More Frozen Throne Impressions
8:31 AM | Eddie Park | Comment on this story
In what is doubtless far from the last preview of The Frozen Throne, gaming site Firing Squad has posted an in-depth view of the current build. The upcoming expansion pack for Blizzard Entertainment's popular RTS Warcraft III, The Frozen Throne has already generated a huge buzz in gaming fandom.
What sets the Firing Squad's preview apart from others we've seen is the in-depth look it takes at the game. Not only does it list the new additions, such as units and unit changes, but it also examines the strategy changes for each race forced by the new elements, as well as what appears to be a large shift of general tactics:
Perhaps the most interesting characteristic of The Frozen Throne is its vehemently anti-spellcaster bent. In the original Warcraft III, many one-on-one and team player games would devolve down to massing Priests, Sorceresses, Shaman, Witch Doctors, Necromancers, and various Druids. With units such as the Faerie Dragon and Spell Breakers, Blizzard seems to have executed a U-turn and is now endorsing a gameplay sentiment quite the opposite of what players are accustomed to. It's especially interesting to see the heightened importance of heroes, especially the Blood Mage and Warden, boasting massive, independently offensive capabilities.For those who weren't lucky enough to get into the beta test, the Firing Squad's preview provides some insights into strategies you can expect to see from each race. Those interested in the full read need only follow the link below.
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