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Almost Perfect for a clean slate...
on November 19, 2007
Where to start, well this game is by far one of the most unique MMO's ever... Being a veteran gamer (Everquest, World of Warcraft, and City of Heroes to name a few) this game takes a very fresh and innovative approach to massively multiplayer online games...
The collector's edition is a must if you're a player who feels you want to have everything with extra mustard... Comes with a letter from General British, nice little touch, packaging is fantastic, and gives you a sense of military sci-fi attitude of this game. Also included a coin, dogtags, nice full color field manual, and some cardboard maps. In game you get a neat little robot pet, and a fancy emote that you can show off with.
Now on to the actual game itself, first and foremost this isn't a lowest denominator game such as World of Warcraft where it's designed for the most casual gamer to play. Not trying to sound smarmy to all you WoW players but this game isn't as user friendly... but I feel this is a huge positive... let me explain, the controls is a cross between Halo and WoW... you running around fighting first person shooter style while being in a real time Massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
People who feel challenged by the controls of WoW will feel at sea in this game, but if you are a person who enjoys first person shooters and also RPGs (or either or) you will love this game. On the surface you have an action sci-fi universe with some serious layers of story. Your are on a mission to save humanity by fighting this evil alien race called the Bane. Meanwhile your learning about an ancient alien race called the Eloh who are an answer to threat, the Bane.
On to the negative. There is some serious learning curves if you are not a serious a gamer, but that can be ok, if this genre is your thing, you will enjoy the tutorial, and will come out knowing the basics. The game went live with a few minor set backs, such as no "auction house"... Developers have made it clear that this is in the works in the near future, also crafting in this game is very counter intuitive. There is nothing in the game as, a tutorial to show or introduce how this works... It's actually not very complicated butt, with not actually explanation I know personally I had to go to a third party website to find how to craft things.
Hence my rating of 4 stars, minus these few things which I feel confident they address in later updates, this game would have gotten 5 stars from me.