Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Expansion Pack (PC)

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Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Expansion Pack (PC)

Another welcome add-on pack for the popular PC fantasy strategy game, The Frozen Throne is a very generous extension to an already terrific title that...

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published 16/06/2009 | CDPatuzzo
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Pro Excellent multiplayer, Loads of variety, Great replayability.
Cons Retro graphics, Internet required if you really want to reap the benefits of this game.
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"Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne - Good Offline, Great Online!"

It's a classic game now, and many would call it 'retro'. The truth is, every time I log onto battlenet, Warcraft 3's in-game multiplayer service, I'm discovering a variety of new and fun games.

Let's start with the singleplayer... personally, I found this fun for a while but kind of what I expected. Most levels involve building some kind of base responsible of producing units to go and destroy an enemy base, or achieve some given objective. These tend to vary quite considerably but the formula remains pretty much the same, but it keeps it interesting. I've not completed the singleplayer, and that's because I discovered online play!

Wow... to describe this better, I must first explain that Warcraft 3 ships with a program called the 'World Editor' which allows you to make your own map that you can play on battlenet with other people. The level of customisation is huge and it has turned the whole 'base building' idea on its head.

There are games of Chess, Battleships, Dragon Ball Z, Resident Evil, and many others. There are a lot of themed games that have become popular such as Tower Defences where you and possibly a team build towers to try and kill waves of monsters that follow some given path through the map, or sheep tag where the majority of people play as a sheep and try to avoid enemy wolves who attempt to hunt them. There really is an un-ending variety of games to try.

One huge custom map in terms of its following is a game called 'Defence Of The Ancients' or 'DotA' for short. It's the most played game on battlenet and even more than those that play the official Warcraft maps. The aim of DotA is to destroy the opposing team's 'ancient' which is deep at the heart of the enemy base. This is achieved by each player on the team choosing a 'hero' which has a unique set of skills and attributes. You earn experience and gold by killing waves of enemy 'creeps' that wander from one side of the map to the other. Experience allows you to level up giving you more skill points and attributes. Gold can be used to buy items from a huge variety that can be key to your team's success. It's replayability is fantastic as choosing five heroes from over eighty for your team provides a huge amount of possible games, not forgetting different item combinations to try out.

If you're into strategy based games, or just a general breath of fresh air from some of the heavier games and are left wondering where those classic simplistic but fun games went then Warcraft 3: TFT is the way to go. The online play is great fun and will keep you occupied for hours. It's an old game now, so the graphics do suffer but it does mean you'll be able to play it on whatever machine you have about the place. The soundtrack is very good, containing a large variety of tension building and dramatic classical music.

Overall, I would recommend this game to anyone interested in having some fun who isn't too worried about cutting edge graphics.

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  • moontheloon09 published 17/06/2009
    Never ever played a game on the pc, must start..............steve
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Another welcome add-on pack for the popular PC fantasy strategy game, The Frozen Throne is a very generous extension to an already terrific title that simply begs to be bought. The new pack picks up with the single-player campaign where Warcraft III left off. It delivers an involving, gripping and long-lasting challenge, that's liberally littered with plenty of variety. Some missions require you to build up forces and go on the attack, while others will limit your units or bring in numerous armies to deal with and control. It's got a satisfying story arc and, except for the odd moment where it falls back on tried-and-tested formulas instead of pushing things on, The Frozen Throne is an outstanding success.The icing on the proverbial cake comes in the form of the multi-player options and support for clans and tournaments is very welcome indeed. They're customisable enough to keep things varied while ultimately getting you down to the game itself without much messing around.Most owners of Warcraft III are likely to pick this up anyway and they're not going to be disappointed. It's a great-value, enduring add-on and makes an already excellent game a whole lot better. --Simon Brew Following in the tradition of previous Blizzard expansion sets, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne provides gamers with a vast new chapter in the epic Warcraft saga. In the single-player campaign, players revisit the war-torn world of Azeroth. Several months have passed since Archimonde and the Burning Legion were defeated at the battle of Mount Hyjal, yet a new threat has arisen throughout the land. The evil Lich King Ner'zhul has been imprisoned inside the Icecrown glacier, deep within the arctic continent of Northrend. Although the former Orc Shaman lacks physical form, his soul lives on, forever seeking a means to escape his icy prison. As the saga continues, it is revealed that both the Night Elf renegade, Illidan, and the traitorous Death Knight, Arthas, seek the Icecrown glacier and the mysterious powers found inside. While it is uncertain as to what is being sought inside the icy tomb, players must traverse uncharted lands and battle treacherous new enemies to uncover the schemes of these nefarious beings, and save all of Azeroth from the forces of darkness.

Product Details

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Genre: Strategy, Action/Adventure

Release Date: 4th July 2003

EAN: 3348542177574; 3348542200005

Operating System: Windows, Macintosh

Release Year: 2003

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