Saturday, 4 January 2014

Shadows Over Sylvania (Warhammer Adventure Gamebook Review)

As with the last book review this is posted in full on and this is simply a preview. If you want to see it in full then please follow the link through to there.

The fourth title in Black Library’s Path to Victory series, Shadows Over Sylvania marks another recent foray by Games Workshop into the realm of gamebooks and this website’s first proper look into the genre. Despite having long been associated with the Fighting Fantasy series, this is one of a small number of books which have really begun to utilise the rich lore and settings of the two Warhammer universes. Interestingly despite the grim style of the universes, this is also the only one which permits you to play an innocent stabbing “I’ll swallow your soul!” villain right from the very start.

Set a few scant after their failed attempt to conquer the Empire ended with the death of Vlad Von Carstein and a severe depletion of their armies. As a result of the massive power vacuum, the major vampire factions have gone to war, attempting to forge a single dominating figure once again. A deciding conflict in this matter is not far off, and questing champions have been sent out to find the artifacts which might secure their masters’ victory. However, the unlike of the vampires is not the only darkness which now haunts these lands, as these champions will soon discover…

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