In Which I Make Eurogamer Review Look Extensive
So back on June 2nd, I found out that Darkfall had finally opened up a free trial. I’ve liked the screenshots I’ve seen, and since Syncaine seems to like it so much, I’ve been wanting to try it for some time, but I wasn’t willing to buy without trying and a paid trial isn’t really a trial, IMO.
So, I downloaded it. Installed it. Made a character. And in the 1st tutorial window (or maybe it was the 2nd) I was told that yeah, they know their control scheme isn’t very intuitive, but that after a couple of hours I should get used to it. I ran around the newbie area experimenting with it, learning how to keep the windows I wanted open, etc, then ran out in to the wilds to see what kind of trouble I could get into.
I found some goblins pretty quickly. Killed one, but the 2nd one ran once his health got low and found a friend. I almost killed the friend, but ended up dying. Not a big deal really, but enough to make me realize that the game was a bit more action oriented than I wanted, and since I’m already trying to divide my time between 3 other MMO’s and am feeling that 2 are getting shortchanged. . . .
Darkfall was uninstalled from my computer less than an hour after it was installed. Perhaps someday if I get bored of my other 3 games, but then perhaps not. I didn’t notice anything “wrong” with the game, and actually quite liked that that goblin ran once it looked like he was going to die. The graphics were nice, and I’m sure I could get used to the controls given enough time. It just didn’t appeal to me with how my life is currently.