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Not to be confused with or hijack the previous thread on the MMOCRUNCH number here is a new thread to discuss the impressions of RPG411 on Mortal Online. While I am obviously skepical of any review based on such short gameplay, at least they have an actual article where they explain their impressions.
Up to date initial impressions of the game as it stands now:
Don't bother. Really.
How can you review a game that ticks you off within the first 10 seconds of play? Not sure, but I’m going to give you my impressions of Mortal Online anyway.
I can sum up my experience in two words: Don’t bother. Which is too bad, because the game description online sounds interesting. It’s supposed to be an open-ended free world where you can focus on PVP, PVE, crafting, whatever interests you. If you can figure out how to move your character around, interact with objects and not get dizzy from the viewpoint, that is.
The characters are … well, they’re ugly. You can customize your character, but none of the customizations appear to cut down on the ugly factor. Stop-a-sundial ugly. Yeah.
Character creation isn’t all that intuitive. You can choose from one of four “clades” (whatever that means), Oghmir, Alvarin, Human and Halfbreed. They loosely boil down to Orcs (or something like that), Elves, Humans and Half-Elves. You’re not given any idea what differentiates one from the other on the initial screen. Then you have to choose an ancestry, which appears to have no point at all beyond what your character’s going to look like (I guess).
You can choose your character’s age, and apply some points to different stats. If you’ve played RPGs for a while, the stats (at least) are familiar. Then you enter a first name and surname, and choose a starting area. There’s an option for a random starting area, but not for random names. Some sort of random name generator might be helpful for those of us who aren’t particularly good at pulling them out of thin air. Just sayin’.
Okay, your character’s ready to go. Enter the world.
That’s when I logged out and deleted my account. Your mouse is useless, except for looking around. You can’t use it to move, you can’t select anything, you can’t choose anything on your screen. Movement is via keyboard only, as is everything else, apparently. It seems like the type of game that would be better suited for a console-type controller, not a PC.
Verdict: Time spent downloading this game: 2 hours. Time spent played: 1 minute.
Like I said: Don’t bother.
If any of you actually enjoys this game, please let me know what it is you like about it, and explain what’s so great about it that you’d actually pay for it. Pay for the game, and a subscription fee each month. Really. I’m all ears.
"I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator
Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)
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