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  • Summary: Several years have passed since the Burning Legion's defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal toSeveral years have passed since the Burning Legion's defeat at Mount Hyjal and the races of Azeroth have continued to rebuild their once shattered lives. With renewed strength, the heroes of the Horde and Alliance have begun to explore new lands and broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find friends or foes? What dangers and rewards lie in wait beyond the Dark Portal? And what will they do when they discover that the demons they thought vanquished have returned to renew their terrible Burning Crusade? New Player Races: New allies will join the game, expanding the story line and allowing players to develop powerful new characters within the world. Higher Level Limit: The game's level cap is being raised to 70, and with these new levels will come meaningful spell, ability, and talent upgrades for each character class. New Lands and Battlegrounds: Explore the magical realms of the Blood Elves and Draenei, journey through the Dark Portal into untamed Outland, and visit dungeons and battlefields previously inaccessible to players.
    Flying Mounts: In Outland, players will gain access to unique airborne mounts that will allow for smoother travel over some of that region's more hazardous terrain. [Blizzard]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. 100
    The new locations, characters, items, and monsters are nothing short of awesome. The voice acting is perfect, the sound effects spot-on, and the score at times both ominous and uplifting.
  2. 100
    One of the most solid expansion packs I have ever seen for any game. While you may find a few bugs here and there, it's a thoroughly polished package. It simply delivers where many don't, and it's easy to see why its already having so much success.
  3. The overall quality of The Burning Crusade is simply astounding.
  4. games(TM)
    90
    With The Burning Crusade, Blizzard has yet again raised the standard by which all MMORPGs will be judged. [Mar 2007, p.112]
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    90
    New areas and races are well thought out and there is tons of stuff to do. Some hardcore raiders will not love the new 25 player raid cap, though, and the guild aspect of the game could have used more improvements. [Jan 2007]
  6. The Burning Crusade is a must-have, both for ongoing players of World of Warcraft but also the players who got bored at level 60 and stopped playing.
  7. Sure, you get a new continent, ten levels to gain, and hundreds of quests, but compared to "EVE Online’s" upcoming free expansion (which includes a total graphical overhaul) it’s easy to be a bit under-whelmed, and feel a bit overcharged.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 121
  2. Negative: 29 out of 121
  1. aidonispanos
    Jan 27, 2007
    10
    Perfect game for this kind..!!!!
  2. Jul 29, 2013
    10
    I actually liked the Burning Crusade a bit more or about just the same as the first version. It was a cool game before the 3d version (LichI actually liked the Burning Crusade a bit more or about just the same as the first version. It was a cool game before the 3d version (Lich King) was released.. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2013
    10
    I played this game for a long time and i all ways loved it! I all ways thought that this game easily deserved a 100/100. Sadly the newI played this game for a long time and i all ways loved it! I all ways thought that this game easily deserved a 100/100. Sadly the new expansion "Mists of Pandaria" did not turn out as well as i thought but all the other ones were good and i can't wait to see what new expansion comes out next! :D Expand
  4. MicahM.
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    The Burning Crusade is everything an expansion should be. My only complaint is the relatively limited amount of content aimed toward casual The Burning Crusade is everything an expansion should be. My only complaint is the relatively limited amount of content aimed toward casual and new players; the (admittedly ubiquitous) Blood Elf and (less appealing) Draenei starting zones force players into the "real Word of Warcraft" a bit too early without establishing enough genuine character of their own. All in all, though, a job well done--and certainly leagues beyond its competitors. Expand
  5. TinyDruid
    Jan 19, 2007
    8
    You either love it or hate it, still the collectors edition is a must get for WOW players because of all wonderful bonuses inside like a You either love it or hate it, still the collectors edition is a must get for WOW players because of all wonderful bonuses inside like a mouse pad, a new game pet, 2 packs of WOW playing cards, and much more. In the end, the only way to win in an MMO RPG is to quit playing it. Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Jan 29, 2007
    5
    For 40$, the expansion gives new high level content, one new profession, some increased PvP options, and two new races with starting areas. For 40$, the expansion gives new high level content, one new profession, some increased PvP options, and two new races with starting areas. The high level content includes new items, new zones, new music, and new monsters. If you're up by 60, this is awesome for you. The new races have brand new starting areas, story, and quests for low levels. Everyone from level 20-40 will experience little change, unless they start a new character or begin jewelcrafting. Content for players from 20-59 has remained for the most part unchanged, so players in that bracket get little if any benefit from this expansion. Expand
  7. JoeJok
    Jan 17, 2007
    0
    This game is laughable. It's amazing what people will pay just for an upgrade that really should be downloadable. Blizzard will keep on This game is laughable. It's amazing what people will pay just for an upgrade that really should be downloadable. Blizzard will keep on sucking the money out of all of you fools. Expand

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