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Gamespot Posts Warcraft III: Frozen Throne Impressions
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Gamespot has posted their first reaction to the single player part of the soon to be released Warcraft III expansion set, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Being developed simultaneously for the Mac and PC by developer Blizzard Entertainment, the expansion has been in closed multiplayer beta for some time now. Gamespot admitted that the multiplayer portion of the game had significantly improved since its initial release, but they didn't know how the single-player campaigns were shaping up. When they traveled to E3, however, they were able to get their hands on the single-player portion of this game for a little play-testing.

The hands-on impression gives a quick overview of what new features are to be included, from the new naval units, heroes, brand new campaigns, and an all new RPG style single player campaign.

Here's a quick clip:

The orc campaign follows its own story arc, with the orcs setting up a new nation called Durotar on the continent of Kalimdor, where they fled after the events portrayed in Reign of Chaos. You'll start out controlling a nomadic beastmaster named Rexxar, who ends up joining Thrall's fledgling government in the city of Ogremar. There's absolutely no base building in the orc campaign, making the combat and gameplay style a lot more reminiscent of Diablo than an RTS game. You'll explore huge maps and take on larger groups of creeps and enemies than you would normally see in a Warcraft III mission, and buildings have also been scaled up in size to give the campaign a more RPG-like feel.
You can grab the rest of the preview at the Gamespot link below.

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