It's about right, I'd say.
The score is too high.
The score is about right.
The score is too low.
To all the people who say it's to early to to review or judge an MMO by the second week is absurd. If it was any other game a couple hours would be more then enough to judge a game if it was good, fun enjoyable to YOU. MMO's are no different, lets speak to MOP specifically though The first week we had access to everything except the new PvP season and Raiding. Just 2 aspects, big features in this game yes, but to withhold judgement based on two aspects is just as absurd as calling people out for judging the expansion before all content is released for it. Most people in this game don't even touch raiding or pvp (hard to believe but those are the facts) MoP has brought a load of things to do outside of those areas, I'd say 2 weeks is more then enough time to give an accurate judgment. Lets be honest here it's all subjective anyhow, people have been judging the game with out even playing it...."Pandas are dumb", "Pokemon is dumb", "this game is for casualkids now" etc.
Or we can take this mindset when you say it's to early to judge, well then you can't judge WoW at all then can you? I mean the game is always getting more expansions, more patches, always being tweaked. Since there is no end to the game you can't clearly judge the game right? Since you obviously have not YET had the opportunity to try out all the new Raids, Bg's, Arenas, Dungeons etc.
TLDR: Judge it for yourself, move on, don't put some absurd timetable on how long you judge a Game.
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8 is still a good score. These days people get concerned when an AAA title scores less than a 9 in any review site. It's like a game that scores less than 9 is average or worse, bad. It's just the sad state of games being reviewed today.
IGN criticized Tekken Tag Tournament 2 way more than other reviewers, but that didn't stop me from playing it. (Big fighting game fan though)
I think it is a fair score. I personally would rate higher but I can accept that rating
Guess it is mandatory if you are a mount collector though! :P
Honestly I was expecting a 7 or lower with a video featuring some guy rambling on about Wow's age and bringing up GW2 every 5 seconds and how old the game is while glancing over the content. I'm glad it did way better.
FYI: Whatever you do don't read the comments on the reviews. It make every single complainer on these forums look like a saint. :/
there should be an option to vote for THE RENT BEING TOO DAMN HIGH
A rating is just someone else's opinion, doesn't mean it has to be yours nor should it sway your opinion.
numerical ratings are useless anyways.
all blizzard needs to do is throw some cash at IGN and ...BAM 10/10.
Gamers are too obsessed with the death of games. Imagine if all that energy was channeled into the LIFE of games.
I have to disregard anything IGN ever say. They give games like Call of Duty Modern Warfuck, Mass Effect 3, WoW Cataclysm 9-9.5/10.
Heck even Dragon Age 2 has 8.5/10, that means MoP is basically on par with one of the worst games of 2011. Even SWTOR scored higher than Mists of Pandaria, lol...
Last edited by Blimey; 2012-10-06 at 04:07 PM.
I don't understand how people are reviewing a game that doesn't even have all of its features out yet.
Personally I would've given it an 8, arguably 7.5.
But this has more to do with my own views on ratings rather than the quality of the expansion so far. I'm not sure why review ratings have gotten to the point where 8-9 is considered the norm and anything below that is considered sub par, to me 9-10 are supposed to represent almost flawless products.
As much as truly love WoW I don't consider a flawless game which is what I personally reserve 9's and 10's for.
Game review sites are such jokes I don't see why people care about them
I think it's about right but with the war getting ready to be amped up in the content patches I think it will only go up from here Love what Ive seen so far. Considering I think I only rated cata's opening release patch to be a 7, Mists is a marked improvement imo
While I agree with the score at the moment, lets all pump the breaks please. Beginning of Cata with T11 was amazing and everything after that was complete and total ass. Lets wait more than 2 week to make decision if this expansion is better than cata yet haha.
That is a lot higher than what they hinted in early review I read, I recall (whoever did that review) he was comparing a lot of in-game with GW2, even if GW2 is a different game than WoW (or at least for me)
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If WotLK and Cata got more than 9 for launch content then MoP deserves 10.