An unexpected choice of game, but it is a very good one.
As biased as this review might be knowing Yahtzee isn't fond of MMOs, I think he is onto something. I sat with the same feelings after having played EVE, but I wouldn't go as far on the criticism as Yahtzee did. The game does have its pros but certainly also its cons.
Hm, Yahtzee making an effort to find a new and inventive MMO? Is it raining custard? Have my legs suddenly turned into Belgian tourists?
Good God, it's for real.
Oh, wait, he's ripping the shit out of it. Thank goodness, I'll spit out those Asprin and keep typing.
Never even heard of EVE until today (no I didn't look at the ads, what do you take me for, someone with money?), and after today, well, I won't go near it without a flamethrower and a spray gun full of Holy Water. Never being much of an MMO fan myself, you pretty succinctly pointed out eveything that needed to be said:
Tries to be WoW.
Still murders your social life with a pickaxe.
Good man. Funny, angry and laced with bile. Not unlike my porn collection.
And here was me actually thinking EVE was different. Silly me. It seems basically to have got caught up in minutiae that even a D&D player wouldn't care about. Still, Yahtzee makes it sound much funnier than that.
I have a friend who has been trying to talk me into the Eve-Online experience. I've done the WOW thing and, granted, I love space stuff, but what bothered me is that you can't get out of your ship and explore. Basically, what he described to me was the same thing Yahtzee described. You just shoot at other ships and that's basically it. Of course, isn't that what all MMORPGS are? Just hack and slash games with some missions thrown in that include hacking and slashing?