Warhammer Online: It’s all about the “Empire”

Warhammer OnlineWarhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is EA Mythic‘s upcoming MMORPG based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Surely, fans of the Warhammer series would be waiting in line for this game. While comparison to World of Warcraft, or perhaps Dark Age of Camelot (also by Mythic) is imminent, the important question is what will set the game apart from other MMOs. If you ask us, that would be Design Manager Paul Barnett explaining the human Empire faction in a three-minute animated monologue. But that’s just us.

Seriously, we’ve never seen someone talk about the Warhammer Empire faction as enthusiastically as Barnett had in this video prepared by IGN. Watching it takes us back to the time when storytelling is king of kiddie entertainment.

Barring the theatrics and heavy accent, Barnett sums up the Empire as:

Germanic, middle ages, it’s people who’re living at the end of times..it’s the best bits about Monty Python’s Holy Grail mixed with everything about middle European medieval fantasy. It’s knights in armor, it’s witches, it’s warlocks, it’s people being burned at the stake. It’s religious zealots. It’s blokes with great big warhammers. It’s architecture that’s massive yet crumbling. We’re on the verge of being overtaken by darkness, so we’re constantly pushing the barriers out…

That really covers all bases. And the “brief” introduction continues for a minute and half more. Click on the video for more of Barnett… and of Warhammer too!

Download [Warhammer Online – Paul Barnett]

Warhammer OnlineWarhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is EA Mythic‘s upcoming MMORPG based on the Warhammer Fantasy universe. Surely, fans of the Warhammer series would be waiting in line for this game. While comparison to World of Warcraft, or perhaps Dark Age of Camelot (also by Mythic) is imminent, the important question is what will set the game apart from other MMOs. If you ask us, that would be Design Manager Paul Barnett explaining the human Empire faction in a three-minute animated monologue. But that’s just us.

Seriously, we’ve never seen someone talk about the Warhammer Empire faction as enthusiastically as Barnett had in this video prepared by IGN. Watching it takes us back to the time when storytelling is king of kiddie entertainment.

Barring the theatrics and heavy accent, Barnett sums up the Empire as:

Germanic, middle ages, it’s people who’re living at the end of times..it’s the best bits about Monty Python’s Holy Grail mixed with everything about middle European medieval fantasy. It’s knights in armor, it’s witches, it’s warlocks, it’s people being burned at the stake. It’s religious zealots. It’s blokes with great big warhammers. It’s architecture that’s massive yet crumbling. We’re on the verge of being overtaken by darkness, so we’re constantly pushing the barriers out…

That really covers all bases. And the “brief” introduction continues for a minute and half more. Click on the video for more of Barnett… and of Warhammer too!

Download [Warhammer Online – Paul Barnett]

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