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5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32

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  1. TouaY.
    Feb 23, 2006
    10
    The game is great! It's worth giving a try.... I loved it since buying it... another great online RPG game! Very addicting and what more can you ask for!?
  2. MarkF.
    Mar 17, 2006
    9
    Personally I get fed up with all the people banging on saying "It's not WoW". Doh, no it's not - it's different, and for some people different will always be a problem. Graphically it's great. I like the Sci-Fi/fantasy mix (cf the run-of-the-mill medieval/trolls and orcs type fantasy). The user interface gets a bit of getting used to (and understanding) at first but Personally I get fed up with all the people banging on saying "It's not WoW". Doh, no it's not - it's different, and for some people different will always be a problem. Graphically it's great. I like the Sci-Fi/fantasy mix (cf the run-of-the-mill medieval/trolls and orcs type fantasy). The user interface gets a bit of getting used to (and understanding) at first but grows on you. Yes it's a bit of a grind, but then it's better than getting to a high level quickly and then sitting around thinking "what do I do now". The chip wars are a neat idea, and the control for the mine, mining, quests, and battle dungeons (as well as levelling up) mean there is always something to do. The different races give a good twist to things with the Bellato "Mechs" (MAUs), and the different weapons and skills (and trying to level up whilst avoiding gimping your character) a more complex and involved challenge than other MMOs. Many other MMOs tend to be more one player playing individually amongst thousands, and you can do this, or group up in a guild or even as a race to get a different perspective and type of game. Its not an "instant gratification" MMO, and maybe more of a sophisticated/acquired taste than WoW but that's no bad thing for those who want something different. Just because it's not WoW doesn't mean it's bad. Expand
  3. Kraig
    Mar 4, 2006
    8
    Pros: The skill based growth system is customizable. While the skill caps are class/level based, you choose the skills you want to train. There are no healing/support classes, each class has a set of buffs (some usable on others) and potions for healing. Upgrade options - you can upgrade every weapon or piece of armor with a variety of abilibities. PvP - The pvp portion of the game is the Pros: The skill based growth system is customizable. While the skill caps are class/level based, you choose the skills you want to train. There are no healing/support classes, each class has a set of buffs (some usable on others) and potions for healing. Upgrade options - you can upgrade every weapon or piece of armor with a variety of abilibities. PvP - The pvp portion of the game is the center of attention. This why you will keep playing. The chip wars occur every 8 hours, and inbetween there is a lot of oppertunity to fight eachother. Cons: Repetitive gamplay - you only have a small number of skills that level up as you use them. Depending on your personality type this can get boring. Quests - They are instant receive, instant reward kill tasks. Very little depth/ World - It's not very large, a lot of reused monster models, few dungeons. Overall - It's enjoyable if you don't mind hack and slash style gameplay. It not a deep game, but there is something staisfying about designing the type of character you want. There are a lot of options with the class and cross class skills, choosing which skills to develop and seeing how it works in PvP. If you don't mind the grinding, and like to war with other players you'll enjoy this game. Expand
  4. QAZzzz
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    Great MMO that starts slow but the PvP action and character skillset (After qquite a bit of training) are all fantastic features. It isn't a game for the faint hearted and will require alot of personal time to progress through it. It's not for WOW fans and is very raw but the core gameplay is extremely fun and engaging.
  5. JazzMine
    Aug 18, 2006
    10
    This game is actually great compared to other MMO in the market. The plots and gameplay is quite different. Imagine to choose on which of the three race to side with, then from there battle with the other race, which I think is not present in other MMO. And guys, you've only seen the 1st episode of the game....wait till you get a glimpse of the succeeding episodes. EP1's This game is actually great compared to other MMO in the market. The plots and gameplay is quite different. Imagine to choose on which of the three race to side with, then from there battle with the other race, which I think is not present in other MMO. And guys, you've only seen the 1st episode of the game....wait till you get a glimpse of the succeeding episodes. EP1's plot=planet Novus.....EP2...etc's plot=intergalactic wars (yet only a teaser for now). Which MMO offers this gameplay? None of the moment I think. This game also the Archonship thingy...one ruler for eaver race....do other MMO have this feature? All in all, this is a very addicting and enjoyable game. Dont discourage others, let them try first. Expand
  6. Derek
    Feb 26, 2006
    9
    The game is a great change from WoW! So far, it has been an exciting adventure if you exclude the few bugs due to how new it is for the US market.
  7. Metalgeorge
    Dec 14, 2006
    10
    nice game!!! it isnt the best game but is good and besides which mmo can you use and android thingy eh? its original and lacks the stupidity of other games quests of just talking to NPCs and then bringing them items (rf just cuts that redious things). And story lines has quite enough just that you dont have to search for it, it shows it for in an report which seems to come from an nice game!!! it isnt the best game but is good and besides which mmo can you use and android thingy eh? its original and lacks the stupidity of other games quests of just talking to NPCs and then bringing them items (rf just cuts that redious things). And story lines has quite enough just that you dont have to search for it, it shows it for in an report which seems to come from an satellite and saves you time ( its just that some people dont read), this is good so that novices players dont get so lost. There are few games like this one its your chioce or play something different to check it out or you can play WOW just because someone tells you to play it,and wow it has so many to offer....warriors paladins, rogues,dwarfs and a bit more of same races and jobs....is like all the same. Like i say back then its your choice but first dont take my word for granted just play games to check them. Expand
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. 80
    RF Online delivers an MMO that focuses more on battles and less on stories and quests. For those who lust after solid plots and definitive quests, they can stick to their "World of Warcraft" and "Final Fantasy XI." For those who just want to log on and kick butt, RF Online is the prescription for you.
  2. Somewhat shallow, somewhat lacking in content, but a decent diversion for MMO fanatics if they’ve got no other online addiction at the time.
  3. RF Online is like playing an endless game of slow-motion whack-a-rat, without the entertainment of the fairground surroundings.