Realms of Ruin is next for us. The latest strategy game from the vast and incredibly intricate Warhammer universe. Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin is the full title and it’s our latest pride and joy. But it’s not like we haven’t discussed the Warhammer universe before. We did. Heck, we even announced the upcoming Warhammer series with the ultimate celebrity nerd. Henry Cavill. You can check out that article here.
But right here and now in this particular article, we’re aiming for something different. No, not the presentation of the latest Warhammer adaptation. No, we’re gonna be mixing video games and movies, but in a very familiar way. You just have to scroll down and find out more.
But while we’re on the topic of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin.
What is Realms Of Ruin All About?
Developed and published by Frontier Development, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin is a fantastic real-time strategy game for the Warhammer fan in you. It’s based on the Warhammer: Age of Sigmar miniature wargame while the gameplay takes inspiration from Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. It’s also a game set in the iconic Warhammer universe. A game that allows you to become a warlord and lead four unique factions. In order to conquer the wild and savage Realm of Ghur intense and tactical battles. So, go ahead. Explore the nature of war from the perspectives of righteous champions and villainous warlords. Battle for survival and dominance across a campaign! Experience a cinematic plot, penned in conjunction with acclaimed Black Library author, Gavin Thorpe.
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin is available for purchase here at IndieGala. Don’t miss out on this brand-new fantastic game. But if you’re not up to the latest that Warhammer can offer, you can check out our other Warhammer offerings here at IndieGala. Some of them are on sale, and you can really hit the jackpot with those sales. Check them out here.
And What Goes Well With Realms of Ruin?
Movies of course. Preferably movies that have multiple realms, but also movies that have wars and unrest associated with those realms. We have a great selection for you in that department, and we hope you like our picks. Of course, we can’t wait to know yours. Hit that comment section and give us your picks.
More like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It’s the first installment in The Chronicles of Narnia film series and it’s great. It fits all the boxes. It has realms, conflict, and fantastic characters that are memorable today, just as they were some 18 years ago. The movie follows four British children who are evacuated during the Blitz to the countryside. They’ll find a wardrobe that leads to the fantasy world of Narnia, and there they’ll ally with the lion Aslan (voiced by Liam Neeson). He’s fighting against the forces of the White Witch (Tilda Swinton), and every help is welcomed. The movie was well received by the audience and critics alike and managed to get an Oscar as well.
It’s a must-watch.
Fun fact: The wolves that destroyed the Beavers’ home were mostly real animals, with one or two CGI ones added in. Although their tails had to be digitally removed and re-added.
Lord Of The Rings
While this is a massive film series, we’re going to focus mainly on the first movie. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The movie follows A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring. And save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. And it’s quite the masterpiece of course. Worthy of all the Oscars it got, the praise, and the cult following that it has had since 2001. Yes, the movie received praise for its visual effects, performances… Not to mention Jackson’s direction, screenplay, musical score, and faithfulness to the source material. It’s a must-watch for every Tolkien fan.
Fun fact: Sir Christopher Lee (Saruman) read “The Lord of the Rings” once a year until he died in 2015. And had done so since the year it was published. He was also the only member of the cast and crew ever to have met J.R.R. Tolkien.
You know the story of the two realms of the Black Panther. One is in the „real“ world. While the other is in Wakanda. And of course, it’s about… The Black Panther. Or T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman). He’s the heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda and must step forward to lead his people into a new future. He also must confront a challenger from his country’s past, but it’s not an easy task to do. Even for a super-hero. Black Panther earned more than 1 billion dollars at the box office, earned 3 Oscars and it was truly one of the last great projects of Marvel. It’s worth to watch as well.
Fun fact: The language spoken by Wakandans is a real language, Xhosa. A South African language characterized by clicks and glottal stops.
You know the deal with Mortal Kombat right? Well, in this case, we’re gonna go with the latest reboot of Mortal Kombat. And for now, we’re going to omit, the previous two adaptations. Why? Well, because we actually did a cool review of the reboot, and it was fiiiineee? Well, not the movie of the year, but bearable. You can read all about it here. But yeah. Mortal Kombat has different realms, fighting, and of course, it’s based on a cool video game. Hey. The latest installment of it you can actually purchase here at IndieGala. Which is also a reboot. How cool is that?
Oh fun fact: We did a Filmaholic Gamer Review of Mortal Kombat 1 as well. You can read it here. And here’s a hint. We loved it.
Why not bookend the article with another video game adaptation? Why not indeed? Now, unlike Mortal Kombat, we don’t really have Warcraft to offer, but hey. It’s a nice cool suggestion that fits the overall theme of the article. But the premise is rather simple. As an Orc horde invades the planet Azeroth using a magic portal, a few human heroes and dissenting Orcs must attempt to stop the true evil behind this war. There’s plenty of fighting, cool voice acting and the whole movie is directed by Duncan Jones. That’s David Bowie’s son actually. A huge Warcraft fan. Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, and Toby Kebbell are in the cast, and while it’s not the best movie adaptation of a video game… It’s worth giving it a shot.
Fun fact: Director Uwe Boll contacted Blizzard about directing the film, but Blizzard refused.
Will you be playing Realms Of Ruin?
Let us know about your impressions. Did you like it? Or it’s a dud? Hit that comment section and let us know.