Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf
Battle Realms - Winter of the Wolf Coverart.png
Developer(s) Liquid Entertainment/Crave
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA November 5, 2002[1]
  • EU November 29, 2002
Genre(s) Real-time strategy
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution Compact disc

Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf is the expansion pack of the real-time strategy computer game Battle Realms, developed by Liquid Entertainment and Crave Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game was announced on July 7, 2002 [2] and released on November 5, 2002.[1]

Story[edit]

Winter of the Wolf features exclusively new units and other gameplay elements, such as snow-terrain maps. Shown here, the Battle Maidens are the new armies and a Zen Master, Teppo, from the Dragon clan's arsenal.

The story begins with Grayback, the last heir to the Wolf clan's throne, explaining that long ago that life was better for their clan before the storms came and drowned their paradise. They were saved from death by their druidess order using their clan's most sacred treasure the white wolf's skull, given to them by their clan's totem, the white wolf.[3]

The skull guided them to the lands of the Serpent empire where their new neighbors the Serpent and Lotus clan welcomed them as allies but unfortunately they trusted them.Thinking that their lives seemed simple and good again little did they know that Lord Zymeth of the Lotus clan made a deal with the Serpent emperor and attacked them by surprise. The Serpent clan looked away as the Lotus burned their towns and killed their people, many wolvesmen tried to fight back but were unsuccessful, the survivors of the battle became slaves in the Lotus shale mines, ever since then Grayback trained his fellow miners in the arts of war, led them to rebellion and struggle for freedom from the grip of their slave master Mistress Yvaine.[3]

Grayback and some slaves had the chance to escape slavery from the shale mines, and formed new equipment along with reinforcements led by Longtooth, Grayback's old friend. With the successful escape of Grayback and his Wolfmen, they recruited fellow clans to aid their war. Soon they rallied around different Lotus and Serpent camps and destroyed them one by one.

Characters[edit]

See Battle Realms

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 66.67%[4]
Metacritic 71 out of 100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com 2/5 stars[6]
ActionTrip 8.1 out of 10[7]
GameSpot 7.3 out of 10[8]
GameZone 8.5 out of 10[9]
IGN 7.5 out of 10[3]
PC Gamer US 68%[10]
X-Play 3/5 stars[11]

Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf mostly received mixed reviews; GameRankings gave it a score of 66.67%,[4] while Metacritic gave it 71 out of 100.[5] In comparison to other game companies' marketing, Battle Realms' lack of media promotion meant that the game went relatively unnoticed by the gaming community. Winter of the Wolf was packaged with the original game for $30. It was also sold separately.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Calvert, Justin (2002-11-05). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf ships". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  2. ^ Walker, Trey (2002-07-01). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf announced". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  3. ^ a b c Adams, Dan (2002-11-18). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". IGN. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  6. ^ "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". Computer Gaming World: 108. March 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  7. ^ Pavlovic, Uros "Vader" (2002-11-06). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf Review". ActionTrip. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  8. ^ a b Kasavin, Greg (2002-11-21). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  9. ^ Schutz, Jake (2002-12-02). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  10. ^ Peckham, Matthew (February 2003). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". PC Gamer: 84. Archived from the original on 2005-02-07. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  11. ^ Bemis, Greg (2002-11-16). "'Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf' (PC) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on 2002-12-17. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 

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