Warcry is handing out free key codes to try the game.
If you check the sidebar on this site and scroll to the links, you’ll see that Eve-Online is still between those games I consider interesting and worth a try.
For sure it has a long list of problems (like an example I discussed) and it doesn’t appeal to the largest public but it is also the less derivative of the mmorpgs currently around and not completely off the genre (so I do not count examples like A Tale In The Desert, Puzzle Pirates or Second Life).
It’s not easy to get into it and feel involved but if you manage to do the step you’ll find an unique experience that you won’t get anywhere else.
To ease some more the first approach and find out more easily the value of the game I suggest to read the manual. Even if it may sound like an odd suggestion the manual is the best I’ve seen in a very long time. The introduction is wonderful and you’ll find it extremely useful to grasp the concepts of the game and understand better where the qualities are.
I was planning to write down a review of the game in January but I never got the time to organize the ideas. As I said it is definitely not an immediate game. So or you are able to dedicate to it some attention to delve its hidden qualities or the surface will look rather dull and boring.
But there’s more, if you have the time and the patience to discover it.