Warmachine is a table top game. A brilliant steam punk/giant robot setting with a gorgeous set of miniatures and a cool background.
A lot of table top games rely on the background to make it fun. Otherwise it’s just dice rolling. Whether it is the desperate melee of Warhammer 40K or the feeling of weight of the units of Warhammer… Warmachine was always cooler. Smaller armies with the gorgeous warjack centrepieces made this game what it is.
You had four “factions” in the main game. Cygnar was your bog standard faction, heroic with a lightning theme. Khador used the mythos off the Red Army mixed in with a brute force ethos with a slow but powerful attack. The Protectorate of Menoth look weaker but their troops synergise well and combine to deadly effect. They are more than the sum of their parts. Cryx on the other hand are fast and fragile and rely heavily on their warcasters to increase their deadly effect.
So it’s kind of cool that they are kickstarting a turn based strategy game based on it. The game looks a lot like XCom which isn’t a bad thing.