of music, metal not really fitting in twith the wh40k universe, atleast not for me. But it is a very minor issue. Definitely recommended!