FreeWorld an ambitious plan to create a mmorpg, which is totally free. It’s one of the only teams that created a really great mmo experience.
Ok, its not guildwars, but FreeWorld is gradually turning into a high detailed game. Keep in mind that the game is still in beta! Character animation is pretty good since the game allows you to hit various targets arround you instead of most rpgs letting you only hit forward.
The game is totally 3d, and has a great variety of creatures and plants. Especially the plants, trees and bushes look great!
Sounds are still an issue which needs to be solved, there are some basic sounds, but not really great. Sound is very important to create an atmosphere, sadly there isnt any background sound.
Same as the graphics: the game is in beta, sounds will improve.
The gameplay of this game is almost perfect. Fighting is very smooth and you can develop your own fighting tactics. You cam choose if you want to hit hard and slowly or light and swift, by filling up a bar when you press one of the attack buttons.
The buff spells are superb in this game and every1 is able to learn any kind of spells, there arent classes in this game and most of the weapons/spells arent restricted to races.
You can train yourself in various fighting skills which will improve in damage is you gain experience from attacks. If you use maces a lot your maces lvl will rise and thus provide more damage with each hit. The same gos for swords, bows, axes etc etc.
You can also mount various animals, like spiders, horses, hellhounds, nightmares and warhorses. This will increase your traveling speed. You can also use your horse to hunt. Since you will receive all the xp from the pets kill. You can take the pet to a pet trainer and buy a higher lvl, with money and xp. This will increase movement speed, hitpoints and attack of the pet.
The world you play in is very interactive, since you can cut trees, mine and harvest bushes for items.
The one thing i dont like about the gameplay is that the world isnt seemless. The game consists of 25 maps which are about 16 square kilometer each. Evertime you will goto another map you will need to load the next map. This takes about 15 seconds. But you will need to travel a lot between the maps so this can become a nuisance.
There arent a lot of people playing this game right now, but since theres a broadcast option( talk to every1 in game ) you will never be allone. The people are very helpfull ingame explaining certain parts of the gameplay and sometimes give away items and pets for free.
Theres a very nice bug reporting system on the website which allows really fast fixes for bugs. There arent a lot of bugs in this game, but if one occurs the players/devs are very helpfull and quick in finding a solution.
This game is nothing but fun and will consume many hours of your valuable time, but its worth it. I played almost every mmorpg out there, but this is one of the bests.
If you got any question, just ask.
Cya in FreeWorld