Warhammer : Dark Omen
- Real time 3D battle game
- Based on Warhammer
- True 3D environment
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- Platform: Windows 95
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
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Dark Omen is a real-time 3D battle game based on Warhammer the World's best known Fantasy Battle system by Games workshop. The battles are depicted in a true real-time 3D environment with freedom to move rotate and zoom the viewpoint as desired. Command regiments of cavalry infantry and archers as well as wizards war machines and hugh monsters in your role as a mercenary captain tasked with wiping the hordes of darkness from the face of the map.
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You control a mercenary army titled 'Grudgebringers', playing the role of commander Bernhardt. during your campaign you will find yourself pitted against armies of vampires, orcs and goblins all out to destroy your precious army. What particularly endeared the game to me was the fact that after each battle you are payed a certain amount of gold coins, and with these you are able to replenish regiments or buy your soldiers extra armour. If a unit is destroyed in battle it is irretrievable and lost to you - this can be pretty frustrating if you loose a unit you have become particularly fond of (in my case i found myself replaying one mission time and time again in a desperate attempt to save my crossbowmen - tragic, but i love those guys).
Dark Omen can get difficult in places, but the huge number of strategies availably means you can re-play a mission in many different ways, meaning that it takes a long while for the gamer to become bored with the mission - frustrated yes, but never bored.
This game has a great story line, which is carried along well by some fantastic, if somewhat melodramatic voice acting couple with gripping cut scenes. These cut scenes can leave you somewhat attatched to units, and the trolls classic 'leg it' is another reason i liked to try and keep them alive (almost as much as my crossbows).
The variety of units found in dark omen is highlighted by the multiplayer. You are able to create and command an army of humans, undead or greenskins and pit it against foes on the net. This adds excellent longetivity to the game, and you can be assured that you get your moneys worth.
All in all Warhammer: Dark Omen is a superb game. You dont need to have any prior knowledge of the warhammer genre to be able to play ( I didnt), so none games workshop enthusiasts needn't be deterred. Classic characters along with challenging well mapped levels combine well to create one of my all time favourite strategy games. Go get it!
I personally cannot wait to take my army off to another war. There is a multiplayer option which warhammer fans will like the best.
As a mercenary commander you have a series of battles earning gold coin as you go. Each battle gets harder and your army gets bigger. Even wizards will want to join your merry band, as well as more infantry, cavalry and artillary.
Played in real time, it's a great game. So I challenge you fight the good fight and clear this world of the undead.
However this game is so incredibly hard towards the end I got really annoyed. I would also suggest that only Warhammer players will truly know how powerful each unit is and how some of the game mechanics work. It's cheap so if you want a challenge and a different style of game then give it a try.
Having been into warhammer heavily when i was younger i found the multiplayer part of this game perhaps its biggest asset, the single player can be extremely difficult and frustrating at times, as you pay heavily for mistakes made early on in the campaign.....However overallexcellent game and no doubht will be making a comback due to all this Lord of the rings stuff going on!