Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem review of the game of a good competitor Diablo

The game Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is made in the traditional spirit of the Diablo RPG. The developer of the game is WOLCEN Studio. The game was released on February 13, 2020. The game has the opportunity to go through the company alone, as well as in cooperative mode with a friend. But for cooperative mode, you need to connect to servers to which it was very difficult to connect.

Like Diablo, players will have to deal with crowds of enemies alone using their special skills. Equip the character in the best armor and weapons. But to call the exact Diablo clone would not be right. There are some very interesting differences in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem that diversify the gameplay.

The developers included in the game Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem 21 passive skills for character development. With which you can experiment and during the game to slightly change the characteristics. To do this, the development tree is implemented in the form of a disk on which perks are placed. The disk is divided into 3 stages, after passing one stage, you can spin the disk and select another development branch at the next stage.

The plot in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem.

The story of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem sends players into an epic adventure in search of powerful power. The story takes place on the land of Woolsen, where due to witchcraft the “Brotherhood of Dawn” attack the lands of the “Republic” to seize power. The first invasion occurred in the Scarlet Fortress, which belonged to the “Republic”. A Senate was convened in the “Republic” at which it was decided to proceed with hostilities with the “Brotherhood of Dawn.” The Republic sent its troops to the Coast of the sunken ships in the vicinity of the city of Stormfall. Led by the expedition, Inquisitor Haymlock was appointed as part of his friends.

The main character is called Jarald Haymlock, who was saved by the great inquisitor of the Republic as a child. When our hero matured a bit, he went with his friends Valeria and Edric to go through a military academy. This trinity at the academy received the nickname “The Children of Heimlock” and subsequently having mastered specializations became a deadly weapon that should save and protect the “Republic”.

The city of Stormfall is regularly attacked by the underground creatures of Svirira, which ravage the border agricultural lands. And the city reaches the limit of the population due to refugees from adjacent territories. Destroyed lands could have been saved if not for the greed of the prince of Damascus. Who gave his armada to another state and territory, it became more difficult to protect.

About the characters.

At the beginning of the game, the player can choose one or three character classes. Archer, mage and warrior are available for selection. An important feature of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem in the character class is that the equipment found is not limited to character classes. An archer, for example, can wear any kind of armor, just like a warrior and a mage. But certain weapons affect possible skills and special abilities.

Playing at first is not very difficult, enemies are destroyed from the first blow. But then there are more powerful creatures that you have to tinker with and use the jump to evade more than once. With almost all enemy units, you can use the same tactics, attack using special skills and evasion.

About skills.

The use of special skills in the game is built in an interesting way. In other games of a similar genre, bottles with health cures and manna are available to help the player. If this or that has ended, and the manna is replenished gradually. Then in the game Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem of such bottles you can install only two pieces, which are enough for two times of use. And the use of abilities is limited by the stock in a special scale. And if you use the skills of one class, then the scale responsible for this skill is reduced. But at the same time, another scale is replenished, which makes it possible to use skills from another class.

Thus, the player opens up opportunities in the form of a swing, where you need to combine skills from one class to another. And if in other games of a similar genre it was possible to use bottles with manna in the limit of the number of them in the inventory, by clicking on the activation button. Then in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem it’s not very convenient to go into inventory during a battle.

Even filling the scale meets special weapons and armor, which increase the characteristics. Weapons can be improved and created using special crystals. Giving it with elements and at a shot or blow the element effect of which the player charmed his weapon is triggered. It can be lightning, cold, fire, which is quite traditional for this class of games.

Weapons and armor are divided into several levels. From simple to unique. Simple armor is marked with white flowers and they do not bring great benefits, but the coolest ones are red and purple. They do not fall out often, and in the store are quite expensive. Equipping the hero with purple equipment you can achieve the best results and easier passage of the game.

And of course, the hero can be pumped and his characteristics improved. But unlike other games where they gain experience killing enemies. In Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem, in order to have the opportunity to improve the characteristics, you need to find scrolls. These scrolls fall from the defeated enemies or can be bought in the city’s store.

In the process of the game, along the main passage of the game, there are also random locations of the entrance to the caves. In these caves, an automatic task to destroy the mini boss is activated. In other games, for example, you must first enter into a dialogue with some resident in order to receive a side task.