Reviews and Problems with APB: Reloaded - Special Edition
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APB: Reloaded review
24 June 2012
Excerpt: We really, really want to love APB (All Points Bulletin): Reloaded more than we do. Yes, the original APB was riddled with enough cracks and flaws to take it from diamond-in-the-rough to half-eaten-Ring-Pop-that's-shaped-like-a-diamond, but some of its more ambitious ideas were very nearly brilliant. And hey, Reloaded – for the most part – smartly tweaks APB's little problems while leaving its cops-and-robbers core undisturbed.
Pros: Skill-based combat in an MMO, Open city full of opportunities for random havoc, Improved driving, shooting, and new areas
Cons: Incredibly repetitive mission structure, Lack of story or real progression, F2P marketplace hurts balance
Conclusion: Still, with overhauls of several game mechanics, including shooting, already in the works, you can't help wonder what Realtime World's plan was here. Did they hope people wouldn't notice its shortcomings? Where they conducting some kind of experiment? Did they always plan to do this overhaul?
Excerpt: Not many games get a new lease of life after they die a death. Especially if their creators end up having to disband after the game itself fails. APB: Reloaded is the re-release of the original Realtime Worlds game now under the watchful eye of Gamers First. Although at first glance it looks almost identical, a lot of work has gone in to give this game it’s second wind. The question being was it successful or was it doomed from the start.
Conclusion: Het beste aan APB is dat er geen abonnementskosten aan verbonden zijn. Je kunt het spel even uitproberen en dan zelf bepalen of het je kostbare tijd waard is. Met APB: Reloaded heeft GamersFirst een dappere poging gedaan deze game nieuw leven in te blazen, maar helaas blijken de meeste pijnpunten van het origineel nog steeds aanwezig. Variatie is een onontbeerlijk element in een MMO en laat dat nu net zijn waar APB een totaal gebrek aan heeft.