Saturday, February 12, 2005

I just love MMORPGS!

I love MMORPGs! That is, I've played several as a Beta tester and I've always found that there is something fascinating about their dynamic. Especially their social aspect - which is kind of obvious since that's the whole idea behind: create a game setting in which hundreds, no, make that thousands of people from all walks of life can interact, roleplay and have a blast.

I've Beta tested Earth & Beyond (which was recently cancelled by EA), Star Wars Galaxies, Lineage II and EVE - Second Genesis.

I've also played the trials of a few others: Shadowbane, Anarchy Online, Asheron's Call. But in the end I came back to EVE.

What a game!! What a world!! What an incredible experience...

The visuals, the game mechanics, the sheer size of it. With 5000 systems in the game (and the option of more being added in the future), many of them with a large supporting entourage of orbiting planets, moons, Space stations, Factories, Asteroid Belts, NPC ships, sentry guns and all sorts of other space paraphernalia. You get to see all these beautifully rendered in stunning DX9 Graphics.

You can't be fair using the written word to truly describe this game - it has to be played to be truly experienced. Simply put, it is.... ah, there's no word for it I tell you.

You'll just have to trust me on this one!

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