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  • Summary: WildStar is an massively multiplayer online adventure game where players make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet on the edge of known space.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. Oct 29, 2014
    90
    Carbine never was set to reinvent the wheel. But they put a nice set of custom rims on their vehicle. And then they strapped the whole thing on a space shuttle and send it into space.
  2. Jul 12, 2014
    90
    Wildstar is probably the best and most complete MMO that has come out in years.
  3. Wildstar isn’t an innovative MMO and doesn't offer any new thing for players. But, Wildstar can do its job properly. Massive amounts of content, satisfying difficulty level and dynamic combat system… These are just a few examples. If you want more, Nexus is calling you.
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    85
    Coming out of nowhere for someone not addicted to MMORPG, Wildstar is the antithesis of The Elder Scrolls online. No big IP to sell it, but strong gameplay, a dynamic combat system, colorful graphics and massive content right at the launch. PvE, PvP, battlefields, housing: enough to please everybody and every skill level. Taken individually, those elements are nothing revolutionary, but we could argue that the game looks a bit classic. Overall the game offers a consistent and coherent package which is fun to play, for now and for a long time.
  5. Aug 18, 2014
    80
    An excellent online game that works from the very beginning and that is entertaining even though it brings no revolution. If you are serious about a mix of sci-fi, fantasy and a hint of Monty Python's humour here and there, you may feel free to enter into Wildstar.
  6. Jul 2, 2014
    80
    With a steady stream of content planned, a solid framework for housing, and a commitment to hardcore seriousness and silly humor, WildStar is more than the sum of its parts, and every MMO player should at least give a fair shake.
  7. Jul 3, 2014
    40
    Wildstar, which has very little sense of identity, which has very little pull, which feels like a collection of features, which has a subscription fee, was a relic as soon as it was released. And I’m afraid one of the most trenchant facts about it is one of the worst things you could say about any MMO: it’s going to be easy to stop playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 362
  1. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    Best MMO on the market right now. I love the combat system, because it is highly dynamic and the telegraphing is a great feature. I like howBest MMO on the market right now. I love the combat system, because it is highly dynamic and the telegraphing is a great feature. I like how deeply you can customize your character, from appearance down to your skills and abiltiies, making each character unique. You choose 8 skills from a large pool, and then tweak their emphasis with ability points. You can also customize further with AMPs, their version of talents, of which there are 90 total to choose from.

    The housing system is also amazing. Each player gets a house around level 15, and you can customize it in infinite ways, with very powerful tools to do so. There are hundreds if not thousands of items you can place in your house, and you can rotate them along 3 axes, scale them up or down, and place them exactly where you'd like.

    Finally, if you haven't seen it already, check out the developer video on raids, it's awesome :D
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  2. Jul 10, 2014
    10
    Wildstar restores hope in the MMO market for something that is new, yet familiar, fun, and ultimately, challenging.

    Pros: -Wildstar has
    Wildstar restores hope in the MMO market for something that is new, yet familiar, fun, and ultimately, challenging.

    Pros:

    -Wildstar has the best dungeons and adventures I've experienced. (Coming from a 10 year WoW player/GW2 Player and a player who did challenge modes in WoW)
    -Wildstar doesn't throw loot at you, you have to earn it.
    -The move set is just enough to be complex (You get 10 moves and can pick from 30 moves).
    - I like the story, but you have to read the journals and comic books to learn about the events of planet Nexus.
    - The game has an incredibly deep housing system that is fun to use.
    -The developers really listen to complaints and are working hard to fix problems. Look at the various reddit posts to see how Carbine responds to people on reddit to fix problems.
    -You can buy your monthly subscription with in game gold.

    Cons:
    -A few bugs hinder play (missing a lore journal here and there)
    -This game requires you to be social and work with others

    Overall, if you're looking for a challenging game that leads you to shouting for joy when doing a simple dungeon, Wildstar is for you. I play the game with my girlfriend (who really enjoys it) and it's been a fun adventure for us so far!
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  3. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    One of the best things in WildStar is the open PvP. I've never been that big into PvP, but the way the telegraphs work, it's a very enjoyableOne of the best things in WildStar is the open PvP. I've never been that big into PvP, but the way the telegraphs work, it's a very enjoyable experience. The instance PvP is fun also but heals are a little OP in battlegrounds. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    9
    While Wildstar doesn't bring any ground breaking new features to the MMO world, Carbine has definitely made a very feature-full and wellWhile Wildstar doesn't bring any ground breaking new features to the MMO world, Carbine has definitely made a very feature-full and well rounded MMO for the players.

    Everything in the game has been well thought out and crafted with care by the guys and girls at Carbine.

    They only launched a week ago, which was a very, very smooth launch, especially for MMO standards.

    I give a 9/10 because nothing is perfect, and there is always room for improvement. I would say that game optimization and animations are lacking. There is that jolty, jumpy sling shot type lag right now that will hopefully be ironed out, as most games seem to over time.

    The classes are all very cool and have some pretty unique abilities that set them apart from other game's typical warriors and mages. Healing and tanking in group play has been pumped up to a new level, and group play in general has been brought to center of attention.

    Great soundtrack, interesting dialogue, deep lore, story, and characters, unique and beautiful artwork/animations. The mix of wild humor and over exaggerations mixed with the seriousness of the main story arc is perfect.

    Combat 10/10 - very responsive, fluid, and engaging. Plays much more like a 3rd person action RPG than a typical MMO. Especially with some addons, like Keybindfreedom, and Steer, you can rig your setup to aim with your mouse, and mouse buttons as attacks.

    One thing, a minor detail that really stands out in my books is the way you can customize your play style. Everything from HUD and UI customization, to how to interact with the world. You can play it like a hack 'n' slash top down RPG, a 3rd person action RPG, hybrid of the two, or you could even download a crosshair addon and play first person.

    9/10 Carbine, great job!
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  5. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    Beautiful art design (even if the style isn't your cup of tea, it's done well), amazing character animations and a gorgeous soundtrack giveBeautiful art design (even if the style isn't your cup of tea, it's done well), amazing character animations and a gorgeous soundtrack give life to a fun and interesting new world brimming with personality. The game itself is an mmo, there's no getting around that. Anyone coming to the game expecting something other than a somewhat classic mmo is likely to be disappointed. But for those of us who love mmos, love the questing, the exploring, the crafting and all that an mmo can offer the developers at Carbine have created a wonderful game that they've obviously poured their hearts into.

    The dedication of the developers is evident not just in the game however, but also in their direct and honest interaction with the community. The folks at Carbine have reset the standard when it comes to community involvement. When there are problems they own up to them and work diligently to get them fixed as quickly as possible and update the players every step of the way.

    Launch for me was the smoothest I've ever seen in an mmo. That being said those who chose pvp servers were faced with incredible queue times due to limited available realms and there were a handful of account and login issues. However before headstart had even finished the devs had worked out patches to address the major issues and were ready to roll out free server transfers to ease the queue issues while also bringing up multiple new servers to handle the additional load. And that's what matters, every game will have bugs and other issues, it's how they're addressed that matters to me most and Carbine has proven time and again that they want to make this the best game experience possible. I hope to be playing this for as long if not longer than my time in WoW. I think I've found my new gaming home.
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  6. Aug 30, 2014
    7
    A solid MMO that will take your MMO experience to a new degree...well, this game is really good on nearly all aspects - characters, gameplay,A solid MMO that will take your MMO experience to a new degree...well, this game is really good on nearly all aspects - characters, gameplay, questing, especially end game design - but to be honest, it's just TOO DIFFICULT to master, not only the gameplay style that requires 100% of action technique (oh and a real top-notch computer), but the unbelievable hardcore dungeon (not raid, just 5-men dungeon) that would ruin your whole afternoon...if you like challenges, this is the game you definitely don't want to miss, but take my advice: bring four of your hardcore friends with you or this game would be a disaster once you hit level cap. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2014
    0
    No Australian Servers not worth playing. PVP and PVE both hindered by lack of servers located in either AU or South East Asia makes pvp unfairNo Australian Servers not worth playing. PVP and PVE both hindered by lack of servers located in either AU or South East Asia makes pvp unfair the game shouldn't even be marketed without local servers Expand

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