November 30, 2004

It's about time - World of Warcraft review is out

Originally posted by Ben Zackheim from Joystiq, reBlogged by ts

wow Gamespot has ventured forth with an astounding 95/Superb rating. This is notable for a couple of reasons. First, we believe it s the highest rated MMO in Gamespot history. Yes, that s a big deal. We admire GS s staff of writers. Second, it s the excuse thousands, if not millions, of us have been waiting for. MMOs are tough to get into. A lot of us have never found much to like about questing and levelling up in an online environment. So, Warcraft fans who have never tried an MMO, will now give it a trial run. If this game is as good as the review says it is, Blizzard has just given the genre a bigger audience to draw from.

Though massively multiplayer online role-playing games have been around for years, it has taken this long for the genre’s breakthrough hit to finally emerge. Here is the online role-playing game you should play, no matter who you are. This is because World of Warcraft brings out all the best aspects of this style of gaming, if not many of the best aspects of gaming in general. It also features many of the specific characteristics that have made Blizzard Entertainment’s previous games so entertaining, memorable, long-lasting, and successful. Of course, the company’s past track record did not guarantee that World of Warcraft could have turned out this well. Such high quality simply cannot be expected, nor should it be missed.

Via Joystiq