EVE Online User Reviews
+ Massive persistent universe housing thousands of players on a single server
+ Sandbox environment with entirely player driven gameplay and community
+ Beautiful, cutting edge graphics and atmosphere
+ Excellent soundtrack brings out the vastness of space
+ Highly involving PvP experience with great risk/reward
+ It is possible to pay for game time with in-game currency
- Extremely new player unfriendly, with a vast learning curve
- PvE very bland and uninteresting
- Hard to do anything without the help of others
- Since all game content is player generated, stagnation can occur
There's one reason why you should give EVE Online a fair shot - it's different and CCP Games isn't apologizing for it. While the game is notoriously harsh to new players, community integration (particularly joining Player Corporations) is a great help to new players and for many is basically a prerequisite for finding any enjoyment in the experience. PvP is central to the game, particularly the operation of vast player run empires in Null Sec (0.0) Sovereignty wars. To newer players the game can feel clunky, and many of the menus can appear counter-intuitive, but as a player gets more exper...
Great people make great games. Excellent non-pvp game as well as pvp. Great manufacturing system, great researching system, great loot system, great pvp system, player owned stations, huge universe to explore, and moreThe bad:
There are a few bugs left, yes. Most of the bad ones have been taken care of. Most of the earlier reviews were correct back then, but many patches and mini-patches later, the bad bugs are mostly gone.Summary:
Many people when playing this game for the first time FAIL to see the depth of the game. There is a lot going on here. Very much of the game can be, if you want it to be, politics between rival corporations and alliances of corporations. Huge wars and many minor fights are going on often.
For those of you, who like me, get tired of all that sometimes, there is a lot of scientific research available to do. The list of Science skills is one of the largest lists in the game.
Also, manufacturing is huge, imagine making your own ships, systems, and more. I like it.
My corporation has it's own stati...
Great graphics and music
Skill system offers off-line training
Essentially nothing new (no levelgrind, but isk-grind)
PvP framework is horribly flawed
Huge learning curve
Lousy customer support
Not really suited for the casual player, even though the game claims to be
Basically, Eve sucks. But, in the words of CCP themselves, lots of stuff is coming soon(tm).
'It shows so much promise'. This review may sound like a rant, and yes it is. I cannot understand for the life of me why so many possibilities for challenging gameplay are thrown away...it seems to be the bane of MMORPGs. I've heard much of the same comments from friends playing other MMOs. Come on folks, let's progress the genre somewhat.
You play yer average starship captain, and try to attain riches and fame. Sounds cool no? That's what I thought too. However, the first thing you'll do is mine. And...
You live a second life!
Environment is HUGE!!!
Bigger than HUGE!!!
No glitches at all!
The simplicity of flying your craft!
So much stuff you can do!
Mining just never seems to get old!
Bad? *sniffle* Putting anything bad in this game would be incorrect.....*sniffle*Summary:
THIS IS THE BEST GAME FOR THE PC!!!! IT'S JUST SO AMAZING!!!!! The graphics are just exciting and awesome!!! You live a second life in a BIG-BIG-BIGGY-BIG galaxy. You can do so many things! It's just amazing! Other games for PC might have a slight amount of technical issues, but not EVE. When I was playing this amazing experience, not once did I stumble onto a single glitch! (Note to other people who reviewed this game: If you have a Windows XP computer with DirectX 9.0b in it, the game should work just fine.) I just enjoy every bit in this truly amazing and flawless experience.
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i waited for this game, a long time before it finally was released. when it did, it was buggier than most other mmorpgs (even when they were released for the first time) except shadowbane. (and anarchy online was that buggy at the release,, maybe a bit less) So a few weeks of playing after the release of the game, i got tired of the bugs, and quit the game hoping that it would get better in time while i was gone.
3 MONTHS HAVE PASSED SINCE THAN! AND UNBELIVEBLY THE GAME IS !!``WORSE``!! than when it was released,, u still have the same bugs,, plus many new ones,, PLUS bugs (and...
some pretty graphics, if you like space pictures of nebulas and gas clouds.The bad:
Mine, mine, mine. the entire game is boring as hell and buggy as hell. Customer service sucks. Some people say this game was released too early. I say the people who designed it should be dragged out into a ditch and forced to eat raw sewage for a month, so they know what they did to the people who bought this crap.Summary:
Basically in this game, you mine constantly, and occassionally battle some rather boring cookie-cutter "pirates" who attack miners in asteroid fields. ALthough it takes place entirely in space, ( you fly around in your ship, there is no avatar, except a tiny portrait that others may see if they want to), the combat is all point and click, just like earth and beyond, but with even less comabt strategy. Don't expect anything ike privateer, even though there is no resaon they couldn't have made the combat flight-sim.
When you do lose your ship it, it means you have to go back to mining for da...
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