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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: 71 out of 364
  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. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Taking a break from League of Legends, WildStar fills in the time I freed up. The game has one of the best crafting systems ever. The lore isTaking a break from League of Legends, WildStar fills in the time I freed up. The game has one of the best crafting systems ever. The lore is funny and they have adorable races like the Aurins and Lopps. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2014
    10
    Wildstar made MMO's fun again with what seems to be looking at what was good about Vanilla and BC WoW and building on it further. TheWildstar made MMO's fun again with what seems to be looking at what was good about Vanilla and BC WoW and building on it further. The telegraphing system brings a real-time and skill element that is missing in most MMO's and may have just re-invigorated my interest in the genre! Expand
  4. Dec 10, 2014
    9
    This game has great combat. Don't listen to them this games combat is not old compared to all the other generic mmo's out there this combat isThis game has great combat. Don't listen to them this games combat is not old compared to all the other generic mmo's out there this combat is refreshing and different. The only down side is that leveling by questing takes a long time, and due to this length almost no one is making new characters so queing up for pvp and dungeons takes forever unless you are max lvl, or are in a guild. All in all I recommend. However, join with a group of friends so you can atleast do dungeons and Adventures. On a side note the dungeons are actually hard which makes this game all the more exciting. Expand
  5. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    Lol at the people who gave this a low score. Noticed that several of you also gave ESO a 10, or it's your only review, so you lose allLol at the people who gave this a low score. Noticed that several of you also gave ESO a 10, or it's your only review, so you lose all credibility. Fact is that while Wildstar does not reinvent the wheel it is a decent game with a lot of potential. I played ESO beta and tried to enjoy it but everything about the world felt bland and uninspiring. The only difficulty may be that there have been so many MMO failures the past few years that it will be difficult to get some people back on the bandwagon and give Wildstar the shot it deserves. Expand
  6. Jun 3, 2014
    6
    The questing experience was utterly abysmal. The UI is almost unuseable and unintuitive, the quest log is obtuse and gets in the way ofThe questing experience was utterly abysmal. The UI is almost unuseable and unintuitive, the quest log is obtuse and gets in the way of actually completing objectives, and group quest rewards (which quests grant shared credit, etc.) are not the same across the board. I'm already very disappointed, and I haven't even gotten near max level yet. The Dominion 'flavor' feels like they just think it's 'cool' to be 'evil'... and I feel no attachment to any of the characters or sense of why I should think that doing something ever matters. And why is the 'evil side' the only one with any touch of religion? Really? Over the top and heavy-handed.

    I really wanted this game to be better, as I was looking forward to it for quite awhile, but it feels as though the game was designed by people with a ton of nostalgia for hardcore mmo's that never actually had to deal with the BS that went with that hardcore setup.

    The player movement 'acceleration' is a huge issue for me, as well, as is the sprint 'resource' that is even applied to mount speed. I feel like my character is on a yo-yo when I have to change directions rapidly. 'Rolling' breaks auto run. Etc. etc.

    The combat is decently fun (played Esper, Spellslinger, and Warrior), and the visuals are fairly intuitive. I like the flow of it, overall.
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  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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