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Mac Gamer (1996)
The Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Expansion Set is intended for players who have come close or even beaten Warcraft II. These scenarios are very difficult (and sometimes frustrating), yet they don't seem to get boring. Every level requires an experienced player; novice players may possibly be overwhelmed.
It is a much more challenging game than the original, with some of the missions appearing to be nothing short of impossible at first glance. Portal also adds over fifty new maps for multi-player play, and adds several new Legendary Heroes to lead the fight. With a new musical score, new tiles for your map editor, and many long hours of playing time, the Dark Portal is a worthwhile expansion to an incredible game.
Random Access (May 04, 2011)
Was Beyond the Dark Portal enjoyable to play? As enjoyable as Warcraft II, yes. However, the immense spike in difficulty may turn away more than a few players. There were many times when I would just throw my arms in the air and declare that the current scenario was impossible to complete. To clarify, I EVENTUALLY finished all the missions, but I was more relieved than saddened when the game was over. Perhaps that's a bit telling... Either way, aside from some tough-as-nails missions, there really hasn't been much else added to make this a "definitive" expansion pack. What's new is nice, but what would be nicer is more that's new.