[PlayStation 4] Warhammer: Chaosbane Review
Solid action RPG set in the Warhammer universe8.5
Warhammer: Chaosbane is a solid action RPG on PS4 with a very addictive gameplay loop. Learn more about this gem in our Warhammer: Chaosbane review!
As soon as you see Warhammer: Chaosbane, the first thing you’re going to think of is Diablo 3, which is not a bad thing! Warhammer: Chaosbane has a very addictive gameplay loop, a great art style, lots of loot, and is an overall fun experience. Warhammer is an established property, a universe that gamers, be that those of us that enjoy video games and those that go for the tabletop originals have known for many years. This is a very fun action RPG game on PlayStation 4, and the first time the series is being set in the action RPG genre.
In Warhammer: Chaosbane, you are tasked with defending the real from the undead chaos hordes by selecting your character from the available classes. You can select from a Human Empire soldier, a High Elf mage, a Dwarf slayer and a nimble Wood Elf. Each character comes with its own unique weapons and skill sets, so they will each provide you with a different gameplay experience, since some excel at close melee combat, while others will need to keep a safe distance between them and enemies. Oh, and if you want the Platinum trophy for the game, you will have to complete this adventure with all characters, which is certainly going to be a lot of fun!
The amount of content in Warhammer: Chaosbane is astonishing. You have the story campaign, Relic hunts and more. But the meat and butter of the game is the story campaign which has you fighting off against the undead hordes in plenty a dungeon. The dungeons are often big, but fortunately, you have an in-game map to help you keep track of where you’ve been and need to go to. You are free to explore every nook and cranny while you complete quests, which I highly recommend you do since each dungeon has multiple treasure chests with money and loot to help you on your adventure.
On top of this, depending on the difficulty you choose to play in, the loot you get will change. The higher the difficulty you play the game in, the better the loot you are going to potentially get. You also have a rarity system, in place, something that is pretty much mandatory for an action RPG that has a big push for looting items, artifacts, armor, and more. When you open your inventory, any new loot you obtain will sparkle in each section so that you can know there is something new for you to check out – this includes shields, weapons, rings, and so on. You can easily see if what you have found is better or worse than the current gear you have equipped, which is always nice and saves time making the comparisons.
There are many skills to unlock as you level up, and each of the character classes that I’ve mentioned above will have skills specifically designed for that class. Along with the gold and items you might get when you kill an enemy, you will also get to collect the energy orbs that they drop to fill up your special ability meter. Once you’ve filled it up, you can unleash the most devastating abilities in your arsenal, so keep this in mind for when you’re in a tight spot! And, when possible, do save them for the bosses! Bosses are tough and deadly, even more so if you take on this adventure at the higher difficulty settings where they can destroy you in a blink! Speaking of this, there’s a trophy for beating a boss on Chaos 5, which is the highest and the most insane difficulty there is… so good luck with that!
The quests are plentiful and offer a nice variety, and they range from looking for persons of interest, hunting, capturing, finding a particular item, and more – they are definitely more than fetch quests! Some of the more challenging quests will involve you killing some bosses. You will need to pay attention during a battle so that you can learn more about their movement and attack patterns as you can’t just button mash your way out these fights – they will certainly require you to make the most of your skills and your super abilities once you fill the meter.
For all you multiplayer fans, Warhammer: Chaosbane has a fully functional multiplayer component, and you can play either in offline co-op or take to the internet to play alongside gamers from around the world. You can either host a game or join an already ongoing session, so you will be able to easily find other gamers to maximize your odds of survivals. You might decide to take on character from start to finish while playing entirely in offline mode and create a separate character for your online experiences.
Warhammer: Chaosbane is a great option for fans of the action RPG genre which are looking for a new and fresh release on PlayStation 4. There are different options for the game, including one that offers to you the game along with the season pass. The team has already stated they will be supporting the game for an extended period of time with both free DLC for all players, as well as with paid the DLC that is included with the season pass. After all the fun I’ve had with this game, it is easy to recommend it to PS4 owners. I hope you enjoy your adventure!
This Warhammer: Chaosbane review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Bigben Interactive.