If you choose the ‘surge’ option, all of your momentum will be spent in one fell swoop, but it will increase the effectiveness of your next move on the battlefield, and, if used well, this can effectively turn the tide of the battle. The exact bonuses you get from momentum depend on the faction you’re playing with. For the Blood Angel faction, the momentum you’ll receive will depend on where you are in relation to the enemy unit; the closer you are to them in the fight, the more momentum you gain. The Tyranids, on the other hand, only gain a significant amount of momentum when they’re right in their opponents’ space, but in both cases, the momentum mechanics push players to adapt their playstyle and make it more dynamic. In my case, I found that momentum made for a much more aggressive playstyle than I would usually go for, which was refreshing. I found myself thinking a lot more carefully about when to unleash devastating special attacks onto my opponents and advanced my troops a lot more readily than I would have in other strategy titles.
The fact that Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector rewards players for taking initiative is also very fitting for the Blood Angels faction, which is the only faction you can roleplay as in the single-player campaign. Since the Space Marines are fearless militaristic forces who aren’t afraid to plunge themselves into battle, an aggressive playstyle complemented the campaign’s story, characters, and bombastic voice acting perfectly. In typical Warhammer style, the dialogue and characters are dramatic and grand, and, combined with the stunning graphics in the game, it all makes for an enjoyable and immersive experience in the 41st Millenium. The only thing that would’ve made the campaign more interesting, in my opinion, would have been an added single-player campaign that saw you playing as the Tyranids instead. Seeing things from the aliens’ perspective would’ve certainly made for an unusual experience, and one I would’ve been intrigued to learn more about.
Overall, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is an excellent addition to the Warhammer video game universe. With an immersive single-player campaign and interesting mechanics on the battlefield, this game will be a joy to play for strategy fans, no matter whether they’re die-hard Warhammer fans or total newcomers to the Warhammer world.