EVE Online: Special Edition PC

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  • Summary: The EVE Online: Apocrypha expansion coincides with the release of EVE Online as a boxed product through a partnership with Atari. The fabric of space itself is transformed as vast, unpredictable wormholes open to connect previously unexplored regions of the universe to the stars of New Eden.The EVE Online: Apocrypha expansion coincides with the release of EVE Online as a boxed product through a partnership with Atari. The fabric of space itself is transformed as vast, unpredictable wormholes open to connect previously unexplored regions of the universe to the stars of New Eden. The seeds of advanced new technology await inside of these cosmic anomalies for those brave enough to explore them. This infusion of technology enables production of the most dynamic vessels ever – Tech 3 modular ships with an astounding amount of customizability that can fill any role from skirmish muscle to industrial support. Furthermore, NPC agents in EVE Online: Apocrypha are authorized to assign Epic Mission Arcs to the pilots of New Eden. These branching, far-reaching mission strings are full of meaningful stories and more intelligent and deadly adversaries. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. This new expansion makes it easier to get in to the game, but it is still a gigantic learning curve for some people and that is my only gripe as people without patience will not play it so you may be forced to find in-game friends to play with. This game was a must buy for MMORPG fans who are looking for a truly deep and expanding space based science fiction universe and after spending the last couple of weeks with it again I have to say it is a better buy today.
  2. Despite some partially unfinished features and a few annoying balance issues, EVE Online is greater than the sum of its parts and the best "sandbox" MMO in a market cluttered by canned content. Still a bit harsh to newbies, but with the release of Apocrypha more accessible than ever before. If you can get over the initial hurdles, potentially more addictive than World of Warcraft - you have been warned.
  3. Apocrypha, as an expansion, brings so many improvements to the table that it would be, going forward, impossible to imagine the game without them.
  4. EVE Online: Apocrypha brings more territory to discover and explore and a softer learning curve.
  5. Here’s the thing: it’s not for everybody. Every major game design decision is a double-edged sword – cleaving a path for novelty and free-form fun on one side, and slashing down potential subscribers with the other.
  6. EVE Online retains its old shortcomings (Not being able to leave your ship ord control it directly.), but certainly offers a lot of content for a small amount of your money.
  7. It asks a lot of the player, but if you can hack it, you’re in for a truly unique experience.

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  1. Positive: 95 out of 141
  2. Negative: 29 out of 141
  1. KyleA
    Apr 21, 2010
    10
    This game is beastly. It provides everything I want in an MMO. 1.Hard learning curve, so that basically means the chances of meeting douche This game is beastly. It provides everything I want in an MMO. 1.Hard learning curve, so that basically means the chances of meeting douche little ten year-olds is rare. 2.Instant gratification doesn't exist. no everyday noob can have a bad-ass capital ship ship given to them. type of ship reflects experience of the pilot well. 3.Loads of different career paths. You can be a multi-Millionaire industrialist, 0.0 sec pirate, Bounty hunter, miner, the list goes on. 4.Player driven economy. When i say player driven I aint kidding, NPCs don't take part of the trading system AT ALL. 5.PvP. If you like pvp this game is your holy grail. whether your a pirate or bounty hunter, theres no greater feeling than sitting in a low sec area waiting for an unlucky sucker to warp in and have their ass jammed and blown to kingdom-kom. 6. Lots of motivation. their are always bigger and better ships out there you're just dying to get. 7. Repetitiveness doesn't exist. Every enemy you face, whether it be player or NPC, will be outfitted differently to take you out. 8.Consequences. If your the kinda guy who wants to screw with people and keep killing them over and over expect them to get back at you in the future because they'll gather a fleet up, have an agent locate where you are, set an ambush for you, and kill your ass. It's that simple. Yes the game is not new user friendly, it takes a long time to get used to, and if you have the attention span of a gnat this is NOT the game for you. Once again don't expect instant gratification, it takes months to train in the stuff you want to do. Expand
  2. JonR.
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    Fascinatingly in-depth game with so much to do, just a shame trial users get to see so little of what's out there. Worth subscribing and Fascinatingly in-depth game with so much to do, just a shame trial users get to see so little of what's out there. Worth subscribing and getting out into far reaches of space, nothing quite like the rush of PVP with consequences. Expand
  3. Jun 4, 2011
    10
    EvE Online: Why I keep coming back, and leaving

    Every one loves a space opera, probably. I love space operas, definitely. Vast space, the
    EvE Online: Why I keep coming back, and leaving

    Every one loves a space opera, probably. I love space operas, definitely. Vast space, the feeling of being a tiny spec in an endlessly large ocean. Industriously burrowing away at an asteroid for hours at a time while I read a book. Stacking up credits. Improving my lot one ore bit at a time.

    EvE online appeals to all these sentiments. Space is compounded by achingly beautiful visuals and the well measured soundtrack bouncing through the halls of my ship.

    Against other mmorpg's EvE stands well apart. There's no levelling arms race at play to motivate you, no endless level grinding to ruin your nights. Your motivation is primarily in how much of the universe you want to turn over. It's all under your own volition away from any peer pressure.

    But EvE suffers in some development choices. Once you have created your character and jumped into the game you land ass first in a space ship in the middle of who-knows-where. "What the hell is going on?" and "What am I doing here?" are the first couple of questions to go through your head. You just automatically happen to be in a space ship from the off. Yes, this is exactly what I'm playing this game for but there is no build up at all! It would have been simple to develop a story line over half an hour or so while the character finds his way to a ship and launches into space. All manner of back history could subtly and simply be woven into these first few minutes. Alas instead you are faced with a half hour tutorial that pretty much covers everything there is to do in the game, ever. I have thus far(this is my 5th odd return to the game) logged out twice during this particular stab at the tutorial and I'm pretty sure it's all down to not having any emotional investment in my character or ship.

    This build up would of course need a third person walk around section. Something that EvE lacks. All that time you spent creating your character and choosing nice clothes boil down to the thumbnail image attached to your ship. To create a physical presence and platform for the characters is absolutely necessary but likely to be part of a long development process.

    Aside from that, I want to be able to land on planets. These beautiful orbs just hang in space enticing you towards them but on approach they are to be found totally void of function. You can't land, mine or colonise. What use is a space opera without a home world to counterpoint off? Aside from that and back to my first few points, EvE Online has captured the space odyssey feeling perfectly. It just has a few teething problems it needs to get out of the way before it's absolutely immersive. Perhaps by the time I return for the 8th time it will have these all sorted out.
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  4. TomW
    May 15, 2009
    9
    This game proves to be a great brain twister and that is something that I like every so often. I was out mining the other day and I decided This game proves to be a great brain twister and that is something that I like every so often. I was out mining the other day and I decided to try out some container mining at the risk of having it stolen. Well wouldn't you know it sure enough I got one cargo haul in but the very next one I laid out was pirated from me! This group of guys just warped in from out of nowhere and I know a lot of you would be pissed but I honestly thought it was just the coolest thing. I have never played a game where you have that much freedom before. I give it 2 thumbs up. Expand
  5. AaronH.
    Feb 26, 2010
    9
    I'm going to keep this short and sweet. this game is NOT perfect. it takes a lot of patience, and quite honestly obsessing over wanting I'm going to keep this short and sweet. this game is NOT perfect. it takes a lot of patience, and quite honestly obsessing over wanting a certain ship or something else ingame makes it into a chore rather than a game. if you are one who likes getting goals within days or months, then dont play. this game is very slow paced and tends to appeal to older people. to put it bluntly, dont expect to get yourself in pvp until around a year or so of playing. however, if you are like me and like getting on for fun, rather than trying to achieve a goal, this is a wonderful game. i give it a 9 because while i do like the game, and play it a lot, it does not appeal to a broad audience. also just to be clear, most people saying there is no player to player interaction, this mostly happens when in small clans, who usually end up negotiating and working with others. as opposed to large clans who usually are too large to effectively do so. if you play this game. do not set goals, just play to play. happy flights! Expand
  6. JamesM.
    Dec 6, 2009
    5
    I played EVE Online for around a year or two before deciding to quit a while back, and recently tried to get back in after playing WoW. I I played EVE Online for around a year or two before deciding to quit a while back, and recently tried to get back in after playing WoW. I remember my time spent in EVE fondly, but starting a new character proved too unrewarding. While the game was a lot of fun being in 0.0 security space and not worrying about the in-game police, I realized that on this new character, I would have to wait several months to be able to reach the level I had previously attained. Even if I had billions of ISK to spend, I literally had to wait months while my character sat still in a space station, and the skillpoints clicked away while I was logged out, so that I could fly the ships that would actually do anything in 0.0 space. The game can be fun, but the skill system kills it for me now by serving as an insurmountable barrier to keep characters from having access to certain game mechanics. It would be different if I could actively do something to make the wait shorter, like levelling through combat or what have you, but skill training is the only way. It works out that through your early subscription months, you are paying a set fee to unlock skills very slowly, no matter how good you are, no matter how much money you have. The game is very fun once you truly have the freedom to do what you want, but getting there takes months of shelling out money for the subscription and waiting while a timer tells you when those skills are ready. Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2013
    0
    I played the demo for a week and got tired, because it is so hard to learn i had to ask People in the game to understand and i had watchI played the demo for a week and got tired, because it is so hard to learn i had to ask People in the game to understand and i had watch youtube videos too. They have a really bad tutorial. And it cost damn much Money like 15 euros a month. thats so stupid many games even cost that price.
    It cost 180 euros a year. that's quite expensive..
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