Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning Reviewed
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Macworld has posted a new review of the Mac version of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The game features Realm vs Realm combat and allows players to enter a grim fantasy world where the armies of Order and Destruction collide to determine the fate of nations. Macworld gave Warhammer Online a score of 4 out of 5.
From the review:
Where the game really shines is when you play with and against other players. Think of Warhammer Online as a Dark Age of Camelot spiritual successor, especially when it comes to the later levels of combat. Starting out, you’ll be able to participate in public quests with your fellow players. I joined in on a mission to put down an abomination that had been created due to a botched summoning ceremony and later a mission to clear a town of infected demons. Depending on your performance, you’ll be given a certain share of the loot. The public quests reset themselves after a certain amount of time, which makes sense but also reveals a bit of the game’s raw seams.For the rest of the review follow the link below.
Macworld: Warhammer Online Review
Later, you’ll be able to answer rally calls to join with your fellow forces as they seek to defend or invade a territory on the map. Dozens of fellow players will square off in combat, hoping to secure objectives. You’ll love being able to test your abilities against live opponents and its great to feel like you’re actually contributing to the overall war effort; but you’ll grow bored with the standoff nature of initial battles. Two armies taking pot shots at each other while no one advances can get boring fast.
To break up the deadlocked nature of some Battlefields, I hopped over to a couple Scenarios where I faced off against the opposing faction in a small map setting where each side vie to capture and hold objectives and gain points before time runs out. The game automatically levels the playing field so you won’t have players at a higher level dominating lower level players.
Later, you’ll be able to participate in Campaigns where you can capture land, keep castles for your specific guild, and really take advantage of Mythic’s Realm vs. Realm combat system. You won’t be able to enjoy this latter function until you’re past the first tier of experience (capped at around level 10). After you’ve passed the first tier of experience, you’ll be able to travel to other lands through Dwarven Flight Masters and their Chaos equivalent.
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