[PS3/Vita Double Review] CastleStorm DLC: The Warrior Queen


All hail to ‘The Warrior Queen,’ the newest CastleStorm expansion. A new class of Viking Elite warrior is at your service and ready for your command as you lead them in a quest for revenge against the infamous Chief Ramhorn. The Warrior Queen DLC is packed with 20 new battles, a new hero, a new Viking Elite warrior class, new survival levels, and plenty of new weapons and trophies.

CastleStorm – Warrior Queen DLC

This is a double review for the PS3 and Vita versions for CastleStorm. The PS3 version was played by EdEN, and the Vita version was played by Ceidz. This review presents what they both had to say.

The Warrior Queen DLC is a follow-up to the Vikings main campaign (which is unlocked after completing the main story), but can still be purchased and played independently of the other campaigns. In this DLC, you are playing as the Warrior Queen Freia, which is on her quest to rebuild the Viking forces by defeating the bad Vikings.

This DLC adds around 20 levels to the game, and I enjoyed the variety of the gameplay. As was the case with the first DLC, the skill tree is completely reset so your army can be re-customized from the beginning. The DLC is short, clocking in at around 2-3 hours, and I did notice that each mission yields a lot of money which can then be used to upgrade your troops and skills to the fullest!

One of the things that surprised me the most is that even if the DLC is built on the same game engine than the main campaign, I felt like the graphics of the cut-scenes were a little better than what we had seen before. I won’t talk too much about the loading times, because you can guess that they are similar to those for the main campaign as well as to the ones for the other DLC.

After going back to CastleStorm for some missing trophies (the one for shooting 30 Javelins during Frenzy mode, and one for having 5 stars on every single level), I took a dive into The Warrior Queen DLC for the game. If you liked playing the Viking Campaign in the main game, then you’re going to love this pack!

In The Warrior Queen, Freia (who you can see in the video above) is in charge of the Viking resistance that wants to defeat the evil Chief Ramhorn. Part of the new content is in the new Viking Elites for your army, a new batch of weapons to bring armageddon to the door of your enemies (a Meteor Shower and a Frozen Swordfish are just two examples), and a lovely set of new trophies (and other than the one for getting 5 stars in every level, all trophies are story related).

It will take you about 2 hours to complete The Warrior Queen since the difficulty for this campaign is higher than the one for the main campaign, and you can add an extra hour on top until you can get things just right to get five stars in every single level.

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[CONCLUSION]

As was the case with From Outcast To Savior, The Viking Queen takes the CastleStorm formula and adds new elements for a fresh experience. Your $2.99 gets you 20 new levels, a set of trophies, new Elite units and new weapons to play with, and you’ll love every minute of it.

*This game is Cross-buy (but not Cross-save) between the PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita.

Review

ProsCons
CastleStorm is still fun!
Progressive gameplay and level-up system
Cross-buy
Return of the loading times
Rating
82%

Cost: $2.99

PSN game size: 115MB

You can purchase CastleStorm and the DLC from the PSN.


Disclaimer

This review is based on two copies of CastleStorm: The Warrior Queen DLC provided by Zen Studios.


Written by: Ceidz - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by the_nmac on December 26th, 2013 [ 42703 Points ]

    Now that I have Castle Storm I will need to give the DLC a try. The reviews are looking good.

  2. #2 by EdEN on December 26th, 2013 [ 136079 Points ]

    @the_nmac: I loved this game and both DLC packs. I’ve now 100% the game and are anxiously waiting for the next DLC.


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