Summary: I'll be honest, WildStar starts off really slow. I'm an advocate for every minute of our entertainment being good. I dislike the idea of "it gets good after the first few hours" or "you have to watch for X episodes before it gets good." That's the art's problem, not the viewer's.
Summary: There's certainly no lack of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) on the market, both in the form of subscription based and free to play. However, the settings in which they take place often follow the same tired formula of fantasy with warriors, wizards, healers, and so on.
Excerpt: Upon first hearing about Wildstar I was intrigued by both the premise and the promise of turning MMOs on their head. While not turning them on their head, it does a great job of polishing already established mechanics.
Summary: I undertook a Review in Progress of WildStar at release, and due to a number of distractions and surprise announcements, it's taken me a while to see almost everything there is. But here I am with my Dominion Mechari Warrior, having experienced the leveling process, the community, and a number of...
WildStar Review in Progress Part 2: Harder, better, faster, stronger
3 August 2014
Excerpt: This is Part Two of our WildStar Review in progress. For Part One, click HERE . This part will cover levels 20 through 40. An MMORPG is ever-changing. There's constant updates, improvements, tweaking and more.
Excerpt: I don’t feel much pull when I play Wildstar. When I level up and get another point to make one of my skills cool down a quarter second faster or do a half percentage point more damage, Wildstar is far more excited about it than I am. I almost feel bad for it.
Conclusion: WildStar is very much a child of the modern MMORPG in foundation and mechanics. Yet it builds upon its many clear influences, improving on the original formula in all but a few areas, and is at its best when guided by its fantastic personality and creative freedom.
Pros: Charming personality, Deep customization, Challenging instances, Constant progression