World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Reviews

While I was busy digging my house out from an obscene amount of snow over the New Year weekend, three more reviews of Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion pack hit the web.

GameSpy gives it a 4.5/5:
Cataclysm effortlessly mixes the casual focus of Wrath of the Lich King with the decidedly more challenging endgame prospects of classic WoW. Blizzard's decision to make a good chunk of the changes immediately accessible for even the newest players ensures that everyone can see just how much the game has changed. Cataclysm may not be perfect, but it comes very close. And with World of Warcraft's popularity higher than ever, we can be sure of one thing: It's definitely not the end of the world.

DigitalBattle gives it a 9/10:
Overall, Cataclysm has plenty to offer to the World of Warcraft fans, and even the regular WoW has been updated as well, with a free update released prior to Cataclysm. The new zones are varied and great fun, and the two new classes, while not particularly deep, are interesting and offer some new choice for those who are looking for something new. Sadly, the new profession is kinda boring. In the end, a hard core WoW player will have lots of stuff to do in Cataclysm, so there's no reason to recommend the upgrade, as they've probably already gotten it. For everyone else, it's worth checking out, as long as you're not completely new to WoW. Then it's best to try out the regular WoW first.

And GameZone gives it an 8.5/10:
Cataclysm isn't the complete rebirth that many people expected. The majority of quests and locations are familiar, and stepping into Azeroth for the first time is sure to be mildly overwhelming. Cataclysm is an expansion for the veterans, and an amazing one at that. Never has the notion of starting a new character and revisiting old haunts been so attractive, and rarely has end-game content been this enthralling.