Hi, I’m Alphasim and I’m a recovering World of Warcraft addict. I’ve been clean for a month now after over 1,000 hours lost to Blizzard’s life-ender.What does this have to do with Free Realms? Not allot, I guess, but it does point out that I probably shouldn’t be reviewing another MMO at this point. Fortunately, Free Realms is the anti-WoW in many ways, enough so that it’s fun to play without kicking my addiction back in gear. It’s advertised as a ‘fun, casual, free-to-play MMO,’ which, for the most part, it is. I have to say that I’ve enjoyed it, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
I originally played Animal Crossing on the Gamecube when a local Blockbuster got a copy a week before the official release. I fell in love with the game right away, and played the heck out of it. Beta, too, enjoyed it immensely. That said, neither of us were highly enamored by the recycled content of AC: Wild World on the DS. It was too much of the same with little innovation. After playing the original for a couple years, you have to forgive us for wanting a few changeups here and there to keep things fresh. Now that City Folk is upon us, is it a new game, or the original again with a city tacked on? Unfortunately, it’s the latter.
What is Second Life? SL is what you make of it. From scraping out a living to creating your dream house (or paying someone else to), SL allows use to escape from reality and go to another world that can be whatever we want. Continue reading