Game Discussions Astartes - high-quality fan-made Youtube Warhammer 40k short movies worth watching.

I happened upon these the other day, and was impressed with the quality, the attention to detail and more that just the one person making these movies has managed to incorporate. Set in the grim darkness of the far future of the Warhammer 40k universe.

Part 1:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bko5GgK5v8


Part 2:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfGPMJ8A0QY


Part 3:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGRa4_UjE4


Part 4:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2B6de1Geks


Part 5:
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoCcpMW8fSs
 
Yes, it's high quality. Not sure about the writing - especially in the late part. It's like Otakings Star Wars anime - incredibel work for an artist, because the visual style, animation goes hand in hand with all the sounds and music.
 
The most amazing thing is how much better than the official movie it is.

While it certainly has it's charms, and some pretty decent voice acting (and in parts it completely glorious) - the script was poor, the plot nowhere to be seen, and the CGI lacking, even for it's age.

Even some of the old Final Liberation cutscenes looked better.
 
While it certainly has it's charms, and some pretty decent voice acting (and in parts it completely glorious) - the script was poor, the plot nowhere to be seen, and the CGI lacking, even for it's age.

Even some of the old Final Liberation cutscenes looked better.

I think it suffered the same fate as most of the early W40K games in that they exerted too much control or the IP and killed it by committee. Recently they've just been throwing the licence out to anyone and some pretty good games have come out of it like Deathwing or the armada games.

Never understood why they've never made an FPS series for the different races by licensing a proven first person engine and banging on a W40K skin. Firewarrior was just atrocious.

The best W40K game I ever played was the fan made fallout 3 mod. Overpowered, but that's the point with space marines. If you change the raiders to chaos marines and cultists the balance was restored.
 
Deathwing got obliterated and even the Enhanced Edition has kind of reached end-of-life. Pity really, but as a FPS it was poor, and as multiplayer game it was unbalanced, and as a RTSWP it was nowhere to be seen.

It's really a shame as the assets were gorgeous, the potential was there, and if they had simply reiterated Vengeance of the Blood Angels it could have been an absolutely catastrophically good game :D

Sadly - it is what it is. I cannot find an archived record.
 
Deathwing got obliterated and even the Enhanced Edition has kind of reached end-of-life. Pity really, but as a FPS it was poor, and as multiplayer game it was unbalanced, and as a RTSWP it was nowhere to be seen.

It's really a shame as the assets were gorgeous, the potential was there, and if they had simply reiterated Vengeance of the Blood Angels it could have been an absolutely catastrophically good game :D

Sadly - it is what it is. I cannot find an archived record.

I liked deathwing stompy blasty fun. Don't like the cats though, it needs a kick cat to speed it up key.

One thing they always seem to get wrong is bolt guns, the weapons fire like bog standard machine guns they should fire more slowly but really pack an explosive punch with every round so you can kill a thing by shooting next to it. Basically automatic gyro jet guns firing explosive rounds.

The fallout 3 mod nailed that.
 
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