To start off, I have personally NEVER felt terror looking at a Tyranid unit. Wether it be a miniature or artwork. For all their lore and special rules... There is something about their well rounded appearance that feels familiar. The kind of familiar feeling I get from a cartoon. When I stack them against the Aliens from... Well, the Aliens franchise ( ripely, vs. Predator etc. ) I can't help but feel they lack something. If I look at the Alien Queen from the Movie Aliens, there is something unsettling about her face, and her movement. Perhaps it's her arrangement, or coloring, of her teeth. Maybe I can't understand why she moves the way she does, BUT on some level I know it's headed towards a great killing tactic. The Hive Tyrant from DoW 2 however? I call him Jeff. I have common human names for all his pets. It goes further than videogames... The tabletop as well. When I look at models, I think it could be as simple as detail... Does anyone else feel Tyranids just aren't as terrifying as they could be? Could this game use the graphics required to make a darker Tyranid force? The kind you would typically need to imagine while reading their literature?