|World of Warcraft (2005) |
February 08, 2005
Great Presentation, Horrible End Game
|by: Willow ( December 25, 2006 )
Experience: 1 Year - 2 Years
- Terrific Presentation
|» Pros|| |
- User Friendly Interface
- The Warcraft Universe
- Terrific Quests and Story
- Very Good Stylized Graphics
- Huge World
- Awesome Third Party Addon Support
- Overly Simplified MMORPG Gaming
|» Cons|| |
- Horrific PVP System
- Class Balance Leaves Alot to be Desired
- Limited EXP Options
- No End Game
- The Same Gameplay as EQ
Let me begin by stating that World of Warcraft is a terrific MMORPG for new players or fans of Blizzard in general, however more experienced MMORPG players will find themselves longing for alot more. World of Warcraft was bound to be a "killer app" from the start, seeing how it's made by Blizzard who probably has the most rabid fan base ever.
|» Review|| |
World of Warcraft brings MMORPG gaming to the main stream with it's easily accessible, intuitive interface, simple classes, and ease of play, however MMORPG veterans will immediately be turned off by the games over simplicity.
The leveling and questing in WoW is terrific, thousands of quests to keep you progressing through your levels, all of which have interesting and original story lines. However, for me as well as others questing is fine and well, but at other times I just want to sit at a camp of Mobs and grind, and WoW's camps of Mobs are few and far between. Perhaps this was done to keep players from being discouraged from killing the same thing over and over again but the fact is I, as well as others, would prefer to grind their levels instead of running around the world completing quests.
The path from 1 to 60 is rather relaxed, however once you get to 60, you're not going to have much to do unless you fancy running through the same dungeon over and over to get those few pieces of loot that make you even better at running through said dungeons. Then again, you can always take yourself to the Instanced Battleground (WoW’s version of team based objective PvP) to pass your time.
The Battlegrounds in WoW were a late addition that didn’t make it into the original launch and due to this the Class Balance in PvP combat leaves a lot to be desired. All the Instanced Battlegrounds have a wait line which has to fill with players before you’re allowed to play.
As said in the cons section, the gameplay in WoW is the same standard fare since Everquest, dumbed down a bit, then refined to make it more user friendly, nothing new to see here, just an “easier” way to get into it.
In conclusion, WoW is a terrfici MMORPG for the first time or Casual MMORPG player, however MMORPG veterans will have a hard time embracing WoW as the “MUST HAVE” game it has been hyped out to be.
|0 User Comment(s) • 0 root comment(s)|
» Note: You need to be logged in to write a comment!Login here, or if you don't have an account with FiringSquad, register here, it's FREE!