Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times DEALS
The Warhammer license has been passed around a lot over the years, it’s spawned countless games over the years – from surprisingly decent shooters to god-awful tactical offerings, and everything in between. Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times has already been out on iOS and Android for a couple of years, but now it’s making the jump to consoles, with a hope that it will learn from the previous errors made by the games before it. Quest 2: The End Times features all new enemies, larger dungeons to explore and some other welcome changes, this long-awaited port looks to take the apocalyptic setting of the End Times and try to drip every little bit of content out of it.
In very Vermintide style, you team up in parties of 4 that sees the party of four gradually grow with multiple different races and class types. You’ll start off with a captain of the Empire (your classic ‘all-rounder’) and a Dark Elf sorceress, but then start to progress and start to unlock a full total of 12 different hero classes.
Also on offer is over 200 weapons, items and armour pieces to collect, which does pad out the run time because it takes a long time to unlock items for each class, so it really does start to get quite grindy later on.
Battles are top-down in view and turn-based in action, the movement, attacks, spells and other actions are actioned by the amount of AP each character possesses, but things start to get a little more complicated as things go on. This is where Quest 2 has learnt from the older games, as drawing direct inspiration from the tabletop incarnation, assigns each character their own set of stats (speed, dexterity, strength, and so on) and defines attacks and offensive spells by three separate types (piercing, crushing and slashing).
The game does get quite boring and quite samey very quickly, as you will quickly realise almost every dungeon can be rinsed and repeated (main missions can be replayed for extra XP, while side missions are randomised each time you complete them). The AI doesn’t help matters really, as kills are the best and quickest way to level up, baiting enemies to enter a doorway and slicing them down does get extremely boring, very quickly.
Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times
Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is still an enjoyable turn-based dungeon crawler that shows it has learnt well in having its feet in the mobile market, and fans of Warhammer will enjoy being in the universe, but it has a lot of grindy problems that will struggle to keep the interest high.
- Good graphics and art style
- Interesting combat
- Learnt well from mobile gaming
- Grindy gameplay
- Not incredible AI
- Quite boring quickly
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