For today’s video, I talked about some some issues lately with games that seem to be ignoring their branding.
Warhammer Vermintide was developer Fatshark’s attempt at entering the co-op market alongside hits like Left 4 Dead and Payday. Separating from the gun-focused entries, Vermintide took place in the dark fantasy universe of Warhammer with an emphasis on melee combat.
While the basic idea worked, the game’s confusing persistence system and random progression made it frustrating. With a new engine and design philosophy, Warhammer Vermintide 2 is a successful course correction and a great game for friends who like to slay together.
This week on the cast, I sat down with composer Paul Leonard Morgan to talk about the work he’s done composing the music for Warhammer 40K Dawn of War 3.