Tabula Rasa - Previews @ RPG Land & The MMO Gamer
RPG Land and The MMO Gamer spends some hands-on time with Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa.
Tabula Rasa is shaping up to be one of the most innovative mainstream additions to the MMORPG genre in awhile. This is sorely needed. While there are some minor issues, Tabula Rasa as of today would be one of the more complete MMO releases, which is known to be plagued with release date patches and game stopping bugs. It is nice to see developers straying away from the tired "swords and sorcery" fantasy worlds. Players interested in a “next-gen” MMO experience that strays away from standard genre conventions while holding on to those that made it an industry powerhouse would be advised to keep an eye out for Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa, set for release October 19th, players who preorder will be allowed earlier admitance starting October 16th.
When all is said and done, after over a week of playing and getting two characters to level 15, I tried very, very hard to like the game, but came up short.
The overall feeling I got was that TR is severely lacking in meat on its bones. It strikes me as the type of game that will be worth playing a year down the line, after it gets an expansion and a dozen patches under its belt, but one that isn’t going to have enough content at launch to last all but the most “one-hour-a-night casual” players longer than a month.
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