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Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Teen
80 customer reviews
Metascore: 84 / 100
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  • Full-Featured: Guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, a vibrant economy, Player vs. Player combat, and more!
  • World as Your Adversary: Extra-planar creatures surge into the world from rifts, turning bastions of safety into frenzied battlefields.
  • Build Your Class: No other game lets you build your class the way Rift does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your playstyle.
  • PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, loot, and unique souls to further enhance your character.
  • Choose Your Role: Each character can have up to four different roles, so you can choose different classes for every situation! You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build.
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  • ASIN: B004M191RQ
  • Release Date: March 1, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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Rift is the complete and full-featured MMO experience you’ve been waiting for! Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or techno-magical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control and the landscape is ever-changing. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system and embark on challenging quests to take your RPG experience to new heights of achievement and excitement!

From the Manufacturer

Rift is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) for PC that challenges players to stop an ongoing invasion of their world by horrific creatures from other planes of existence, while simultaneously growing ever more powerful by doing so. These creatures appear at a variety of elemental rifts that erupt at the confluence of these planes. Using an extensive level of customization, which allows players to very nearly create their own character classes, players defeat enemies, seal rifts and draw power from them. Additional features include: standard quest gameplay as well as player vs. player action, two factions each containing multiple races and a dynamic world full of unpredictability.

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Facing off against a single enemy in town in Rift
Create your own character class to fit you fighting style.
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Questing as a group in Rift
Extensive guild support.
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The loveliness and cruelty of the Rift of Life
Elemental rifts to battle and close.
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One of the frightening creatures that will enter your world from a Fire Rift
A wide range of creatures to conquer.
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Facing off against peers in the snow in Rift
Varied and expansive environments.
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Story

Rift is set on Telara, a fantasy world which lies alarmingly close to a variety of other planes of existence In the final days of the Mathosian civil war, the Ward that protected Telara from planar convergence with these other worlds was severely weakened by a disaster known as the Shade. Since that time, rifts between Telara and other planes have been increasingly devastating the land, and old enemies in the form of monsters, held at bay by elemental prisons have begun actively clawing their way out. Telara's greatest enemy, the god Regulos, pounds against the outside of the Ward, seeking reentry into Telara to finish the job he once started. Meanwhile, Telara's own pantheon of gods has suddenly grown silent, and the world is descending into total chaos.

The people of Telara are now convinced that the end of the world is at hand. In these desperate final days, two major factions have arisen to battle the coming apocalypse: the Guardians and the Defiant. Though each faction wants to save the world, their beliefs and methods differ, and they war upon each other as often as they do other enemies of Telara.

Factions and Souls

Rift contains two main factions, the Guardians and the Defiant. Within either of these factions players can choose from four character callings, Warrior, Cleric, Rogue, Mage. Further, within these players gain access to a variety of different character possibilities known as "souls" - each soul granting players access to a unique "Soul Tree," which contains all of the traits and abilities that a soul had mastered during its life. As your character levels up, you earn soul points that can be used to improve that tree's soul level, granting players access to even more powerful traits and abilities. As a player's character grows in power, so does his or her ability to take on, or "attune" souls. A maximum-level player will be able to attune up to three souls of their choosing each with their own attributes. Souls grow in power as they become more specialized, and have well-rounded abilities that make them great for both solo and group play. The result is the ability to create your own class for virtually any situation.

Gameplay

Although it can be played on its own, Rift like all MMORPGs is designed to be played with others online. Players assume the role of an "Ascended Soul" - a Telaran slain during the great Shade War and resurrected to combat the forces of Regulos, the dragon god of extinction. Once a character's calling and initial soul(s) are selected players can take on quests alone or join together in loose confederations or more organized guilds to seek to defeat creatures that are spawned from rifts dynamically. Close the openings, and gain rewards to progress and level up. Rewards are given for all sorts of actions, including attacks, healing and more. Of course different guilds will also seek to undermine each other as well, leading to substantial player vs. player combat opportunities.

PC System Requirements

Minimum
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • Processor - Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
  • RAM - 2 GB
  • Hard Disc Space - 15.0 GB available
  • Video Card - Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better
  • Sound Card - DirectX 8.1 compliant card
  • DirectX - 9.0c, June 2010 update
  • Other - Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection); subscription fee required for play
Recommended
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • Processor - Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better
  • RAM - 4 GB
  • Hard Disc Space - 15.0 GB available
  • Desktop Video Card - Nvidia GTS 250 or better
  • Notebook Video Card - Nvidia GTX 200M series or better
  • Sound Card - DirectX 8.1 compliant card
  • DirectX - 9.0c, June 2010 update
  • Other - Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection); subscription fee required for play

Key Game Features

  • Confront Primal Forces - Creatures from the Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Life, and Death planes battle for control of the world of Telara. Two warring factions - the Guardians and the Defiant - face off against each other and fight extra-planar creatures as they seek to save the world.
  • Create Your Own Class - Focus in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character unique to your play style.
  • Multiple Roles - Character can have up to four different roles, made up of the attributes of different souls. This is available tool as you move between activities such as questing, defensive stands, raiding and PvP combat.
  • Player vs. Player Action - Experience Player vs. Player action like never before, earning PvP ranks, titles, loot and unique Souls to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts and fight others in world PvP.
  • A Complete MMO Experience - Experience guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, an in-game economy and PvP combat.
  • A Beautiful Look and Feel - Rift features stunning visuals playable on any PC with a reasonable set of system requirements.


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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Jereth on March 1, 2011
Coming from someone who has been playing all type of MMORPG games from MUD to WoW and all that are in between. RIFT is a great game by its own rights. It's been a long time since the MMO community has a very successful launch. I'm not going to compare features between this game and that game, but here are the good and the bad from my playing experience.

Default UI is a great. Although many of the goodies are turned off by default, you can easily turn them on through the interface setting. No need to go to addon website to install extra stuff. Things like target of target, AoE auto loot, auto sell gray items, etc. The UI layout editor is very easy to use. I'm actually really happy with it out of the box. It's not perfect, but a great starting point.

Public groups. I thought it was dumb when I first saw it, but there's a plus sign above everyone's avatar. You can click this and invite yourself to create an auto-group with the person. This is great when you see someone doing the quest you're looking to do, you can just auto group and you both and help each other. When you're done, just leave and be on your way. You can turn this feature off if you don't like a random stranger joining you. This also works for Public Group when taking down world events, such as RIFTs and Invasions. If there are multiple public groups, it merges them in to one.

Warfronts. Essentially, it's instance battlegrounds. The queues are very quick since its cross-servers. You need to be at least level 10 to do your first Warfront. There are brackets from 10-19, 20-29, and so on. It's pretty much the same old same old here, so nothing exciting about it. The experience gain is enough that you could level from just playing the warfronts if you choose to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jon on July 6, 2012
There's a lot to like about Rift:

- Triton is extremely responsive to its customers, providing nearly constant updates
- the user interface is extremely polished - it literally shines
- the graphics are superior for an MMO
- the rift concept is innovative and done fairly well
- focuses strongly on end-game and PvP, so the game doesn't get old

There's a lot to dislike about Rift:

- the world is small and cramped
- character movement speed is extremely slow (related to the small world?)
- the questing in this game is extremely, extremely boring - even WoW has started moving away from pure "kill 10 rats" types of quests
- to my eyes, the art in this game just isn't attractive: the races are ugly, with nothing at all familiar to choose from, the world is pretty drab, the NPCs lack much originality in design, and pets are usually ghoulish and/or hideous
- the story is mediocre at best, and largely non-existent after the early game
- the game feels like a copy in almost every way, lacking its own personality.

Rift is a game I want to like, but I can't. And honestly, I don't dislike it either. Strangely for a game, I have no strong reaction one way or the other to it. Perhaps when the developers come out with their expansion this year, which will hopefully add something in the way of story content, a sprint ability, revamped character artwork, and more dynamic questing options, I'll come back to it. The developer is trying, but it just doesn't click with me - try it to level 20 and judge for yourself, then let me know - because I'm still not sure what to think of Rift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles W Black Jr on March 31, 2011
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Solid and very polished MMO. I really enjoy the character creation and leveling process since you can mix and match three different souls (classes) and be able to change from one combination of souls to another anytime you are out of combat. So you can play as a ranged bow hunter with pet for one fight and switch to a melee stealth assassin for the next.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vitaldead on April 15, 2011
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Let's just say this... started playing Rift - cancelled WoW subscription. The pvp is better, the pve is better, and the overall experience is better. Oh... and you don't have to wait for a month and a half for things to be fixed (patches, hotfixes, etc.). I have NEVER seen even the smallest of problems be fixed so quickly.

Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on August 27, 2012
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somehow i felt a lack of cohesion in this game. i got to level 40 and decided the time required to get to 50 isnt worth it any more. They have tried to make public grouping a staple of the game but it ends up being totally random people all the time.
by just clicking 'join group' no real human interaction takes place , even though there is technically another person running around beside you. being in a guild doesnt mean anything because you just click in and out of guilds. all gear is temporary and the next best piece of gear happens in 6 hours after getting the one you just got. so there isnt really any "goal" to work towards. you dont like your character ? fine just pay some chump change and change your entire spec in 2 minutes . nothing is permanent and nothing has consequences. died? oh no problem, just respawn and run back into battle (minus 10% stats per death until you see a healer (who is never really more than a few minutes walk away). this is all just my opinion, the technical aspects of the game are excellent. it doesnt lag, it runs beautifully, servers run excellent. the graphics are brilliant, and the gui rocks. it is my personal feeling tha tit lacks a bit of soul but hey, thats just me! enjoy
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