Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes released

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes has been released, to a flood of comments of "no way!" from the beta testers. The game has potential, but simply isn't finished. And the early release won't be helping to gain market share. The one bright spot is that it is available for digital download, a feature that more MMORPG should have.

Well, I won't be buying the game anyway. Huge but empty landscapes aren't my cup of tea. The only feature I really liked was the diplomacy system, but in the latest build of the beta I played that one was squandered to just be an alternative way to earn tiny amounts of money. It would have been far better if by doing diplomacy you could have earned new cards to make stronger decks to become an even more powerful diplomat. There should have been more diplomacy quests past the introductory ones, and more sense in moving from city to city to practice your diplomacy skills. Well, all that was things that were promised, and maybe one day they get added. Just another feature that just isn't ready, but was released anyway.

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