Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Looks Badass
When it comes to video game storytelling, Blizzard has always had the best cinematics. Even going all the way back to Starcraft and Warcraft III, they blow me away each and every time. So, of course, the cinematic for the next World of Warcraft expansion looks dazzling!
Even if the expansion itself – Warlords of Draenor – is kind of insane.
Instead of expanding the known world like other expansions, this new one is instead about time travel. The villainous Garrosh Hellscream has opened a new portal and traveled back in time to when the orcs were living on the planet Draenor, prior to the events of the very first Warcraft game. At that time, the orcs, led by his father, Grom Hellscream, drank demon blood and became the green-skinned monsters that they’ve been all this time. But now, in the new expansion, the time-traveling Garrosh stops his father from drinking the demon blood, giving rise to the Iron Horde.
See it for yourself.
The story is absolutely insane, but at least the cinematic is gorgeous. I’m not entirely sure how time travel and alternate realities are going to impact World of Warcraft, but it’s not like they can just introduce new islands and new species every time they need another expansion. I’m confident they can pull this off.
I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to give it a try. I’m definitely going to spend at least a month in the new game, because I want to see the updated character models. That alone would be worth the price of admission…or at least the $15 it would cost for one month of playtime. We’ll see!