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Warhammer has a new game. It looks like Battle Royale.

shortylickens

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But the tags and description suggest its something different.
I dont know if I wanna risk it.


 

Zenoth

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Watch as much footage and gameplay videos as you can before you do this. There's very few things worse than having to go through buyer's regret with anything linked to the Warhammer universe. I just looked at the stuff shown in the small thumbnails and the gameplay clips and it was enough to get out of there (it's not what I'm looking for, for a Warhammer game but it's just me I guess).
 

shortylickens

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Yeah I think the main issue with the Warhammer universe is theres a handful of decent games and a metric butt ton of terrible games and navigating thru the mess is such a pain.
 

GodisanAtheist

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Games Workshop and the Warhammer properties are like a textbook example of how not to transition your IP to digital.

Besides a few diamonds in the rough, slapping "Warhammer" on your video game actually devalues a devs property from "quirky indie game that could have used more polish" to "steaming pile of turd" and "can you believe multiple suits had to consciously greenlight this crap?!"
 

shortylickens

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Games Workshop and the Warhammer properties are like a textbook example of how not to transition your IP to digital.

Besides a few diamonds in the rough, slapping "Warhammer" on your video game actually devalues a devs property from "quirky indie game that could have used more polish" to "steaming pile of turd" and "can you believe multiple suits had to consciously greenlight this crap?!"
they keep giving licenses to anyone who asks. Its annoying.
I understand why. The video game market probably makes them way more money than all their years making boxes and board and minis.
 

GodisanAtheist

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they keep giving licenses to anyone who asks. Its annoying.
I understand why. The video game market probably makes them way more money than all their years making boxes and board and minis.
- They're killing the golden goose though.

Their videogames make them money on the back of an ironclad tabletop IP that has decades of lore built into it, but the games are not adding anything to it and the first introduction many people have to their core business is through these cookie cutter low effort "hump em and dump em" games.

Warhammer used to be (and really still is) a juggernaut of an IP in the tabletop space, but will come to mean "low effort trash" as people come to associate the name with the games.
 

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