Back in April, I posted about a Splinter Cell ad that included a blantant lie. The moral of that story: Quotes in ads are not to be trusted.
Today I ran into this ad banner from D&D Online Stormreach.So of course, I had to take a closer look. Here are some screens from the ad unit.
And here's the copy from the ad (in case you don't want to click):
- Play It Free! 7 Day Free Trial
- New Solo Play!
- Quests are "better even than World of Warcraft or Guildwars" - Computer Gaming World
CGW online has 4 review/previews of D&D Online.
From the most recent article:
"But let's assume the planets more or less align, and you find yourself with a (more or less) decent, responsible, well-rounded group. In that case, you'll probably enjoy the quests. And you better, because there is no free-roaming game world like there is in EverQuest II or World of WarCraft."That's the only quote that compares DDO quests to those in other games. Even if this isn't the exact quote, it's not a ringing endorsement of the quests. Granted, the article does go on to say something good about the quests:
"Working your way through a quest for the first time is almost always entertaining as you confront its unique challenges and obstacles."
Not so fast...
Now everything is clear: "Quests are 'better even than World of Warcraft or Guildwars" if you find a perfect group, do the run only once and never intend to get anywhere in the game. But of course, they wouldn't say all that. It would never fit in the ad unit.
"The second time, not so much. Same with the third and then the fourth time. And that's unfortunate, because not only can you replay D&D Online's quests, you pretty much have to."