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Tuesday, November 06, 2007
 
Fury, anyone?

I totally missed the fact that another MMORPG was released last month, Fury. All I knew about that game was that it *only* has PvP, no PvE against computer controlled monsters whatsoever, and that completely switched off any interest for me in that game. But the game came out on October 16, and I haven't heard much about it in the blogs. Only Massively reports that Gamespot gave Fury one of the worst reviews ever. On a site that gave Vanguard a score of 7.5, you can imagine the shock about giving a score of just 4.5 for Fury.

So no initial interest combined with bad reviews means I'm not going to touch this one. But of course I wonder if it is really *that* bad. Has anyone here actually played it and can tell us more about it?

[EDIT: Found a more detailed review of Fury.]
Comments:
Well I tried the beta for one evening. Basically everything the Gamespot review says seems true from what I experienced. Let this one go is my advice.
 
Game looks terrible and it was totally revamped right before launch, I wrote a nasty blog post on it without even playing it thinking that it was going to head for disaster, seems like it is going to be another Archlord or whatever that one was called.
 
I played it a quite a few months back in the beta, before some big changes were made. I enjoyed it well enough back then but I never played it after that as I was in several other betas which I was more interested in.

If, in fact, the changes they made did make the game as bad as that review than that's terrible because when I played it the game was at least fairly enjoyable for short bits of time.
 
I played in the beta and felt that medieval deathmatch is a poor mix. Stand and fight or get cut down trying to find a better place to fight. Forget it and go play one of the many great FPS games that have been released recently or will soon be released. If you really need an RPG fix with your PvP, maybe try the Savage 2 beta.
 
Wish I saw these review before I bought the game. Worst 50 bucks I’ve ever spent. The funniest part of this game is sitting at your armor vender creating gear. Some of the best gear can actually be made the seconds after you start the game. When you create armor and weapons you choose what tier and slot (hands, boot, .ect) you want and it creates a random piece of gear. After the first day playing i had 2 epics and the rest rare’s. The rewards for PVP didn’t even come close to the crafted gear, PVP felt completely useless in a PVP game.

Fury also tried to stop gold sellers by offering gold to buy right off the bat, $20 for 260 gold. When you PVP you get essence, and you use this essence to unlock new abilities, you can also unlock you all your class abilities for $7 making actually PLAYING useless.

You can have all the talents and the best gear moments after you start all for $77. Game+ gold + unlocked abilities

Another terrible feature is the one game type think is the best (FFA bloodbath) is a 25 man free for all. And you can only play this once an hour on top of the hour... LAME.

Feels like you entered at Endgame...

The absolute WORST feature in Fury has to be that you can not Inspect or VIEW what other people are wearing. The gears models are not like wow where you can tell what they are wearing. no one knows what you are wearing making getting upgrades seem... trivial.
 
A more detailed review? My ears are burning! No, my ears are really burning. I wanted to see inside so I lit a Q-Tip.
 
The absolute WORST feature in Fury has to be that you can not Inspect or VIEW what other people are wearing. The gears models are not like wow where you can tell what they are wearing. no one knows what you are wearing making getting upgrades seem... trivial.

I would disagree there. I always hated how everyone could inspect everyone else in WoW and develop strategies from there.
 
I would disagree there. I always hated how everyone could inspect everyone else in WoW and develop strategies from there.

Strategy? Wow has nothing to do with strategy: the only thing you can do is get better gear and do more damage, period.

And you can't inspect enemies ingame but only through the armory website which updates once a day.
 
Oh I don't suggest that gear isn't the most important part in WoW, but that makes it even worse. You can in some cases even figure out what spec a char has just from looking at his gear.

You CAN indeed inspect characters ingame if they are from your own faction, and now with the arena they can very well be your enemies too. Even right from the launch people could inspect you and upload your gear to online databases for others to see. And now with the armory it makes it even worse.
 
I played the beta for this game, put a few hours into thougth it was alright. I wouldnt write it off as a bad game just yet, as its still new and coudl use a few patchs and improvements.

As for the comparison to archlord.. that game was made by codemasters.. had a very poor business model (this week you pay for it, next week its free.. sry no refunds). This game has more potential than archlord and might take more than a day to really know what your getting.

Being able to get all the endgame gear/skils for $7, i kidn of like for the fact that someone who wants to have their friend join them... can show them the game handson and if they get the just of it... will be able to be on the same page without the grind.

I think the game was intended to have a bursty enjoying type of gameplay not a play-everyday 8hrs straight type of gameplay. Not everyone actually cares for the longterm added value stacking ontu their chars/persona, and a game that lets you dip right in to endgame and pvp is right up many ppls alleys.
 
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