Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf

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Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf
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Developer(s) Liquid Entertainment/Crave
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) November 5, 2002 [1]
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]

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
Metacritic 71 out of 100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com D+[6]
ActionTrip 8.1 out of 10 (Very Good)[5]
GameSpot 7.3 out of 10 (Good)[4]
IGN 7.5 out of ten (Good)[3]

Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf mostly received mixed reviews. 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Calvert, Justin (2002-11-05). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf ships". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  2. ^ Walker, Trey (2002-07-01). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf announced". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Adams, Dan (2002-05-18). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". IGN. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ a b Kasavin, Greg (2002-05-22). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  5. ^ Paul, Ure (2002-11-06). "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf Review". ActionTrip. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ 1UP Staff. "Reviews: Battle Realms: Winter of the...". 1UP. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Battle Realms: Winter of the Wolf". MobyGames. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

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