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snike_pk
snike_pk

is blade & soul downloadable? in english :P

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

You know what....

It would be great if just one of these developers made their game actually look like it f'n does in these videos without all the HUD crap.

As soon as you play these actual games however you will see that what you see is in fact a whole different thing; HUD crap here, icon there, power bar here, world map there, character indicator here, arrow there, meter here...

Just for once I'd actually love to see one of these games look as lovely and HUD FREE as they do in the gameplay trailer.

skardas
skardas

Warframe and Hawken is just awesome IMO, both in Open Beta state

raymacz1
raymacz1

Nice article list of free to pl.ay games to watch for... thanks!!!

kalgert123
kalgert123

In my opinion Path of Exile is a pretty good game, I've been playing it for quite a bit and it really is a blast! But try to find a few mates to play it with you, because for me...It doesn't have much of a hold on me if I am playing it alone...I need friends! D:


Also Defiance looks really interesting, but there's also Firefall that you should take a look at, both are free to play and Firefall has a nice cartoony look to it along with a nice open enviroment to it

But I sure do hope that these Triple A type games will keep to it's Free to Play model, because Starforge was gonna be F2P but it changed it's mind, some people don't have the money to be able to buy games!

PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Barely any coverage of Path of Exile.

Emraldo
Emraldo

lol @ chat log at 3:56, editing at its finest.

AfterFX13
AfterFX13

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simon1812
simon1812

ok u got me at "space ninja" Im checking out warframe right now!

Decardcain
Decardcain

marvel heroes and path of exile as u understand are my favorite pics  

already-Born
already-Born

anyone knows what the name of the song playing in the background at 4:40 ??

boixwunder
boixwunder

Yay for ignorance and racism.  He has an accent, its okay. Suprise! There are other people in the world, do not let your head explode.  I thought this was informative and I am looking forward to trying out a handful of these F2P games.  Thanks for the well done narration!

Taffelost
Taffelost

Awesome and F2P should never be in the same sentence, unless it includes the word not before awesome. F2P games just arent. If you want to actually play a F2P game you end up with paying even more than you would on a normal retail game.

STEVE20005
STEVE20005

Mr Toyad you did a great job.  

Haters are gonna hate.  Don't mind them, they are just ignorant.

pelvist
pelvist

Warframe is great fun with your friends, but playing with randoms just ends up being a game where everyone is competing to get the most kills. With friends though the game is very fun to play and there seems to be quite a lot of game ( although there is also a lot of copy pasted level scenery ). The game starts off a bit weak because its very easy in the first system ( Mercury ). Warframe is slightly Pay2Win though... :(


Path of Exile is very, very good if you like the Diablo, Dungeon Siege type games. Its the best game of its kind for a LONG time. If you are a fan of this genre you should definitely try it out. The game is NOT Pay2Win.


Defiance BLOWS I played two of the betas and I can confirm that it just feels like a very cheap console shooter, all of this could change when the game is released though but personally I cant see it changing enough to make it a good game.

raics
raics

PoE is really great, been playing for almost a year while stil in closed beta. Skill system is  enormous, bugs are few and it evolves on a weekly basis. Probably the best arpg these days even in beta state and I've tried them all since first Diablo.

+ Not a trace of pay to win, absolutely none. There are f2p and "f2p" games, this one is truly free.

+ There are many possible builds and almost as many can work in endgame if planned well.

+ Difficulty is 'just right'.

+ Great quality overall for a free game.

+ No-gold economy system, you trade by using 'orbs' you augment your gear with, most admit it's pretty clever once you get used to it.

- PvP isn't terribly fun currently, so if you play this type of game for PvP don't bother until they get around to rebalancing it.

- Can be confusing for new players and you don't get many hints or a tutorial, however community is mostly helpful, there is a wiki and you can get most answers on forum.

GrahamZ
GrahamZ

I've been playing PoE and it's fun in small doses, and Wildstar looks interesting.  But I'm kind of concerned with the overwhelming number of action games.  There's nothing wrong with action games, but it seems they drastically outnumber all other kinds of games to the exclusion of all else.  Some people (like me) prefer a slower paced game, something where you don't have to be wired on caffeine to enjoy.   Something that looks less like a blur on the screen.

fredwv
fredwv

free to play = pay to win.

nathangray
nathangray

I can understand him just fine, don't know what everyone's bitching about. Frankly if you're a native english speaker then I would expect you have enough of a command of the language by now to understand someone with an accent. If not, chances are the problem is on your end for being that ignorant of your own language. As for the video, EIN is something I definitely hope comes to our shores, but chances are it'll be an old game before that happens and much less interesting. Blade & Soul is going to disappoint SO many people, I'm looking forward to the tears and backlash as the people pumping it finally get to play and realize it's nothing like what they expected. It is literally TERA ~without~ the action gameplay component. Purely quest-driven nonsense with the added formulaic offense of being tab-target. Nothing to see there, move along.

GhostOfSparta4
GhostOfSparta4

I understand everything this guy says, stop feeding your epeen by insulting him. His accent is heavy but is pronunciation is superb. It's almost weird how well he pronounces the words with such a heavy accent.

Tentaculat
Tentaculat

Hard to understand, especially if english is not your natural language, but good video overall. I think I'll give PoE and Wildstar a go. Odd they didn't mention Tera since it's going free, altho Blade & Soul looks a lot like it.

I'll probably try NWN if only for the nostalgia of old BG and NWN games.

EmeraldViper
EmeraldViper

What? Someone who CAN NOT pronounciate should NOT do a vidoe or podcast or anykind of audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aniforprez
aniforprez

i'm not american and learning english and watching a ton of movies has prepared me to understand a bunch of accents... except this dude's. i don't understand half of what he's saying. i don't understand the game titles. i wish there was a written article... no offence narrator but your accent is horrible.

jorge69696
jorge69696

Disappointed with the Path of Exile preview. The game has a lot to offer and they didn't show any of it.

Black_Jedi
Black_Jedi

@snike_pk sadly nope not yet, you can download it from korean server but you have to pay to play monthly, i would wait for english version tbh and like they said "possible free-to-play"

Jestersmiles
Jestersmiles

@Taffelost  oh man get with the times, more and more F2p are no longer P2W. POE is one such a example , you just showing how ignorant you are with stupid comment like this. -_-

DrizztDark
DrizztDark

@St0Ne4Ge yea making fun of accents is what I did when I was like 5 or 6, not knowing any better... I will give you the benefit of doubt that your a child for that comment. What a lot of people don't understand is the net is filled with children making comments nowadays. Lets try better to correct them over the net cause a lot of parents I'm sure aren't doing that

petez34
petez34

@St0Ne4Ge the world is a diverse place with many cultures and languages. ppl gotta stop criticizing accents. It just shows how small your world and mind is.

petez34
petez34

@raics yep i liked it first play through as well. second play was marked by constantly being rushed by packs of 5-20 mobs insta-death everytime. Using orbs is not a guarantee that you'll improve gear. a gamble (random effects). There is lots of things they could improve but it's definitely worth a play.

petez34
petez34

@GrahamZ  true. I can't even remember the last good strategy game I've played....it's been years

Daz_QS
Daz_QS

@fredwv While that's true in many cases, it's not always the case. Take PoE for example. That is not pay to win at all.

Therimight
Therimight

@EmeraldViper So I guess based off of that logic you would agree that people who can't spell shouldn't write? If this were a video I'd be sure to enunciate every word so I wouldn't mis-pronounce them.

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@jorge69696 We'll definitely do something more on Path of Exile in the future. Stay tuned! :)

St0Ne4Ge
St0Ne4Ge

@DrizztDark Take that stick out of your backside it was just a question, the video seemed light hearted I thought it was some kind of poke at japanese f2p games at first. I'm glad to see so many noble white knights on the internet that jump in to defend somebody when it's not needed, you must feel very holy, i guess that's your good deed done for the day.

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

@petez34 I see nothing wrong with his accent. I'm not a native speaker nor Asian. Though I can understand some people can be hard to understand but, this one is ok.

raics
raics

@petez34 @raics that's intentional, anyone can complete  normal difficulty, make a good build is good or not, have good items or not. In higher difficulties the game doesn't pull punches and you can really see if you made a good char or not.

However, that too can be done pretty easy once you get the hang of it. In long hardcore races people kept their toons alive for a week in endgame content while levelling as fast as they can in order to get prizes. That includes turbo races too, where monsters move and attack 60%% faster, brutal but manageable, and very satisfying.

GrahamZ
GrahamZ

@petez34 @GrahamZ  

There actually have been several decent ones, but they are all buy to play (so while I'm fine with that, that's not the topic of the post).  The problem isn't with strategy games (of which there are several upcoming that I'm interested in and a few good recent ones).  For current strategy games, there's always Endless Space (which has gotten way better than it was at release), FTL, and "Conquest of Elysium", and you might want to keep an eye out for "Clockwork Empires", "Age of Wonders 3" and several others in the future. Don't get me wrong,   Other than a small number of RTS games, not too much has been done on the f2p front for strategy (other than for mobile gaming).

More relevant to the topic, though are MMOs and rpgs.  The preponderance of them seem to be action rpgs, action MMOs and MMO/rpg shooters.  I understand that for a while there were few of them but now they've gone way too far in the opposite direction, and more traditional MMOs and rpgs seem to be on the downslide.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

@Therimight @EmeraldViper Actually yes, to some degree. Because this is a professional gaming site, it should be presented like so. You can't read an article if there's mistakes all over the place. Same as if the video can not be understood. It's not as big of an issue as everyone makes it, but it is something that should be addressed.

As for the comment section, that is free from those rules because it's not a professional/official section. 

Some parts of this video are hard to understand, which requires me to re-watch the video until I can make sense of it. That should not happen, as it makes the viewer lose interest and doesn't show the game in a good light when a professional site has not presented it like so.