Chainsaw Warrior from Games Workshop is the classic nail-biting game for one strong-nerved player! It's the year 2032 and spatial warping has opened a hole into another dimension in the midst of the old municipal buildings at the heart of Manhattan. Bizarre and dangerous creatures are flooding into our dimension, intent on destruction.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (108 reviews)
Udgivelsesdato: 7. okt 2013

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16. september

Chainsaw Warrior Competition Results

Huge thanks to all who entered our Chainsaw Warrior video competition. We’ve had fun looking though the results and it’s time to share those with you all. See http://aurochdigital.com/2014/08/23/chainsaw-warrior-competition-results/ to see how people did.

Stay tuned as we've got more cool stuff coming!

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31. juli

Win a copy of the original, 1987, board game!

Ever wanted to own a piece of Games Workshop history? This is your chance, folks! We're giving away a rare copy of the original Chainsaw Warrior board game, first printed way back in 1987.

All you've got to do to win is to record your best playthrough and send it in to us before the 17th of August, so get recording!

You can find all the details for the contest at our website: http://aurochdigital.com/2014/07/29/copies-of-classic-1987-board-game-chainsaw-warrior-up-for-grabs-for-best-playthough/

Good Luck!

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“Chainsaw Warrior offers excellent value for money, and delivers a faithful reworking of a classic board game.”
8/10 – http://www.game-debate.com/articles/index.php?a_id=2262&game=Chainsaw%20Warrior

“…everything you want in a digitised version of the Games Workshop classic…”
http://www.gamercast.net/chainsaw-warrior-review

“Perfectly judged, brutally demanding and almost impossible to put down...”
The Guardian

About This Game

Chainsaw Warrior from Games Workshop is the classic nail-biting game for one strong-nerved player! It's the year 2032 and spatial warping has opened a hole into another dimension in the midst of the old municipal buildings at the heart of Manhattan. Bizarre and dangerous creatures are flooding into our dimension, intent on destruction. Behind their actions is a controlling intelligence known as 'Darkness', who intends to drag New York back into the warp – destroying it utterly!

Air strikes, ground assaults and WMDs have all failed to stop the swarming forces from beyond. All that remains is a single hope: a shadowy ex-special forces soldier, enhanced for combat and known only as 'Chainsaw Warrior'. Equipped with all the latest high-tech armaments, he must battle his way through to the trans-dimensional ground-zero and defeat Darkness. Not only are there swarms of zombies, mutants, traps, Chaos Agents and other twisted denizens between him and Darkness, time is the enemy too! Only an hour remains to save New York before it is torn from our world forever.

First published as a solo boardgame in 1987, it has been updated, translated and re-engineered for the digital generation. In Chainsaw Warrior it's just you against both the clock and a tide of evil! Can you prevail where all others have failed? You only have 60 minutes to save New York!

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel 1.6GHz Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Card or above.
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 af 44 personer (68%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
2.8 timer bogført
Single player card game where you dig through two 54 card decks on a time limit to defeat the very uniquely named big bad, "Darkness". Most card games have enough randomization because of the shuffling of cards, luck of the draw, and so forth, but for some reason Chainsaw Warrior feels the need to add die rolls to almost every action, including stats during character creation. On Hard difficulty the game can be over before its even begun because of bad die rolls for stats or bad card draws for equipment (because you're only allowed to chose catagory, not specific items). [Quick anecdote: Mark Rosewater at WotC noted that the main reason the Star Wars CCG failed was because fans hated having to roll dice for everything in a card game.]

Even if you perfectly pick your loadout and get decent stats, many cards in the play decks have incredibly gamebreaking abilities. For example, one card makes you reshuffle all the cards in the deck and start over, another will break your sole win condition weapon, and another will make you lose several turns (randomly decided how many, of course). The most frustrating part is these cards might as well say "You Lose!"... but they just tease you into playing an unwinnable game. Many cards also have stat debuffs (zombie venom or radiation) that stack over time and are difficult to remove, providing yet another way for you to lose the game.

Of course, being a cheap, direct iOS port also brings a slew of other issues. A touch screen interface with gigantic oversized buttons, "click-click-click to play" gameplay, and worst of all, savescumming. The decks are shuffled at the start of the game and are never reshuffled unless you trigger a certain trap. While this is realistic, it makes for bad video game gameplay. To put it simply, you can save the game every card and reload if you make a huge mistake or if you want to redo a fight (even the end boss!). This removed all of the challenge and distilled the game down into simple die rolls and restarts. While it is ignorable, you will still probably restart the game when you pull one of the previously mentioned "almost game-ending" cards.

Chainsaw Warrior was probably a lot more fun to play sitting on the couch on a weekend afternoon but is a huge headache in its poorly ported video game form. Only recommended for nostalgic value or for owners of the original game.
Indsendt: 19. april
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12 af 16 personer (75%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.4 timer bogført
Too random, no possibility to make any significant choices beyond choosing the proper equipment after re-rolling the stats a few times, and in the end it just boils down to often failing 1:6 (or less) checks which usually result in immediate death.
Was fun for maybe an hour, before the pattern became clear and uninteresting.
Indsendt: 29. juli
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8 af 11 personer (73%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
4.1 timer bogført
+ Cool idea
+ Challenging
+ Great for short sessions

- Relies on CPU generated luck
- UI cluttered
- Basic graphics and audio
- Even too hard on Easy

[Rating: 67/100]
Indsendt: 11. august
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7 af 10 personer (70%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
10.1 timer bogført
Chainsaw Warrior is a game that is very challenging, and is not for everyone. For those that can get into Card and Dice based game play, then you will find this a fun and challenging treat. Based/Remade to resemble the 1987 board game, this game pits one cyber commando on a near impossible mission to wade through tons of traps, mutants, abominations and zombies until he meets and defeats his hardest foe yet, Darkness!

The game uses a simple D6 based rule system. One of the really neat features of the game is you start off by rolling your character stats and equipment options. The built in tutorial does an ok job of explaining everything, there where a few occasions where i was left wondering how the game decided on a certain number i had to meet or beat.

This game is no pushover, and sometimes a bad roll of the dice will just ruin you. For me, that's the fun in it, trying to bounce back from an already bad situation. Even though the odds are stacked against you, there are plenty of goodies and items to help you along your way. All items offer different perks and stat boosts, allowing you to approach the game in a few different ways. Sporting three difficulty modes, it helps oneself get used to how the game works and allows for you to experiment with weapon and item combinations.

Its a simple game at its core, but it has excellent replayability due to its hard difficulty curve and random encounters/events. Pick it up if you are into boardgames or looking for a challenge. The Doctor Approves.
Indsendt: 12. maj
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2 af 2 personer (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.4 timer bogført
You play a muscle bound aryan superman as he stabs, punches and shoots his way across the sub-human denizens of New York and once the sun ges down the freakz go crazy, it's the most realistic simulator of the New York City blackout of 1977 I've ever seen.
Indsendt: 15. september
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44 af 57 personer (77%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.9 timer bogført
This is a game which must sell entirely on nostalgia value.

I've never played the original - I bought it because I'm a fan of Games Workshop's non-core lines (Blood Bowl and Necromunda in particular are favorites), but I'd never even heard of this.

The game is a series of dice rolls with no real strategic decisions to be made. The largest amount of influence you have is to decide what gear you buy at the start of the game, after that a Choose Your Own Adventure novel allows more player agency. You get to decide whether to try to shoot before engaging in melee with enemies. That's the full sum of your available decisions in at least 90% of the average game.

I suppose if you are really bored it might be worth it at 50% off. Do not buy this expecting the Games Workshop magic, though. This is one of their earliest offerings and it shows.
Indsendt: 30. november 2013
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