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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 48
  2. Negative: 18 out of 48
  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. Jul 3, 2012
    6
    I once tried 2 years ago, then quitted it soon after due to the extreme slow pacing that this game "had". I tried later with more patience, and I notice few good chance, but still quitted after sometime to the issues with money and still its extreme slow pace. Now, i've been playing this game for a longer than than usual, and even though it's still extremely slow I really did like its change. First of all, I liked the fact that at each level the game gives you some tickets in order to get some free stuff from a different shop, which sells small helpfull items and, hard to believe, money too, making the issues of training and the mount, for instance, extremely easy to pass. Also, first time i tried this game, the leveling was EXTREMELY slow (as any f2p, anyway), but now the game gives you more exp (I think triple more exp than before, but I might be wrong sometimes), and in other words it's much easier to level up now...at some points (it still takes a lot of time, just not like before, I guess). Basically, this game became a lot more accesible than before, at least by me, and as an old WoW player I must say I'm enjoying this game more than long ago, even though it's slow paced, flawed on the technical side, many bug issues (especially since Nightfall patch), and still lots of paid content to get. I suggest to try it if you're bored of others MMORPGs, or else you won't get much from it. Expand
  5. Jul 6, 2011
    4
    Forsaken World does have amazing character models and beautiful worlds. There is a lot of content and many things to do. There are 3 main draw backs however. First, the PvP system feel unfinished and very flat. Users will attack other users just for the sake of griefing other users. There is absolutely no risk or reward for PvP. This makes questing on a PvP server close to impossible without a party as a griefer will wait and stalk users until they are busy, then attack them. The second is the dual currency in the game. Certain items cost soul coins or gold coins. Items purchased from NPC's cost soul coins, but items purchased from other users require gold coins. There is no system to convert between the two. This makes using the auction house almost pointless because the accumulation of gold coins is very rare unless you sell things on the auction house. Users also cannot trade soul coins to help other users out for mounts or other and makes the user and their friends grind more than they need to to enjoy the game.
    Third, there was some lazy work with both programing/scripting and how they put the world together. There are countless spots in each realm where a player can get completely stuck with no hope of getting out unless they use their teleport ability. If they have used this ability they must wait 10 minutes for the skill the recharge. There are also a lot of lazy blocking volumes where the level builder must have just went "good enough, it kinda works". The pathing nodes in the game seem very blotchy and placed almost willy nilly around the world. There are also countless quests, auto-routes and NPC Ai that were scripted badly. I have a 23 inch 1080p monitor and when I can't read the text during the cut-scenes, you have a problem. The cut scenes are not the only thing wrong with the text. With special quests, the man who thought Bright red 8 point font on a bright yellow background should be shot. 90% of people couldn't read it if their lives depended on it. It was a horrible decision and takes another huge chunk away from the games polish. For a F2P game based on MTX, this game is lacking in quality and didn't travel far past an 'Idea' of merging guild wars and WoW. Lack of polish and development plagues the game on all angles.
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  6. Sep 10, 2014
    2
    This game is so much pay-to-win. after hitting level cap with two characters it was pretty obvious that I'll need to keep throwing money at it to be able to keep up with the rest of the players. I actually came across with some of them that already spent 3k - 4k bucks that's ridiculous. Yes you can try to farm all the gems the old fashioned way but still you will need real money to buy the fusion agents to combine them. Not to mention that all the good stuff is within that stupid orb system where you have 1 in 1000 chances of getting what you want otherwise you keep getting garbage from each orb. lottery? come on!!. PWE literally finds a way to get the money out of you. among all the MMORPGs I've played this is the only one that you actually must pay for an emote action. Expand
  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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