Review: Warhammer Quest 2 (PlayStation 4)

Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times is the sequel to a turn-based strategy classic, Warhammer Quest. It’s stunning visuals and deep tactical gameplay are an addictive mix that is a feast for the senses.

Pros:

  • Crisp HD graphics.
  • 2.09gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Opening tutorial level.
  • Turn-based dungeon crawler gameplay.
  • Camera- Overhead, free am and isometric.
  • Clear grid movement system.
  • Nails the atmosphere.
  • Load out-equip weapons/armor/items customize and pick party members.
  • Three damage types- Crushing/slashing/piercing.
  • AP- Action points that determine what you can do as everything has an AP cost.
  • Difficult.
  • Map-choose where to go.
  • Travel event-random encounters that can happen when traveling to the destination.
  • Restart the dungeon option.
  • An interactive moving map like locations unfolding in front of you and you can move it around.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • Markets-Buy weapons/armor/equipment.
  • Taverns-Buy/recruit party members.
  • Training grounds-where you go to level up.
  • Loot presented via cards.
  • Earn EXP then pay to level up.

Cons:

  • Can’t skip/fast forward story text and the opening part is quite long.
  • Not the best loading times.
  • Small text.
  • Really slow pace.
  • No Hud options.
  • No speed option.
  • The screen can feel cluttered at times.
  • Difficult and challenging.
  • The slight learning curve with the many mechanics at play like poison, freeze, inventory.

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8.2/10

Summary

Warhammer Quest 2 does so many new things to take the previous game to new levels. First and most dramatically is the camera angles, you actually have angles and choices! Not just aesthetically pleasing but also helps you play the game better. Next up is the map. Last game it felt flat and lifeless and became a story of clicking locations. Now in this game the locations are animated and have an atmosphere, think the opening of Game of Thrones and it’s like that. Other additions are just good evolution additions like customizing your party, the way loot is revealed, etc. I left Warhammer Quest 2 on a high, it has a few niggles from loading times to the overall pace but on the whole, it nails the game and atmosphere and is well worth playing if you are a fan of the series or genre. A true sequel in every aspect.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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