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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 ofIt 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. Paul
    Sep 21, 2008
    10
    Adults rejoice! FINALLY! an MMO suitable for people with lives and limited timespan to play games. They've removed the time wastage that Adults rejoice! FINALLY! an MMO suitable for people with lives and limited timespan to play games. They've removed the time wastage that fills most other MMORPG's. Interface is excellent, Quest system is excellent, PVP is excellent. Expand
  2. JWong
    Oct 1, 2008
    10
    Great game, having tons of fun in PvP. A much needed breath of fresh air in a genre that has too much PvE centric MMOs. World PvP is alive Great game, having tons of fun in PvP. A much needed breath of fresh air in a genre that has too much PvE centric MMOs. World PvP is alive again in WAR. Some of the best scenary I've seen in a game especially the lush landscapes of the elves combine with the awe-inspiring keeps. Expand
  3. AndrewLittle
    Aug 29, 2009
    10
    loved it, based around pvp and leveling, this game didnt just throw the same crap Wow does with crappy AI npcs attacking you, but gets youloved it, based around pvp and leveling, this game didnt just throw the same crap Wow does with crappy AI npcs attacking you, but gets you fighting you player enemies to level up... Fast paced and the level cap rounds the game off to around a 10 to me ! Expand
  4. Glock
    Sep 22, 2008
    9
    Incredible game that delivers from the very start. No undersold promises here and the potential to become a true contender for WoW's crown.
  5. Nov 13, 2010
    8
    Very good pvp, great and fun classes, good community, warhammer athmosphere. I have played casual since launch ( about two year ) . I thinkVery good pvp, great and fun classes, good community, warhammer athmosphere. I have played casual since launch ( about two year ) . I think war have best and most balanced pvp, lotro have best pve and most intresting quests and character modification, wow is mix all off these but have most fun dungeons and boss fights. Expand
  6. LeahR
    Oct 18, 2008
    6
    I wanted to love it, and I tried my best, but the game is so rough, buggy, unstable, unpolished, and imbalanced that it drove me away in I wanted to love it, and I tried my best, but the game is so rough, buggy, unstable, unpolished, and imbalanced that it drove me away in frustration. It plays like a fun if lopsided game still very much in beta. The problem is we're now paying money for this. It's also disheartening that Mythic has failed to address the vast outcry about class and population imbalances, and CEO Mark Jacobs displays erratic and troubling behavior where he caters to the demands of a vocal minority (on the IGN VN Boards) while ignoring the rest of his customers. I want WAR to improve and succeed, but right now I can only recommend most people avoid this one till it has had several months to half a year to climb out of the buggy mess it's currently in. Expand
  7. DanG.
    Sep 20, 2008
    0
    This game is terrible because of the choppy controla nd poor resolution

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