Warhammer 40K: Soulstorm (Chaos run.)
Chaos is one of the strongest factions in the game as well as a personal favorite, but that isn't enough to keep the monotony from setting in hard and staying there. Same troops, same fights, same boring slog.
The only interesting parts are when you notice just how little of a crap Iron Lore, THQ or both gave about concealing that this game is ultimately just an intensely lazy cash-in rehash of Dark Crusade, the previous title in the series.
As you meet certain conditions during the campaign, your leader, general, whatever you wish to call them, begins to gain access to special items called wargear. Depending on the character, you can get better armor, better melee, the ability to see hidden enemies and so on.
The last upgrade for Chaos is called Daemon Prince. When you get it, your commander is transformed into a gigantic sword wielding demon. Very cool, very useful.
There was a slight problem when I received that final upgrade, though....
The caption states "Eliphas the Inheritor permantly ascends to become a blah-blah whatever." (Yes, I'm paraphrasing the last bit.)
The problem? Eliphas is the Chaos commander from Dark Crusade.
They either didn't think to, or simply didn't care enough to change a tiny bit of text.
Also, I'm going to sincerely hope that the text was copied in whole from the last game, rather than someone misspelling the word "permanently" and leaving it there. I'd rather think they were lazy, not complete idiots.
I'm willing to bet I'm not alone in thinking that it's a major shot to the professionalism and polish of a product when people can't even be asked to make sure things are spelled correctly.
Beyond that, the weapon the Chaos Commander is carrying in the final cutscene is the one Eliphas uses, not the weapon you actually have to play in order to get for him.
Another sign that they took all the assets they could from Dark Crusade and did a rushed copy/paste whenever possible.
Post edited January 13, 2015 by CarrionCrow