Reviews by Sol21
Great Game, albeit with a few launch issues.Sol21 | Sept. 23, 2011 | Review of Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad - PC
RO2 is a great shooter that anyone looking for a fix should not hesitate to purchase. Yes there are a few problems, performance is an issue for some people, however after tweaking a few settings (turning shadows low mainly) I have little to no problems on my laptop even on 64 player servers with the settings on high. Stats are bugged as I am writing this but an upcoming patch is going to address this. But do not let that deter you from having a great experience. It has huge well designed maps, and they all make it feel like you are part of a large battle. The graphics are nice, with nice lighting touches but as far as presentation goes, the sound design steals the show. The guns sound realistic, and the voices are well done. Another thing I love is the leveling system (which is bugged due to stat problems mentioned above but will hopefully be fixed soon). You are able to level your gun, your class and your overall honor level. All in all, I think that this is a great game, don't let any talk of bugs deter you if you are looking to purchase it, hopefully they will be fixed soon, or maybe they are by the time you are reading this. Great game, great experience, few bugs detract but not enough to avoid playing "just one more round".
Great MMO for those looking for something fresh yet familiar.Sol21 | Sept. 4, 2011 | Review of The Sun Promotion Rift - PC
This is a great game. Sure it is similar to WoW but don't let that deter you. Pros First and Foremost Rifts, at higher levels on a pvp server they are great fun combining pvp and pve in massive zone events. The soul system provides a lot of choices when building a class. This can lead to many options for each class, playing a cleric doesn't mean you have to be a healer. There is a lot to offer for both casual and hardcore players. Hardcore players will always have better gear, but casuals have many different ways to get gear depending on their preference. PVP, Instances or Rift rewards. It looks great if you have a pc that can run it at high settings, but it still looks good at lower settings. Cons Similar to WoW. Yes this will be a con for some, some people are looking for something more unique and Rift might not fit that bill. Other than that I can't even think of many reasons to avoid this one if you are looking for a new MMO to kill some time on. Conclusion A Great MMO that was solid right out of the gate. There is a lot of fun to be had if you don't mind some definite similarities to WoW. If you are looking for something groundbreaking look elsewhere. Sol.