Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr PS4 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PS4 version of Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr by Neocore Games.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game from the developers for review purposes. Like all of my reviews, this had no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Inquisitor Martyr is an isometric action RPG, that takes place in the Warhammer 40k universe, as the name suggests. It takes place in the fictional Caligari sector which was created solely for this game. You play as an inquisitor for the human controlled Empire who’s tasked with locating a seemingly derelict ship known as the Martyr. The Martyr is a relic from times past and it holds a great deal of history for the Empire. It’s the inquisitor’s task to purge the corrupted denizens from the ship and discover the truth behind it’s disappearance.
When creating your character, you’re able to choose from one of 3 backgrounds, the Pyker, Cursader and Assassin. From these three backgrounds you’ll be able to choose from one of 3 Expertise’s (Classes) in each background.
The Psyker can choose from Aetherwalker, Empyreanist and Scryer. The Crusader can choose from Tactical, Assault and Heavy Gunner. The Assassin can choose from the Infiltrator, Sniper and Eradicator.
Each class has it’s own unique abilities, stats, starting weapons and armor. Once you get going you can choose from any weapons or armor you wish based on their type. As you level up, you also unlock new weapon types.
When the game begins you’ll have to play through a full series of missions on-board the Martyr which acts as the game’s tutorial and introduces some of the main characters that you’ll be playing with. Once you reach the end of these first few missions you’ll be able to access the bridge to your ship.
On the bridge you’ll find that it’s pretty bare at the start of the game. As you complete campaign missions you’ll meet new NPC’s that will join you on your bridge and will open up more venues for use. Your navigator runs a shop where you can purchase new weapons or sell old ones you don’t need anymore. The game also features a crafting system where you can use blueprints to craft your own weapons and armor.
The game is heavily mission based so you’ll frequently be sent on a wide variety of them. Missions have their own unique objectives for you to complete. These objectives include deactivating AA guns, rescuing team members, killing marked targets, and numerous others. There are two types of missions to play through, the campaign and side missions. Campaign missions take you through the game’s story while side missions allow you to beef up your character with the equips you unlock. Each mission has a difficulty rating and if your character doesn’t meet the requirement, the more difficult the mission will be.
Once you begin a mission you’ll be teleported to the mission location. From here you’ll need to fight your way through hordes of enemies. Depending on the difficulty you chose and how powered up you are, this could be easy or quite challenging. Enemies actively seek out cover and work together to bring you down. It’s never a good idea to stand in the open while fighting, this can get you killed pretty quickly. So, utilize the game’s cover system to tactically engage your enemies.
During combat you also have access to various abilities based on the weapon you’re currently using. It’s a good idea to utilize every skill you have because spamming a single attack doesn’t really help all that much (Something my niece and nephew found out quickly). I also found that there are certain skill combos that can take out enemies easier than hitting random buttons. I recommend experimenting with various weapons to find the combo that works for you.
At the end of a successful mission you’ll be granted a “chest” which you can open to acquire new equipment for your character. The equips you acquire are random so you’ll likely be selling a lot of them.
Overall, Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr is a very entertaining game. It’s got an intriguing story, it looks great (It has a 4K option too), and it’s gameplay is a lot of fun. I will admit that it may get a little repetitive for some people due to the mission based gameplay, but if you enjoy action RPG’s and have been keeping an eye out for a new one on PS4 then I definitely recommend this game.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks! I’ll be back with my next one soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers out!
Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr$59.99
Features of Interest
- Interesting Story
- Interesting Cast of Characters
- Fun Gameplay
- Great Graphics (Has a 4K option too)
- Very Good Sound Effects and Voice Acting. Also, Great Atmosphere
- Can Get A Little Repetitive After A While
- Can't Use Custom Characters for Couch Co-Op