WTMG's Thomas Medina: "World of WarCraft: Shadowlands surprised me completely. My apprehension over the theme and lingering doubts in pursuing Battle for Azeroth’s design principles prevented me from enjoying the usual new expansion hype. Instead, the expansion won me over on its own merits. Covenants ended up being exactly as advertised. Torghast is just as fun and replayable as all the pre-release hype said. The new dungeons and raid are standouts, which is hard to be in a game with so many of both. Then there’s the overhaul to the leveling, which makes the game so much easier to enjoy the way you want. All in all, this expansion ended what was implemented with Legion, and effectively brought the game into modern times. Now it’s just up to Blizzard to keep momentum going."