Monday, December 29, 2014

REVIEW: The Warhammer App

As most of you probably already know by now, Games Workshop came out with a free App a month or so ago. The Warhammer App has had some time to develop since it was released so I figured now was a good time to give my initial review.

What is this Warhammer App you may be asking? Well, quite simply, it's a news app for Games Workshop. Every day it is updated with new stories, usually about three or four a day. These can range from the newest releases to little free extras such as mini painting guides.

While most of us probably already know what new stuff is coming out for the week, it is great for those of us who can't prowl the news and rumor sites. For me the most interesting stories are the ones about book releases or the free extras. I know that Black Library has always had free excerpts from its books for people to download, but I never really bothered before. Now that they put the option for this free download within an easily checked app and all I have to do is click a button on my phone, I have found myself reading a lot more of them.

Every now and then they also put out with cool free releases like mini painting guides or dataslates from old White Dwarfs. While some people may complain that a lot of it is recycled from older publications at the end of the day it's free, so if you do't want it, don't read it.

Another cool addition is that they now use this App to inform people when an older item is going to be pulled from production. In the past people would complain about how some of the older Forge World books and models would suddenly disappear for good from the website without any warning. Now through a quick update on the App they can let everyone know when there are only a few 100 left. It's a win for everyone.

Don't want to see the stories about the new releases? Don't worry, they have a filter at the top so you can pick what type of stories you see. You can also change it over to only show you stuff you haven't already read.

All in all this App is pretty cool. It keeps you up to date with what's going on in every aspect of the GW world and even throws you a few cool extras. Considering this App is free I don't see why you wouldn't download it if you are a 40k or Fantasy fan. The only downside is that at the moment it's for Apple only. There is a ton of potential for GW to use this App to give even more great content to it's fans and so far they have a good foundation laid out. Did I mention that it's free?

Final Score - 4/5 
It's a good start with plenty of room to grow.

Until next time,

Tyler M.

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