The newest expansion for WoW brings tons of improvements and compelling content for series’ fans.
The Burning Legion has returned and it means business. World of Warcraft’s newest expansion Legion promises some earth-shattering changes for the franchise’s story. However, gameplay-wise, it brings a whole host of improvements that help refresh the aging MMO. In many ways, it showcases why World of Warcraft is still so popular.
For those who aren’t well-versed in the lore, the Burning Legion was one of the bigger threats for Azeroth through the ages. Thanks to some alternate timelines and parallel world trickery, the Legion has made its return and it’s up to the player, the combined forces of Azeroth and the Demon Hunters to stop them. Despite WoW’s age, Legion features some incredibly good looking zones in the Broken Isles. Stormheim and Suramar look especially nice and everything is backed up by top-tier voice acting and music.
In terms of new content, Legion sports a bunch of new story missions and quests. The level cap has been increased to 110 and there’s a brand new class – the Demon Hunter – to try out. But that’s not all. Legion also brings new Artifact Weapons for each specialization and which increase in power as you play. You can also look forward to new dungeons, raids, the upcoming Mythic+ difficulty and tons more. Suffice to say that Legion has a lot to keep you busy and that’s not even taking into account the new Order Halls, end-game zone, PvP changes and upcoming update Return to Kazarhan.
An MMO like World of Warcraft isn’t really meant for someone who enjoys a real-time hack and slash experience like, say, Vindictus. However, the way the systems work together, the sheer scope and scale of the missions – including the secrets that lay hidden – remind you why the experience is worth it. Blizzard has been slowly refining its mechanics since Warlords of Draenor and Legion delivers a hefty amount of new content, a compelling story and enough quality of life changes to hold you over till the next expansion.
To make a long story short, if you haven’t played World of Warcraft, then it’s not a bad idea to try Legion out (though the free Starter Edition is recommended to see if the gameplay is right for you). Hardcore fans should sign up immediately. Don’t worry – Azeroth’s open arms are far more engaging and action-packed in 2016. Even if Warlords of Draenor made you swear off the franchise forever, Legion goes above and beyond expectations to drag you back in.
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