Become a hero in an enormous online fantasy world.
Common Sense Media
4 weeks ago
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is incredibly fun to play and spectacular in terms of its beauty and creativity, but it requires adult involvement to be a positive and safe experience for teens. There is violence, some of it bloody, references to alcohol, and occasionally subtle sexual innuendo. Most importantly, parents need to know that this game is conducted online and may involve chatting with unknown players.
Excerpt: Blizzard, one of the (in my opinion) world\'s best computer game companies has made another classic. Some were skeptical of a completely online RPG from Blizzard, but they succeeded fantastically. Combining the rich land, characters, and lore of the famous Warcraft series with fast and streamlined graphics makes one of the best MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) I have seen in a long time.
MMO Corner: The World of Warcraft Legacy Continues with Mists of Pandaria
12 March 2013
Conclusion: World of Warcraft features a huge and varied world with lots of different experiences for players to take part in. Whether your style is questing, killing bosses, or fighting other players, there is plenty to do. The game can be purchased either in stores such as Gamestop or Best Buy, or can be purchased online through the Blizzard Store. The game itself requires a credit card to play, as it runs $14.99/month to keep an account active and connect to the servers.
Excerpt: WOW is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or mmorpg for short. For those who are not familiar with this genre or role playing games in general, they let players assume the role of a character that levels up based on completed objectives or quests found throughout the game world. In WOW players accomplish these tasks on their own or by joining other factions of players that are online at the same time.
Summary: There is a prevailing sense in this expansion that it didn’t go far enough. After the update that Cataclysm brought, Pandaria should’ve updated Outland AND established the new Pandaria landmass. The lack of an overall “big bad” enemy, the quasi-racist themes, and the generally feeling of “I’ve done all this before” stays with you almost the entire time you play the game.
World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria (PC) - Review
20 October 2012
Excerpt: A review for the noobs! I have a confession. I am not much of an MMORPG player. I’ve dabbled in World Of Warcraft for the past two years, learned the ropes, found some pretty neat gear and defeated some dungeons here and there but I’ve just never been able to master the intricate lingo and gameplay norms that fervent MMO players are accustomed to. That is why, to my shame, after two years of living in Azeroth I am still… a noob.
Excerpt: Mists of Pandaria is not a huge change in the Warcraft formula, but it does provide more of what players enjoyed about the previous expansions, with a few changes that improve the overall game. If you stopped playing simply because of content running out, or want to see what they’ve done in the last few years, it is worth a look.
Pros: More of what was good before, non-dungeon activities