By Nathan Grayson on June 22nd, 2012 at 3:00 pm.
Rift may have its shortcomings, but goodness, it can do the big beasties well, can’t it? Unsurprisingly, then, the first gameplay trailer of the upcoming Storm Legion expansion follows a typical day in the life of a colossus stomping around on somebody else’s stomping grounds. And that’s pretty much all it shows. It’s kind of eerie, actually. There’s no music or fancy film editing razzmatazz – just a colossus shrugging off spark-sized fireballs, doing his best Godzilla impression, and awkwardly bellyflop-leaping onto a bridge. He’s pretty clearly destroying the city, though, so this ought to make for quite the world event.
Sadly, Mr Cole Ossus here won’t be coming to/destroying a city near you until this fall – though, on the upside, it’ll apparently ship with a free copy of vanilla Rift. However, the equally free three-faction open world PVP update‘s dropping next week, and that looks to shake up things up a fair bit. Apparently, even crafters will “play a vital role” in battle, which sounds quite atypical of the kill-collect-kill-some-more MMO formula. Now if we could only get some other game to replicate Star Wars Galaxies’ cantina dancers. Or really, just pre-NGE SWG in general. Urgh, I’m gonna go be sad now.