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  • Summary: Combine fast-paced vehicular combat with high-tech, futuristic weaponry and hundreds of intense skills and you get Auto Assault -- a unique departure from traditional Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs). Hop in your own customized cars, semis, and motorcycles and prepare to fight the mutated creatures and bandits of Auto Assault's post-apocalyptic world. Battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. Auto Assault uses the power of the Havok physics engine to let you make insane jumps, send obstacles flying and even blast bridges, buildings, fences and trees with your car-mounted rockets. Anything you can hit, you can destroy. [NCsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Mad Max brought to MMORPG world, finally! Too bad that action-packed fighting is almost the only thing the excellent setting is used for, at least for now. Luckily the action is all good and enjoyable. [Apr 2006]
  2. It's unlikely to tempt many current MMO addicts away from their regular poison, but if you've been looking for something that requires less commitment or organization it might be just the ticket. Auto Assault is the MMORPG for people who don't have time for MMORPGs.
  3. Such potential is marred by a lack of polish and care- there is simply too much that is flawed or missing to place this game in the "great" category, despite the noble ambition of delivering a unique MMO experience.
  4. Something that delivers the goods this fast and with such a high smile-to-trigger-pull ratio will be hard for anyone to put aside for long. [July 2006, p.83]
  5. Combines the vehicular glee of Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors with the ultraviolence of Rambo or Carmeggedon. What lets it down is ugliness, its hunger for power (and the corresponding technical issues), and the knowledge that this would be much better and more coherent as a purely single-player game.
  6. The fundamental problem is that it all feels a little detached - for an MMO, solo play feels far more natural, as the speed turns most of the battles into one-on-ones dotted around the map. [July 2006, p.88]
  7. The short-term gratification is gradually diminished by too-obvious regeneration of the damage you cause, and there's not enough variety of experience to sustain a monthly subscription. [June 2006, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Oren
    Apr 18, 2006
    Phew, this game is amazing. It has everything a serious MMORPG player would want! Great PvP? Check! Multi-layered PvP (areans, free-roaming and more)? Check! An extremely deep crafting system? Check! Tons of customizations? Check! Economy? Check (auction houses are forthcoming)! Housing? Check! Auto Assault includes some revolutionary mechanics as well, including destructible world and random loot (meaning that hardly ever two drops will be the same). In addition, the countless missions are full of lore, and the setting itself is refreshing. I was never attracted to car games, but Auto Assault just grabbed me and wouldn't let me go. It will happen to you as well, if you just give it a try. Highly recommended! Expand
  2. YTurnipsRgood
    Apr 13, 2006
    All I can say is it's really unique and a blast. It's good to see that someone other than Nintendo cares about innovating in this stagnant market. Been playing in beta for a while and can't go back to other mmos after playing. I tried, didn't work. Everything feels so slow and cliche afterwards, the game truly is a riot. Expand
  3. RodLong
    Apr 14, 2006
    Good game. I love the freedom the game has and the huge feel. It is fun even getting around going from mission to mission. Many other MMOs lose me here. Great genre. Don't base the game on experiences you may have had early in beta. The game has come a long way since then! Expand
  4. KevinM.
    Apr 14, 2006
    Been on since April 9th and all I can tell you this game is really fun. The amount of destructibility is just insane in this game. Its got a nice pace through leveling up although the quest text can be pretty boring to read at times. Love the fact that I can play solo (and still accomplish most quest) or convoy with other folks and can't wait to totally get into PvP. All these and I still havn't got my hands dirty on crafting... Expand
  5. BensonH.
    Apr 17, 2006
    This is a damn fun game. I played a lot of WoW and Dark Age and got a bit bored with the fantasy setting. Plus compared to Auto Assault, most other MMOs are just plain slow. Actually, it reminded me of some first person shooters that have vehicles in them. So I guess its a nice mix of MMOs and FPSs. That's pretty cool in my book. Expand
  6. BetM.
    May 3, 2006
    I won't kid you - the game has flaws, but they're nowhere near as large as some would say. I really love the game, especially the lore (of course I play mutant, which I guess is the best story of the three). Expand
  7. SeanRodman
    Apr 13, 2006
    I was a beta tester for a long time on this game. The control scheme is so terrible as to make the cars virtually undrivable. A great idea...but an awful game in execution. Expand

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