Disgusting - will surely disappoint dedicated WoW players
TxtBin wrote this review on .
First things first, many reviewers get carried away and use too much technical jargon which leaves new gamers puzzled so I'll make my review as simplistic as possible. A series of anecdotes will be featured in this review, so I apologize if I do drone on.
First of all, I had a Tauren warrior, and I had cared for this beefy character for at least the best part of a year (I created him just before the Burning Crusade expansion released). By the time they had announced for a Wrath of Lich King expansion, my character was at LVL 62. While it's not that high, I only played the game whenever I was bored to the core.
I purchased the second expansion, and then reached LVL 73 after a few months of playing (with mini breaks in between), and then retired from the game.
Then Cataclysm came about. There was MAJOR hype, mostly by Blizzard saying the Azeroth we knew will be destroyed and civilization would restart but none of this is actually as substantial as it sounds.
At first I was impressed by the visuals as I explored the newer, destroyed Azeroth but as travelling takes so long, it was more of a chore. Luckily, more creatures means more room for travelling with ease.
The quests however, were complete CRAP. It's the same old repetitive go there and kill and bring me back the genital organ of a three-headed lion or defend a location sort of bullcrap quests. A quest is supposed to be epic. Unfortunately, nothing is that epic in Cataclysm. It's the content which I wanted change in. I don't care of Azeroth gets destroyed, or if it multiplies. Sure, it's good for a change, but the content is where Blizzard is now starting to lag at. They are now just milking the game by offering 100s of quests which are just effectively the same. For such a huge world, the quests are way too linear and this really saddens me, a dedicated user who pays to play for this now stale game.
The reason why I say this is because new comers CANNOT enjoy any of Cataclysm's content unless they are a high-level players (we're talking about above the LVL 75 range), so if you're not gonna get to that high a level (which requires months if not weeks of hard work), I'd not recommend this expansion.
Even for existing users who are above the LVL 75 mark, there isn't much new content guys. Most of it is the same stuff. Not much has changed. The same old Raids and Dungeons. For an expansion, there aren't many substantial updates (apart from the change to Azeroth which had occured in a patch, so Cataclysm cannot be awarded for that change either).
On the whole, the new Azeroth is great to explore - but the repetitive quests and unfriendly community makes this game rather tedious, and if anything, Blizzard will be losing customers (due to boredom), rather than cash in on this miserable expansion.