If there's a game on the horizon that I'm truly excited about, it's the Undead Labs 'Class 4' project. Unfortunately there's not a great we know about it yet, but I have an immense amount of faith in the studio to pull off something fantastic - here's why:
Back at the beginning of March, Rift looked like just another new MMO queued up to take a futile swing at World of Warcraft. As a subscription based fantasy MMO with thoroughly convention MMO mechanics, many wondered how it would differentiate itself.
In this pseudo-review I'm not going to delve into the specifics of what I liked... Mainly because it's much easier to criticize. Rest assured that rift events, artifact hunting, exploration, public grouping, dungeons, and an impressive level of polish all had a hand in keeping me going along the way.
So with that aside, let me get stuck in to the things I didn't like..