Rift: Storm Legion PC

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 73
  2. Negative: 10 out of 73
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  1. Feb 1, 2013
    6
    When SL first came out, I liked it quite a bit more than a 6. The grind from 50 to 60, while long, had options. To a player returning to the game after a 9+ month hiatus, there was some lack of clarity on the other leveling options, balance issues not withstanding. Now that the honeymoon period has closed and I am fully back into the game in a casual raiding guild, it is clear that SLWhen SL first came out, I liked it quite a bit more than a 6. The grind from 50 to 60, while long, had options. To a player returning to the game after a 9+ month hiatus, there was some lack of clarity on the other leveling options, balance issues not withstanding. Now that the honeymoon period has closed and I am fully back into the game in a casual raiding guild, it is clear that SL was not quite ready for release. Besides the obvious locked zone (the Dendrome) that was supposed to be released in patch 2.1, instant adventures are pointless, carnages are just grinding with bonus experience tacked on, onslaughts are cheap power-leveling areas, gear progression is extremely flawed, experts are mostly moot, grinding for infinity stones and notoriety (reputation) is dull, and end-game raid progression lacks a second 10-man at least. While I understand from the forums that much of this content is on the way, it should have been ready with SL, or at worst with the following patch or two. It has now been almost 3 months and a majority of the issues with the release are still prevalent. That said, I really enjoy Rift over other MMORPGs, but I spend more and more of my leisure time playing other games and other genres. Expand
  2. Dec 2, 2012
    7
    Rift: Storm Legion provides exactly what Rift's community wanted. Player housing, or dimensions, provides a whole new incentive for high level players. With an incredibly large landmass to explore and a new city to behold, Storm Legion is a hefty new addition to the MMO scene. However for players burnt out from the MMO genre, or players not looking to complete tedious levels to reachRift: Storm Legion provides exactly what Rift's community wanted. Player housing, or dimensions, provides a whole new incentive for high level players. With an incredibly large landmass to explore and a new city to behold, Storm Legion is a hefty new addition to the MMO scene. However for players burnt out from the MMO genre, or players not looking to complete tedious levels to reach Rift's glorious endgame, Storm Legion is not for you. Expand

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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 5, 2013
    80
    Storm Legion provides more life and depth to the world of RIFT, which it needed badly. Bringing more souls, quests, dungeons and lands can only help RIFT possibly become the 'other' MMO option when finding an alternative to World of Warcraft.
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Dec 30, 2012
    60
    While technically a great expansion, the core game simply can't compete with its recent peers. [Jan 2013, p.74]
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    84
    Storm Legion is arguably the best expansion to come out in 2012 for any MMO. If you have not already played Rift now is a great time to give it a try. With the introduction of Dimensions Trion has set Rift up to have a lot of interesting and unique player created content to supplement Trion's internal development cycle.