Yeah, I'm a beta tester too. Don't just listen to the nay-sayers, they're always there.
First and foremost, it feels more like a hybrid between a MMORPG (NOT EQ) and Diablo 2. The interface, combat, and movement is similar to Dungeon Siege. The character building is similar to Diablo 2. Leveling is fast, grouping is easy, and you can finally kill the people that annoy you. OTOH, when you die your inventory can be looted, there are bugs that need to be worked out in Win98SE, and siege warfare will need some tweaking.
Here's a link to a trio of reviews: this is for the open-minded among you who are actually looking for all sides instead of just the bashing:http://chronicle.ubi.com/Articles/News/n022003.htm
(edit: added 'OTOH...')This comment was edited on Mar 6, 09:28.