โพสต์: 15 พฤษภาคม
Okay, so this is a rough one for me. I've been TRYING to figure out how to write a short review for this game for quite some time, and I think I've got it figured out.
This game has come MILES from where it started in some good ways (like simplifying gear / crafting), and in some bad ways (like simplifying gear / crafting). Let me explain that briefly: There used to be a BAJILLION resources, seriously look it up, and it was completely silly. They managed to trim it down to base resources, and it was certainly (unless you have some form of crazy you agree) a vast improvement. The problem is, this game with a complete dumbing down of the gear system. You used to be able to deeply customize your frames (jump jets - armor - energy - speed) all kinds of stuff, and it was pretty cool (though a bit rough to keep up with in crafting). The new version basically lets you equip a "core" that modifies energy, jumping, etc. and then lets you equip ability modules, and guns, that's it. I know, I know, it's way more simple, but in a strange way, it also killed some of the MMO feeling to the game.
The story is ... well ... there now, which is another huge step up. The voice-over missions are a nice touch, and the expanded zones hare pretty sweet as well (though it's a bit sparse in terms of content).
Now, for people that don't give a crap about what the game used to be in contrast, here's the quick and dirty list:
The game is easy on the eyes, has character for days, controls are tight, combat is fun, guns feel good, kills are gratifying (even after your millionth one).
Getting around sucks, which means you are going to buy a vehicle from the cash shop rather you want to or not (unless something has changed in my off time in which case I'll edit this), Thumping for resources doesn't feel as meaningful as it should, crafting is a bit shallow, no reason for alts / re-rolls at all (possibly a good feature), world (though huge) still doesn't feel very fleshed out, and it's oddly demanding on system resources for a fairly old game (poor optimization).
Should you play it?
Yeah, sure, why the hell not? As a FTP title, it's fine. Install it, run through a few hours, worst case scenario you don't like it, and you uninstall it. If you have a few buddies to play the game with, it's a pretty good time (I don't much care for it solo but maybe that's more your bag).
There you have it.