Warhammer: Chaosbane is the most recent game from developer Bigben. The game is Set in the Warhammer fantasy world. The story, for the most part, is pretty decent. Having never played any game in the Warhammer universe. I will say the game seems to have a ton of lore already built up. But if you are like me, you will still enjoy the story of the game. I just wished the storytelling was a bit better and there were more cutscenes and less dialog to scroll through.
The basic gist of the story is that the chaos gods have returned years after there defeat and are trying to raise the chaos hoard to take over the world. The beginning of the story varies with each character class. But ultimately you are thrust into this world and must stop an evil cult from recreating the chaos hoard.
The story, for the most part, is decent enough. But where this game really shines is the gameplay. There is just nothing better than getting a huge hoard of enemies in a group and melting them all with your abilities. The game feels amazing in that sense. There are countless skills and way to upgrade your character, and this works very well to keep the game staying fresh. The game also allows for 4 player local or online multiplayer which helps a lot with the repetitiveness of the game as well.
The boss fights are very good. Each of the bosses you will fight look and act completely different and offer a real challenge to the player. They also require you to learn the machines and stages of each boss to defeat them.
One major flaw I encountered while playing the game is aiming your skills and attacks is very clunky a lot of the time. This might just be me as I don’t really play a lot of games in this genre. But from what I remember, I never really had this issue when playing similar games to Chaosbane like Diablo. But despite this, the gameplay is very well put together and really seem quite fluid.
The games dungeons and environments seem to repeat a bit too much for me as well. Each act of the game’s story takes you to a different area that looks completely different from the last. But as you do missions in each of the new area everything seems to run together and look too much alike.
Graphically speaking the game does look good. As I played I never encountered any glitches or bugs with the graphics. The environments are a bit limited as I have said before but none the less well detailed. The only thing that could have been a bit more improved upon is the character models as many of them seem quite dated compared to other games coming out in 2019.
The in-game music sounds great and really fits in with the fantasy genre they are prorating. The voice acting is a different story, unfortunately. It’s not absolutely terrible but it does have its issues with a lack of varety in character dialog while fighting, awkward delivery from some of the voice actors and places where dialogue doesn’t even play.
All in all Warhammer: Chaosbane is an extremely fun game if you are a fan of the action RPG, Diablo-like gameplay. And with online co-op, multiple character classes, skills to unlock, as well as a decent bit of end game content. I can see many people sinking plenty of time into this world.
If interested in this game you can purchase this game on Xbox, PS4
Warhammer: Chaosbane Review
A solid action RPG, but could use some improvements with the voice acting and storytelling.