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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Game Review: World Of Warcraft

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Okay i know what your all thinking, why the heck am i doing a review about WoW?
Because after stopping for 6 months (after playing for 3 years) i realized how annoying this game is.

For an MMO the graphics are very unique, its what i would call "cartoon-ish" style of graphics, which is good because it can never get old, no matter what year you play wow in it will look decent cause that's how they meant it to look, but you know you can never be really pleased with how the graphics look.



In World Of Warcraft, there is the original and the 3 expansions, this means a lot more "fun" but one hell of a lot more exploring and getting used to all the patch changes etc. what i don't like is, if you were just starting off a character, (being a total n00b) back 3 years ago, you'd have to get to level 60, which was quite demanding after level 50, it involved either heaps of grinding, dungeons runs quests etc. but now with all the expansions, you need to get to level 85. 85! It takes twice as long to get to top level, and everything once your top level is  the boring same routine, either doing daily quests to get gold, doing endless amount of the same dungeon to get gear or badges to buy gear. You might get a little sense of achievement from this, being better geared than someone, thinking your "leet" but in 6 months, the new expansion comes out, and all that gear is USELESS. i just don't see the point.



Wow has a very, very interesting lore and plot though, - in the newest expansion, "cataclysm" the corrupted fire dragon aspect Deathwing has awaken, which broke the world pillar, and you job is to kill Deathwing and return the world back to normal. its not a bad plot, but not an insanely good one either. the multiplayer on this is one of the best Ive seen, but that is probably because i was so addicted to this game, or because its purely an online only game, so it had to be really good.



Over all i think this game is fun - but its way too addicting for the amount of effort u have to put into this game, is consumes peoples life (including mine at times) but over 100 million account made shows that it is still the leading MMO around, and will be for along time - until RIFT comes out (nicknamed the wow killer) which i too, will probably play.

GRAPHICS: 6/10
PERFORMANCE ON PC: 9/10
GAME-PLAY:  8/10
MULTIPLAYER: 10.1/10 ( +0.1 for addiction)


33 comments:

  1. WoW def had my undivided attention for more than a year. It was difficult to break the cycle of addiction, but sometimes the more difficult path to take is the right one.

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  2. I think you just summed up all of my feelings about WoW in this beautiful little review. Nicely done. Glad to know I'm not the only one.

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  3. I'd really like to get back into WoW

    I have a level 80 Hunter ATM

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  4. "WoW def had my undivided attention for more than a year. It was difficult to break the cycle of addiction, but sometimes the more difficult path to take is the right one." Wow is a lifestyle choice, not an addiction... just saying :p

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  5. I agree with most of this, but i think WoW is more of a lifestyle choice then an addiction XD

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  6. I think you should totally review: "League of Legends". It's a great game, would be nice to read a review about it.

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  7. Good short review! Definitely very addicting - maybe that's Bill W's next project? I like your blog; can't wait to see more!

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  8. A very good game, I'd have to say. I played it for 4 years and I had a lot of fun.

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  9. Still playing, but I can agree with some points. Maybe it's my guild or something :P

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  10. Never really knew much about WoW except the bad things you hear about it, thanks for the review!

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  11. I honestly couldn't get into WoW personally, but great review! Look forward to more!

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  12. I stopped playing when Cata came out. The continuously gets easier with new expansions.

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  13. I never got into WoW, but reading this at least got me a little interested.

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  14. You forgot to mention that they broke the talent system, and they broke all compatibility with Nvidia graphics cards. (Nvidia drivers drop dead about 30-40mins into play for me, but some people can't run fullscreen at all without their drivers crashing. I had a couple of bluescreens too.)

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  15. im not a fan of MMORPG so i cant tell if this game is really worth it.

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  16. I never get WoW point but im intrensted everything about games so followed.

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  17. I stopped playing WOW at Burning Crusade, I just lost the plot and got bored of the grinding! Thanks for review! Thanks for recent support!

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  18. i played wow but only got to level 13 before I gave up lol

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  19. Like the blog, and I love me some WOW

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  20. Never played that game, its to danegrous I think
    http://baxxmans.blogspot.com/

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  21. I have to admit it: I played WoW since release but I sold my acc right before Cataclysm. For me this game got boring, because in the end all you do is level up over and over again, do instances over and over again and pvp some. Pretty repetitive, no real new original content :(

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  22. I never started playing because I knew I would get addicted.

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  23. oh man....WoW...i used to play so much in high school. in college now, i dont even get a chance to play video games =\

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  24. I used to play. I had an 80 pally and 79 shaman. Then I realized how much of my life I spent on it and I stopped >_< I'm personally glad I gave it up. I only played for 6 months, but it was still too much time.

    http://thelpblog.blogspot.com/

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  25. definitely won't be buying this one. ehhh

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  26. Only ever played WoW on a private server, but really you can't judge it for its graphics. For when it was released, the graphics are actually pretty awesome.

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  27. I'm a main raider in a consistent top 100 US guild, Cataclysm is seriously awful. Being a melee in PvE is stupid, considering half the fights are designed without melee in mind. The only thing melee is good for is, is arena. If you aren't running some sort of melee cleave right now in 3s, you're a chump.

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  28. i have no desire to get into WoW, but i actually enjoyed reading this

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