Total War: Warhammer's Archaon the Everchosen

First things first, there are some slight campaign spoilers below, so if you want to have a 100% pure experience then I would advise you avoid this article for the time being. Don't worry, my ego can take it. That said, its not often that you see a game get a post-launch "trailer", especially not one that arrives weeks after the game itself, but as long as the folks at Creative Assembly keep having fun with them they'll remain a welcome contribution.

The recently posted video details a battle between two Chaos armies, one led by the player controlled Archaeon the Everchosen, and the other by The Everwatcher, a greater demon of Tzeentch and a rather rude fellow, as you'll quickly learn in the campaign. Here's the video, and I hope you enjoy watching Chaos fanatics beat the ever-living daylight out of each other, because you're going to see a lot of that:


Now then, let's address the greater demon in the room, the fact that the Chaos Warriors are a paid DLC. I've said this multiple times, and I'll say it again, I completely disagree with Sega and Creative Assembly's decision to take Chaos, the most iconic faction in the entirety of Warhammer, and selling them as an expensive DLC. That said, from a purely gameplay standpoint the Chaos Warriors are one of the more unique and interesting factions in the entirety of Total War.

Rather than build up cities, engage in diplomacy and advance an economy throughout the ages, Chaos mostly focuses on destruction, and a lot of it. What this means in gameplay terms is that the Chaos campaign is a hyper-aggressive bloodbath from even the earliest turns. To top it all off, due to the pre-set events that occur throughout the campaign its also one of the hardest ones I've had to deal with, so as far as interesting gameplay goes, Chaos has it covered. If only it wasn't so expensive so more people could get to enjoy it...

As for Total War: Warhammer itself, its some of the most fun I've ever had with a Total War game, so if you're a fan of the series I would recommend you check it out. If you're looking for a more detailed opinion than that I welcome you to check out my review, it should give you a good idea of what to expect.