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  • Summary: The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return. With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take upThe Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return. With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies. Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent. Expand
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  1. Positive: 61 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. Oct 14, 2016
    100
    Blizzard learned from past mistakes. Legion has a plethora of content and stronger story elements on offer, but would benefit from more depth within the classes.
  2. Aug 31, 2016
    90
    Legion absolutely feels like an expansion that will improve on everything good Blizzard can deliver, and will hopefully shape into an absolute monster of an expansion.
  3. Sep 13, 2016
    90
    One of the best WoW expansions in terms of available content once you reach the level cap. Artifacts, order halls, world quests and professions' improvements make you go search for your new recipes and upgrades.
  4. Sep 28, 2016
    90
    World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 9, 2016
    90
    An exhilarating return to Azeroth. World of Warcraft is as polished as ever and the newest expansion adds a few neat tweaks to the familiar formula. [Oct 2016]
  6. Oct 19, 2016
    85
    I am thoroughly enjoying this new expansion for World of Warcraft. From the new additions to the enemy tagging system, to the way the new zones dynamically adapt to the player's level, and the way that the dungeon instancing system can now select players anywhere from Level 98 to 110 to fill a group, makes this new expansion one of the most player friendly experiences in WoW yet.
  7. Edge Magazine
    Nov 15, 2016
    70
    For the first time in years, it's easy to meet up with other players, drawn together by enticing new stories. [December 2016, p.120]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 183
  2. Negative: 57 out of 183
  1. Mar 7, 2022
    10
    best extension ever, I loved it so much wow :O
    Probably even better than wow vanilla !!!
    PVP is a great into BG or in the map Gphx &
    best extension ever, I loved it so much wow :O
    Probably even better than wow vanilla !!!
    PVP is a great into BG or in the map
    Gphx & Musics are amazing everywhere u can go , it's just a fantastic job made by Blizzard teams !
    can just be described by only a word -----> BRAVO !
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  2. Sep 3, 2016
    10
    It's a impressive expansion.I really enjoyed Improved combat and better graphic even Great story.

    New World Quest is so far better than
    It's a impressive expansion.I really enjoyed Improved combat and better graphic even Great story.

    New World Quest is so far better than daily quest (Mist of Pandaria)

    I have a Good feeling about this expansion.legion will be Great expansion of WOW.
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  3. Aug 30, 2016
    10
    So far it is a stellar expansion! The questing is more fun than ever before and now with a ton of voice-acting and cinematics, it just oozesSo far it is a stellar expansion! The questing is more fun than ever before and now with a ton of voice-acting and cinematics, it just oozes good story. The artifacts are amazing and a ton of fun! And the fact you don't need to level in particular order is just amazing! Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2016
    8
    The new legendary weapons, Broken Isles and addition of the Demon Hunter class are A+, but it is hard to overlook some of the game-breakingThe new legendary weapons, Broken Isles and addition of the Demon Hunter class are A+, but it is hard to overlook some of the game-breaking bugs many people have already encountered such as broken quests, instanced areas not phasing in and other similar such issues. Had such issues been fixed at launch as they should have been it could have easily been an 8.6 as the current user score at this time describes but in its current state sadly deserves what I feel is a generous 5 until Blizzard gets its scrap together and puts the broken pieces back in place. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2016
    5
    I scored this an 8 for the levelling experience a few days into it, and said I would revisit after having time with it.

    And sadly, Legion
    I scored this an 8 for the levelling experience a few days into it, and said I would revisit after having time with it.

    And sadly, Legion has the pitfalls I expected, and then some. The end game is the standard loot race that every WoW expansion is, with epics and legendaries thrown around like sweets and losing all meaning (remember Thunderfury being the absolute balls back in the day, and an epic was actually EPIC - none of that now...) - but that's not the worst part of Legion.

    The worst part is how it fundamentally fails to understand what drew people in to WoW in the first place. Yes, I get that a character going through all the experiences it has in the world would be somewhat noteworthy by now, but Legion paints your character as a legend in the universe which all other NPCs revere... that's not what WoW is! So now, raids are 10/20 legendary characters going into battle against one boss or whatever. Suddenly, instead of gathering your ragtag bunch of friends to try and take on the might of Ragnaros or whatever, you actually feel like the dungeon bosses are the underdogs!

    Being lauded so much has another problem - the willing suspension of disbelief in this universe is now totally gone, because everyone in this universe gets the same treatment as you, so the whole server is filled with people more powerful than the NPCs. That's the lore. It's stupid, and it's tought to get your head around.

    Yes, the levelling experience is masterfully done for what it is, but if you really, really rate it now, do me a favour and go through it again with an alt. It won't just be SLIGHTLY less fun, but massively so. And it's weird, because the game now paints you as a legend, yet you feel more anonymous than ever because of it.

    The story itself is OK, but wow does this feel rehashed... To reintroduce Dalaran, after an expansion that basically went over old ground in Outland, really hammers home how out of ideas Blizzard seem to be.

    This expansion is destined to see subscribers drop off in massive numbers very soon, and I'll be one of them. It really had to be the expansion to save this game, because it couldn't afford any more screw ups, but barring an absolute miracle at this point in terms of end game content patches and so on, WoW is going to be dead to an awful lot of older players at the very least, and I just can't see the newer players getting to the end game and understanding what the fuss was about with this game for so many years, as it is an absolute shadow of what it once was.

    By all means downvote me for this review, and loads of you will because you won't have seen the writing on the wall yet, but don't be surprised if in two or three months you find yourself agreeing with me. The only difference is that I'm recognising what a colossal waste of time the title is a bit earlier.
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  6. Dec 15, 2016
    3
    They tried a lot more with Legion than with Warlords of Draenor but they completely missed the mark in their two biggest draws; LegendariesThey tried a lot more with Legion than with Warlords of Draenor but they completely missed the mark in their two biggest draws; Legendaries and Artifact Weapons.

    The artifact system is very unforgiving, the catchup mechanics are only stop gaps and the later you join the expansion the farther you will be behind anyone. God forbid you want to change which character you 'main'.

    The weapons themselves could be done far better. There's only one iconic weapon that was made into an artifact (the Ashbringer) with most of the others being completely new additions to the world/lore of the game or weapons that were fairly obscure before hand. The hidden skin system is an absolute laugh as well. Most were simple affairs of RNG without much actual effort (or skill) to acquire.

    Then there is the legendary system, and the main problem with this entire expansion. In a game where you play to primarily play to increase the strength of your character by their items/gear, the system of Legendaries in Legion is an absolute farce. RNG baked into RNG and god forbid if you don't get a decent legendary and one of the extremely mediocre utility ones. The system is neither fair or balanced and the fact that someone at Blizzard got paid to design it is a joke.

    The legendary system is worse than Garrisons, another of those great ideas but completely wrong execution features in the game. Except Legion has only been out for less than 4 months and the current problem is far worse than what Garrisons did to Warlords of Draenor.

    I would contemplate returning for their first actual 'tier' of raid (they have purposely time gated it for some reason) but by that time I would be too far behind other people in Artifact Power, not to mention behind people with good legendaries, that it wouldn't be worth it.

    Even the World Quest system is boring and quite buggy, with quests not showing up on your map or actual bugs where you can't complete them or what not since launch that have not been fixed. Also, every other week it seems like a bunch of people get banned for 'exploiting' bugs that Blizzard implements in their game without checking.

    All in all, I give Legion a 3. For trying. But there are already way too many flaws to consider this even a 'good addition' to the Warcraft franchise
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  7. Mar 2, 2021
    0
    Legion is what destroyed WoW.
    Worst class ever conceived.
    Specs completely destroyed. Destro and Demo Warlock, Survival Hunter, Shadow
    Legion is what destroyed WoW.
    Worst class ever conceived.
    Specs completely destroyed. Destro and Demo Warlock, Survival Hunter, Shadow Priest, Combat ->Outlaw Rogue.
    Convoluted progression systems that carved away any sense of growth during the leveling up process. And the worst part is that at the end of every expansion it is taken from us.
    Legion seriously damaged WoW and we're still suffering from its flawed gameplay design.
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