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I bought the World of Warcraft Battlechest for £20 about 1 year ago after playing the online 14day trial. I thought the graphics was excellent and the gameplay superb. World of Warcraft is a fantasy, adventure game in which you can create your character and roam free in this amazing landscape full of every imaginable creature you can think of. This game is not just about looking at the wonderful things like rocks and other peoples characters, but you can also to do quests alone or with friends, upgrade your character and unlock new worlds. This is an online game only and cannot be played offline which isn't good for people who do not have internet connection and maybe other games might be more suitable for example, Oblivion. When I bought this game I didn't realise how much it cost to play. It costs £18 for 60 days and I found it to much money for a game that I wouldn't be playing every single day. You can get this game for much cheaper now and you can buy it from Amazon for just £9.99 but I am sure you can find it cheaper if you look around a bit. I give this Game 4 out of 5 because of the Graphics of the senery and characters. I recommend this game to anyone wanting to play one of the biggest Pc games out there. Please rate and comment if you found this review helpful. :D
Having been a World of Warcraft addict for a while, I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to get my girlfriend playing online too. The Battlechest is good value for money and, the added guides were a useful reference to help her along the way. The only downside of this package is the fact that there are no patches included post Burning Crusade release, so several downloads are required before you can actually log on and start the character creation process. For those who have managed to avoid the hype surrounding this game - it's a massive multimedia online role playing game - you choose from the available options of race/class/gender and then have limited options to customise the way your character (or "toon") looks. Once you're happy with the way it looks and have chosen a name that isn't already taken (this can be quite difficult!), you're ready to enter the world. You are given a brief introduction to your chosen race and then find yourself in the start zone. Quests are available to you straight away and serve to give you practice on how to use your new spells/abilities. The quests all start simply (kill this/fetch that/explore here) but start to build up on the whole storyline. Early levels are easy to achieve as you don't require much experience (XP - rewarded for killing things or completing quests), but you need much more XP to achieve levels as you progress into the game. Each time you hit an even level (2,4,6,etc) you are able to train for new or improved spells at your class trainer. It doesn't cost much to learn these at first, but the cost increases as your level increases. You can also learn two "trades" to help/hinder you as you progress - Tailoring, Leatherworking, Mining, Blacksmithing, etc are all good ways to help you earn money by selling your goods in the auction houses, but they can also cost you money to improve your skills as you may need to buy raw materials to manufacture the goods that earn you experience in your trade. First Aid, Fishing and Cooking are also available in addition to your two chosen trades. The game has so much depth and involvement to it that a review such as this wouldn't really do it a great deal of justice. The easiest way to learn is to play - in-game tips are there to guide you as you start to play and you'll soon pick it up as it's designed to be playable from the start (to ensure early addiction!). If magic, fighting, questing and exploring are of interest - I can recommend this game. Just be prepared to lose time. A lot of time.
World of Warcraft. Arguably the most famous (infamous?) video game in existence. The interweb is full of tales of addiction, ruined marriages and the neglect of personal hygiene. Why? Because, to one extent or another, it has it all. Like exploring? The World of Warcraft is huge, varied and a joy to simply tour around. Like killing nubs? PvP in Warcraft is brutal, popular and competitive. You'll get creamed at first, obviously. Like storytelling? The World of Warcraft has a rich and well developed background. Those who love to immerse themselves in the lore of games (girls) will love it. Like achievements? Ever since the XBOX 360 achievement system proved that gamers would do anything to enhance their E-go, 'points' (in exile since the days of Space Invaders) have made a return. Now you can be rewarded for leaping off tall buildings, buying 1200 shirts and other seemingly pointless activities. May sound stupid, but believe me it won't be long before you're hunting down very last one of the slippery things. There's more. A lot more. But just buy it - it's cheap, has a free trial and will keep you hooked, maybe forever.
World of Warcraft ...a world... of... warcraft...ummm... once you actually purchase the game its more like World of Magical things that follow you around while you kill random creatures for "xp" and do endless-quests quests for hours and hours and hours because you so addicted and can't get of until BANG it hits you... WHY ... why spend so much time stuck on your PC playing an infinitely long game with NO reward waiting for you... Yes, I was a victim of World Of Warcraft addiction, or "wow addiction" as lazy people say it, there was so much hype at the time, literally everyone had it, so i finally convince my family to let me buy it for the family computer, I get it run home, filled with excitement, turn on the PC place the discs in...and whoa! I spent approximately 4 hours waiting for it to download, possible the slowest game installation I myself have ever experienced. Then after this immense waiting time the game finally loaded, id created my account online beforehand so i figured this was it, i was finally, going to play World Of Warcraft, then an annoying little message comes up saying now installing patches, Oh My God, more...so it ended with another 30-60 mins of installation...so its a frown for set up I'm afraid! Once i finally got to playing it was actually a relief, it seemed like it might of been worth the instillation time, but no... no... The character creation is probably one of the best features of the game, unique to any others I had played. There were a few races to choose from, whether it was male or female, skin colour, hair (facial and hair-hair) and face shape, sadly you could not choose the armor but you can build up the appearance in-game anyway. When i started to get playing...i was completely addicted i would spend hours and hours on the thing each and every day, i was quite scary to be honest, the game itself is actually pretty good, graphics fine, game play brilliant, but when you take all things into consideration, you think is it all worth it? Also the pay is pretty high, the game doesn't seem much, but you have to pay a subscription fee of about £9 a month which is quite a lot for a computer game. I don't really recommend this, but if you want it, i believe it is better to get the trial first and see how it goes, then if you want to continue playing definitely buy the battle chest, it is cheaper than buying each game separately, and it also includes a guide to help you with your adventures!
World of Warcraft battlechest is great value for money, not only is it cheaper than buying the original World of Warcraft game and "The burning crusade" expansion separately, but it also provides new users with two fantastic strategy guides to help them begin their journey to level 70 and beyond. World of Warcraft is one of the most talked about massive multiplayer games out there at the moment with over 10 million players worldwide. Buying this battlechest will allow you to trade, duel, quest and even make friends with people from many different nationalities and backgrounds. I wont go into too much detail about world of Warcraft as a game as there are many very in depth reviews about the first World of Warcraft as well as the expansion. World of Warcraft was released quite a number of years ago but almost immediately became one of the most successful online role playing games to this date. When the burning crusade expansion was released the game became even more popular, and, as mentioned above, now has over 10 million active users playing the game. The two strategy guides provide new and existing world of Warcraft users with helpful hints, tips, item guides and even dungeon maps to get you started. Despite having played this game for over 2 years I still refer back to these guides for useful information. The main reason world of Warcraft is one of the most successful games ever is due to the fact that it's never ending. New patches and expansion packs are constantly being released to keep every type of user occupied. As you may or may not know, after buying world of Warcraft you have to pay a £9 a month subscription to keep your account active, this is basically one of the only drawbacks the game has. Even though you may think £9 is a bit too much to pay for an online game, you get more than your moneys worth with the new content that is released as well as the brilliant help from the games masters if you so need it.