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  • The only similarity between World of Warcraft and Guild Wars is the number of reviews. GamerPro gives us their take on the hugely successful title, Guild Wars. Here is brief snippet from the article:"Guild Wars does deliver where it counts most: combat. Battles are a blast due to the endless possibilities in hybrid classes and abilities. With an option to choose a secondary class, no two characters are the same. Emphasizing strategy over twitch, success in battles hinge on whether you're making the best of those eight ability slots." The one page long article can be read here.

    Reviews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • An oldie, but a goodie. Phil Brierly has written a review of Dark Age of Camelot. This review is geared to the new MMORPG player. Here is brief snippet from the article: "Although Dark Age of Camelot is about 3 years old now, because of constant updates and expansions the graphics have remained very impressive. When you enter a royal chamber or large cave, fighting hug monsters, you really get a sense of scale. The textures, although not on a par with the likes of Everquest 2, are still top notch. This combined with the feeling of reality, no cartoon style graphics like World of Warcraft here, really help to immerse you within the myth of the world. When charging at full sprint speed with your huge pole-arm ready to bonk some foolish Troll who happens to get in your way, it really feels like you are there." The one page long article can be read here.

    Reviews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Auto Assault - Roleplay Your Mad Max Fantasies. A preview of NCSoft's massively multiplayer car mayhem game is online at GamersInfo.net. Here is brief snippet from the article:"Auto Assault puts you behind the wheel of a vehicle, an immediate departure from the role of a dwarf, elf, or gnome. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, your vehicle is loaded out with all the latest weaponry. Your goal: shoot anything that moves!" The one page article can be read here.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Insert sound of Chewbacca roaring here. Steve Butts of IGN has posted an information reveiw of Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies. Here is brief snippet from the article:quot;Kashyyyk is only accessible from space via hyperspace travel; those of you who haven't signed up to get your own ship yet are out of luck in terms of getting to the new content. Assuming they know where to go, getting to and from Kashyyyk is pretty low-risk even for starting pilots. Limiting access might seem a little unfair but the barriers to get to Kashyyyk are relatively small and it ensures that you don't have hundreds of players just standing around the starport hawking their wares. (Sad note: Today marked the first day on my server that some billboard shouting automaton has finally taken up residence near the landing spot. We might as well have real advertisers in the game. "This Hyperspace jump brought to you by Pepsi! Pepsi!, the choice of starpilots everywhere!)" The two page long article can be read here.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If Dark and Light can pull off what they are attempting there will be a lot of happy gamers. Matthew Rorie of GameSpot gives his impressions of Dark and Light as seen at E3. Here is brief snippet from the article: "First off, the theme behind Dark and Light seems to be one of scale: the cluster technology used by Dark and Light supposedly allows for up to 500,000 players playing concurrently on the same server; the gameworld is 15,000 square kilometers in size; and the view distance lets you see up to 30 miles away. We only managed to see a small portion of this during our demo, obviously because of its huge size, although it does appear that some of these zones are already well-populated, presumably with beta testers. There are 12 realms in total, with two of those being starter areas, and the other 10 being PvP oriented." The article (about seven paragraphs long) can be read here.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Funcom brings you a MMORPG that is mostly free and it's still fun. Andrew Park of GameSpot had the opportunity to discuss Anarchy Online: Lost Eden with game director Morten Byom at E3. Here is brief snippet from the article:"Funcom is moving forward with a general upgrade to Anarchy Online that includes upgraded graphics and textures, both for environments and for character models. According to Byom, this change will not be a one-off addition, but rather, something planned for the next several months. The expansion itself will be released later this year, though in exactly what form (possibly packaged with the original game and one or more expansion packs) has not yet been revealed."The article (about three paragraphs long) can be read here.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, May 25, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Risk Your Life Preview Risk Your Life, the "skill based MMO" is taken out for a drive at GameSpot. Did you know? TenTonHammer.com has an E3 preview of Risk Your Life posted right here.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Warhammer Online Revived Mythic Entertainment is now in charge of Warhammer Online. GameSpy has posted their take on this Warhammer revival.

    News
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Vendetta Online Review A niche game with a nice pricetag gets a niche review at Game Industry News. "With plenty of Medieval style MMORPG’s floating around where wizards, warriors and gnomes are plentiful, Vendetta Online brings you to a sci-fi world where you get to man your own spacecraft. This is, no doubt, a welcome relief from a world flooded with some games that just look alike. The story starts with what we all knew would happen; mankind took over the stars and made space into a metropolis of space stations. Space stations take over for cities, and asteroids and space junk take over for…well…potholes? Of course, there are warring factions because we all can’t just get along, even in space!"

    Reviews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookies Review More Star Wars...the expansion pack for Star Wars Galaxies, called Rage of the Wookies have been reviewed by the good folks at GameZone. "Before getting into the meat of the expansion, there are a couple of things that must be noted: First, players need to have the original title and the first expansion, Jump to Lightspeed, in order to participate in this title. Rage of the Wookiees is a digital download and Jump to Lightspeed is included with all orders of Episode III at no additional charge."

    Reviews
    Tue, May 24, 2005
    Boomjack
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