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Xsyon isn't bad game. It's a poorly done game. Much like other MMO's of the past few years, it suffers from the 'get it out the door!' mentality of MMO project managers and was rushed out far too early, severely crippling its potential.
As I said, its not a bad game. Howver, it's also not a good game. It's a classic case of diehard MMO players (like myself) trying to find somewhere to call home, embracing the newest, poorly done, idea. When you're bored, struggling to find a game to play in your spare time, you'll play ANYTHING. Thats where Xsyon comes in.
If you haven't read forums or looked up guides, don't bother playing this game. You won't be able to. Not from an impossible point, but from a WTF point. You'll come into a world without tooltips or descriptions, without a tutorial, without a blatantly obvious UI, and without much time to learn it. You'll probably get ganked while trying to figure out what to do.
Don't get me started on character creation, where you get to allocate meaningless stat points into a few commonly named places. I label them as meaningless because there is no way to figure out what each one does, and in game - some are even less obvious then their labels.
Tooltips are not hard to write. They are not hard to implement, and they are inexcusable not to have in any program, of any kind (except perhaps a calculator) in any production level environment since 1995. Information is never a bad thing. Not having these means you're allergic to success and money.
Combat is a mass of poorly animated and designed characters from 1998 swinging wildly without any indication of, well, anything. Are you hitting? Are they? when will either of you die? What's happening? Why play a game where you aren't even in reasonable control of your actions. Swinging wildly at someone hoping you're hitting isn't PVP. It's luck. Go to the casio if that's your thing.
Just a terrible all around game, from another company that didn't bother to write up a project plan and pushed out a release far before it was ready. What another monumental waste of time and development. Incredible potential.
Do not buy this game. You were warned.
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