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  • Summary: RF Online (Rising Force Online) is an epic mix of traditional fantasy MMOG mixed with unique futuristic sci-fi action to bring an entirely new and original take on the existing MMORPG genre. Set in a deep space galaxy known as Novus, take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions leading your character into the final battle for total control over the entire Novus galaxy. Choose from either the Bellato Union, taking control of individual robot battle units like never seen before within any MMOG, Holy Alliance Cora, the mystical and fantasy orientated race utilising the power of magic and finally the mighty Accretia Empire, a futuristic alien race intent on spreading destruction across the entire sector with their advanced weaponry systems. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. All jokes aside, RF Online is a stable and an entertaining game once you progress through the earlier portions of the game.
  2. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs with this game. One the one hand, the people playing RFO are awesome. On the other, the game itself is not so great. It lags, there are bugs, and its definitely not a game you can just pick up and play. I, however, am addicted.
  3. The graphics and audio do give a respectable performance that most will be satisfied with and RF Online does a great job setting up a game that has potential. The tedious nature of the gameplay however may leave the more casual fans of this genre out in the cold.
  4. In the end RF Online is one of those games that will be a hit or miss depending on whether or not you enjoy the theme, gameplay and game world that it offers (sci-fi with a touch of fantasy).
  5. It has good art assets, visual design, and sound. However, I cannot recommend this title to veteran MMO players or to those seeking to get into the genre.
  6. Oh, and whatever you do, don’t do the tutorial. It’s a punishment from God or some other cosmic being.
  7. Quests just involve killing a certain number of creatures. Nothing more. If that’s all you want, fine, but most folk are going to want more out of a game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 12 out of 20
  1. Metalgeorge
    Dec 14, 2006
    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 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
  2. QAZzzz
    Apr 21, 2006
    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. Expand
  3. MarkF.
    Mar 17, 2006
    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
  4. KarisH.
    Feb 25, 2006
    Decent Graphics bad gameplay. Can't say i'm surprised that a korean mmo is a grind-fest. If you want to grind play RO it is a much better game, Zero real quests, no story to be seen. The game feels the same as it did in beta, nothing was changed. The chat filter is horrible, the chat system all together is horrible. The kill/quest system is bad also, it only awards the kill to the person who got the final blow, so in your party you have to kill the same mobs exponentially compared to the number of people in your group. Of course we can't forget the potions! This game is a potion spam fest, you literally have to AKF mine all night to be able to afford the potions for the next day of leveling or grinding PTs. Last but not least is the killstealing, (just like any other korean mmo) is highly irritating. People can snipe your quest mobs off by a well timed hit and steal the entire mob you spent 100k on potions to kill. There is one final thing, thats the lack of skills. As a ranger you have 1 attack skill till 30.. Yes 1! 2 buff skills and thats it for 30 levels. Talk about boring. I recommend you not play this game unless you are an avid grinder, go pick up EQ1/2 or Guildwars they are both better games. Not to mention this game is $15 a month! $15 for this game should be a crime! Expand
  5. Mr.Moby
    Mar 20, 2006
    Good looking but boring and tedious, you can tell that this game was created for the korean market because its just lv grinding with a tedious battles. the european markets want more story and a reason for being in that game world. the other big problem here is that you have to subscribe to this drivvle,, take my advice and go and get Guild Wars instead( online MMORPG with no Fees) Expand
  6. BrianB.
    Feb 27, 2006
    un-resposive, grind fest, no where near as enjoyable as other mmorpgs around, control system sux, quests are same old boaring. Avoid at all costs, complete waste of cash. Expand
  7. AnonymousMC
    Feb 23, 2006
    I beta-ed this game and I won't be buying it. It was fun for the first few hours, but it quickly lost its appeal. Quests? Kill 20 of this, 20 of that. Combat wasn't that imaginative. Not much content or real story line once in the game.

    Beta was buggy (as to be expected), then shut down all of the sudden. That was weekend of 2/17. I'm not confident that they fixed that many things in that short of time.

    Game isn't ready for prime time. Wait a few months if you're really interested.

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