So, with the retail version imminent, what changes have been made since the beta version of “Warhammer: Chaosbane“?
Well, in overall, it seems that very little has really changed in the final version of “Warhammer: Chaosbane” (aside from various cosmetic changes, which itself isn’t too bad). I mean, the”Chaosbane” beta was pretty okay, with the exception of one crash.
Anyways, “Chaosbane” is set in the Warhammer universe, with the Age of Man being torn asunder by war and famine. You enter the Chaos Gods and their new champion, who is determined to enslave mankind to the Chaos Gods.
As mentioned in my preview of the game, this is a (usually) isometric 3D dungeon crawler, although the viewpoint does change quite frequently throughout the game.
You have a choice of four playable characters (so nothing has changed there), each with a little introduction animation.
Other than that, multiplayer is present. However, just like the last time (which would be in the beta), no other games were found.
Even so, the game does continue searching whilst you play the single player mode though, and that’s something that I find to be a rather neat feature.
Graphically, “Chaosbane” is very nice. Even so, there has been no real change on that front. Well, beyond the fact that the default resolution used by the game when you first start is not really useful.
In other words, you may have to fiddle around to get a resolution that is acceptable, as not all valid resolutions are listed.
As for controls, the controls are just fine in “Chaosbane”, although there are movement problems if you try and click on the edge of the play area.
This is especially noticeable when you are back at your castle. In addition to that, there are occasional problems trying to get your character to walk onto the stairs. Finally, you can only click in the game area and not on the map to move.
You see, the attack button is also used for movement, you will find that quite often you will move to some location instead of attacking, although it’s more annoying than a massive problem.
Your enemies are highlighted when they are in sight and are rather more varied than in the demo. They animate very well, but aren’t too bright, as they all. Well, except for the larger ones, who just swarm out as soon as they see you.
As for the world itself in “Chaosbane”, the locations are pretty varied in the game for the most part. Even so, they are always generally dark and grim, outside it’s fine, but underground it gets annoying quickly (it’s easy to miss collectibles and such like).
On the item side, there is now a lot more going on – aside from upgrading everything your character wears, you can now collect orbs to curry favor from the gods, which, in turn, gives you a few nice bonuses.
It’s also worth mentioning that you can also sell (but not buy) goods – this increases your reputation, which in turn gives you a small bonus as well.
So, all in all, “Warhammer: Chaosbane” a pretty standard ARPG game (it’s a very entertaining one at it though).
I mean, “Chaosbane” is neither outstanding nor is it all through bad. It’s just very average for most part, and “Chaosbane” does not stand out from the RPG crowd at all pretty much.
Simply put, “Warhammer: Chaosbane” is worth picking up if you enjoyed the beta, or if you’re really hungry for a new ARPG right now.
+ Very nice graphics. Plenty of detail with the backgrounds.
+ Music is good, whilst sound effects are just ordinary.
+ Movement is good, but you can’t run.
+ Voice acting is more amusing than anything.
+ Story is typical Warhammer.
– Couldn’t find any network games.
– It’s pretty generic.
– It does get repetitive.
Sound and music: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5
Whilst “Warhammer: Chaosbane” plays really well, and could provide enough entertainment for those who like these sorts of games (no matter whether you are a Warhammer fan or not), there isn’t much to make it really stand out, especially as it get repetitive quickly.
Title: Warhammer: Chaosbane
Developer: Eko Software
Format: PC Download
Genre: Third-person ARPG
Release date: 2019-05-31
Spent time: +3 hours
Average grade internationally: 70.50% via Gamerankings.com
PEGI age rating: 16
Price: 49,99 Euros via Steam
Robin Ek – Editor
The Gaming Ground
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