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  • Summary: It is a desperate time for the Emperor. A terrible Chaos Plague defiles his lands, ravaging the populace and weakening his armies. Meanwhile, the Dwarf holds in the nearby World's Edge Mountains have come under siege by a massive greenskin horde. Honor-bound by an ancient oath, the ruler of the greatest nation of men in the Old World has dispatched several regiments to assist the embattled Dwarfs, further depleting the Empire's already thin defenses. In this dark hour, a new threat appears. Under a sky darkened by a crimson eclipse, a great warhost erupts from the wastelands of the north. Bearing the banner of Tzeentch, Changer of the Ways, the army of Chaos marches south for the borders of the Empire, crushing everything in its path. With the Dwarfs fighting desperately to slow the ferocious greenskin "Waaagh!", the Emperor realizes that his only hope of defeating the encroaching legions of Chaos lies with the High Elves of Ulthuan. Upon receiving the Emperor's dire plea for help, Finubar, Phoenix King of the High Elves, sets sail at the head of a mighty fleet of warships laden with battalions of High Elf warriors. [Mythic Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 52 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Public Quests are some of the most fun I've had in PvE, and, as I mentioned, crafting feels a lot more like an alternate activity than just something else to grind.
  2. The license is strong, the game is great, and the quality of the content is second- to-none. If servers are stable, players are listened to, and expansion content is as well tweaked, inventive and superbly written as its launch material, this could be the game that savages WOW's subscription numbers.
  3. 90
    Endless depth, gorgeous graphics, excellent polish for a new MMO.
  4. But when things do come together, it can be a near-perfect storm that balances questing, instanced scenarios, and open world RvR that makes it feel like you're gliding through leveling rather than grinding. [Holiday 2008, p.64]
  5. EA and Mythic finally released their star title, and they did well on the lasts months. Warhammer Online manages to include one of the most interestings PvP systems of the recent MMO, and explodes the Games Workshop franchise to the bone. The Old World is live and rich, and it is out there for you to explore. If you join the order or the chaos factions you´re guaranteed hours of endless combat and hundreds of locations, enemies and items to visit, kill and collect. While is not top notch in visuals, it just do it very well taking the player into another universe.
  6. Age of Reckoning is like a rough diamond that needs to be polished. The core of the game is more than fine and will offer you tons of enjoyable gameplay. The only thing that we are worried about is the support from developer Mythic. But if they keep this level of support up then we will see no problem in Warhammer becoming a classic in the MMO World.
  7. WAR is not about redefining the genre, and to complain it resembles WoW is to criticize it for being a fantasy MMO. Where it excels is group-based gameplay. [Dec 2008, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 151
  1. Nov 25, 2010
    This game is multi-dimensional and allows different avenues for players to explore the game experience. Free trial users can play to their hearts content in the beginners sand pit area, and discover a mini-world of unlimited free trial players there. Most players will focus on the PVP battles and contests that make up the core activities of WAR. By engaging in this constant combat and chasing the ebb and flow of the battle lines, players will not have much time to devote to the player quests and other quests that are available to explore. Specialised dungeons and mini-worlds are also available to players to venture into with an organised group occasionally. But for many, the lure of constant battle, interrupted by matched combat arenas known as scenarios, will be too great! The worlds are stunningly created and incredibly engaging. My experience with joining a player guild in the final stage of the game was the highlight. My only problem with this game is the lack of time to devote to it! Expand
  2. Feb 29, 2012
    I really liked this game, good PVP, half decent graphics, PVE was weak...but meh...whatever... Poor customer support and constant game mechanics changes have made the servers combine down to only a few (people left in droves), and many levels are so empty now that you are shocked if you see another player since you started to think it was a single player game. I wish EA would rollback the character mechanics to an earlier time rather than just let the entire world wither and die as it is, sad really. Expand
  3. Mar 24, 2012
    You can go RvR (PvP) untill lvl 1 and PvE is there also good dungs works better and are more fun than in games like WoW. WAR also support addons so u can customize the game by your own. Expand
  4. Dec 21, 2011
    Had so much potential, but failed, largely due to lots of lag and that the player base was spread out on far too many servers. Many of these issues were fixed in later patches, but there are still to few players, and ideas such as Public Quests and RvR is something that I think Guild Wars 2 will do several times better, when it it released. Expand
  5. Feb 4, 2012
    Played this game for almost 2 years. Waited for the company to address many player versus player issues. A good ride until you realize the top tier experience is very one sided. An unbalanced PvP game does not deserve a subscription. The guys involved with this title moved on to help with Star Wars The Old Republic. That game has tanked as well. Wait for another title, or try a free to play game. Expand
  6. Apr 20, 2011
    Played this every day for over a month, nice ideas executed poorly I expected so much more from this but it ended up being a real disappointment which is a shame really as it got old very quickly and so the initial novelty soon wore off The interaction with the other players and the environment felt very disjointed the progression past level 20 was excessively slow and the trade skills were confusing and hard to level. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2013
    this game is the worst piece of in gaming history, it's not even a game, it's human waste. play at your own risk, don't say you weren't warned. mythic need to disband and find new careers: garbage collection might suit. Expand

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