Wrath Unleashed

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Wrath Unleashed
Wrath Unleashed Coverart.png
North American PlayStation 2 cover art
Developer(s) The Collective, Inc.
Publisher(s) LucasArts
Director(s) Gary Priest
Producer(s) Douglas Hare
Cordy Rierson
Designer(s) James Farley
Garrett Smith
Programmer(s) Nathan Hunt
William Feng Chen
Mike Singleton
Artist(s) Daniel Mycka
Brian Horton
Composer(s) Jack Wall
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA February 10, 2004
  • PAL March 5, 2004
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Wrath Unleashed is a strategy game for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox created by The Collective, Inc. and released by LucasArts in 2004 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Gameplay[edit]

Wrath Unleashed is a chess-like game that combines strategy with combat, not unlike that of The Unholy War, or Archon: The Light and the Dark. The basic idea of the game is there is a war between the gods of the four elements, which shattered their homeworld into an asteroid belt, sustained by their powers. In the game, one god attempts to claim the territory of another god with their army of mythical creatures, which move over a "board" of hexagonal spaces (each space representing a type of terrain). When two opposing troops occupy the same hexagonal space, gameplay shifts to an arena, where the troops must battle to the death for the right to occupy the space. The point of the game is to position the one's troops over spaces which contain the enemy's temples.

The characters in Wrath Unleashed are divided into Light (good) and Darkness (evil), as well as Order (intelligence, thought) and Chaos (combat, battle). Each faction of characters has the power of a specific element.

  • Water Demigoddess Aenna - Aenna is the goddess of Water, and is as "pure as crashing waves and waterfalls". Aenna wields power over the Elements of Water and Ice. As a goddess of the Light Order, she represents enlightenment and wisdom. Through her teachings, feral orgres were able to focus their rage into powerful magic. Aenna is in love with the powerful god, Epothos. Aenna is capable of spell-casting, and can heal her troops, or teleport them across the board, or destroy nearby enemies. Her color is blue.
  • Fire Demigod Epothos - Epothos is the god of Fire, and is "a volcanic warrior with the fury of the Sun". Epothos wields power over the Elements of Fire and Magma. As a god of the Light Chaos, he represents courage and valor in combat. Epothos forged his warriors, the Fire Giants, in the core of a volcano. He is in love with the goddess, Aenna or so she thinks. Epothos is capable of spell-casting, and can heal his troops, or teleport them across the board, or destroy nearby enemies. His color is red.
  • Earth Demigod Durlock - Durlock is the god of Earth, and is as "cold as he is calculating". Durlock wields power over the Elements of Earth and Metal. As a god of the Dark Order, he represents treachery and deviousness. Through forbidden magic, he turned metal and stone into his personal warriors, the Iron Golems. Durlock is in love with the noble goddess, Aenna. Durlock is capable of spell-casting, and can heal his troops, or teleport them across the board, or destroy nearby enemies. His color is green.
  • Wind Demigoddess Helamis - Helamis is the goddess of Wind, and is as "merciless as her hurricanes". Helamis wields power over the Elements of Wind and Lightning. As a goddess of the Dark Chaos, she represents the cruelty and horrors of war. She released the demonic Cyclops from its underworld prison. She believes that she can lure Epothos to her side with her seductive charms. Helamis is capable of spell-casting, and can heal her troops, or teleport them across the board, or destroy nearby enemies. Helamis is the sister of Durlock. Her outfit is a living creature that wraps around her and her color is Purple.

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Reception[edit]

Wrath Unleashed received mixed or average reviews, resulting in Metacritic's averaged rating scores of 64 for the PlayStation 2[1] and 69 for the Xbox.[2] At Game Rankings, it received the rankings of 63.08% and 67.58%, accordingly.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrath Unleashed for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Wrath Unleashed for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Wrath Unleashed for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. 2004-02-10. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Wrath Unleashed for Xbox". GameRankings. 2004-02-10. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 

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