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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    90
    Naxxramas is an excellent addition to the core game, and an exploration of sorts to examine the potential for additional single-player Hearthstone content. While there is little replay value to the encounters themselves, the adventure provides a substantial amount of new content that spills over into ranked, casual, and arena mode and changes how you approach the game.
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    85
    Wonderful presentation overflowing with character and humour.
  3. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    'Curse of Naxxramas' is an expansion positioned towards more seasoned players, acting as welcome respite from the climb of the Ranked ladder or the unpredictable gauntlet of the Arena, and rewards with powerful cards you'll keep using long after it's over.
  4. Sep 4, 2014
    78
    A much-needed and fun refresher for Blizzard’s card battler, although the next card expansion will need to be more sizeable.
  5. Sep 2, 2014
    75
    I'd love to see more add-ons like this in the future, and hope Blizzard supports Hearthstone for years to come. However you look at it, bare-bones or not, Naxx is a great start.
  6. Aug 21, 2014
    75
    The Curse of Naxxramas is expensive. But, it's absolutely necessary. Blizzard has managed to give us a superb game, Hearthstone, to later charge us for this singleplayer DLC. However, here we have good cards and a lot of new strategies.
  7. Jul 24, 2014
    60
    The first morsel of Curse of Naxxramas is an all-important addition to a stellar game that cannot be missed. Unfortunately it's also very short in actual content.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Sep 2, 2014
    10
    No one said this game will be free to play! You can unlock Nax with your gold.
    All those crybabies who are giving low scores cause they
    cannot afford expansion are just silly.

    This game is great! In my opinion it is the best TCG online.
    It can challenge your mind, helps relax.

    Games are fun, fast paced, addicting.
    On the higher 'ranks' winning can be real struggle you must stay focused and THINK.

    I'd recommend it to every card games fan.
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  2. Oct 4, 2014
    7
    Not that bad, and while getting all the wings is a long grind, show me a game where you have the option to play and play and finally get the DLC instead of buying it. Yeah, bosses are gimmicky, but as a casual HS player, I still enjoy them more than playing against rush/aoe/legendary decks whom I don't have a chance against.

    Still, it's clear Activision does no good for Blizz games.
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  3. Aug 6, 2014
    3
    Curse is a 20$ expansion for Hearthstone that doesnt offer much in terms of replayability or fun. Essentially you pay to be able to grind and get a set of cards which are notably overpowered as of August 2014. If you do not pay, you will face players with those cards and they will annoy you greatly.

    Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Now Military Quarter. All of these are attempting to present unique fights, but instead of using strong, balanced decks, most of the fights and bosses feel like gimmicks. There's no fun in those fights, they are either pushovers or ridiculously frustrating (as in the case of invulnerable death knight). At no point does it actually become "Fun".

    The AI is not good, it just has no idea how to play those decks successfully. It would be much more fun if players were allowed to roleplay bosses "Arena style".

    The "Epic" challenges are just ridiculous exercise in "concede>concede>concede" till you draw your perfect deck. And guess what? Defeating those bosses does nothing, there's no reward

    To conclude, for 20$ you get 4 wings (1 free), each one less than an hour content that you are unlikely to ever touch again after getting the reward.
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  4. Aug 30, 2014
    0
    Rubbish as their usual stuff nowadays. Do you like boring grinding as replayability or being milked for money? Then actiBlizzard is the right company for your games. I still cry a little everytime I think of blizzard pre WoW. Expand