Perhaps ludicrous is a better word? Crazy and its near cousins certainly fall short of the reality. If you haven’t seen the campaign gameplay walkthrough video for Total War Warhammer yet, give it a look now – you’ll understand what I mean.
My first thought was that I could play the entire game on that map, never once moving off it, not for any reason, and still have a whale of a time. They could scale the units down further and turn that campaign map into a liner hack and slash or RPG or whatever and I would still play it because that map is ridiculously gorgeous.
My second thought was that my current PC will weep blood if I try to get Warhammer running on it.
But, setting enthusiasm aside for a moment – everything that Creative Assembly’s doing with the Warhammer property is hugely impressive. I’m not a fan of the series but, by god, do I want to play this one. The different playstyles for each of the factions alone is enough of a draw.
The Orks needing to constantly be at war or deal with their army falling apart to infighting, or the ability to set up camps and resupply on the go, sets the Orks dramatically apart from the glimpses that we’ve gotten of the Dwarfs and Humans of Warhammer so far. While I’ve always loved the Dawn of War games, the Warhammer fantasy universe is suddenly looking distinctly appealing.
And, speaking of ‘distinctly appealing’ here’s a bunch of concept art for different areas of the campaign map, much of which was translated – with stunning fidelity – into the game itself.