fifa 14
Riders of Icarus
Overall
(32 Main +29 Bonus)
61

Bonus
+56 - 27
29

Graphics 9.5
Audio 7.0

8.5 Gameplay
7.0 Value for money
 
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First rated 5th May 2017 @ Level 30 (82 Hours Played) - Overall 61 ( 32 Main + 29 Bonus )
Graphics, 9.5. Superb in comparison to other MMO’s of the times. 
Audio, 7.0. Adequate, but nothing that stands out.  
Gameplay, 8.5. For most parts, enjoyable and unique. 
Value for money, 7.0. Free-to-play, Moderate Premium, P2LG, P2W. 

Overall positives
Combat.
+1
3 different styles to choose from, basically tab-target, Free-Aim and something in-between. 
+1
Mounted/Unmounted combat gives many different playing styles. Dizzy amount of skills to choose from, too many to put on 2 bars. Combo-skills. 
Character appearance.
+1
Player costumes look good, but little customisation.
Mounts.
+2
Mount Skins look amazing, so many different ones.
+1
Flying and Ground mounts are fun to use.
+1
Many unique features related to progression.
+1
Mounts have armour and progression, plus more.
Pets.
+2
Any mount can be converted into a pet, and there are so many choices.
+2
Pets have many different abilities, attack, defend, collect. Progression, armour and more.
Auction House.
+1
The game has a AH, this is always a +1
+2
The AH is pretty populated and has all the basic features.
+1
Titles that give you a fee discount, unique.
-1
20% listing fee and 20% selling fee for Non-Premium, little too high.
-1
It could be a little more user friendly, for instant you must use a Capital letter in each word when searching, if you don’t, the search returns nothing. Searching the AH is not easy.
NPC’s.
+1
NPC interaction is adequate, although pretty simple at times.
+2
Some nice cut scenes, but they get a bit tedious and you find yourself spamming ESC in dungeons.
-1
In general the game could have done more to make the NPC more interactive.
Crafting, Gathering.
+0
Overall the gathering is very limited.
+1
The crafting system in general is pretty good.
+1
Crafting ties in with taming mounts, and other things.
Distinctiveness.
+2
The mount/pet system in this game is like no other.
+1
The way crafting, mounts and gear progression are all uniquely tied into one.
Dungeons/Raids.
+2
There are many dungeons.
+2
There are 4 tiers with 5 levels each, for each dungeon.
+1
The game has raids, thats always a +1
-1
Dungeons, at least the ones I’ve done so far are a little boring.
-1
Loot rules and systems could be explained better and improved.
-1
I’m level 30, still don’t know how party que system works, it’s not really pushed upon you or explained.
Navigation.
+1
Getting around is pretty simple and fast using the transit stone and/or recall stone for a small fee.
+1
Open World, with minimal instances. Travel fast via flying mount.
+0
Premium users get around faster and for free. Mixed feelings about premium perks.
Maps.
+2
Maps are adequate and Simple to use.
-1
Lacking a better zoom functionality on both the main map and mini-map.
Bugs.
+2
Level 30 (80 hours into game) and haven’t yet come across any serious bugs, or lag.
UI.
+3
Interface UI is pretty clean, nicely laid out and mostly user friendly.
+1
UI is customisable, also has many keystroke menus and functions.
-1
Quests log could be optimised based on distance for example.
-1
Chat window could do with work, I never even notice when I get a PM.
Gear Progression.
+1
Dungeon gear seems to flow nicely. Constant upgrades.
+1
Lots of variation in gear rarity and randomised stats.
+1
Gear is upgradable, and can mostly be broke down to further upgrade other gear.
+1
You can add familiars to your gear slots. Yes, pets/mounts can be converted into stats that you can slot into your gear.
Game Progression.
+1
Most of the Joey quests have been reasonable, collect 3-5 or kill 3-5.
+1
Storyline so far has been OK. Nothing super special, but is adequate.
Longevity.
+1
Having a lot of fun so far, and I keep coming back for more. (80 Hours into the game)
Inventory, Banking.
+2
Average bag space is adequate when upgraded, 24 Slots + 4 Bags (16 Slots each) = 88 Slots
+2
Average Bank Space is adequate when fully upgraded to 160 Slots.
+1
Has very little restrictions as to what can be stored in the bank.
-2
Long process to earn enough Ellun to fully upgrade bank and inventory, with the option to Pay2Expand cash shop Ellun purchases.
Achievement System.
+2
Pretty good achievement system, currently 518 total achievements to get.
Overall negative
Boss Fights.
-1
Dodging doesn’t seem to be a thing in this game when it comes to boss fights, some bosses do a frontal attack that seems to hit you no matter what, no point moving, running or dodging because you’re getting hit either way. Could be much better.
+0
Boss fights are average at best, nothing to write home about.
Cash Shop.
-1
Its immediately obvious that a lot of time has been put into the cash shop.
-1
Aspects of Pay-to-look-good (mount skins for example).
-1
Aspects of Pay-to-Win.
-3
Pay for chance RNG boxs, a personal hate.
+1
Can buy most stuff for “Ellun” that can be earned in game. Although very slowly.
Player Interaction.
-1
A week into the game and I’ve not had any interaction with another player at all.
-1
I’ve soloed every dungeon up to this point. Story, Elite and Heroic dungeons up to level 25.
-1
Game doesn’t feel as if its pushing me towards player co-op as much as it could.
Party System.
-1
Still not used or been introduced to the party/que system at level 30.??
Guilds.
-1
Level 30 and not seen anyone even advertise guild recruiting, and the game hasn’t really pointed me into the direction of joining one.
Premium.
+1
Reasonable priced. Approx. £7 per month, or £22 per 3 months
+1
Premium features are very useful, transit stone, portable bank and AH, daily potions.
-2
They sell you NX (currency used to buy premium amongst other things). The set amounts of NX you can buy are always just under the amount you need for Premium Package. Example, 3 months premium costs 29,900 NX, £20 buys you 28,000 NX (almost enough). So you either have to purchase £20+£5 bundle or £30 for 42,000 NX. Simple cash option to buy premium would be better, or more quantity options when buying NX.
-1
Split Prepaid/Credit. It’s all NX, why should I have to choose one or the other. I have enough NX to purchase something but I can’t because half is in Prepaid and the other in Credit???
-1
Obviously, the buy NX, to buy premium is just a lure to get you to spend your spare NX on the cash shop.