Remember this review of Trollslayer? Well, I had so much fun with it that I had to jump into Realmslayer! Now some of you will be thinking WTF, you skipped x,y,z. Well, yeah I did. He is my reasoning:
1) I already own Realmslayer so I may as well enjoy it (The important reason).
2) It's set in Age of Sigmar and not Warhammer so is most likely a franchise reset. Let us see if I was right?
A Gotrek Gurnisson audio drama boxed set
The Slayer returns. Spat out of the Realm of Chaos after an eternity of battle, Gotrek Gurnisson finds himself in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Mortal Realms. With no axe, no oaths and no Felix, he sets out to find his place in this new universe…
Gotrek's back, he's voiced by Brian Blessed, and this epic boxed set contains four full-length audio dramas making up one exhilarating adventure that takes Gotrek across the realms and introduces him to new companions and enemies. It's truly unmissable.
Okay, this was basically a refresh and a new starting point for Gotrek's tales (Minus Felix). Realmslayer was an interesting guide to Age of Sigmar, as our hero, Gotrek doesn't have a clue about what is going on and needs it constantly explained to him (much I myself). I still don't fully get the new setting (realm gates, fire dwarves?) but the more stories I am listening to, the more it all seems to sink in and make sense. The audio drama itself was wonderful to listen to, very immersive. Brian Blessed brought Gotrek to life in a way I could never have imagined and moving forwards with the older tales, this is how I will imagine his voice. The supporting actors were good in their roles, I enjoyed the over the top performance of the Dark Elf actor, as she made the character seem over the top and uncaring, perfectly suited to the character of villainous morals.
But I need to go back to an earlier comment I quickly mentioned before. Gotrek was a great character to have as a lead to the story. He remembers the Old World, he is confused by the new one and his struggles to comprehend the changes, match my own inner struggle with AOS. I was on the journey to understand the new normal with him, it felt reassuring to have a guide in this situation as the main plot feature. Following this tale and Soul Wars before, I am starting to warm up to this new Warhammer verse, though I have yet to find my faction (where are my Wood Elves?), these audio adventures are definitely helping me, but I have a few more Old World tales to complete first before diving fully into AOS. So let us put a pin in it for now and continue on this journey at a later point.
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