I have played several games in my 37 years... From EQ, WoW, Star Wars Galaxies, and several other MMO's. As I got older and busier I've turned to browser games to keep my work from making me go mad and make my day more enjoyable. Often I'm bouncing from full on PvP browser games and just other browser games that let give you lots of pretty graphics and that get your interest quickly but soon you grow tired of the endless clicking that gives you the same old pretty graphics but have no style or interest after you get over the inition excitement of a new game.
Then I came a cross Core Exiles, not for the first time after I started playing, it used to be called Shields Up and I played it a few years before I refound it. After starting to play I quickly wondered why I left. The game is very indepth, and probably is a bit hard to get into if you are new to broswer games, but the depth the game has makes the game even more enjoyable. It isn't PvP at all, other then some friendly mech vs mech arenas, but that is what makes it even better. The Game community, based in a good old IRC chat room, is filled with endless amounts of players and staff members that will chat about the game, answering questions quickly and fully, or just chatting about life in general - which in itself can be very enjoyable with player spread throughout the world.
The game lends itself to endless options for a player to play, you can be a miner, you can combat pirates, aliens, good guys, drones, you can salvage ships that you just destroyed, you can explore derelict ships, explore unexplored planets, craft produces that other players us or that NPC's ask for, or even craft items required to expand the game with new things to do. And the best thing I like about the game is you can play 24x7 non-stop or you can take several days off without hindering your character. No one will destroy your village or base while you take a break, you don't lose all your this or that.
Crafting was what hooked me in, as I loved the crafting in Star Wars Galaxies and CE is a great replacement. You can craft for others, have others makes stuff for you, make some items that go into a final produced and have someone else finish it for you. You can make stuff just for your own use, you can craft stuff to sell in the Players Market for others to buy from you, you can barter in game with another player to trade for the items you make.
That is before you even start looking all the other options, player settlements, that allow you to own a piece of a planet all to yourself. Which includes all kind of activities... Pick what stores are on your settlement. What technologies do you increase first? What buildings do you want to have on your settlement? on and on.
The final aspect I love about Core Exiles is the their store. I am one that have never had issues with purchasing game items useing real life money, but I also do not like games that focus around making purchasing items/help via their store to make you better then any players that don't pay to play. Core Exiles takes that to a whole new level. Items you find in the Core Exile store are items that only make your game play easier - Items to retrieve extractors, or items to put extra fuel in the fuel depots, etc. Or allow you to play more - fuel tickets, better engines that give you more fuel per hour. You can purchase equipment that free players can craft, if you don't have the patiences to just build them yourself. So nothing in the store makes you "Better" then free account players, just enhances the game for you.
Overall I've found Core Exiles to be a over all great game. There is endless amounts of projects and goals you can complete and plenty of players to make friends with or you can just sit back and enjoy the game all by yourself and interact very little with other players. But even if you play several hours a day or just a couple hours a week Core Exiles is a game that will fit your needs. I recommend it to anyone that is looking for a game that isn't just a quick fix for your game playing needs, but something to enjoy for years and years.
Thank you for reading and hope to see you in Core Exiles. - Walhabie
| Unless amounts of things to do
Friendly game chat
Play 24x7 or just a few hours a week
Skill base - Pick your Profession
New additions to the game constantly
| Hard to get started
Can be overwelming learning curve
NCP give you missions you can't do