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Following some of the recent launches of pretend to be mmorpgs, some having few of "mmo" and nothing of "rpg", i again felt stranded and lost in this land, pushing me back to that very first time when i left my sweet "that other game" in persuit of something i lost after a given expansion in that same game.
That crusade led me to try game after game, in a continuous search for that missing piece, and oh boy it was expensive, both in time and money spent.
Now, years later, i find myself in the same situation.
Not that i cant cope with the vastness and beauty in the world of EVE, or the soaring winds of AION, but i was missing the "rpg" element in my character, so much that i was already looking for a single player rpg...good God.
But i hadnt lost my faith yet, and GW2 is still a bit away...2 months....
So i decided to once more gird for battle.
With an eye out for some interesting upcoming launches, like "The Repopulation" and "Path of Exile", and with GW2 on the horizon, i decided to thin my list to two choices: the game i never played and should had "Vanguard" or the game that i stoped playing and still dont know why "RIFT"
How to decide? Simple, the old coin toss trick, Mr. Harvey Dent style. "Pling"....RIFT it is.
Reactivate my account: simple
Download client: simple and fast
Get in the game: easy cake
Now, i dont want to sound too much of an idiot, but i am one, because this game was sitting here the all time and i dont know why i was not playing it.
This game, in my opinion, has to be (i say "has" because i havent tried all games out there ofc) the most polished and solid MMO+RPG in the market. Everything in this game screams "we know what we are doing" and TRION sure knows it.
Sure i felt a bit "slow" given the fast paced games i recently played, but once i got the hang of it and decided not to rush the content and simply play it in a way that i could gain awareness of everything that surrounds me, in everything that exists in this world to do, i could simply pickup that old feeling of "presence" again.
Im not reviewing it ofc, and doing so would seem useless at this stage, not giving "pros" or "cons", etc etc, and what matters in the end is that you are having fun playing your game, any game, because "taste" and "opinion" are two words of individual ackownledgement, so dont let anyone tell you that the game you are playing isnt any good...
...well, imo D3 sucks, but thats just me.
So, if you are new to the genre, searching for something else, or not having fun at the moment, RIFT is one of the serious contenders to be warming up your HD for the next couple of months.
And "why should you be playing it"??
Easy, this game is everything you know about many other games, condensed into one package, but with a small tiny remark:
TRION only managed to squeeze in the good parts.