Sick of MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games), with their problems and their subscription fees, I was happy to hear about Freelancer. I downloaded the demo and I was blown away. It reminded me of Earth and Beyond, but Freelancer was better. Not only did I not need a credit card to play, but I actually enjoyed combat. The action in Freelancer reminded me of WWII dog-fights. Skill matters, as you can be attacked from any direction. You also have to aim… a feature most MMORPGs overlook.
There was an ongoing debate I read online – Is Everquest for the casual gamer? Without a shadow of a doubt I can tell you it’s not. With nicknames like Evercrack and Never-Rest, I couldn’t recommend this game to you unless you felt a need to escape reality.