Blood, brick, war and land altering rituals, new races like High Elves, Dark Elves; rat like creatures called Skaven, just some of the things to look forward to in the sequel Total War: Warhammer 2! two, to, too….(picture the eco)
For those of us that played the first Total War: Warhammer will have no problem getting right into it. The controls are the same with added features to make our lives easier. The Advisor from part one is back with even more details and help on how to conquer the campaign. The new races are fun each having their own play style. Figuring out new and inventive ways to crush the opponent makes for hours of non boredom. Skaven has the numbers on their side they and can easily overwhelm their opponents, while the High elves mighty dragons can decimate a whole infantry. The biggest difference from part one is the campaign story. The race against the clock to complete your vortex ritual all while defending and claiming land for your own is no small feat. Whoever completes all their rituals wins the campaign. There is also the traditional way of winning by owning as much regions as possible. They also removed the regional occupation system. which meant you could only control and inhabit certain lands pertaining to your race, now everything is fair game; vampires can live in the mountains!
Just as stunning and even more detailed than before. The landscapes, the mountains all makes you feel like you are there. The battles are amazing to watch too! To see the that spell go off or feel the rumble of the giant’s footsteps was an added bonus.
The music really stood out this time. The boom of the drums to the rumble of the horns and whistle of the wind instruments all fit the mood/theme of Tww2. The voice overs the SFX of the troops marching on field as well as the gargle of the dragons every detail was there.
This time the plot actually thickens. With the ritual vortex there is more too it then just conquering and owning the most regions. The Lizard men and High elves seek to stabilize the vortex while the Dark elves and Skaven want to control that power for themselves. Plus add all the lore on top of that makes for hours of reading and learning… if your into that.
Who ever said sequels aren’t as good as the first was wrong in this case. Total War: Warhammer 2 is actually better. It was easier to learn, All the added features made fighting the actual battles less annoying. The Advisor was way more helpful this time around and the new races and units are intriguing, nothing but a great time to learn. The turns still took a little bit to finish but I understood why. Other than that Total War: Warhammer 2 was just as addicting as the first.