3DXchat was something I randomly came across one day wishing to further my perversions in the roleplaying world. To give a little background I come from full fledged MMO's. My Steam library is over 200+ games so I have a good understanding of engines, what's possible with them and how they are utilized. This is just my opinions as a gamer and roleplayer. The one things missing from MMO's and multiplayer games is the social aspect. That's what you are getting here. You won't be disappointed in that re guard. This review will target the genre in the most unbiased way possible while looking at other games with MMO design.
Social interactions and Gameplay surrounding them: 9/10
Click to move, intuitive design makes doing animations and socializing very smooth and easy. WASD movement isn't really needed here in my opinion but some find that a bit distracting. I'd love to see the chat box display much more text for us roleplayers, text vanishing after a bit and the ability to re size it all functions that could push the "Chat" in "3DXChat" to better other MMO's. Customization on avatars is a little bare bones but you can definitely find the look you want here. Being able to have your own house, customize it, watch porn on TV, and now listen to your own music (radio) all while making your small abode the way you like is fantastic. Great building blocks to much more things to come!
Community and Developer response and interactions: 5/10
The community here is okay. After playing several months now with the game I have a better understanding of it. Cliques form just as in any other game. The language barrier in many cases is strong. Literacy in the English language is probably 50/50 which leads to many misunderstandings. I'd rate it average at best, of course you will find your nice folk here and there.
Developer interaction is hit or miss. At times they are quick to respond to user feedback. Others they are MIA. For this genre, it's better than most of them so I ranked it as average all things considered.
Updates and Game Pricing:5/10
The initial purchase to test the game out is pretty high and a little discouraging for those unsure to drop such money on a 20 dollar monthly fee. (Year being the much better deal for both parties if you really enjoy it) Like I said though, 20 dollars just to demo it is a little high. There has only been about a week I was concerned the Dev team was in Hawaii drinking down margaritas. (We all need breaks though!) So i'm cool with that. Updates have been awesome and steady. A weakness I can see with the team is the implementation of mocap and animations that follow. (I'll get into more of that next.) All, in all I love the game the year is definitely where it's at. (Please remember porn is pricey to begin with when making the decision. 20 dollars does seem high but DVD's of porn are even higher with less interaction and "love" put in. *winks*)
I prefer a monthly fee where I get all the content. Most games in this genre really nickel and dime a person. To the point it's just absurd (Much like a free to play game)
Animations, Graphics, Engine and anything in between: 9/10
The strongest department this game. The core engine and code used is very solid, stable, the guys/gals writing it more than likely has shipped a triple A game. If they haven't well this is a wonderful application! Like all MMO's sometimes code breaks code. They are quick to jump in and communicate with us what they need and how to solve issues. I am very impressed with the actions taken to express concern with breaking clients after a major feature update.
Environments are gorgeous and can be expanded, they lack size but with a small steady growing community. Socializing being the focus. You don't want to spread it too thin across huge zones or too many. (currently 7 zones with the 2 homes you can customize)
Some animations need a bit of touching up. Facial expressions on some are lacking warmth in a givin' animation (Couple sex animations woman looks like a robot) Again, very minor. Some dances don't go through the "loop" smoothly. Transition needs a bit of work between. Male fist pump is all sorts of funny. (Closed fist people.)
Mini games such as spin the bottle and volleyball are lackluster and could really use some more love (Spam spacebar to never miss the ball. Pro tip! ). Volleyball especially seems like it lacks the professional code present in other areas. A tacked on fun feature someone tried to do over night. I see minigames like that really delivering on a fun factor if they can be presented in a better way. I hope they don't give up on such a thing seeing as this could be something bigger than just a chat game for adults. But a world for them to live in!
Final Game Score: 7/10
To wrap things up!
3DX chat is the best in the business and if it's short in any department the core building blocks are all here for a triple A social/sex game. It's really impressive what they are building up here. With focus and dedication to the product nothing will rival it for years to come. Thank you for reading. I may have left out some other feelings and placed some in categories that don't make sense but at this point. Just know i'm impressed and you should give this game a shot!
I reserve the right to update this review as it is an MMO and changes over time. As will this.