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  • Summary: New Wood Elves Race in the Grand Campaign; New additional Race-specific currency: Amber; Wonder-based Campaign victory condition; Wood Elves may conquer any region on the map; Two New Playable Legendary Lords: Orion and Durthu; Two new Lord types with deep-specialisation skill trees; ThreeNew Wood Elves Race in the Grand Campaign; New additional Race-specific currency: Amber; Wonder-based Campaign victory condition; Wood Elves may conquer any region on the map; Two New Playable Legendary Lords: Orion and Durthu; Two new Lord types with deep-specialisation skill trees; Three new Hero types with deep-specialisation skill trees. Expand

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  1. Dec 15, 2016
    90
    Realm of the Wood Elves is a solid addition to Total War Warhammer and a much needed one. As the first introduction of the Elves, the DLC does a fantastic job of delivering a great roster of units with unique gameplay mechanics that allow the race to play very differently to that of any other faction.
  2. Dec 19, 2016
    85
    Realm of the Wood Elves is the best DLC of Total War Warhammer indeed: this add-on introduces new races and new interesting gameplay elements.
  3. Dec 20, 2016
    85
    The sheer unit variety presents some interesting new ways to take on opponents, but the Elves playstyle is both its biggest draw and possibly its biggest drawback as well.
  4. Dec 12, 2016
    79
    If you want to make Total War: Warhammer harder, the Wood Elves are here to ruin your peace of mind.
  5. Dec 19, 2016
    70
    Realm of the Wood Elves is a mediocre to good expansion for Total War Warhammer. New intriguing races and a different playstyle offers some more fun with the game. Although not every feature works that well.
  6. Dec 12, 2016
    70
    Out on the plains and forest floors, the Wood Elf forces emphasise mobility, micro-management (which can just mean lots of using the pause button in single player), and, to perhaps a lesser extent than expected, archery prowess. They represent another smart translation from tabletop to Total War, and add further tactical challenges to Creative Assembly’s ever-evolving game through their expanded economy and unique campaign goal.
  7. Jan 25, 2017
    60
    Realm of the Wood Elves brings a fairly exciting campaign to Total War: Warhammer. The amber resource and the new focuses on alliances versus war forces us to think again on how to approach potential enemies, but as you grow more powerful, the game becomes a little bit easier, and a little more boring.

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  1. Dec 14, 2016
    9
    Easily one of the most extensive DLCs, Realm of the Wood Elves has way more content than the expansion packs of old. All the Wood Elf unitsEasily one of the most extensive DLCs, Realm of the Wood Elves has way more content than the expansion packs of old. All the Wood Elf units from the tabletop are present, a set of new magic spells has been introduced and Wood Elves have a whole set of new play mechanics on the campaign map, making them very distinct when compared to all the races that have come before.

    Overall the difficulty has been ramped up a bit as you'll now have to manage a new strategic resource called amber which is needed everywhere: buildings, tech, units and even your progression towards victory all rely on it. In the battles, Wood Elves need quite a bit more micro management than other races, but when you master them, they become very powerful indeed. The building trees and character skill trees are also more complicated than you'd be used to.

    But if you've already been playing the game with all the other races for many months, the challenge is more than welcome and the addition of Wood Elves gives Total War Warhammer a fresh feeling and adds a lots more hours of enjoyment.
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  2. Mar 2, 2017
    3
    Greed greed greed.
    Bad game that is not finished. Ridicules diplomacy where you get declared on by your race even when you have their real
    Greed greed greed.
    Bad game that is not finished. Ridicules diplomacy where you get declared on by your race even when you have their real enemy on the map between you. Do not buy and give such greedy companies any more money when they shortchange us players all the time. Wait until the sales when u get everything hopefullly cheaper.
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  3. Jan 22, 2018
    1
    The people saying this is extensive are clearly paid by CA.
    This DLC contains a half finished faction which could if implemented properly be
    The people saying this is extensive are clearly paid by CA.
    This DLC contains a half finished faction which could if implemented properly be the most interesting and fun faction in the game.
    What it is instead, is an over complicated micro managing nightmare with not a shred of sense to it getting in the way of you being able to even notice how cool it is that you have an army of trees. Every siege battle is the same map, and it isn't even a siege map it's just a regular generic flat map that you can't defend properly and can't run from. Everyone invades the forest so you're always fighting on that same generic boring map every single battle it's boring the first time but you will have to fight on it at least 200 times if you try the DLC campaign, the other wood elves fight each other more than the invaders, they have an extra requirement of amber which is a stupid resource you can't actually control and this turns what could be the greatest thing ever into a monotonous load of crap. Endless boring micro-managing and searching online for a mod to make this DLC more interesting which somehow still has not been made. Just don't bother until they actually make it worth paying for, they still can, wouldn't even be that hard for them, just gotta remove the nonsense making it too fiddly and add some good maps.

    It's a game, that means it's meant to be fun, micro managing things between boring fights, is not fun.
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