Conclusion: Overall Vanguard isn't a bad game, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table of the MMO industry. While there are many races and classes to choose from, they seem to be variations on the standard theme of fighter, magic user, healer and rogue.
Excerpt: With most games, and especially online only ones, they kind of fall into a category where players kind of like them, but don't really fall in love. Vanguard however will force you to pick sides.
Excerpt: MMORPGs, love them or hate them, are here to stay. One of the newest additions to the genre, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes , created by Sigil Games Online and published by Sony Online Entertainment, is a standard, high-fantasy, elf-and-wizard affair that is attempting to enforce and expand on genre...
Summary: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology.
Excerpt: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is the latest to try and dethrone WoW as the King of MMORPGs. With a team listing numerous successes on their resume and some key figures behind the original EverQuest, for many it seemed like an ambition that may finally be met.
Summary: Since the release of Blizzard's monumentally popular World of Warcraft and its expansion, it's been impossible for new massively multiplayer online role-playing games to avoid the inevitable comparisons.
Pros: Lively combat makes for fun group questing, Diplomacy gameplay is an enjoyable way to involve players in NPC dialogue, The complex crafting is interesting and rewarding
Cons: Bugs, bugs, and more bugs, Forced grouping will leave solo players cold, Stiff death penalty and lack of instanced dungeons are as frustrating now as they were in EverQuest's early days