Archive for January 4th, 2009

I’ve not written much on Atlantica Online lately, but even so, almost a third of the hits on this site are still looking at my AO commentary.  That’s awesome, as I think it’s a great game, and deserves all the positive publicity that it can get.

That said, I haven’t played the game for a month or so now, hence the dearth of new commentary.  I’m not sure that I will be playing it again, but at the same time, I’m not uninstalling it.  I like the game a lot, I just don’t have the time to do everything I’d like to do.  I’ve moved on to Guild Wars and a handful of other games.  That’s the terrible thing about living in a finite world; there’s never enough time to do everything I’d like to do.

Even so, I did want to summarize what I’ve written about before, and plug the game again.  If you’ve not tried it, please do so; it’s free to play, a bargain at twice as much, and an absolute blast to play.  OK, math hijinks aside (here I am, idly wondering who can tell what that meant), I think this game compares favorably to the giants of the MMO genre.  It’s not the same sort of game as WoW or WAR, and it’s not a quantum leap beyond EQ2 or its ilk, but for what it is, it’s every bit as enjoyable as any of those venerable games. (more…)

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