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You'll have to have played all the way through the original Titan Quest to get the most out of Immortal Throne. Smartly, though, Iron Lore has integrated many of the changes introduced here into the original, which makes Titan Quest itself an easier game to recommend. This is still a pretty straightforward hack-and-slash RPG, but it's also a really good one.
The second is at GameSpy with an overall score of 4/5:
While Titan Quest is still a pretty shameless clone of the Diablo II formula, it's a pretty good one, and this new expansion is one of those smart ones that add new content both for high-level and newer players. It might not feel wholly original, but it's a fine pastiche of comfortable formula fare (Greek mythology plus Diablo II), and hey, we're just happy to have a great Diablo-style clickfest that runs at a higher resolution than 800x600.
The third is at Yahoo! Games with an overall score of 4/5:
But at least they've given us enough new stuff to warrant another playthrough, plus the ten or so hours it'll take to go through hell. Not to mention the extra time you'll spend collecting ingredients for your artifacts. And then there's the time it'll take to level up a new character with Dream mastery. Plus the new characters you'll want to make to use the great loot you found that you can't use. Diablo 3? Never heard of it. We're too busy playing Titan Quest.
And the fourth is at Eurogamer with an overall score of 7/10:
...the caravan and general interface tweaks (such as inventory auto-sorting) should probably have been in the original game, and they do make the overall experience easier. But you will have to battle through many levels of original material to get to the new chapter, meaning this expansion pack isn't much cop for newbies. Still, I would be lying like a fat-faced liar if I said I didn't enjoy playing Titan Quest again. There's something gripping about the constant surge of beast-slaughter, and who am I to deny such primal urges?