Apr 7, 2011

Rift: New MMORPG

Again, hello everyone !

I wrote and collected review material on new MMORPG called:
 
"Rift"


Rift's claims that "we're not in Azeroth anymore" sound a bit like what you'd hear from some naive American tourists in Calgary jabbering about how they're no longer in the United States. Sure, the lawyers wear funny ties and there's that whole free health care thing, but it's hard to argue that one country doesn't feel much the same as the other. And so it goes with Rift. Trion's pretty world is best understood as a satisfying brew containing the best parts of games like World of Warcraft and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, all bottled up in one convenient package that packs a welcome kick for MMO veterans and newcomers alike. Accept it on that level, and it's easy to identify Rift's world of Telara as one of the best MMO landscapes of the last six years, with some reservations.

And Rift doesn't waste any time before waving its few authentic innovations in your face. The first you'll discover is its rich class and talent system. Immediately after selecting one of four archetypical "callings" (warrior, mage, cleric and rogue) during character creation, you choose your first "soul" to kick off your adventures in Telara. Souls are essentially individual talent trees in other games, but the key difference here is that you can collect up to nine of them. You get your first three early on through story progression, and then you get most of the rest by stealing souls from evil versions of representative classes summoned through rifts. The process isn't hard; if anything, it's a little too easy. Thanks to the endlessly spawning rifts, our mage picked up all but one of his available souls in around two hours just by running back and forth between the quest NPCs and the ever-present rifts. Must pick for any MMORPG fans out there, even you, wow-fanboys should give it a try !

34 comments:

Just Me said...

sounds cool... will check it out

VanillaFace said...

Looks like an awesome game. Might check it out.
I like your blog. Followed :)

Green_Magix said...

I picked up Rift just to play a bard. I am probably not going to play past the free trial since I don't really have anyone to play with but it's a pretty decent game.

adiaphoros said...

I'd definitely try it out if it wasn't for the monthly fee

lowfrequencies said...

looks great might get the trial

Nepenthe said...

Looks amazing, but.....monthly fee...

Oh well, I'll just stick to Guild Wars ^ ^

gangsignslol said...

Messed around with rift a little, IDK don't see myself playing it too much

riesa said...

holy shit... looks f***ing great!

Levi said...

Yeah, I've heard quite a lot about this game and it actually looks quite promising. Although most new mmorpg's are just horrible.

Wolle said...

Tried it in Beta was pretty cool. I don't have the time to play it though

Jay Reid said...

Rift is great, I just can't play it due to my workload at the moment.

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Potholderz said...

looks pretty cool, i might check this out sometime

Pankratos said...

I'm think that Rift won't be better than WoW ;)

lolcifer said...

If I wasn't so burned out on MMORPGs, I might check this game out. I might check it out anyway!

Boskey said...

I prefer wow I think , but Rift has it's own climate

M.D. Flodström said...

Rift looks pretty cool, but I'm still unsure anything could compete with Eve online :)

Leizer said...

the game looks awesome.. i will try it !

Kazner said...

i really prefer bulletstorm

Hofo said...

i've always wanted to check it out, is it worth it?

Jim said...

Theres a monthly fee? baw! I doubt this will kill WoW.

treadus said...

Im a little afraid to play this because of how bad WOW destroyed my life back in the day lol. it looks pretty good though

treadus said...

Im a little afraid to play this because of how bad WOW destroyed my life back in the day lol. it looks pretty good though

iJamie said...

yeah looks sick but im addicted to TOP atm

Azoo said...

One has to wonder when all of the MMO companies will join together to create a super wow.... Jebus help us if we do . . .

Márcio said...

I've heard of it seems like a nice game but after wow I can't more games of the same kind...

Azoo said...

Question: Best mmorpg of all time (not wow! that is excluded)

MegaMind said...

Wow Sounds Great!!
Keep Posting Some Game Updates :)

Jessica Thompson said...

Incredible man, keep giving us great games!

taio said...

great game

Joe said...

wow killer 4.0

Jay said...

thanks for sharing, i'll look for this. :D

Azoo said...

So now that it has been a while, how does the game sit with you lol?

The Satirical Swashbuckler said...

Looks pretty awesome, I gotta say.

Boertjie said...

Not a bad post.. Following