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What was the MMO that you loved despite a low review score?

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,660Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rikus25

    Without a doubt SWG - PreNGE. best game ever!

    SWG preNGE had bad reviews?

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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon

    I can't believe I'm the first person to mention it, but.... Tabula Rasa.

    "Forums aren't for intelligent discussion; they're for blow-hards with unwavering opinions."

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer

    I can't believe I'm the first person to mention it, but.... Tabula Rasa.

    hahaha... wow! I totally forgot about that one...

    It wasn't my first, but I think I can say it was one of the worst mmo's I've ever played (no offence buddy). After playing NCsoft's GW I figured NCsoft's Tabula Rasa would be just as good... boy was I wrong! :-)

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member

    Tabula Rasa was an NCsoft game. (Destination Games, R.I.P.)

    Writer / Musician / Game Designer

    Now Playing: Skyrim, Wurm Online, Tropico 4
    Waiting On: GW2, TSW, Archeage, The Rapture

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member
    Originally posted by GTwander

    Tabula Rasa was an NCsoft game. (Destination Games, R.I.P.)

    You're right! I meant to say NCsoft, not Anet...

  • PsyMike3dPsyMike3d AthensPosts: 388Member Uncommon

    Darkfall for sure !!!

  • daelnordaelnor Manteca, CAPosts: 1,569Member

    Shadowbane. 

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  • DfixDfix Clark MIlls, NYPosts: 242Member

    Aion and FFXIV atm. I played both in the beta faze until shortly after launch.  Aion got a better now that it's ftp and FFXIV feels like a completely different game after taking a year hiatus.

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  • xDayxxDayx St Charles, MOPosts: 712Member

    Mortal Online, still love it and still playing.

  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by joocheese
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer

    I can't believe I'm the first person to mention it, but.... Tabula Rasa.

    hahaha... wow! I totally forgot about that one...

    It wasn't my first, but I think I can say it was one of the worst mmo's I've ever played (no offence buddy). After playing NCsoft's GW I figured NCsoft's Tabula Rasa would be just as good... boy was I wrong! :-)

    It definitely had its issues, but it was at the time one of the first MMOs to do more open, public quests. The monsters taking over areas on the map and forcing people to take them out and protect strategic points from invasion was a blast. I had for it the same feeling I have now for TSW, that it needed work but had a lot of potential.

    "Forums aren't for intelligent discussion; they're for blow-hards with unwavering opinions."

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    What do you consider a "low review score"?  On this site the average score is ~7.3.  Sounds like we're being too nice but I digress.

    Based on that criteria I don't see any games I like with a lower than average score.  As a matter of fact, I've never heard of most of them.

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  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer
    Originally posted by joocheese
    Originally posted by gaeanprayer

    I can't believe I'm the first person to mention it, but.... Tabula Rasa.

    hahaha... wow! I totally forgot about that one...

    It wasn't my first, but I think I can say it was one of the worst mmo's I've ever played (no offence buddy). After playing NCsoft's GW I figured NCsoft's Tabula Rasa would be just as good... boy was I wrong! :-)

    It definitely had its issues, but it was at the time one of the first MMOs to do more open, public quests. The monsters taking over areas on the map and forcing people to take them out and protect strategic points from invasion was a blast. I had for it the same feeling I have now for TSW, that it needed work but had a lot of potential.

    I completely agree! That's why I bought it when it came out. After playing it though, I was very dissapointed :-(

  • Creslin321Creslin321 Baltimore, MDPosts: 5,359Member

    I'm actually shocked no one mentioned this already unless I missed it but...

    Ultima Online!

    59% on metacritic baby.

    Are you team Azeroth, team Tyria, or team Jacob?

  • waveslayerwaveslayer Salisbury, NCPosts: 355Member Uncommon

    Earth & Beyond and Auto Assualt, both these games where alot of fun for me.

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  • madjonNZmadjonNZ AucklandPosts: 143Member

    World War 2 online ( wwiionline ) - This was a very ambitious game that simply lacked funding to reach the graphical polish people had/have come to expect.

     

    What is did well :  

    Scale - it was simply awesome having to take the landscape seriously, you wouldn't dream of taking the next town without a ride in a truck, tank etc. and Flying to your mission took time and you had to keep a look out for enemy planes and FLAK guns on the ground. A genuine MMO experience.

     

    Gameplay : there were very few NPC's and they were only there to guard towns and points to give players a chance to turn up to defend. Much like a keep/point in GW2 WvW. So 99% of everyone around you was a real person.

     

    Authenticity : A huge part of Rat S effort was in detailed damage models and physics, which could affect vehicles in many different ways. Sounds were very good and authentic and to the trained ear you could tell what different tanks and vehicles were manouvering around you  -even if you couldn't see them through the tree's/buildings.

    Community : was really good and I had a great time chatting to people, often in tank and vehicle  groups or in a squad of soldiers.

    What it lacked :

    Graphics polish on par with other games of the time -  simply a lack of money to hire more artists and optimize for higher levels. But it was enough to have a good time.

    Early on it lacked the ability to leave vehicles ( not sure how much this has changed ) - this was a conscious strategy balancing decision.

     

     

     

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  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,439Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dave6660

    What do you consider a "low review score"?  On this site the average score is ~7.3.  Sounds like we're being too nice but I digress.

    Based on that criteria I don't see any games I like with a lower than average score.  As a matter of fact, I've never heard of most of them.

    I equate 7.5 to OK but below a 7 is when it is "bad".

     

    Neocron, loved that game so much... 65 on ign and they tend to rate higher than other sites

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    SWG and FFXI, my first 2 MMORPGs and they sucked me into the genre and I've been stuck happily in it ever since. 

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  • Dagon13Dagon13 Posts: 269Member Uncommon

    APB...

    APB Reloaded was also fun until they basically made premium a requirement.  I decided to quit when I was barely breaking even on missions after buying ammo.

  • JakardJakard 98390, WAPosts: 415Member

    Matrix Online.

  • DrakxiiDrakxii Waxahachie, TXPosts: 594Member

    SWG of course 

    I will not play a game with a cash shop ever again. A dev job should be to make the game better not make me pay so it sucks less.

  • RednecksithRednecksith Madison heights, MIPosts: 1,238Member

    Tabula Rasa, for sure. Attacking and defending bases was so much fun. It's a shame NCSoft pulled the plug just as the devs finally worked out most of the kinks.

  • joocheesejoocheese San Antonio, TXPosts: 845Member
    Originally posted by Rednecksith

    Tabula Rasa, for sure. Attacking and defending bases was so much fun. It's a shame NCSoft pulled the plug just as the devs finally worked out most of the kinks.

    It was too little too late. When you're a publisher of games, you got to stick with what sells and move on from what doesn't. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Richard Garriott and NCsoft did not always see eye to eye; I think he sued NCsoft.

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