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  • Summary: Earth will never be the same. After the Crystite Wars, humanity inadvertently invited the worst enemy ever conceived: THE MELDING. It surrounds us. It forces us to live in pockets of land protected only by the accidental discovery of repulsor technology. We continue to fight for land. ForEarth will never be the same. After the Crystite Wars, humanity inadvertently invited the worst enemy ever conceived: THE MELDING. It surrounds us. It forces us to live in pockets of land protected only by the accidental discovery of repulsor technology. We continue to fight for land. For technology. For power. For our very survival. JOIN THE FIGHT.Red5 Studios Red 5 Studios presents, FIREFALL, an online team-based action shooter. Join your friends in an epic online campaign across a vast open world to stop the Melding and fight for the survival of humanity against the army of the Chosen. Advance your army and character through technological upgrades. Level up different character classes. Compete for supremacy in various multiplayer game types. Push back the Melding. SAVE EARTH Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Sep 4, 2014
    77
    At last Firefall came out from its everlasting beta period, as a solid MMO/TPS meant to be played with a small group of friend. It's not a revolution, but has its interesting peculiarities.
  2. Aug 14, 2014
    70
    Firefall has its problems. There’s no denying that, but after spending a little time with it, I found myself having a pretty decent time. Sure, it does feel wonky at times, but I couldn’t help but keep playing.
  3. Sep 14, 2014
    70
    Firefall is a very well-constructed MMO framework that lacks a heart, soul or reason to return. [Issue#253, p.76]
  4. Aug 30, 2014
    60
    Firefall is middling. If you have free time to spare, the fact that it won’t cost you anything to try is a huge win. If it manages to sink its teeth into you over the first few hours, you might just be hooked. Personally, I’ll pass.
  5. Aug 12, 2014
    57
    It's not a world that I want to stick around to save.
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    50
    In the end, the experience Firefall offers is one that’s almost there. It’s almost a fully engaging, entertaining shooter. It almost tells a fairly good story. Its systems almost feel worth the time, or money, you would put into seeing them through to their end. It’s almost there, but in the end, Firefall falls short.
  7. Aug 7, 2014
    40
    All Firefall’s opening does is shove your face right up against grubby textures, shoddy animations, and invisible walls. Your first two hours with it will see you retreading ground completing repetitive fetch quests for characterless NPCs in a world that does nothing to excite the eye...You have to wade through that swill of a beginning to understand Firefall’s potential.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 82 out of 107
  2. Negative: 20 out of 107
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    10
    I really enjoyed playing Firefall with my buddies. There are original concepts and we're all FPS fanatics. There are bad reviews about it, butI really enjoyed playing Firefall with my buddies. There are original concepts and we're all FPS fanatics. There are bad reviews about it, but we don't mind - as long as it's free and we're having fun with it, that's why I'm giving it a 10. Expand
  2. Jul 29, 2014
    10
    Firefall's finally launched, and it was worth the wait. Red 5 studios has completely remade the game that was known for it's 'eternal' beta,Firefall's finally launched, and it was worth the wait. Red 5 studios has completely remade the game that was known for it's 'eternal' beta, and now has a real gem: It has the progression and content flow of an MMO, but the fun moment-to-moment gameplay of a shooter. I'm having a blast. Only question on my mind is: which battleframe (character class) to level up next? Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2014
    9
    The battleframes system is what I like the best here. I can change the way I play my character anytime I want and I'm not restricted to stickThe battleframes system is what I like the best here. I can change the way I play my character anytime I want and I'm not restricted to stick to 1. The loot is very rewarding. Of course, a few level of difference in the loot won't be noticeable. But when you get a really good one... you feel the hard hit of your bullets to the enemy.

    The setting has a lot of colors and looks really gorgeous. This is Borderlands with mmo infused in it.

    A must play.
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  4. Aug 8, 2014
    9
    Very Solid MMO Shooter Game Free To Play and absolute NO Pay to Win.

    You don't just HAVE to do quests, you can do ares missions, events
    Very Solid MMO Shooter Game Free To Play and absolute NO Pay to Win.

    You don't just HAVE to do quests, you can do ares missions, events like tornado, or Incursion event,

    and pls. do like 2-3 hours per day before you review it negative
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  5. Aug 6, 2014
    8
    Firefall is a pretty interesting game, but that wears off very quick. It's simply because of the bland quests and lack of storyline thatFirefall is a pretty interesting game, but that wears off very quick. It's simply because of the bland quests and lack of storyline that eventually you have to wonder "what is there to do in the game?" . However, in a strange twist, the game has stunning visuals ( not graphics), ok gameplay , and not many, if any game breaking issues like are found in some other games. Also, this is a MMO, not a fps, so don't forget it. Expand
  6. Aug 3, 2014
    7
    Firefall is something of a conundrum. Expect a FPS and you'll come out deceived. Expect and MMORPG and you'll come out deceived. Both elementsFirefall is something of a conundrum. Expect a FPS and you'll come out deceived. Expect and MMORPG and you'll come out deceived. Both elements lack the depth of true games of that genre. As it's a shooter quests you know quests are going to be along the lines of "kill X of this or Y of that". This game has every element to be absolutely meh.

    And yet, somehow, it has appeal. It's fairly innovative and gear and crafting especially works pretty well. Quests are repetitive but its storyline set-up is fun and there's stuff to do everywhere. You have your quests, there's public quests and there's gathering resources, which works even when helping others. And so you glide (yes, there's gliding, jumping and such) from quest hub to quest hub clocking hour after hour.

    Yeah, the AI is weak. The UI is kind of sluggish, the economy hasn't gotten under way and there's many more things. As I said, this game has everything to be absolutely mediocre...

    and yet.... it's fun. I'm not sure how long it'll be fun, but for now that's what it is. Fun.
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  7. Dec 8, 2014
    0
    Firefall is a mediocre MMORPG which looks interesting for a week or so, but then you realize it's repetitive, boring chore. Due to internalFirefall is a mediocre MMORPG which looks interesting for a week or so, but then you realize it's repetitive, boring chore. Due to internal turmoils game lost direction mid-way through development and final version is only what was salvaged from the original innovation idea. This game brought insane amount of disappointment. Just 5 months after release game lost 90% of it's player base and is dropping by at least -20% of active player base every month. It's not that bad as to give it score of 0, more like 5ish, but It's a train wreck with no chance of reboot and that flatlines my score. Expand

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