This fan remake of World Of Warcraft is utterly incredible, using Unreal Engine 4 to overhaul the recognisable locations into a version worthy of the world's intricate lore and myths.
Daniel L works on the projects as a solo developer, and uses assets from the Unreal Engine's marketplace to ease the process of rebuilding these iconic settings in a brand new space. Though they aren't available to download as a demo and stroll around yourself, the video tour of Stormwind City, Goldshire and the Lion's Pride Inn, Duskwood and Grizzly Hills is very soothing and I'd absolutely recommend this if the spring showers have ruined your plans for a daily stretch of your legs.
The views of Stormwind City are brilliant, with that beautiful stone architecture showing age and weathering against the bright blues, purples, and oranges of the roof tiles. And, I swear you can feel the warmth of the embers glowing in the fireplace at the Inn. Duskwood is absolutely the star of the show here - chilly and gloomy, bar the torches and lanterns that light the way. "I'd crap my pants if I quested in this version," said Xenta Atnex in the YouTube comments. "Honestly, every other spider/skeleton/wolf would make me backflip out of my chair," added Magrior. Fans have praised the build and would love to see new areas interpreted by Daniel L, like Suramar, Azeroth, and Ardenweald. "I love this game so much, this needs to happen in my lifetime. Thanks for doing this, it's absolutely amazing. It's art," summarised Ioan Karamfilov.
Last year, World Of Warcraft got an animated series titled Shadowlands Afterlives ahead of the Shadowlands expansion. Though there were only four episodes, it renewed interest in new media about the classic role-playing game. Of course, the Warcraft movie is the highest-grossing video game adaptation ever made, but it wasn't a hit with the critics. A sequel isn't likely, as a result. However, director Duncan Jones does have ideas on where the story could go in the future. "Basically the trilogy was the fulfilling of Durotan's promise to give his people a new home," he said in an interview in 2020. Never say never, I suppose.
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