AddOn Spotlight: Comix - The Return

Zach Yonzon
Z. Yonzon|12.09.07

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Blizzard's loremeister Chris Metzen admitted to a love of comics in an hour long podcast back in August, going so far as to admit that certain aspects of World of Warcraft were inspired by the comics he read as a kid. Hyping up the new series from Wildstorm Studios, Metzen effused about how they were forging new lore for the game. The first issue of the comic came out last November, with a preview of the second that you can check out before it hits the newsstands. Of course, millions of players are forging lore of their own everyday, even if they don't all make it to the comic pages. But if you're a fan of comics like I am, you might want to check out Comix - The Return, to make your adventures in Azeroth and Outlands more epic -- or should I say, comic.

It's a bit of a memory hog as far as AddOns go, and doesn't really improve gameplay to any degree, but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Boing! sounds every time you jump, classic video game music when you die or enter zones, and of course -- Bam! Thwack! and Ka-pow! visual effects in the tradition of Adam West's Batman every time you hit or crit someone in melee. Updated for Patch 2.3, Comix - The Return is the perfect AddOn for comic book geeks who want to feel like they're playing a comic book hero -- without having to play another game, that is.
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