Summary: The game itself was great (after they fixed the horrible, horrible, horrible release version) however the fact is that for now, the game is dead. the servers are offline and all support is gone. unless you want to play the lacking single player version, dont buy it.
Summary: i dont leave reviews but i dont want someone to walk into this one blind. i love the diblo games, i have had them sents they frist came out. I still like playing them all the time but i needed a change for a while, so i got this game thinking me and the wife would have hours and hours of fun, it says multiplayer so i got 2 copys of the game, installed them on the computer, oops no lan options, well cant hook up through the router, ok well it saids free play on the web...
Summary: I played the game completely through, and in the end, decided online play was worth a shot. Being an Engineer had many perks, many interesting flying drones to do half the work for me as I mercilessly slew thousands of demons, reminiscent of the good old Diablo 2 days. Something told me I would get more out of the game by logging in to the online server. But for some odd reason, the Hellgate London website would not run from any of my consoles.
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: first of, stop by their official forums and browse the tech support section. this game, even now allmost a year after release is plagued with problems. i have a Radeon HD 4870, 4G ram, intel core 2 duo processor, SATA raid, I can run the game on full graphics modes with no lag, but textures are missing, i can't deconstuct an item, random crashes. I'm forced to lower settings to low in order to play the game, which makes everything look crappy.
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." ...