The Warhammer Fantasy universe is an incredible dark medieval fantasy world full of myths, heroes and legends, inhabited by a large number of races in constant threat; However, its representation in the video game world has always been far less than that of its brother, Warhammer 40,000, the game inspired by a bleak future in which there is only war.
For this reason, the Eko Software team has decided to change this situation with the release of Warhammer: Chaosbane in 2019, a game in the purest Diablo style set in the magnificent Warhammer universe with which they have obtained great acceptance. by fans of both sagas. Now, taking advantage of the gap in the current generation of title consoles like this, Nacon Game has released Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition, an enhanced version for Xbox Series X / S that contains all of the content released for the original title plus one character class.
The war is over. The chief of the armies of men, the general Magnus, was proclaimed winner of the battle of Kislev on the chaos boss Asavar Ku and his army of abominations. However, what preceded a new era of peace is interrupted by a new and unexpected threat. Mysterious Chaos Witch traps dark spell Magnus, the savior of the Empire, while the stronghold of men is attacked suddenly and unexpectedly.
The original version of the title already stood out pleasantly in this aspect thanks to the great quality that we can observe both in the different scenarios and in the multiple characters and enemies that we are going to meet, all with a great level of detail, which we can see improved in this version for new generation consoles, especially on Xbox Series X where the game runs at 4k and 60FPS,
The soundtrack fits perfectly into the dark and gloomy world that Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition presents to us, as do the various sound effects that will accompany us throughout our adventure. The game is found with fully translated menus and Spanish subtitles, something to be enjoyed in games with so many different elements.
The first thing we will need to do before fully entering Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition is to choose between the six character classes that we will find available, each of them with characteristic gameplay and skills that will allow us to choose the character that best matches our style of play. In addition to finding the characters available in the previous edition of the game (Imperial Soldier , High Elf Wizard, Matador, Elf Silvana Explorer and Dwarf Engineer), we will also find the Witch Hunter, a fast and versatile character able to alternate ranged attacks with melee attacks suitable for all combat situations.
Once we have chosen our hero, we will begin our adventure to save Magnus from the clutches of a mysterious Chaos Witch on a journey that will take us to all corners of the world, as we purge the lands ravaged by the dreaded gods. of Chaos: Nurgle The Lord of Pestilence, Khorne The God of Blood, The Black Prince Slaanesh and The Great Conspirator, Tzeentch, all thirsty to spread their evil essence across the world.
To be able to face the servants of the Gods of Chaos, it will be essential continue to improve our team as we progress, This will allow us to exponentially increase both our character’s attack and defense, in addition to giving us additional bonuses to adapt our equipment to our playstyle. For example, in my case, I was interested in creating a witch hunter with a high ratio of critical hits and bonus to critical hits, so all of his gear is focused on increasing these factors.
Another key aspect will be skills, and I can tell you that each character has a truly spectacular skill tree. On the one hand, we will find the basic and advanced skills, which when unlocked will allow us to use new powers in combat, such as placing traps or casting powerful spells, which we can improve as we level up. . On the other hand, we will find the passive skill tree, focused on improving the general attributes of your character or improving some of your equipped skills.
While most passive skills can be unlocked while we play, there are some very interesting passive skills that we can only unlock after meeting certain requirements, such as making donations or completing additional content such as The Forges. of Nuln or Tumular Kings. If you think this is all in terms of skills, you are very wrong, because we haven’t talked about the skills of God yet, two independent skill trees from the ones mentioned above with which we will unlock powerful skills, both combat and passive, as important improvements to our character.
These God Skills allow us to specialize our character for different combat situations, for this we will have a total of four profiles that we can save to quickly adapt to all the situations that the game presents to us. I know this can all be extremely messy and complicated, but it’s not like that, as one of the strengths of the title is the great menu design, which allows us make changes to our equipment and skills quickly and intuitively
The combat is really fun, where we have to endlessly put an end to the hordes and hordes of enemies who will not stop harassing us; And although in this title we will have infinite potions, we will have to wait a few seconds before being able to use it again, so it is advisable to reserve them for the clashes against the different bosses, which will be the ones that will cause us the most problems. Unlike other games of the same genre, in Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition, the booty It’s really generous, so it won’t take long to get multiple pieces of Epic or higher gear.
Completing the main campaign alone will take us between 16/20 hours depending on the difficulty we are playing, and it will take us another 4/5 hours to complete the additional content of The Tumular Kings and The Forges of Nuln. But the Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition campaign is only the tip of the iceberg, since we will find different game modes that offer incredible replayability to the title, such as Tower of Chaos, a mode in which we have to climb different levels. ‘a tower. infested with powerful enemies for great rewards; o Assault on the Boss, which will allow us to directly face the different bosses that we have defeated but by applying different difficulty modifiers.
The game has a great cooperative mode that allows up to 4 players to play both locally and online, and when this game gets really addicting, that’s when you play it with 3 other friends.
Like its predecessor, Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition is a title that is not far from the lineage of classic games in the genre, however, it provides everything needed to become a favorite among fans of ARPG games and fans of the genre. the Warhammer universe, it also has a really spectacular tech section, running at 4k and 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and with virtually zero load times.
In conclusion, this is a highly recommended title that, in addition to having improvements for the new generation, has all the content released to date and a completely new character, making it the current best bet for lovers of the genre.
This analysis was performed on an Xbox Series X.
You can find Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition available in the Microsoft Store at a price of $ 59.99