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  • Summary: Dungeons & Dragons Online provides players with the definitive online Dungeons & Dragons experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat, challenging puzzles and character advancement. Dungeons & Dragons Online is centered on robust character advancement and challenging dungeon combat. Players choose and develop a character based on some of the iconic races associated with D&D, including Humans, Elves and Halflings, as well as classes such as Fighters, Clerics, Rogues and Wizards - after which they can socialize, find quests, group together and equip themselves for future battles. Dungeons & Dragons Online lets players travel alone or in parties as they explore the seemingly endless dungeon complexes found beneath the world. Through the dungeons, players engage in physical and magical combat with hideous foes straight from the pages of the Monster Manual rulebook. Battle is challenging, fast-paced, and easy to control with a wealth of unique weapon effects and character movements, as well as specific monster behaviors designed to keep combat both tactical and action packed. [Turbine] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. It is a great game, matching in spirit the pen and paper version.
  2. A curious but elegant levelling system. [May 2006, p.88]
  3. If you have a group of friends to play it with, give DDO a try. It'll certainly fill a few weeks with fun, but don't expect lasting playing power. Redundancy, the bane of all MMOs, is here aplenty.
  4. 75
    I think DDO's single-player content is more compelling and its dungeons more accessible and numerous than in "World of Warcraft" or "EverQuest II." Its visuals are technologically superior to WoW's without suffering from EQII's unsettling mannequins and relatively bland environments. But DDO doesn't hold a candle to either in terms of breadth or replayability.
  5. Despite realistic graphics and sound, DDO simply falls short of expectations when it comes to providing accessible gameplay for solo or group play, meaning that you have to sink a large portion of your time into the game to get the most out of it.
  6. If you're happy to pay the fees and have no trouble socialising online, a fun alternative existence beckons.
  7. For a title that costs more than "World of Warcraft," Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is unbelievably light on stuff to do. It does feature some decent dungeons that can be fun to run through with a group, but with no pvp, no economy, no trade skills and nothing useful you can do by yourself, this is a dungeon to crawl away from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Mar 31, 2012
    Since it's gone f2p this is the best f2p out there without a doubt- whenever I'm not playing a p2p or a console game, this is my fallback. The sheer variety of quests and goals in this game will blow you away- this isn't a 'grind 50 goretusks' game, every quest has its own story, enemies, bosses, traps and unique feel. This is one mmo that truly doesn't feel like any other. Expand
  2. ScottShubin
    Dec 26, 2005
    DDO will not appeal to everyone, and that in itself appeals to me. If you played a lot of DnD, you will love this. If not, you are probably better off sticking to WoW or EQ2. DDO has no PvP and no grinding for exp, however it is the closest adaptation to DnD 3.5 rules that I have seen. Combat is more interactive than just selecting your enemy and pushing the kill button. Here you have to dodge, tumble, block, swing, etc. and none of it is automated. I would not go so far as to call it a twitch game, but you definitely have to be awake to play it. I give it a 10 becase they are just about as close to pen-and-paper DnD as you can be. However, if I had never played DnD before i would give it an 8 or so. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 25, 2006
    very good gameplay, problem lies in the low amount of players and because of this difficulties in fast groupfinding - best you have friends to join and itll be great - try out the trial to see! Expand
  4. AlexJ.
    May 11, 2006
    If your not tight on a budget its worth getting.
  5. ErikM.
    May 2, 2006
    Huge disappointment. Could have been much better. :( Not easy to screw up such a goldmine, but Turbine managed it.
  6. blechmelech
    Mar 13, 2006
    Omg i cant believe this game is getting decent scores by the above sources.. they must be getting paid off. The game simply sucks! I played the demo and it seriously felt like this was the game that wouldve been cool 5 years ago and then it wouldve spawned the really cool games that we now have.. GW, WoW etc. I expected so much more especially being an authentic D&D game franchise but wow I was let down. Expand
  7. WalBanger
    Jun 7, 2006
    Game is poorly made, it is as if game developers havent played any online games since 1950's.... Interface is unuserer friendly and there is nothing fun about this game......

    And when i went to cancel my account they *****STOLE***** from me, I got confirmation it was cancelled 2 WEEKS before deadline, but they still charged me. When i sent them an email 6hrs after i got there email saying i had been charged again, they said it was 6hrs after the dead line and it was tough...........

    PLEASE note this wasnt the creators of D&D but codemasters who charge you.

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