Fallen Earth Catch All (UPDATED!)
As I was sitting for the 2 days it took to get the fileplanet demo of champions online I also downloaded the beta of Fallen Earth. I was expecting it to be something i would install, play for an hour or two, and delete but let me tell you its not bad at all.
Fallen Earth is a FPS/MMO hybrid that takes place in a post apocolypse earth. It feels quite a bit like fallout online. The thing i liked about it is that it feels very different than anything else I have played.
It is completely classless. You gain AP points as you gain exp that you can spend in all sorts of ways from skill improvment to attributes. The type of toon you develop into is completely dependent on the choices you make in development. You want to be a tank type, you build up your con and armor wearing skills. You want to be a healer then build your medicine and intelligence. Those are very very basic examples as there are many skills and many attributes to choose from.
There is a deep crafting system that is based around mat collecting and crating skills. The interesting thing about it is that its completely time based. They also allow you to queue up things you want to craft and logout. When you log back in after the crafting time has passed they are finished. Its pretty unique. I don't have a ton of info on it yet as I havent sunk my teeth too far into it.
There is also PVP based on factions. You also get special skills and abilities based on which faction you join. Again, havent played enough to know too much about it yet but it appears pretty deep.
The game is definately has an indie feel. It doesnt have the polish that the AAA MMOs have. But it was an intersting find and seems to have some potential.
If you want to know more thier website is www.fallenearth.com They do have an open beta going on but the only way i saw to get a key was on fileplanet. On the forums there is mention of being able to get in directly from the website but it doesnt appear to be up yet.
Some good videos about how the game works at this years e3: