Don't buy it doesn't exsist online anymore servers are perm shut-down
Bryan M. Miller, Amazon
11 November 2010
Summary: Was a fun game, but online no longer exsists, I see only 1 review that has this, so plz don't waste your money on a game who's major selling point is online. Was a fun game while it lasted and that wasn't for very long.
Summary: Grabbed 2 copies for my wife and I on release day a year ago. We tried playing for about a month. The party functions were just horrible, most of the time we would both jump into the same zone only to not be able to see eachother. Atleast 2-3 bugs found a night with casual play. It might have been entertaining as a single player, but not for the $50 I paid for it.
*****WARNING!!! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME**************
D. Howard, Amazon
28 October 2008
Summary: It has been announced that the online servers for the North American and European versions of this game will be going offline after January 31, 2009. If you buy this game, you will be left with nothing but a VERY unstable Single-Player version. You have been warned!
Summary: The future of this game is doubtful. You may not be able to play it! From the Hellgate forums on 7/19/2008: "It is with deep regret that I must announce that Flagship Studios has laid off most employees. However, the core management and founding team members are still at Flagship." said Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios. "The past five years have been an incredible experience for us, but unfortunately, we couldn't sustain the size of the company any longer." ...
Summary: Avoid it as if it were the Plague. IMHO, it was a bad and rushed release, that had bad support. Such wasted potential for what could've been a great game...sad, really. I was actually excited for this game, as the beta seemed ok, but that bubble burst when I got the final product in my hands. So-so packaging for a collector's ed. box, so-so extras. That's ok, I think.
Summary: I don't usually play demos, which is where I went wrong here. That's my own fault, and with that in mind, I strongly suggest that anyone curious about this game do so. I do, however, read reviews and I tend to watch game play trailers and the like, so I do research my purchases. I also think I am fairly easy to please. That said, its been a long time since I have disliked something this much, and so quickly.