World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Reviews

Blizzard's expansion pack of epic proportions has garnered another handful of reviews, the lot of which heap even more praise at the Azeroth-shattering addon.

G4 gives it a perfect 5/5:
Blizzard did something that no developer has ever really done before in this expansion: they permanently erased their five year old content in order to bring their players something new. And what they've created, while a massive undertaking, has proven incredibly successful. Nearly all of the additions to the World of Warcraft are clever, tuned and fun, and different enough to invite exploration from the players. And in the end, we have to remember that playing World of Warcraft is supposed to be a game, and games are supposed to be fun; Cataclysm succeeds on all fronts.

NZGamer gives it a 9.8/10:
It's hard to sum up a review for an expansion this large, just as it's hard to get the word out before we've raided every last scrap of content on offer. What is not hard, however, is proclaiming from the rooftops that this is the very best expansion yet. World of Warcraft is already the best MMO around and Cataclysm has made it better in every way.

And then MMGN doesn't score it:
Cataclysm isn't your average expansion. It reworks the aging game and gives it an entirely new outlook on life, or so I'm told. There's new stats, and the all important Level 85 to reach (the previous highest being 80), and that changes the whole dynamic of the World of Warcraft universe. Without having played it for weeks at a time over the past six years, I cannot even hope to comprehend the effects of such monumental changes. What I do know, however, is that even the slightest change of gameplay for such a popular game with an extremely dedicated and loyal community is a huge risk. Blizzard wouldn't dare make a change without first being sure it has everyone's best interest at heart, and even then, it's one of the biggest risks any developer could take.