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Rift: Starfall Prophecy

By Franklin Rinaldi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Combat-driven sci-fi expansion appeals to vets, newcomers.

Game Windows 2016
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This MMO is a great expansion, with an excellent storyline, new abilities, and enhanced features for veterans and newcomers alike. The initial concept of traveling to an ever-growing comet and battle the evil it's gathered on its journey is storytelling brilliance. Then again, story is where Rift has always stood out, with the levity and interaction in the world setting the pace for an immersive experience, even when you're just completing your standard "go here, kill that" quest. While the story isn't overly cinematic, it does demand that you take the time and read the dialogues you're presented with or you may feel like you're missing something. As you play through the beautifully rendered new zones, you'll come to appreciate your new legendary powers, many of which emphasize the element of fire (clearly as an homage to a destructive comet). Add in the new individual reward system, active equipment upgrades, and eternal items on top of those legendary powers, and you have a completely new character-customization toolkit that's sure to keep you engaged.

As usual with Rift, the graphics are stunning and the music is top-notch. Getting a lot of people on the game-server population has unfortunately been challenging for the MMO as a whole, although Starfall Prophecy is bringing people back in droves and enticing new players to check out the fantastic world of Telara. The instant boost to Level 65 really helps with old and new players alike in jumping right into the new areas. There are five fantastic new zones, with epic dungeons and raids that significantly expand the already large and diverse world. Rift: Starfall Prophecy is a phenomenal expansion that's the shot in the arm developer Trion needed, and it's well worth playing. Just remember you can play for free up to Level 65 to ensure the game's right for you before spending the money on this expansion.

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