World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Hands-On Preview
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story
IGN has posted a new preview of Blizzard Entertainment's Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft. Cataclysm will allow players to adventure as two new playable races, bring their characters to level 85, take on challenging quests and dungeons in all-new zones, and experience dramatic changes to familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world-shattering disaster.
Combat zones have not only been improved by re-arranging enemy placement, but the battles themselves have become more exciting. When I zapped a large jungle cat in Cataclysm, the feline leaped 20 feet to my location and swiped – my character turned red and blood splurted out of my Shaman's sides. Whoa. Click over to the link below for the full article.
IGN: WoW Cataclysm Preview
In fact, all of the spells or special attacks that enemies inflict upon you make much more of a splash than before, which is great to see. The spell Shrink actually turned my character Hawkzors into something straight out of the movie, "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and she ran around like a fairy on cocaine until it wore off. When water elementals attacked me with a tidal wave spell, an actual wave rose up and hurled toward my character, unleashing its devastating momentum on the poor Shaman. These are just a few examples, but it's nice to see that Blizzard made an effort to re-vamp the attack animations to make battles more visually entertaining.
World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm
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