In Warhammer 40k’s “Eisenhorn Xenos” there is only war between story and gameplay

unspecified-625x352Eisenhorn: Xenos is a project with lots of crazy ideas. Take a successful tabletop strategy game like Warhammer 40k, then adapt it into a sci-fi detective novel, then adapt that novel into a video game that has no strategy. Madness, or brilliance? It’s a lot of both. The character Gregor Eisenhorn appeared in a trilogy of novels that are considered by Warhammer fans to be among the best literary adaptations of the game. Certainly someone could make a terrific game based on them, but the game that was released this month is probably not what fans were hoping for. In the grim darkness of game design, hope is the first step on the road to disappointment. Continue reading at


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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City ·
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