Posted: October 25
I have only played a small amount of this game compared to the 300+ hours I put into the original game but still easy to compare the two. I would recommend this game to anyone who doesn’t own the first one. The first question I asked when playing this game is it better than the original, I would say no it is not. They made some good improvements to the game but they left out of the things I liked about the old. The graphics are better and the game itself seems to run fairly smooth. I do like the fact that they made changes to the currency which a lot better than the mana crap from the first game. I'm still up in the air about the gear changes, while it’s nice to have my character appearance change with the gear, about 50% of the time gear looks really stupid when you have it all on. I wish they would just let me toggle the gear appearance on or off like other games instead of making buy items to make them invisible. I have never been a fan of having to connect online all the time to play a game. When it works it’s not a problem but I get a lot of random lag spikes in this game even when doing a private session, which I would never see in the first when hosting my own game. The whole time I play this game it makes me just want to go back and play the original, I want to like this game as much as the other one but just not as good. While this game does feel less slapped together as it did when it was released it still missing something, not sure what that is. Even with the problems I have with this game it still can be really fun, if you have never played the original this is a good game to get into the franchise.