So, with the retail version imminent, what changes have been made since the beta version of “Warhammer: Chaosbane“?

warhammer chaosbane the fight against the chaos gods

Each of the four characters in “Chaosbane” has their own unique story for joining the fight against the Chaos Gods.

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.

warhammer chaosbane receiving your orders

Not all that much has changed in “Warhammer: Chaosbane” since we published our PC preview of the game (the most noticeable changes has been done to the game’s graphics and animations).

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.

warhammer chaosbane camera angles baby

The camera angles do change at times in “Warhammer: Chaosbane” (for better or worse).

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.

warhammer chaosbane the inventory screen

This is what the inventory screen looks like in “Warhammer: Chaosbane” (the inventory is pretty basic, but it gets the job done nevertheless).

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.

warhammer chaosbane very nice graphics

The world of “Warhammer: Chaosbane” offers quite a lot of stunning and breathtaking moments both when it comes to combat and visual presentation.

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.

warhammer chaosbane the games skill tree

It’s the skill tree from
“Warhammer: Chaosbane”.

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.

warhammer chaosbane a dark and grim world awaits you

Even outside, things are pretty darn dark and grim. On the other hand, “Chaosbane” is a “Warhammer” game, so that’s exactly how it should be.

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).

warhammer chaosbane ice ice baby

You got four different character classes to pick from in “Warhammer: Chaosbane” (a soldier of the Empire , a Dwarf, a wood elf and a high elf), and each one of them has their unique sets of strengths, weaknesses and skills.

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.

warhammer chaosbane you shall not pass

You shall not pass! Oops, sorry, wrong game. In all seriousness though, “Warhammer: Chaosbane” does offer some LOTR-like scenes here and there (such as the one seen in this picture).

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.

warhammer chaosbane monsters vs human soldiers

“Warhammer: Chaosbane” looks very good visually. Furthermore, the soundtrack is great and the game is fun to play as well. However, Chaosbane is pretty generic. So it does tend to get rather repetitive after a while.

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.

Pros:
+ 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.

Cons:
– Couldn’t find any network games.
– It’s pretty generic.
– It does get repetitive.
– Expensive.

Gameplay: 3/5
Graphics: 4/5
Sound and music: 3/5
Controls:3/5
Replay value: 3/5
Story: 4/5

tgg grade 4 out of 5

Verdict: 4/5
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
Resolution: User-defined
Release date: 2019-05-31
Difficulty: User-defined
Spent time: +3 hours
Average grade internationally:  70.50% via Gamerankings.com
PEGI age rating: 16

Price: 49,99 Euros via Steam

Credit:
Robin Ek – Editor

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