There is no question that World of Warcraft has been the top dog in the pack for many years. But we contend that Rift is beginning to beat the leader at its own game. Find out why we say that and then let us know what you think in the comments.
This is going to be a short column because my point is pretty simple: Trion Worlds’ Rift, especially with Storm Legion coming out in November, is surpassing World of Warcraft at its own game. For what it’s worth, this is not a matter of liking one more than the other. I’ve spent plenty of time in both and enjoy each title for its own reasons. The theme park versus sandbox argument we see everywhere aside, both games are made quite well. Certainly WoW might have more personality in its IP. I can’t deny that. But what I see from my game pundit’s chair is that Trion is making leaps and bounds while Blizzard is content resting on their laurels.
Read more of Bill Murphy's Tripping the Rift: Surpassing Azeroth.