Conquer the Old World as the marauding tribes of Norsca and Wintertooth. Two new Legendary Lords: Wulfrik the Wanderer and Throgg. In the far north, between the Chaos Wastes and the Sea of Claws, lies Norsca.
A barren, inhospitable peninsula in the far north of the Old World, it is home to ferocious tribes of warriors, hardened by the relentless blizzards, the barren icy tundra and the monstrous denizens of this accursed land. Fanatical servants of the dark gods, they will stop at nothing to prove their primal might, in a relentless hunt for worthy foes and fresh raiding grounds.
The fact that Creative Assembly has brought these back and added to them tells us a great deal about the creative license they are allowed to take with the source material. We might start seeing races that were never given full unit rosters or complete lore, suddenly given entire campaigns and story-arcs. This only fills me with anticipation for what rarely seen races and rosters the future DLCs might cover. But on the whole, as we move towards the second game and its combined campaign, this is the perfect swan-song for the first game and all those campaign memories.
Their overall objectives may not be radically different from the equally pillage-happy Chaos and Beastmen, but an engaging roster, a smart twist on quests in the form of beast hunts, and a pair of Lords with a lot of thematic character mean Norsca and Wintertooth still stand out. This may prove to be the final major addition to the original Total War: Warhammer; if so, it’s a sign-off with real factional flair.
Another great work by Creative Assembly. Total War: Warhammer slowly became an Opera Magna.
Unlike previous major DLCs, Norsca didn't bring its own campaign, but its two new factions are an excellent addition to the game.
A well-groomed expansion with some pleasing features, partly limited, however, by a gaming structure that more than a year away from the release still suffers some problems, obviously not resolved by the DLC in question
Yet another in an already long line of excellent DLCs, for what has shaped up to be a living classic in the realm of PC games. If you like Total War: Warhammer, you'll almost definitely like the NORSCA Game Pack, because who doesn't want to hang out with a bunch of dragons and war mammoths, slaughtering enemy after enemy with nary a thought of going home? Just me? Didn't think so.
Norsca is a brilliant last hurrah for Total War: Warhammer. It’s full of spectacle, monsters and thrilling wars, but where it really succeeds is in its campaign twists. Even with its final piece of DLC, Creative Assembly have been able to find more ways to make the grand campaign feel novel.
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