Games Workshop Wants To Change Their Gaming Reputation

/ 3 months ago

Games Workshop To Try To Improve Warhammer Franchise

With a company like Games Workshop having such a lucrative franchise as Warhammer, we have to date seen many, many, games related to the tabletop game.

Personally, my first encounter with a Warhammer game was the impossibly difficult ‘Shadow of the Horned Rat’. A game I would only recommend to masochists.

There is, however, something of a problem with the franchise. Namely, that in terms of releases, the vast majority have been a rather weak affair with only a few standout titles. A good example of this was the Dawn of War series which started great, got ok, and ended up being awful.

In a report via PCGamesN, however, it has been revealed that Games Workshop plans to significantly up their standards in the future. Specifically, to ensure that better quality games are released.

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Upping Their Standards

In the report, developers at Eko Studio has revealed that Games Workshop is, on the whole, largely unhappy with a significant number of games released or more accurately licensed by them. The developer themselves admit that they have been responsible for more than a few of these.

“I think the harder part was to convince them that we could do a good game. I think they are aware that they have done some not very good games.” – Eko Studios

In fairness, I think it’s a fair point. Having played many Warhammer related games, I think that they have mostly been, at the very least, disappointing. Space Marines, for example, was not bad but spoke much more of the missed potential.

Hopefully, this announcement will result in some far more positive releases in the future. We can but hope!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!

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3 Responses to “Games Workshop Wants To Change Their Gaming Reputation”
  1. John says:

    Personally, I think they should work on keeping and upholding a fair and balanced tabletop game before they commit to new ventures.

  2. Nathan says:

    Ahh shadow of the horned rat, the fiendishly difficult predecessor to the much more forgiving dark omen.

    Those games really take me back, even though I already had a 2nd ed blood angels force for 40k.

    It is consistently a shame to see how much of a flop many of the games turn out to be. Would be nice to see this improve. Maybe even resurrect dawn of war from its ignoble grave.

  3. j says:

    @John: A complete set of rules for just 40K will set you back over $1000 USD if you’re not pirating. Which hopefully you’re not. Of course even if you bought a full set you’d just have to pay another $1000 as fast as GW releases another edition, which they do with regularity. Basically the writing’s on the wall that GW doesn’t regard themselves as a wargaming company, they sell miniatures and sell an intellectual property. If you want a “fair and balanced tabletop game”, you might want to consider another game.

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