Last week, Lars Erik made me aware of this new game getting shipped soon, called Rift. I had heard the name before, but never looked into it and shrugged it off as just another game with nice graphics.
From today until Monday February 21, they’re having an open beta. I’ve downloaded it, and I hope to be able to testing it out this weekend. It looks very slick and the graphics is undoubtably there. I just hope it isn’t as much a fail as Aion was. Preliminary testing done yesterday shows that they’ve done things more right. The storyline, or as much as I could get of it until level three, seemed nice and the surrounding area showed a lot of promise. Controls were seemingly dead on.
As I played a High Elf, I’m not sure whether or not it’s the Elf’s model or a more pressing issue, but the character seemed a bit stiff. But hey — It’s an elf, they’re stiff per definition.
To join in on the beta, simply point your Web browser to their beta FAQ website, register for an account and download the client. Try to log in and you have beta access.