Games Workshop and their Warhammer intellectual property have had some mixed success through the years with dozens of titles ranging from RTS games to MMOs, and now to the elation of many, Warhammer has firmly stepped into the ARPG realm with Warhammer: Chaosbane. Developed by Eko Software, and published by Bigben Interactive, Chaosbane emphatically pursues a high-quality experience that appeals to both beginners and seasoned ARPG veterans. Does Warhammer: Chaosbane have what it takes to become a champion in the hack and slash genre, or will it go down in history as nothing more than a decrepit nurgling? This is our Warhammer: Chaosbane review. advertisement A Human, a Dwarf, a High-Elf and a Wood-Elf led by the nobleman Magnus, saved the world of men from the Chaos Horde. If that sounds to you like the ending to Warhammer: Chaosbane, take heed for it is only the beginning. The four heroes of Warhammer: Chaosbane, Vollen, Elessa, Bragi and Elontir are the main … [Read more...] about Warhammer Chaosbane Review: Let Chaos Reign!
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When it comes to notable years in the MMORPG genre’s history, 2008 stands out as one of the most significant. World of Warcraft’s debut onto the scene in 2004 caused an upheaval in ways far too numerous to go into detail here. Suffice to say that its overwhelming popularity drew the attention of game designers who looked at the staggering numbers of players and found themselves envious of the potential to grab a slice of that money pie. Many projects went into high gear following WoW’s launch, with plenty of them trying to copy the formula and structure that Blizzard established in the hopes of making it at least partially as big as that game. So-called WoW clones began to pepper the market and there was a sense that gamers were ready to move on from World of Warcraft to the next generation of MMOs. In many players’ minds, this would be either 2008’s Age of Conan or Warhammer Online, two big-budget MMOs with strong IPs that carried a lot of the weight of … [Read more...] about The Game Archaeologist: Warhammer Online
Support Massively OP on PatreonWere you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Roadmaps! Getcher roadmaps! Both LOTRO and SWTOR released gameplans for the rest of the year this week; LOTRO has a class revamp, new regions, and a level cap bump to 120 on deck, while SWTOR aims to tackle some faction-blending and go all-out on PvP fixes. Meanwhile, we got hands-on with State of Decay 2, Worlds Adrift hit early access, Boss Key shuttered, Pantheon revealed a trio of classes, and No Man’s Sky announced multiplayer for real this time. Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions. THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES Bless outlines its new box price and sub plan, which it does not want you to call a sub - Bless Online's media event and pricing reveal last week may not have gone entirely to plan. You'll recall that Neowiz announced at the time that it'd be … [Read more...] about MMO Week in Review: Roadmaps for LOTRO and SWTOR, multiplayer for No Man’s Sky (May 20, 2018)
Inquisitors, ominous mysterious agents relentless in their pursuit of Chaos, heresy, rebellion, betrayal, or any threat to the Imperium of Man. They are among the most powerful and feared figures in the entire galaxy. Take on the role of an Inquisitor tasked with uncovering the heretical mystery aboard the ancient monastery-fortress the Martyr. advertisement Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr places you in the role of an Imperial Inquisitor tasked with investigating a strange message from the Marty, a long lost monastery-fortress. You’re on the trail of another Inquisitor who is searching for a mysterious heretical power. This quest will take you across the galaxy and lead you to question the truth of who you are and those around you. Like many many Inquisitors before you, the truth of your reality will be peeled away as you face Chaos and learn your true identity.At its core, WH40K Inquisitor is an ARPG like Diablo 3, Grim Dawn, Victor Vran, and its predecessor The … [Read more...] about It’s Not a Perfect Game, But It’s a Lot of Fun
New year, new games! For me, 2018 begins with a hopefully great expansion coming: Civilization VI’s “Rise and Fall”. It will be released on February 8, which coincides with me leaving my current job. It also coincides with us moving across the country, but that will happen later that month. So in between packing our moving boxes, I will surely find some time to relax and play. Most of all, turn-based games are perfect for me to play with my RSI, because I can take a break any time and there are no swift actions necessary, so I can be very mindful about my hands while playing. But of course, the game being compatible with my hand issues is not the reason I am looking forward to it (though it’s certainly not minimizing my anticipation either). I know Civilization VI is a controversial game among Civ-fans. I personally really like it and haven’t looked back at the previous games anymore. This isn’t to say that Civ VI is better in every aspect. … [Read more...] about Games/Expansions in 2018 that I’m anticipating