Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, based upon the iconic tabletop wargame, promises a strategic and immersive experience for fans of the Warhammer universe and real-time strategy games. But does Age of Sigmar succeed in capturing the same intense battles and deep lore on screen?
Realms of Ruin is a successful translation of the tabletop experience, and the developers have done a fine job of combining the rich lore into the user-friendly gameplay. The game captures the essence of Warhammer’s dark fantasy universe, the detailed graphics capture the essence of the iconic miniatures, battling across some eye-catching environments. The attention to detail in unit animations and terrain design contributes to an immersive experience for players. Whilst geared towards online multiplayer battles – which is really what the developers intended this game for – the single player campaign does merit a level of replayability thanks to its challenging AI opponents.
While Realms of Ruin excels in capturing the spirit of Warhammer, the focus on lone multiplayer can be a negative for some players. The single-player missions do a fine job of introducing the rules and mechanics to you, but unless you wish to play through the missions again, the only other option is to go online and test your mettle against other opponents.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin offers a visually captivating and strategically engaging RTS experience. The game is a faithful adaptation of the Warhammer universe and its multiplayer depth make it a must-play for fans of online gaming.