Despite not knowing a great deal about the Warhammer universe I sure have played a lot of the games. Actually, it feels like the last few years have seen a lot of games bearing the Warhammer name released! The latest of which is this cool action RPG, Warhammer: Chaosbane.
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Let me start by saying that you do not need to know all the ins and outs of the Warhammer universe to enjoy Warhammer: Chaosbane. No doubt, you will appreciate certain aspects of the game more. However, it stands on its own as its very own thing and I can say that I found the setting of the game great.
It is a “fantasy” kind of game where these beings are gearing up to invade. There is more to the story than that, but it is not exactly the most memorable story I have played through. The voice acting is probably a major reason as to why the story failed to grab me. It is bad… like really bad! It is so bad that you would think it is being done intentionally bad.
Thankfully, as an action RPG, Warhammer: Chaosbane is one of the most fun I have played in quite some time. This is a balls to the wall kind of action RPG and it all starts by getting you to select one of four different classes. I like how there is only four as each one feels truly unique and it makes getting into the game so much easier.
The one I had the most fun with was Elontir who was a mage elf and awesome. You can move your character and your magic at the same time! It takes a while to get used to, but it is so awesome when you do. Each of the four classes has their very own style, personality, and playing style so there is one for you no matter what kind of gameplay you like.
Speaking of gameplay. Warhammer: Chaosbane is a very fast paced and action heavy kind of game. You will take on hordes of cannon fodder style monsters earning stuff as you do. There are also some great boss fights in the game which are a very nice change of pace. I played the game on the standard difficulty and found the challenge to be very fair.
Of course, loot is a huge part of the game. You collect different items that you can use to give you different boosts. I have played other RPG’s before where the loot system requires you to have an advanced degree. Warhammer: Chaosbane, on the other hand, keeps things nice and simple. For example, if there are two pieces of equipment you like, you can easily compare them to see what one offers better stats.
Playing Warhammer: Chaosbane really is a joy. The game I am sure will be rather simple to hardcore RPG fans, but that is what I like about it. The gameplay is very tight and you can easily lose a couple of hours playing this. That is because the combat is so satisfying. No matter if you are on the main quest or just running around trying to level up, combat is always a good time.
As well as the story there is a boss rush mode and a randomized expeditions mode that you can enjoy. These extra modes will be a great way of doing some grinding and also a nice way to have some fun. I could easily see myself 6,9 or 12 months down the line firing this up every now and again to do a random expedition.
Warhammer: Chaosbane is one of the best games to have the Warhammer name that I have ever played. You do not even have to be really into the franchise to appreciate this. It stands on its own as one of the best action RPGs of 2019. If you like your RPGs to have a heavy focus on action, you are in for a great time with this one.
- Each class feels unique
- The game is simple, but that adds to the fun
- Combat is incredibly satisfying
- Lots of loot to collect
- Multiplayer is even better than single player
- The voice acting is really bad
- The story is not the best