Yeah, I’m long overdue for a post about my Beta experiences. But its taking a long time to write and rewrite and try to capture how I’m feeling about the game. So if you want the long version, check the post tomorrow. If you want the short one, the “tl;dr” one, here it is:
I like Rift. I think its a good game. I think the developers have listened to feedback and adapted accordingly. I think it has a very bright future.
No, its not the complete package. Yes, it still needs some work to really lay hold of that “dynamic world” dream. Yes, the actual gameplay is not a brand new bag.
But there is a lot to love here, and alot of good precedent has been set in the development process that is reassuring and tells me that I like where this game is trending to in the future.
ETA: No, I have not read Massively’s hands on impressions yet. And they did not prompt this post. I prompted this post because I am tardy in putting up my review.