It's a busy week that we're having right now. "Vermintide" was launched on Steam, "Total War: Warhammer" recieved new trailer and "Horus Heresy" is (finally) moving forward... somewhat.
|The most badass video game cover ever? You bet!|
As I'm writing this, "Vermintide" goes live in a moment... literally. I strongly advise anyone who loves Warhammer Fantasy to grab a copy and play the hell out of it. It's one of the best multiplayer games that came in years and is a refreshing experience, even with its obvious ties to "Left 4 Dead". I totally recommend it.
Now let's take a look at the game that has many strategy fans salivating - "Total War: Warhammer". We've already got annoucements, trailers and even a release date (28th of April, 2016). There is also a lot of worrying and speculation about its quality. Let's face it, the last few "Total War" titles were... very medicore to put it lightly. Tons of bugs on release, attrocious ammounts of DLC's and a general "fuck you" attitude towards fans on the Creative Assembly's forums - these are only some of the problems with this venerable strategy series. I myself have only played "TW: Medieval 2", mainly for the execllent (seriously, download and play it!) Warhammer mod, named "Rage of Dark Gods". Back then these games were still good and since it was before the endless DLC-spam era, people didn't felt like being ripped off on a daily basis. CA already announced the first addon for their upcoming title, which will include Warriors of Chaos. You can get it free if you'll pre-order the game, but expect this to be only the beginning. Most probably we'll see the Gore-adding DLC, tons of factions and possibly units, DLC's and more. I can't say I'm a fan of such policy, but then again it is a sign of modern gaming world. Buying bigger, boxed addons is a thing of the past. Nowdays it's all about small, overpriced DLC's, which add things like new maps, a single weapon, maybe some player skins... I guess it is just a sign of changing times and trends in the electronic industry.
What I really do like about "TW: Warhammer" is its collector's edition. I know that it will be overpriced as hell, but what the heck. Check out the sweet, sweet loot inside. I want that wetstone and that ring in my collection, even if that means that I'll get ripped off. Totally worth it in my book.
|However I'd still like to know from which province these soldiers come from...|
|And now for something completely different!|
Fortuantely Black Library announced some new titles that will be released in 2016 (and possibly 2015). Unfortunately one of them will concentrate on the goddamn Imperium Secundus and it will include Night Lords. Now it's no secret that BL authors have a massive hard on for sons of Curze and the man himself. One of the most cringeworthy moments including the old Bat, was in Dan Abnett's "Unremembered Empire", where he was able to place a few dozen krak grenades under the roof in the Fortress of Hera and then duel BOTH the Lion and Guilliman to a standstill, before dropping the whole building on top of their heads. Because he's awesome like that you guys, don't forget about it.
|My bad. I've meant to write "badly written" instead|
So that's it for that post. Just wanted to talk about my feelings towards the new and exciting Warhammer stuff that is popping up right now. For the last public announcement I just wanted to say that soon there will be a new "series" of sorts, published here. You see, recently I've returned to GM'ing in a fine game of WFRP 2nd Edition with some, very, very fine people (you know who you are). We are playing "Pretty Things" using the Roll20 website (which I fully reccomend for anyone interested in online role playing) and I've decided to record our sessions for future posterity and to satisfy my own, bloated ego. Unfortunately the first two recording have failed miseeably and I've managed to succeed only at the third session/attempt. You can watch our efforts at bringing the Old World to life on my Youtube channel, specially created for just that purpose (as well as some potential Let's Plays in the future) and Twitch account. Games are played once, every two weeks and the nearest one will take place on 31st of October at 5.30 GMT (it's 7.30 CET). I've even put a small app on the right side of this blog, which links to my Youtube channel. Give it a shot, maybe you'll like it.
|Ahh the good old times. This was my first adventure as a GM, back in 2009...|
So that's it for this post. I'll see you all soon and have a great night.
Until next time