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Average User Score: 6.0Nov 13, 2014THE GAME HASN'T EVEN BEEN OUT FOR A DAY AND YOU SEE NEGATIVE REVIEWS... not to mention REVIEWS IN GENERAL?
Please please please do your IQTHE GAME HASN'T EVEN BEEN OUT FOR A DAY AND YOU SEE NEGATIVE REVIEWS... not to mention REVIEWS IN GENERAL?
Please please please do your IQ a favor and COMPLETELY ignore every moron that is coming on here, less than a DAY after launch, to complain about a game that is by all accounts, the MOST SUCCESSFUL EXPANSION TO DATE.
I have seen nothing but PRAISE while questing, EVERY SINGLE PERSON in General chat that has said ANYTHING about the game so far, has said that they REALLY ENJOY IT more than they could have ever expected.
So what does that make the negative reviews on here? PURE B.S., TROLLS, and possibly HIRED BY OTHER MMOS TO TRY AND EXPLAIN AWAY THE TITAN THAT IS WOW. SORRY BUT YOU DON'T GET THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN QUALITY GAMES AWAY, because those of us who actually PLAY it will be here to utterly, and unequivocally, CRUSH your ignorance.
This game is HIGH QUALITY from the second you step foot in Draenor, YOU WILL SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.
THINK ABOUT IT, what other MMO in the world comes even REMOTELY close in terms of END-GAME CONTENT, let alone CONTENT at all? NONE! I've played them all, NOT A SINGLE ONE comes even REMOTELY close, there is NOTHING out there. Save yourself the trouble of trying all the garbage that these trolls claim is so amazing, and just stick with the real deal, WoW is here to stay, get over it, and get with the program.
PROS SO FAR:
-Questing is actually diverse, varied & not repetitive (this is a huge plus cause I hate questing)
-Beautiful new zones (so far)
-Music in this expansion is epic (so far)
-Cut-scenes really put the story into perspective, and help introduce new content
-Dungeons offer more flexibility of boss order, and are actually pretty varied & fun (so far)
-New updated graphics & character models look great, but again I don't play this game for graphics, never have, but the detail & the landscaping is probably the best I've seen. Again not talking about POLYGON COUNT, just the layout in general feels very well done.
I will update this list as I play more through the expansion, you can verify that I am indeed a real player, my character name is Winterlight and I play on server Kel'Thuzad, unlike these fake negative reviews, I ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME.
As far as the launch complaints go, what the hell did you expect from the most popular MMO on Earth? I'm actually surprised we could do ANYTHING at all, considering how massively popular the launch was. Yes it was extremely laggy, but there were no bugs (unlike what some of these reviewers claim, I did not find any bugs at all, have not had any problems in questing thus far).
For people who are stupid enough to think that the number one most popular MMO for 10 years in a row is somehow "BAD" or "DYING," think about it logically, it makes no sense BY ANY METRIC WHATSOEVER. Do yourself a favor and ignore those people, and instead, PLAY the game, DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. IF ANYONE is BRAINLESS and a "SHEEP" it's the WoW haters, since it makes NO SENSE what they say regarding WoW "DYING" or that it's "BAD," it simply is not true, at all, and never has been. So who is a "SHEEP" now? I think the answer is clear, if you take the time to think logically about it, you'll find that WoW is #1 for 10 years for a damn good reason, and it's not because of "SHEEP".
If anything the launch is an indication that WoW is here to stay, and will continue to be the number one most popular MMO by leaps and bounds, there is no contest here, WoW is ahead by millions and it will stay that way for a very long time.
FOR THE ALLIANCE.
FOR AZEROTH!… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Nov 13, 2014SEEMS like it really could be fun, but there were certain things that annoyed me, can't put my finger on it exactly, but just didn't "FEEL"SEEMS like it really could be fun, but there were certain things that annoyed me, can't put my finger on it exactly, but just didn't "FEEL" right and I think "FEEL" is a big part of any game. I may re-visit this game in the future, but for now I'm done. Don't take my word, haven't really given this game as much effort as other games I've played, but I really couldn't get into this game that much.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Nov 13, 2014IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME, you're VERY PATIENT, and DETERMINED, you will find yourself immersed in a dark, gloomy world that will makeIF YOU HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME, you're VERY PATIENT, and DETERMINED, you will find yourself immersed in a dark, gloomy world that will make you feel immersed & excited just to be there. This game is very heavy on special effects, not necessarily polygon count, but actual effects and lighting, to the point where your graphics card might actually not be able to handle it. However, if you have dual GPUs, this game looks gorgeous on max, the lighting & special effects make it really a treat unlike any other MMO I've seen.
As far as the abilities go, it's a little bit clunky since the indication of using skills is not exactly clear, you will probably find yourself button mashing a few times to make sure you used an ability. Once you get beyond that though, you'll find a multitude of hauntingly beautiful stories and puzzles to solve, with a plethora of cut-scenes, and the atmosphere is chilling.
THERE ARE NO "CHARACTER LEVELS" *BUT* there IS a lot of "LEVELING" of SKILLS, so it's indirectly saying yes you have to level, just not officially saying it. You choose general weapons from shotgun, assault rifle, swords, magic (chaos/blood), and get new spells/abilities as you level up, your choice as to what skills. There's also miscellaneous skills to get such as taunt for "tanks" and heals, but it's all up to you as to what you want to get. There are pre-set templates though to use if you want a guide. Eventually you CAN get every skill on one character, so you don't need to level more than one character.
The nice thing about the world in this game is it's modeled exactly after the real-life cities & towns, so it's like you are actually there, plus the gloom and doom of demons & zombies of course, but you might find your house if you happen to live in one of those areas in real life, that's how close it resembles the real thing.
I have not actually gone very deep into the game, even though I've had the game for a while now, because I'm a big WoW player and League of Legends player, and have other things as well, so haven't had as much "urge" to play this game, but I get around to it every now and then. If I had some friends to play with it would be 10x more awesome, but for now I just play it solo and it's fine for a few puzzles / quests here and there just to get my end-of-the-world zombie apocalypse fix.
They just added a new area: Tokyo, and I heard it's really fun.
There's also PvP, but again I'm very newbish and can't even hold a stick against the enemy team. All in all, if you have little cash to spend, this is a good game if you have a lot of time & maybe a friend to come with you, but make sure you go in with an open mind and you try to actually immerse yourself, otherwise you'll take it at face value & it won't be fun to you.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Nov 13, 2014All the negative reviews are completely irrelevant since they were largely from Beta, and of course Beta has bugs (duh?).
Let's get oneAll the negative reviews are completely irrelevant since they were largely from Beta, and of course Beta has bugs (duh?).
Let's get one thing straight: I've played WoW for 8 years, GW2 for over a year, Tera for a few months, Rift briefly in the past month.
Having said that I can tell you I KNOW when a game is complete crap, and when a game pays attention to the core experience and details.
Neverwinter uses the same combat system as Tera, but unlike Tera it is MILES ahead in terms of meticulous attention to details that really make it a FUN game to jump into at any time.
One thing that NW nails that other MMOs really fall flat: Questing. The questing in Neverwinter is fun, but it's more than that, they paid attention to details like the overall look&feel of accepting/turning in quests, quest log design, and most importantly VISUALIZE in real-time the current quest's path to the objectives. That last point is HUGE because after playing so many MMOs I can tell you that looking at quest logs and maps is ANNOYING and detracts from the experience. Neverwinter's real-time quest path lets me focus on PLAYING the game rather than reading quests and looking at maps; it's BRILLIANT and I LOVE it. No it does not make quests any easier, BUT it makes them less ANNOYING, and then you can just enjoy the scenery and destroying monsters, which is the optimal experience.
PvP is FAST PACED and brutally fun. I haven't had a chance to try it at Max level, but from what I have played it's bone crunchingly fun; it FEELS GOOD.
Dungeons are fairly diverse, and require some thought and coordination on your part, but still easy enough to enjoy for casual players.
PvP and Dungeon matchmaker system can be accessed from anywhere, so you can queue up to a dungeon or for PvP match, and it will teleport you there once enough players have been found via the automatic system.
Finally I'd like to mention a truly unique feature: Foundry.
Foundry is a huge part of the game's growing content, as players can create their own dungeon-like experiences, and whatever quests they want with whatever story they feel like. It's exciting to see all the new Foundry creations, and they are rated and ranked, so you aren't lost browsing through the list.
Overall Neverwinter is an excellent MMO with great look&feel, especially for questing, that everyone should give a shot if they're looking for a free game to try out for a while. As far as end-game goes, I'll tell you from my personal experience that most MMOs don't have much solid end-game except for WoW, so if that's your thing, play WoW, otherwise just give these other games a shot and see how you like it. I've thoroughly enjoyed Neverwinter, and I'm sure you'll get a ton of hours out of it like I did.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Nov 13, 2014I initially gave this game a very good review, and I regret jumping the gun. New Review having played for a few months now: 1) Slowest combatI initially gave this game a very good review, and I regret jumping the gun. New Review having played for a few months now: 1) Slowest combat of any MMO I have ever played (2.5 second global cooldown, compare that to WoW's 0.5 second global cooldown; now imagine drinking tea between spells). 2) As a result of extremely slow combat pace, there is no complexity or diverse rotation, there is no complexity in dungeons or boss mechanics, because the pace of combat is so slow you would have enough time to anticipate nearly anything that comes your way.
3) No public chat channels, and no standard intuitive chat interface, in fact you can't even set reply as the R key, it must be set with CTRL or ALT, really? As far as no public chat channels I mean no "General" or "Zone" or "Map" or "Trade" sort of chat channels as you may see in other games. You can create a private channel, though you have to go all the way to an NPC, read through some text, and can't even name it what you want because they are apparently anti-everything (i.e. very controlling), and won't let you use most words to name your private chat channel.
4) The actual gameplay, aside from the extremely slow combat, just feels like an outdated Final Fantasy game that tries to be dramatic, and ends up being redundant. What I mean is they try to impress you with flashy spell/sound effects, and music, but then the actual gameplay is so redundant that you are just wandering aimlessly to try and repetitively grind the same quests over and over (literally, you repeat the same quests over and over, not even joking there, it is the exact same set of quests, with the exact same name, and the exact same objectives).
5) Dungeons are very straightforward, in fact so straightforward that I would say there's absolutely no challenge whatsoever, which goes hand in hand with the slow combat limiting the complexity of ANYTHING in the game at all, but again no surprise here. As far as how the dungeons look, I was not impressed, they were all largely just going through "tunnels" of some sort or variation, and killing pretty much the same set of 5 different monsters up until the boss fights, which also were pretty redundant as well.
6) Again with redundancy: Everyone looks the exact same. Why? Because there's pretty much only a few templates for gear of each type, which is why most people end up looking the exact same.
7) Healing is a complete utter joke. I cannot emphasize this enough, as it is truly tragic, because I absolutely love healing. Zero complexity here, and again I think a big reason for that is the pace of combat, which means there is no need for a diverse range of options for healers, which is why it ends up being redundant as well.
8) As many other players have noted: Zones feel extremely small, and I agree.
9) Extending on the previous point: The FFXIV world is not an open world, it is divided up into many different instanced type zones. What does that mean? It means that if you go to a new zone, you will see a loading screen when entering that zone, because the world is not interconnected. Even more interesting is that even just within the same city there are multiple instanced zones, which is laughable to say the least, because it makes the city feel even smaller.
In conclusion: Too small, too slow, too repetitive, and the game director is now talking about implementing "marriage," which is fine, but then he went on to say that it would exclude gays. Really? I mean come on, even Electronic Arts has plenty of gay relationships in their games, who cares if two male or two female characters want to get married? Are the Tea "Patriots" and Ugandans and all the radical ignorant populace of the world going to teleport in and suddenly crash the servers every time two male or two female characters get married in some undisclosed location? No. Does it destroy straight relationships who will have no idea that gay marrying is going on somewhere far, far away in some undisclosed location? No, because they won't even know, because it's not their business, and it's not announced, so they would not know, yet they feel the need to control what everyone does and thinks, which is ironic coming from these "Patriots" claiming to be "Pro-Freedom," really now... the ignorance is astounding. If Yoshida didn't want this to be an issue, he shouldn't have implemented marriage in the first place, at all, period. As for the rest of the game: Garbage. If you like garbage, you might like this game, I say might because garbage flavor can vary, you might not like this particular flavor of garbage.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Nov 15, 2013Complete utter garbage, the glowing reviews are fake guaranteed. I did a review on this elsewhere. What I can say is I agree that the game isComplete utter garbage, the glowing reviews are fake guaranteed. I did a review on this elsewhere. What I can say is I agree that the game is dead, and there is no turning back because this company is so arrogant that even after locking out a majority of players due to bugged patches, they refuses to make up for it or even acknowledge it for that matter. Let's not pretend this is worth anything other than a zero.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Nov 2, 2013Don't listen to the 10/10 glowing reviews, because they are all fake, and they conveniently leave out fatal drawbacks of Tera.
Here is aDon't listen to the 10/10 glowing reviews, because they are all fake, and they conveniently leave out fatal drawbacks of Tera.
Here is a REAL Review, from an actual player:
Graphics and FPS-style combat.
MAJOR game-breaking bugs (reported over 50 of them so far, and this game has been out for 3 years?)!
HUGE design flaws such as:
Can't even enter or exit through doors of your own team's castle in PvP battlegrounds
Teleporter menus in cities are TEXT-ONLY rather than a VISUAL MAP
Quests are completely redundant and have little or no creative process involved (e.g. same quest, different monster)
Quest List is very cluttered
Quest objectives do NOT automatically show up on the map (e.g. you have to open each one manually, and find the objective, activate the link, and THEN it shows up... redundant? Lazy programmers? Yes!)
Opening up the map does not show the current zone you're in, rather it is completely ZOOMED OUT (again, lazy programming)
Mini-map radar in the upper right has no terrain on it, and it is completely dark, has some dots every now and then... is this a joke? (no, it's lazy programming)
Lots of repetitive spell animations (i.e. they use mostly generic circles for every single caster AoE spell)
No AFK command (can you believe this? I was laughing when I first found out)
While riding a horse you CANNOT dismount by casting a spell or ability; the ONLY way you can dismount is by using the "summon horse" ability again (e.g. imagine how annoying this gets after a while, you just want to jump right into something with a spell, bam, but you can't, because you have to de-summon the horse first instead of allowing you to de-summon it by simply casting any other spell like every other MMO does... lazy programming yet again)
When you disconnect from the game while in a dungeon, and you are kicked while offline, you still receive a 15 minute debuff that does not allow you to use dungeon or battleground matching system again; even if you were already in there for 15 minutes
You lose all your spells and abilities from your hotkey bar after you finish a Battleground match if you're still inside of a siege tank or tower gun (this bug has been around for over a year apparently, still NOT fixed)
There are NO MAILBOXES in this game, you must go through an NPC, which holds both Bank and Mailbox options, and the Mailbox option is labeled as "PARCEL POST" (Seriously? You couldn't even just make a simple mailbox?)
When you die in this game, your base health upon resurrection is dramatically reduced due to low "stamina," and the only way to get it back is either drink an expensive potion, or stand by a campfire for 5 minutes (do you really, honestly, truly, want to stand by a campfire for 5 minutes in the middle of your dungeon run?)
Another note on dying: If you "release" or "resurrect" while inside of a dungeon, it will revive you at the nearest town, all the way outside of the dungeon, and typically it would take you 5-10 minutes just to get back to the dungeon (unless of course you have a lot of money and pay for teleport scrolls, which most people do not have... do you really want to waste 5 minutes by a campfire AND 5-10 minutes running back to the dungeon?)
Dungeon bosses have absolutely no diverse range of mechanics; it's all tank and spank, and the tank can't even hold aggro half the time (I guess that makes it a little more exciting at least? Until you die of course, then you have the 5 minute campfire or 5-10 minutes of running back)
More on Dungeons: There are VERY FEW of them, and you have to wait until level 20 (only 60 levels max in this game just so you know) before you can try your FIRST dungeon. Also, there are GAP periods between some dungeons, where you will be unable to queue up to the instance dungeon matching system (i.e. at level 32-35), so that is yet again another period you will be forced to either manually find a group, or go back to redundant questing
Very Low Population: This is probably the biggest drawback, despite all of the design flaws and horrendous bugs, because without other players, you can't even form groups to do anything, so you will often be stuck waiting even during the middle of the day to find a group for a dungeon, or go back to redundant questing
Massive Server Lag due to lack of consistent maintenance (delay of up to about 10 seconds for chat messages at times) I will update this list in the near future, but this is what I have so far at nearly maximum level. Overall: This game's development team is shamefully lazy, and you should invest your valuable time elsewhere.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Sep 22, 2013Don't listen to all the whiny anti-WoW fanboys, enough is enough. If you hate WoW, don't go around telling people lies about how it's a grindDon't listen to all the whiny anti-WoW fanboys, enough is enough. If you hate WoW, don't go around telling people lies about how it's a grind fest and not fun, because both are 100% false.
WoW is by far the most polished and enjoyable MMO I've ever played, for 8 long years now, and while I've tried every other WoW "killer" out there, none come close, none have "killed" WoW, in fact it's still the #1 MMO in the world by far, 8 years in a row. Why? Because it's the best damn MMO ever made and the rest of the industry doesn't have a clue. WoW has a bit of everything for everyone, and even more surprising, an incredibly rich story that drives its ever growing world. Two things more that WoW does right that others fail: PvP and end-game raiding.
There is nothing quite as balanced or challenging as WoW when it comes to PvP and end-game, and the WoW haters know it, so they QQ 24/7 on places like this instead of playing their precious WoW "killer" game. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a raid to go to. FOR THE ALLIANCE!… Expand