Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is early-phase RPG from the developers WOLCEN Studio. Curiously, the game has maintained somewhat of a low profile, despite being available on Steam for over two years now. Perhaps, the status of the game, what with the lengthy Beta phase, has perturbed some from giving it a go.
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However, any bold and brave adventurers out there who do opt to take the plunge will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. Seemingly, the plan is to roll out updates progressively during the testing phase. That said, does the price-tag warrant the game in its present state? In theory, if the consumer is paying a one-off stand-up fee for lifelong support, then that would be a significant step along the right path.
Players set foot in a dark and dystopian world full of chaos and intrigue. Amidst the crumbling of an empire, hunted for your unique magical abilities, the objective soon becomes apparent. To seize the day, and lay waste to the hordes of enemies that obstruct your path.
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem makes use of the Cry Engine. For the most part, the visuals are a joy to behold. Whether that’s the moody skies above or the rocky ruins down on terra-firma the acute level of detail is impressive. Better still, superb lighting effects and a crisp and polished glimmer to the graphics all make for a strong statement on screen. Moreover, it helps to create a vivid world stacked with plenty of moving atmospheres.
In my eyes, the world takes enormous inspiration from Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings (by the way check out the game and the movie). A high-fantasy world full of magic and the supernatural. That encompasses human themes and concepts too. For the most part, it delivers, and that’s high praise indeed.
All the while, the combat takes a little getting used too. Firstly, it plays out very fast. However, once you adjust to the speed increase, you’ll be cutting down foes with the best of them. Players can hack-and-slash their way to victory with a gamut of varying weapon types. All of which possess a unique style and show eye-catching animations when used.
Also, players can make use of elemental attacks such as fire, frost, and lightning. Instead of just inflicting damage on the enemy, the after-effects of a spell will deal environmental damage too. For instance, water conducts electricity and will spread across pools. So also, will fire across the land if frost doesn’t halt its progress. A Dynamic world that’s forever changing, and that’s part of its charm and allure.
Another plus point is the dungeons in the game, all of which generate randomly. As a result, each area is never same, and this authenticity to each scene creates a never-ending game-play loop, packed with possibilities. The story, albeit a little thin on the ground, is gripping, possessing adult themes that play out depending on the character of choice. Additionally, an in-depth player creation system adds a personal element to the game. Furthermore, the non-complex UI interface makes the game easy to pick up and play.
Overall, the signs are promising early on for Wolcen Lords of Mayhem. What with new features just around the corner, it's only a matter of time until this RPG is competing with the best in the business.
- Highly immersive world
- Decent Graphics
- Simple UI
- Lack of story
- Limited early access release