“…everything you want in a digitised version of the Games Workshop classic…” Gamercast
“Chainsaw Warrior is an absolute classic…very true to the original…” Digiboard Game Reviews
“It’s a very cool, very difficult board game that references all kinds of cult horror/action flicks.” appolicious.com
"marvel at how fantastically shit it looks" Talk Wargaming
Yesterday Games Workshops 1987 boardgame Chainsaw Warrior was released on Steam and comes with a ton of positive plaudits.
I was never lucky enough to play this game (being that I was 6 when the masterminds created it) so when I get home in a few days I'm gonna pick it up and let you know my thoughts. The fact it looks like something my cat would draw doesn't bode well. That said, it's my duty to be impartial and maybe it'll be fun.
Have a butchers at the video and marvel at how "fantastically s*** it looks".
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!
"Known only as Chainsaw Warrior"
Wow, he sounds like such a badass. I'd be more worried by a guy known as M60 Warrior.
Why was everything in the 80's pants? It's a question I was wondering recently as I sat watching some old films from that era. The acting was shite, the direction was shite, the production value was shite everything about it was awful - yet at the time we all thought it was AMAZING.
Will we look back upon the present and feel the same way? Who knows.