Visual bugs, broken NPC animations, under-optimized, NPC pathing problems, bugs and again bugs, an EA usual launch?

User Rating: 3 | Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning PC
This game is a total let down for me. Long time player of WOW, I was hoping for something very different, because I was seriously tired of WOW... In some aspects it IS wow, and in many others (story, public quests, RVR, etc...) It is very different, very refreshing!! So there's about 50% of the game which is very very good in my opinion. Where it gets bad, real bad, is that for below average graphics (we're in 2008 now, not in 1999) it uses about 1.2 gigs of memory. You have to scroll through the EULA and check the agree box each and every time you start the game (wow, way to go champs). The game crashes for many people I play with on many configurations. I hate to say, but I got a recent quad core CPU, 2 gigs of memory, 2 ATI HD4850 in crossfire and 2 Western Digital Raptors in Raid 0 and the game does skip frames on me, seek on the hard disks, and crash... enemy npc's pathing is often broken, npc animations too, light reflections on water are broken most of the time in certain angles. Seriously, I regret every cent I paid for this game right now. And I am not expecting the game to get a lot better anytime soon.

As much as I'm fed up with WOW, I have to admit that Blizzard would never release a game that is THAT buggy. EA should adopt the "When it's ready" guideline, seriously. I guess it's time to get back to offline games! Too bad I can't take that one back to the store.

100 thumbs down...

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