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'Warhammer: Chaosbane' is a Diablo-like action RPG set in the wonderful world of the Warhammer table-top games. You select one of 5 preset characters and fight your way through thousands of demons. The game is structured in 4 acts around each Chaos God: Act I is Nurgle, Act II is Khorne, Act III is Slaanesh, and Act IV is Tzeentch. The game is fun and casual, but is so easy in two-player cooperative mode, that we ended up finishing the game on 'Very Hard' difficulty, the highest difficulty available before completing the game, and Act IV was still a complete cakewalk. The combat is well-designed, it feels satisfying, and each character has a large number of abilities that you can combine in satisfying ways. The story is standard fare for Warhammer stuff, with pretty good over-the-top voice acting. The one serious problem I have with the game is the lack of environment variety: you walk through the same levels over and over again, and the layout is incredibly dull and uninspired. The Diablo games does this far better, even the older games.
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    2020-07-21
  • 10970
    This was on sale for 140 DKK.
  • 2020-07-22
  • 10971
    I played 2 hours with Malu. This is very much like Diablo III, and so far it plays well and looks and sounds nice. Also, it's full of Nurgle demons.
  • 2020-07-25
  • 10977
    We ended up fighting a Great Unclean One, an awesome Nurgle Greater Daemon. The fight was ridiculously easy (on Normal difficulty), as we just mindlessly chipped away at the big guy's health, ignoring his attacks.
  • 10978
    Next chapter was a Khorne chapter. We got bored with how easy the game is, so we cranked the difficulty up, first to Very Hard (which was too hard for beating the Bloodthirster) and then to Hard.
  • 10979
    During the Slaneesh act, we got bored again and cranked the difficulty up to Very Hard. The game is fun, but it's too easy. Also, the levels are reused way too much.
  • 2020-07-26
  • 10980
    completed the game with Slayer on Very Hard difficulty. The game kept getting easier, and the last Tzeentch act was trivial, even in our sleepy state.
  • 2020-08-18
  • 11073
    Bjørk, Malu, and I played through most of the Nurgle act with new characters on Very Hard difficulty, which mostly means that the enemies take more damage before dying. I'm playing as a wizard character now.


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