Heard about this the other day and though to myself, ooh another 'Planet Side 2!' Only it isn't, it's better? It has a lot going on for it, and with a recent update there are lots of world events that help break up the grind of leveling. I was going to give this game a nice write up, but then they decided to do a 26 hour server maintenance today (Who the Block does that??? Seriously stupid!) and so they're not getting the full love and attention that they deserve.
While the servers can lag a bit from time to time, and perhaps the 26 hours of downtime will remedy that situation, there is a full and rich world to explore in Firefall. In contrast to that other title, there's a story mode every time you gain a level you get to test your skills against more and more challenging AI and maps. There are puzzle quests and glider mazes to complete in these quests. Also there's a feeling that you've accomplished something by living through to the end of the quest. It isn't like most games where the finish is a guarantee. The quests actually need some thought and skill to finish them. Not many games do that these days! Most other games just want to placate the people who bought it and offer up an experience too similar to all of its competitors. I for one am sick and tired of regurgitated pablum and thankful for something to occupy my time that doesn't require the loss of brain cells to play.
Here's hoping the servers are back soon. And that I get to see a few more people out there having fun with it too!