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  • Summary: In Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, players experience a new epic story line and participate in a bitter struggle for power. Behind the conflict are the war-like Viamontians and their calculating, ruthless king, Varicci II. Also, powerful figures of Dereth who hid in the shadows in yearsIn Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, players experience a new epic story line and participate in a bitter struggle for power. Behind the conflict are the war-like Viamontians and their calculating, ruthless king, Varicci II. Also, powerful figures of Dereth who hid in the shadows in years past will be thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning revolution to help define Dereth's new destiny. The third installment of the original Asheron's Call series features an exhaustive amount of new game play to compliment the massive amounts of existing episodic content. Players can now choose to play Asheron's Call as a warlike Viamontian, which have long been the scourge of the nations of Ispar. The Viamontians' bids for continental domination have finally resulted in a rapidly expanding kingdom under the leadership of King Varicci. Along with the new race, players will discover and explore a unique archipelago in the North of Dereth, which is held by the Viamontians. [Turbine Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Current fans will enjoy the new content and better graphics, but new players won’t be as impressed. The solid gameplay of the original shines through, although it is a bit rusty in places after a few years.
  2. There is a lot of great stuff in Asheron’s Call, period. There is an enormous landmass populated with hidden dungeons, strange creatures and mysteries begging to be solved once more.
  3. Even with the upgrade, the graphics and style of play are only appealing to the old school gamers who grew up on the original EverQuest and Ultima Online.
  4. 40
    Throne of Destiny suffers from the same affliction every long-running online RPG suffers from--feature bloat. In catering to its paying customers, the game has become too confusing, too intimidating, and too hostile to new players.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. PaulP.
    Aug 4, 2005
    10
    I started on AC many years ago. Earlier this year I took off and tried other games. Many of the new games have been dumbed down and require I started on AC many years ago. Earlier this year I took off and tried other games. Many of the new games have been dumbed down and require the commitment of many concurrent hours to complete long quests. AC allows a person to group hunt or solo very easily. With complete control on your characters advancement in whichever skills you desire. You can be a complete melee, missile or mage character or a combination of any or all of these traits. You can focus your growth towards defense or attack skills as you so desire. No other game gives this kind of control. Expand
  2. MattS.
    Aug 9, 2005
    10
    A great game just got better with TOD,plus the monthly updates that are comming are adding so much more to the game.Try it free for 30 days A great game just got better with TOD,plus the monthly updates that are comming are adding so much more to the game.Try it free for 30 days and decide for yourself..TOD a 10 Expand
  3. SalN.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    Best PvP game ever made...and continues to be just that.
  4. Jerry
    Aug 3, 2005
    9
    The best, most addicting MMORPG I've ever played. Graphics are considerably better than before but still lag way behind anything else The best, most addicting MMORPG I've ever played. Graphics are considerably better than before but still lag way behind anything else out, that's the only reason I didn't give this a 10. Expand
  5. GustaiveS.
    Aug 8, 2005
    8
    The graphics are much better than before. Still nothing like Wow but if you expected WoW or EQ2 from a 10 year old engine then you're The graphics are much better than before. Still nothing like Wow but if you expected WoW or EQ2 from a 10 year old engine then you're crazy. The new islands are fantastic. The atmosphere is great! The things I don't like are all teh tech issues it has caused and the lack of exploration xp rewards. I would give this game a 7 but with the patch notes for August up, it looks like we'll have multiple worldwide chat channels, customizable windows and otehr goodies. If they continue on the road of major changes, the 8 I give it will be deserved but not if Turbine becomes stagnant with their changes. They need to keep it up! Expand
  6. ShempH.
    Aug 10, 2005
    5
    AC was a great game for its time, but it hasn't aged well. Sadly, this expansion does absolutely nothing to fix the real problems AC was a great game for its time, but it hasn't aged well. Sadly, this expansion does absolutely nothing to fix the real problems inherent in the game. Expand
  7. X.TurbineCustomer
    Aug 4, 2005
    0
    They should have tackled the myriad of tough (cheats, exploits, inbalance) and instead they just encourge more of it. Weak.

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