EVE Online Reader Review
I'm 4 days into the free trial, so I don't know if I should officially say I "own" the game. What I can say is that if you want to progress in this game, you will have to let it own you.
My mates and I have been looking for something that we can all dip into online and have a play. Now this is fine as far as it goes, but there doesn't seem to be much playing going on so far. There's research, planning, logistics, yes.
But I'm being made to point my space ship at a rock, watch the mined mineral being added to my ship (via a bar that fills up with colour), then tell the spaceship to go back to the base and via some more point and click, sell said mineral. Many times in a row.
That's right, you will have to refer to a 63-page treatise on mining, choose the most appropriate skills to learn in order to get ahead fastest, and point-and_click your way to (eventually) becoming a powerful force in the universe.
Want to fit your mining or weapons modules to your new ship? Well you can't - they have a different fitting, they are from an earlier time.
Want to sell that item? Okay set the price. You might want to adjust the price, as the current price is 89.53% below the current average. Ready? Sell. Oops, you have to re-package it.
There's loads of detail for you to get stuck into here. There's also loads of detail in amateur astronomy, learning a computer language or memorising a telephone directory.
Blimey, I could be watching films, learning about art or a new language. Actually, what I most want to do after going on EVE... ...is play a videogame.
3 / 10