MMOverdrive: Final Fantasy XIV

11 07 2014

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I was hesitant about starting Final Fantasy XIV to say the least. It was a P2P MMO that also charged an upfront fee to purchase the game and didn’t even allow you to play a demo beforehand. This is basically every red flag you can have for an MMO. I probably would have kept procrastinating had a friend not made the initial purchase for me. I’ve been playing the game for about 3 months now and I felt like this was a good enough time to start sharing my opinions on the game.

ff1401Graphics: 10/10
Let’s not mince words here, this game is beautiful. Right from the opening cutscenes, this game looks and feels like a AAA title. The character customization is detailed but not overly complicated. Many of the story NPC’s are unique and memorable. And the world itself is vast and vibrant. Pretty much everything I want in an MMO. I don’t think I have played an MMO that tops FFXIV in the graphics department and that’s one of its biggest advantages.

Gameplay: 7/10
I have mixed feelings about FFXIV’s gameplay. The controls are easy enough to grasp, with WASD moving your character and the mouse buttons serving as the confirm/cancel/select buttons. Standard MMO fare. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Impressions: Eden Eternal

13 10 2011


So the other day, I heard about a reliatively new MMO put out by Aeria Games, Eden Eternal. At first glance, it looks like many other MMORPGs, but it does a lot of small things right that add up into a game that’s fun to play for those who like questing based MMOs.

Graphics: 7/10
I like the graphics in Eden Eternal. Unlike many MMOs, they’re bright, vibrant, and make the world interesting to travel through. A lot of MMOs I’ve played have had dull looking menus, sacrificing color for more realistic graphics. I much prefer the colorful style of EE. While the graphics aren’t amazing like an MMO like Perfect World, they’re much more interesting to look at. The HUD map is easy to follow, with distinct icons for major shops and characters. Read the rest of this entry »





First Impressions: Perfect World International

9 08 2011

So I’ve been playing the MMORPG Perfect World for a couple weeks now, so I figured its about time for me to weigh in with my thoughts.

Graphics: 10/10

When it comes to MMO’s, I tend not to rate graphics lightly, but PW has everything you could ever want it terms of graphics. The 3D is beautiful and character and landscape models are detailed and vibrant. The amount you can customize characters in this game is amazing as you get a full character creator right from the start where you can edit head size, shape, hair and eye style and color, and even height and weight.

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MMO Reviews

22 02 2010

Recently I’ve begun a hunt for a truly good, free MMORPG. I’ve tried quite a few in the last little while, and I felt like giving my opinion on some of them.

Name: 2Moons
Publisher: Acclaim
Score: 3/5
A good game, with beautiful graphics. Gameplay starts to get competitive after getting to the third field though. My biggest disappointment with this game is that classes have locked genders. Knight HAS to be male, wizard HAS to be female, ect.

Name: Asda Story
Publisher: GamesCampus
Score: 4/5
One of the best MMOs I’ve played so far. Nice graphics, lots of quests, lots of equipment choices make this game fun. The ability to click a spot on your map and have your character auto-walk there is a godsend. The Soulmate feature is pretty cool, allowing you to gain extra EXP with a friend. Castle of Chess is a fun edition as well, allowing parties to take on a chess themed castle for EXP and rare items.
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