Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Graphically you will be running into the same quality textures from the core game, though there are plenty of new models of amazing creatures that are capable of crushing your whee-little character and wee-little you will be, since nearly every one of these models will be at least half-again as large. While the new models look great and articulate well, the real beauty lies in the environment; stunning, wide-open vistas of the mountains surrounding the Iron Keep lend a sense of scale in this massive world. Running across your first chain is both a beautiful site and a nerve-wracking experience. More than once I was concerned that I would need to fight on one of those chains and trust me, unless you have a tower shield and a spear, you would not want to even think of it.