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  • Summary: 132 new cards add a cavalry of noble knights, powerful steeds, potent spells, and more to your collection. A new keyword, Inspire, rallies minions to perform great acts of courage as they fight in your honor for a hard-earned victory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 30, 2015
    90
    The Grand Tournament brings exactly what Hearthstone needs - new mechanics and tons of fun - while keeping the game balanced. The addition of new rewards for Ranked Play is another positive aspect, even though it's not related to The Grand Tournament expansion.
  2. Sep 3, 2015
    90
    If you’ve been waiting to jump into the digital card game craze, now’s a great time.
  3. Sep 4, 2015
    85
    It's a content-filled expansion, one the fans were really waiting for. Blizzard is making the best of its trading card game.
  4. Aug 26, 2015
    80
    Hearthstone is good. I adore it. But think very carefully how if you want to get in here.
  5. Aug 28, 2015
    80
    Hearthstone: The Grand Tournament brings us 132 brand new card and some cool mechanics linked to hero powers. Let’s see if this is enough or not.
  6. Sep 30, 2015
    80
    With 132 new cards and its new mechanic Inspiration the Grand Tournament, latest Hearthstone expansion, the game is more fun than ever with a complete shift of metagame and new seasonal reward.
  7. Sep 23, 2015
    80
    A great new expansion to Hearthstone that makes the game more fun and adds interesting new mechanics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 11 out of 20
  1. Dec 17, 2015
    10
    Really good expansion which easily buyable if you farm gold. I think Blizzard is doing really well just go forward (y) o/ and this game got aReally good expansion which easily buyable if you farm gold. I think Blizzard is doing really well just go forward (y) o/ and this game got a lot of players more than Battlefield 4 and other top games I think its gonna be the best top 3 game. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2015
    8
    Its a masterpiece!!!!!!
    The new Cards expand the complete game in the right direction!!!!!
    Good 4 Noobis ,much good cards realy
    Its a masterpiece!!!!!!
    The new Cards expand the complete game in the right direction!!!!!

    Good 4 Noobis ,much good cards realy favorable!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Oct 18, 2015
    7
    Great expansion with a lot of great cards, but some of the cards are probably too powerfull (I hope for them to see a nerf)
    Still no stop for
    Great expansion with a lot of great cards, but some of the cards are probably too powerfull (I hope for them to see a nerf)
    Still no stop for extremly aggro decks.
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  4. Nov 11, 2015
    4
    I don't like this expansion, because there are only few cards you can play in ranked. I think only of four legendaries that are good. First isI don't like this expansion, because there are only few cards you can play in ranked. I think only of four legendaries that are good. First is Justicar Trueheart (Battlecry: Replace your starting hero power with better one.) which is neutral card and can be played in all of your decks cause its ability is useful in almost every type of deck. Second card is Nexus-Champion Saraad (Inspire: Give a random spell to your hand.) which is neutral card too and his ability is very powerful. Over all you're getting mostly just one spell cause its too much threat. Third is Confessor Paletress (Inspire: Summon a random Legendary minion.). I think it's the most powerful card priest can have. But if you want to use it good you have to wait to turn nine or just be lucky and get it some different way which isn't much usual. Last card I really like is Varian Wrynn (Battlecry: Draw 3 cards. Put any minions you drew directly into the battlefield.) which has got the most overpowered ability in game. I think Varian is first card that needs to get nerfed. Well that was about really good cards. Sure, there are some common cards that are good too but this expansion was mostly about legendaries. And we've got here a new mechanics named Inspire and "Joust". Inspire means: "When you use your hero power, it'll do something. And "Joust" means: "Reveal a minion in each deck. If yours costs more do something". Joust is good to find out what deck you're standing against. But these mechanics aren't that good as it seems. Joust is just another RNG-like mechanic. When you're Inspiring your biggest problem is that usually you can't play your hero power on the same turn as card with Inspire or you have to wait to turn when you can play a card with inspire and play hero power. Well i think that's enough I hope you got something from this review and I'm waiting for new Solo Adventure named League of Explorers. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2015
    3
    I've been playing this game for a while now, and it's a metagaming mess. Ben Brode does not know, or want to balance the game. One class isI've been playing this game for a while now, and it's a metagaming mess. Ben Brode does not know, or want to balance the game. One class is seriously overpowered compared to the rest (Paladin), while 4 (Shaman, Rogue , Warrior and Priest) are pretty much useless. The thing that encourages to throw away that **** is the devs attitude. let me explain. There was one deck that didn't cost too much to make, namely Patron Warrior. it revolved around throwing a card that summons it's exact copy when injured but not killed, and card that gives them charge.
    It has gone and stormed through the ladder for ages, but no nerf was coming, so people started trying to play around them and started succeeding, effectively pushing deck out of meta. No sooner than then Ben Brode rode from the sky with his angels to salvage us by making the card that gave charge to a crap that would still be bad even if it cost 1 mana less. He didn't agree to at least buff statistics, since that would "kill the soul of the card"[ sic].
    Game would be good otherwise and was good in beta, but power creep killed it.
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  6. Oct 1, 2015
    1
    Tons of cards, yet only few of them make an impact to the game.

    Never pay a cent for this expansion; just try to craft cards that you
    Tons of cards, yet only few of them make an impact to the game.

    Never pay a cent for this expansion; just try to craft cards that you really need to.

    Big hype and lots of garbage cards. At least they in a small amount of buffed priest and control warrior. That's why I gave 1 point.
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  7. Aug 28, 2015
    0
    The game itself seems to be great, really enjoy the new cards and the meta changes, however I'm going to give it a nice fat 0 for how the EUThe game itself seems to be great, really enjoy the new cards and the meta changes, however I'm going to give it a nice fat 0 for how the EU release was handled. Release at 7pm, during PEAK HOURS? Of COURSE the servers will go down, what a surprise, even a 3 year old knows this! Blizzard is screwing up all their releases since at least 2004, the catastrophic WoW launch, and has not learned a single thing since then, or just simply does not care about their "small" EU userbase. Expand

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