gamers (93%) found this review helpful
I've been waiting to write this review for the server issues to be a bit more settled, so I could get some solid play time in. To start things off, this game is different than standard console games, and it seems like some people here have taken issue with that.
We'll get two things out of the way quick, both are annoying, but neither destroys the game.
1) It requires you to be connected to Xbox Live at all times, and you must have a gold membership.
2) You have to instal the game to the hard drive, and download patches frequently.
This is an MMO, and as such, don't expect groundbreaking graphics, or storyline. This is meant as an add on for the TV series coming out soon, and I have taken that into account in my review.
- Vast, well-created world
- Great guns, and variations/mods for them
- Arkfalls (big events you need to take on with others) are a ton of fun
- Simple, linear storyline
- Lack of options for character creation
- Flawed menu system
- Always On requirement
Long Story Short:
Like I said, it's an MMO, so don't expect anything completely new or exciting. Gameplay is solid, with a good control setup, but expect the usual MMO complaints, mainly that it can get repetitive. Imperfections aside, I have a great time when I'm playing this game, and constantly lose track of time with it. None of the flaws ruin this game, but be aware of them going into it.
It's hard to recommend for someone to rent it, unless you are willing to instal to the hard drive, and already have the gold Live membership.
It is definitely worth the try, and it will be interesting to see how they tie it in with the show in about a week.
So try it, but know about it before you do.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I see a lot of people ranting about this game, I haven't had any major issues. Sure, here and there I get disconnected, but it's a relatively new MMO. I think the biggest issue with this, was that it is an MMO, I don't think a lot of Xbox gamers quite got that idea at first, this is the first of its kind on the Xbox platform. The shooting and overall control feels solid, I have zero lag issues, and voice chat works fine for me (albeit I use party chat, because the one player I did meet with a mic... happened to be "Rick Rolling" all of Madera).
It reminds me a lot of DCUO, without the enormous customization features, (Those were super annoying in DCUO, so I don't mind).
The biggest issue is the lack of end game content, DCUO and WOW have TONS of things to do after the main storyline, and both have a junk story anyways, this at least has something... but I don't fault it, yet, because it is still new. If by q3 of 2013 there aren't loads of new content, the mainstream players will fizzle out, fast.
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
So the easiest way to describe this game is like borderlands but with 10000 players at the same time! Lots of weapons, customize them, different vehicles, customize your characters and lots more. It's fun playing in groups and it's even more fun when you have to do the ark missions. One downside are the servers right now, mind you the game just came out and thousands of people are trying to play. But other that it's fun, addicting, a lot of shooting, and you get to play with thousands of people! But if you're not convicted still go to their site and checkout their videos. Oh and one more thing there is competive multiplayer also! Lol