Review: Warcraft The Beginning

Welcome to the n00bgamer’s review of Blizzard and Legendary Pictures‘ movie “Warcraft The Beginning”. Here we’ll discuss some spoilers, insights, what they got right, and what they left us in the dark with.

First off, i’d rate this picture a 3 out of five. Mostly because it was like they were filing out a template based (loosely) from Warcraft 1’s story-line. So from the choices of playable characters, it felt like they just went ahead and picked off their favorite artists to produce this movie.

Check it out before it's gone!
Check it out before it’s gone!

Don’t get me wrong, I’d really recommend people see it, and then experience the World of Warcraft game. The movie tickles you a little bit, but the real magic and content is already in the game. Much of the experience you’d actually want to play through rather than be spoon fed the details in a single 2 hour sit-down.

What it really is, is an extended introduction to jumping into World of Warcraft. Now for movie-goers, this isn’t good enough. Much is proven how little people were in the theater, but hey, it’ll take more than a movie to really get warcraft going again.

What it doesn’t talk about is the awesome community behind the players of World of Warcraft. Where you get in on the action of taking down a corrupted Blackhand in Draenor along with 40 other like minded individuals, each with their own personality and quirks.

Other thing i found out was that, female Orcs are so Hot! Garrrrrrroooooownah!

Garona
Orc lady pretty!

All in all though, the R13 restriction was very limiting. I remember being part of a 10 year old crowd into games when Warcraft: Orcs vs Humans first hit the shelves. Those 22 years of following that IP has grown into quite the story. Its pretty epic also counting you can live through those experiences in a virtual world for hours and hours on end.

Hey and if you won’t give the movie a chance? Go for the free battlechest!

SM North Edsa 3D movie giveaway!
SM North Edsa 3D movie giveaway!

Its basically a free World of Warcraft Battlechest with 30 days. Already confirmed it works with the Recruit a Friend program also, so it really works to bring a few friends and introduce them to Azeroth! It’ll only be around till Sunday so grab em while they still have ’em!

 

 

Total War Warhammer Limited Edition. An Unexpected Unboxing

So i was walking along my favorite mall and decided to visit┬ámy favorite game retailer. I was totally not expecting it. But lo and behold, there was this little game clad in aluminum that didn’t seem to get display preference on the shelf. I squinted, and looked again. Rubbed my eyes and looked one more time. It was a gaw-darn-nit Limited Edition of Total War: Warhammer!!! I couldn’t believe my luck! I asked the sales lady when the item shipped and she said last night. They literally haven’t stacked it up yet so i was one of the first today to get a limited edition copy. And as stated, this leads to an unexpected unboxing of this juicy little morsel from Sega.

Total Warhammer!
Total Warhammer!

Pretty standard for a limited edition. Embossed box art. A protective cardboard sleeve of some sort with the game details.

But what really got me was the embossed symbol on the back.

For Emperor! For Sigmar!

For Sigmar!
For Sigmar!

So for you warhammer fans out there, this is totally a game to get! Get it?

So if you want to get your fix of the game (buy original only), hop over to your favorite Datablitz retailer to get a copy. And yes, i am not ashamed to shamelessly plug my favorite game retailer in the hopes that they eventually let us review their games to augment to their marketing exposure!

Special note to Sega, this franchise has been going along for years now. I’ve been following their Total War series up to Atilla. Though some of you naysayers who just can’t take strategy would look low on the repetitive manner, my hat still goes off to SEGA. I miss their dreamcast but hey, i’ll always pump quarters into their arcade games and whatever they’ve got. (Missing my Megadrive x64).

I find it odd though that this game shipped right before the launch of Blizzard’s Warcraft movie here locally. But then again i’d rather think Bliz got the idea from the ahem, somewhere else. Dungeons and Dragons of course! And of course those space marines aren’t a rip-off from Warhammer 40k.. of course not! LOL

Enjoy gaming toonheads!