Bretonnia is half the size it should be, so are Estalia and Tilea, and both Tilea and Estalia are just carbon copies of the Empire in their rosters, they have no identity at all and are just campaign filler at best. Oh yeah and why is the campaign map so sparse and unrepresentative of the lore? Some really key locations are completely missing, like Blood Keep and Silver Pinnacle! And so many factions are not present at all! Where is Castle Drachenfels, or Mordheim?
Still no army painter, or any customisation options at all, I mean how can you skip this out when it is such an integral part of the tabletop??
Sieges are half-baked, awful rubbish - I can literally just sit in a corner of the map with an army almost entirely composed of mortars and cannons and just blast the enemy. It's either that or I am FORCED to rush at the walls like an idiot and engage in the most simplistic experience ever. Wow such fun wow amazing.
AI is dumb and the higher difficulties just give it cheats, Very Hard is easymode. The only "difficulty" comes from the fact they get free armies out of nowhere. Wow such difficulty much amaze.
DLC has been half baked and underwhelming, especially the Beastmen, who came with such a woefully incomplete roster I am almost ashamed. No Jabberslythe, no Tuskgor Chariot, no Ghorgon.
And all that is before I get onto the characters. Oh boy.
So many characters from the lore skipped over for ones that are either dead or not important at all i.e Helman Ghorst, Isabella and Vlad. What the hell, you have all these editions of Warhammer's rules and armybooks to look at, all the lore from over 30 years of Warhammer with all these characters and factions in like the vampire bloodlines and yet you choose to completely ignore all that and go for the extremely narrow selection we get from 8th edition, the edition that KILLED Fantasy... then you don't even add Krell?!
What kind of weird logic is at work here? You could have chosen Walach Harkon, Neferata, Ushoran, Zacharias the Everliving... instead you choose Redshirt McNobody and two dead characters that are massively overrated. Instead of the vampires being what they should be they're just the precious Von Carsteins... literally the most GENERIC and bland bloodline of them all, in my opinion, but also from an artistic standpoint - they are the most generic bloodline because they are so similar to that typical, done-to-death Transylvanian Dracula setting, there is nothing interesting about them.
And where are all the different Marks for the Chaos Warriors? Everything's just grey and black... wow so interesting, where is Khorne, Slaanesh, Nurgle and Tzeentch? Oh yeah that's right, missing because CA can't be bothered. Why do I have to install mods to fix the game?
Seriously if you're going to make a game about Warhammer and advertise it as being super deep, then don't go and make it shallow and lacking in detail. That just screams dishonesty.
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