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Beautiful box set and stellar game
on April 17, 2014
So, the collectors edition was really very nice. It comes with the game, a code key that you can link with your smart phone to get free teleports in game, some cool art cards and a stellar art book, a CD of game tunes, and a movie as well. It was definitely a thoughtfully crafted set.
The game itself is a ton of fun. You can pretty much solo your way around as you like, you can join a Free Company, pick up quests that team you with other players, etc...while you are wandering, you can decide to help people in the midst of their own battles if you like. There are also Fate events, which are essentially free for alls, in that anybody near the event can participate and reap the benefits of doing so. There is absolutely no shortage of quests, and although you choose your class initially, you can pursue any and/or all of them if you want, from the more standard adventuring classes to crafting classes and so on. This really adds an incredible diversity and variety of gameplay. There is also an actual storyline and endgame to pursue. I havent wrapped it up yet, but what I've done of it so far has been quite impressive. The combat is quite intuitive and I suppose fairly basic overall, although implementing strategies depending on your preferred gameplay increase the complexity of it all.
There are achievements both in game and for PSN. They arent necessarily the same ones. I'm not sure why this is, but it is what it is.
I played the beta on PS3 and PC previously, and also own the PC version, but for me, the PS4 version is superior. For one, the controller is intuitive, and the touch screen also functions as a mouse for those things that require it. I really like the way the game is set up for the PS4 controller. It's easy to use and never requires you to fumble around. The graphics are stunning.
All in all, I am very pleased with this and having the first 30 days free allows me (and you) the ability to play through the endgame and hang it up, or decide to stick with it to see what else the game may offer in the future.
Anyways, I'll be happy to answer any questions if you care to ask, as best I can.