World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Windows/Mac, 2007)
About this product
|Game||World of Warcraft: Battle Chest|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence|
|Control Elements||Keyboard, Mouse|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Warcraft Series|
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- drnomnDec 29, 2009by
Exceptional with a snag...
There is nothing to say but WoW and no pun intended. I myself am playing this as well as my three kids aging from 10 to 15. This would not be such a shock, but my kids are girls.
The con list is short, but a couple of the notes may be important to some.
1) You have to pay to play, but this is not untypical for this game type.
As a parant/purchaser you need to know that. This package comes with
one month of free time. (see my hint at the end though)
2) It requires a good bandwidth connection or some other means to get game
content. While the game can be played (without voip options mind you and
bouts with lag) it is not nearly as nice if you do not have high speed.
3) Character creation has a lot to offer but is still limited when compared
with other games of this type. Having multiple classes is nice, but
you end up with a lot of characters looking a like or simliar. The lack
of a height variation and width variation only adds to this.
4) Costs for expansion packs seems unreasonable considering the games monthly
cost. Though they generally include lots of content. This package
contains only 1 of 2 epansions, so active players will need to buy another
package to get to the new max level and additional content.
Ok, now for the good stuff which I will not even attempt to number...
- Great questing with a great mix of quest types. While the questing does some things that keep the game moving from area to area as needed, it is not completely linear and you can select which quests you will follow.
- Good graphics, but more importantly, a good 3d card and a fair amount of ram is all that's needed. The game may not look as good as others, but it's got great ability to scale from low to high end of pcs. This opens it up to more players than more demanding games.
- Just plain fun. The game is addictive. Ofcourse depending who you are this could be a con.
- While the profession system has some holes and times it seems to be not worth it, they are great. Each has benefits that can help your characters as you progress.
- Great in game features like mail, auction house, ports, transports and other stuff like seasonal items.
Well I could go on and on but I will not. This is an exceptional game in my opinion and I've played many many games of this and other types. Right now it is at the top of the MMO world.
HINT: A really quick a hint on getting more out of the games free time. If you have another account or friend with an account, have them refer you. You then get a 10 day free trial. Note that you should put your code in from the retail game right away. If you don't the trial does not allow trading, mail usage and other things. It will add your free month on the end of the 10 day trial time so you will get 40 days of free access basically. Also note, if you had someone refer you, they get a free month of time added once you pay for one moth of play time. Depending on the program, they may get something for the 2nd month too, but it's usually not free time.Read full review
- scarlettjanepet...Mar 2, 2015by
worth buying for hours of enjoyment and exciting adventures
Very fun game to play.entertaining for hours.. worth buying...This game is so much better than the Xbox360 ...Nothing about this game I don't like,,,wonderfully exciting
- bnowell10May 15, 2008by
World of Warcraft vs RuneScape
I have recently purchased a new video card: the GeForce 7800gs with the nVidia chipset and a huge 600W power supply to juice it. All bragging aside, I needed a new game to test out it's potential.
I have been an avid RuneScape player for about a year now and needless to say for anyone who's played it, the game gets rather repetitive, and is missing the graphical edge that every game has now-a-days. Making the switch to World of Warcraft was an exciting and smooth maneuver. I am able to say this since the retail price has fallen to $19.00, rather than the initial release price of $49.00.
Blizzard keeps you on the edge of your seat with frequent new updates and mind-blowing graphics. It is not hard or repetitive to gain levels and yet the complexity remains present enough to keep you interested enough for a long-term gaming experience. There are TONS of players on all the time, many different character-classes to build and the server load remains pretty much lag-free all the time.
Now for an important issue.. pricing. RuneScape charges $5.00/mo PER member's account while World of Warcraft charges $15.00/mo for unlimited character accounts. They also give a price break if you pre-pay for 6 months: something like $12.00/mo it comes out to but I am not sure. This appeals to me because I have a 10 year old son, who will also like to create sub accounts so he can play.
All-in-all: if you want a mind blowing, immersive experience, go with World of Warcraft. If your computer can't handle it, stick with the competitor, RuneScape until you can save up some cash. Happy gaming!Read full review
- shand1Sep 1, 2008by
In World Of Warcraft, you are one of the residents battling an ancient evil that has beset the land. You fight as one of the Horde or the Alliance, and as the book says, it does not matter if you are male or female. But me being a guy, I play as a guy. Before you plunge into the game, read the game manuals that come with this war chest. That is a good way to plan your battles if you are crafty like me. If not, then there is strategy guides that help you get through the quests and battles with Horde enemies if you are an Alliance member, or Alliance enemies if you are a member of the Horde.
I don't care what other people say about the game guides, if you are a newbie like me, read the game guides to get the gist of the game area. If you have played the trial version of World Of Warcraft and like it, what are you waiting for, get the Battle Chest.Read full review
- razorback_mattOct 11, 2008by
If online gaming is your thing, this game is for you!
This was purchased for my teenage son. The graphic are really great. Enless character possibilities and each level is a new experience. There have been games that dont hold his interest for long... definitely not this one. If we would let him, he would get lost for days in the game. Parents...Online games are not my thing, but my son had been asking for World of Warcraft and we finally caved. It has been a fabulous tool to get him to accomplish his "jobs" around the house. The threat of loosing game time has been the best motivator we have found yet. The fact that he is paying $15 a month for something he isn't using if he is grounded from it helps. If you have one of those teens... like we all do, this may be just the thing for you too. My younger son also enjoys playing, when his big brother is grounded, it helps to motivate the teenager when he is watching his younger brother get to use "his game". enjoy.Read full review