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  • Summary: Forsaken World is an online fantasy MMORPG by Perfect World Entertainment.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Apr 14, 2011
    86
    The vibrant community is what makes the difference, Forsaken World is simply not forsaken. The key points for a MMO are available right away: Cool graphics, lots of players and even more details.
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    80
    This game's focus on Western style gameplay really sets it apart from other Eastern imports.
  3. May 7, 2011
    80
    This is an AAA title, a big gun; it goes up against recent hits like Rift and holds its own.
  4. May 11, 2011
    75
    It's free, it's pretty, and it's got hot, busty vampire chicks. If any of those things interest you, Forsaken World is worth checking out.
  5. Apr 15, 2011
    70
    From pets to pvp, even jobs, titles, reputation, achievements and so many other things, Forsaken world defiantly has a plethora of content. It is not hard to get into the game and once you do, you will be surprised how easily it sucks you in. This is a fun and visually pleasing game for many types of gamers like casual, non-casual, players who do not want to spend money, and even players that do. Whatever your play style, I am sure Forsaken World will grab you in and offer hours upon hours of fun.
  6. Apr 25, 2011
    56
    While there is a decent amount of content to keep players occupied, Forsaken World tends to feel stale faster than it should.
  7. Jun 18, 2011
    55
    Even with the generous free-to-play model factored in, it's hard imagine why anyone would want to deal with the basic combat and utterly forgettable lore of this world. [Aug 2011, p.63]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 47
  2. Negative: 17 out of 47
  1. Jun 22, 2011
    10
    for a FTP MMO it's phenomenal. it's certainly not perfect but it fully satiates that MMO desire. it's good looking and has that familiar feeling (LOTS of stuff, to me, felt as if it had been borrowed). there are definitely things to complain about but all in all it's a very solid game. i downloaded it and installed it expecting to be TOTALLY disappointed. instead I found myself very pleasantly surprised. I say it's absolutely worth giving it a fair shot. if it's not your cup of tea then whatever. it's not like it you had to pay anything to try it :P Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2012
    10
    I found this through my steam client. I feel in love with it the first time I played. I became shocked at how much goodies was free or easy to get. Got to LVL 35 with no problems. Graphics are amazing! Game-play not so bad! First character was a priest and felt like I did when I played WoW or EQ2 way back when! But great thing is this game was FREE! Yes like all games it has its glitches. Yes with all "Free to Play" games it has a shop where you can spend real money, but it doesn't hassle you to...that is your call. I don't spend real money and I get by just fine! xD I would recommend this to everybody especially my friends and family! Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2011
    9
    Forsaken World is an MMO experience. There is pleanty to do, lots of cool features such as titles and pets, and it is free. In my opinion Forsaken World can go toe to toe with WoW and win. Expand
  4. May 9, 2013
    6
    As every at-least-average MMO game this game sucks You in... for a few hours.
    Not to say that it's a bad game.
    It's clear that some
    attention was put into backstory, gameplay is pleasant while not innovative, graphics are looking very well and I have to say I enjoyed the art-style of this game.
    However... Sometimes You can get lost in features of this game that's not a negative... if You can get back on track and grasp what's going on, but You'll be sure to feel a bit lost for some time.
    Quests are generic but to be fair... that's to be expected.

    Overall, the game is not bad, but it did not manage to keep me interested.
    But if You think it's something for You and You have some times to waste- give it a shot.
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  5. Vel
    Jul 2, 2012
    5
    If you are looking for a free MMORPG to play casually, this game might suit you. The lore and story are put together capably enough to engage most, and the graphics are pretty good. However, the game does begin to get old after a while, and as you reach the higher levels, you will find yourself competing with either people who play this game 24/7, or people who pay money to get better equipment, contribute to their guild, etc. Additionally, while the community is somewhat helpful for new people, most higher level groupings and guilds will require you to sacrifice hours every week doing repetitive quests. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2011
    2
    It's clear that PW has put a lot of effort into their new flagship MMO and I was very excited to play it but after no more than a couple days, I've uninstalled the game and am ready to forget about it.

    The first issue I have with the game is PW's greed. I'm used to micro-transaction P2P but there's not much "micro" about this system. Starting my first character, it's obvious that they attempt to herd you into the cash shop. At level 7, I've killed enough mobs to purchase 5 pieces of food for the purposes of restoring my health. Not 5 stacks, but 5 pieces. Looking in the cash shop, I see that for a mere $10 of my money, I can purchase 4 health potions that will restore 70% of my health. So, I can either pay for 2/3 of a month of p2p MMO time, or I can purchase 4 health pots in Forsaken World.

    Another issue for me is the controls. It's not very smooth. When I click a mob or NPC, it usually click-to-moves well behind the character instead of selecting them. attempting to rotate also often sends you off into the woods. Rotating the camera while running? Well, that's impossible.

    Finally, the environment just seems lacking and sparsely populated. Running through the woods, I kill mobs to have them respawn mere seconds after killing them, they just pop into existence right by you within 5 seconds of killing it's predecessor.

    There's more, but to be honest, in spite of the features included in this f2p(dungeon finder, planner, prayers, etc) it still feels like a bare bones MMO released to grab as much money from the cash shop as possible.
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  7. Jan 10, 2013
    0
    Simply put this game is terrible, ive downloaded it twice but all im getting is errors and corrupted files, so I get told to verify my files hoping it would clear out the corrupt ones but noooo verify doesent work, so then I found out you can bypass verify and it took me a good 20mins to pick a half decent username I go to log in and boom client is out of date and the only way to fix this is to verify.......as what I said above it doesn't work....ive never struggled so much to play a game in my life you think it would be as easy as downloading the game and playing it but with this its problem after problem... if you want a free game get guild wars if you want a premium game get world of warcraft because all this game is is a cheap copy of world of warcraft and guild wars and it fails big time.. Expand

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