Review: Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide (Steam)

Vermintide is an epic co-operative action combat adventure set in the End Times of the iconic Warhammer Fantasy world.

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  • Graphics are really well done from the characters to the gruesome surroundings of the town over run by Skaven.
  • Full controller support.
  • 4 Player online.
  • Full internet tweaks available like filter by ping or set upload speed.
  • Five characters to choose from: Witch Hunter, Waywatcher, Dwarf Ranger, Wizard and Empire soldier.
  • Can swap characters in lobby.
  • Forger your own weapons and armour.
  • Hub: Here is where you select the lvel, group up and do any forging and inventory sorting.
  • Graphic settings are vast: AA, V-Sync, Shadows, SSAO, Bloom, Blur, Overall setting like high or medium. You can lock the frame rate and particle quality.
  • Controller allows you to change sensitivity and invert the sticks.
  • FOV slider.
  • Tutorial with help/hints popping on screen.
  • Left 4 Dead style gameplay with a loot system familiar to Pay Day and Diablo.
  • Treasure Skaven! These guys will not attack but run away and carry a big sack. Killing them will give you a huge dump of loot.
  • Huge open levels with multiple routes, hidden rooms and short cuts.
  • Level drop layouts randomize every game.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • At level end you get a breakdown of kills, exp earned and get to roll dice for more loot.
  • You can replay levels whenever you like.
  • Five difficulty settings from easy to Nightmare.
  • Fast chaotic gameplay that is both satisfying and crazy.
  • You can set online rooms to private.
  • Online settings allow you to change settings like only, host, never host, same level as you, location and much more.
  • You can play single player and AI will control the other 3 party members.
  • 13 levels to play through.
  • Variety of Skaven and to be honest they are carbon copies of the ones in L4D, Smokers, hunters and ogres being the most common ones.

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  • Constant frame drops.
  • Screen tearing.
  • Difficulty spikes no matter the difficulty.
  • No check points.
  • Can be hard to identify allies from enemies.
  • A lot of empty chests.
  • Level difficulty is random/luck based rather than skill.
  • Cannot rebind controller buttons.
  • No indication of enemy health.
  • Small text/icons.
  • Small inventory system.
  • Head bobbing cannot be turned off and can really affect players.

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Jim Smale

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