The legendary tale opens with the selection of heroes' classes and appearances and leads the players across a perilous journey through the world. The quests heroes partake in rely on detailed scripting to enhance the drama of key moments within this war saga.
The world consists of sprawling environments that convey the massive scope of this fantasy setting and lead heroes along roads, rivers and natural trails as they uncover dark mysteries within dank caverns, fortified castles and labyrinthine dungeons.
Colossal cities, ancient structures and other war-ravaged settings are the stage of large-scale battles available in both the single-player and multiplayer campaigns.
Treasures will aid collectors in the form of myriad weapons, armour and magical artifacts. Heroes must take care when tampering with the forces of the arcane as magic is still an art full of mystery and unpredictability.
Despite the opportunity to improve heroes' arsenals, the core of combat still relies on the skills of the player and not their gear. The battles of this conflict are not won with weapons but with the skills of those that wield them.
Heroes may band together in cooperative play through the single-player campaign hosted on developer-run servers where persistent experience points and rare artifacts provide a compelling reason to relive the adventure again and again.