PS2 will probably eclipse this game. FF is fun but it's getting old already, I know it's beta but I wish they'd outline just how big they're planning to go with it.
Tried it out today for the first time. Game seems like it has potential, but was not impressed with the lack of helping you to get started. took me a while to figure out how to do basic thing like item usage. While I'm not for hand holding in games I do appreciate a pop up in the early levels letting me know what does what. especially when I need to blow something up for a mission the 1st time. Hopefully that will be fixed up before release time.
Humm, this game is starting to look better and better the closer it gets to release. I seen that the digital items that come with the"packages" that you can buy will become available to use Sept. 24th so i'm guessing that the game will be released sometime next month?
I got into the beta this pass weekend and the mechanics of the game seem to be on the right path think Tribes + TF2 = mechanics wise but it is not an MMO in sense that people are use too there no items anymore and they have a what they call a horizontal level system now. When you pick your class you get the starting armor for your class as you gain experience you have 3 tech trees/specs you have to unlock upgrades for your armor, weapons, and special abilities. Upon reach the end of 2 tech trees you will unlock the next tier in armor and you start 0 experience again for that armor and have to level up 2 tech trees again to reach the next of gear tier.
Upon reaching Tier 2 you are now able to craft certain upgrades of abilities and weapon you unlock along the tech trees. That is where the resource gathering of game kicks in as different crystals you collect have different attributes that are better than other for certain items and give you different bonuses compared to the normal ones you just unlock. The resource gathering and crafting system is very in depth in the sense that all resources have quality ratings from each other. So you might find a node of Bismuth to gather with the thumper but the quality might be low with a rating of lets say 140 but you might find another node that has some at a rating of 540 which is of higher quality and thus items you craft with that version would be better. They also have a whole blending system that lets you combine different resources to come up certain hybrid elements. I have not really tried that yet but you have good combinations and bad ones so you have to be careful what you mix to get hybrid you actually want.
Well thats pretty much the game so far as of right now there are minimal quest in the game and basically all you can do is pvp in deathmatch and few objective based maps or just grind experience and resource collecting in open world area. The game only has tier 2 armors available right now so once you are done getting your tier 2 maxed out there is nothing much else to do.