Warhammer Online gets a small feature in the most recent copy of PC Gamer (available in the UK).
Though I take most of their comments with a pinch of salt, the reviewer does make a comment that the first ten minutes of the game are “abysmal”. He goes on to mention good points, such as the tome of knowledge, public quests and RvR, but the overall opinion is that it needs a fair bit of work to draw players in from the start and draw on its obvious potential.
He’s being a picky, annoying reviewer. While I’m no fangirl for the game, willing to overlook any problems just because I love it (and remember, I’ve not played it at all!), it just seems quite negative considering all MMOs start a little slowly in terms of skillsets and quest intrigue. From what I’ve read about it, interesting quests start a lot earlier than in some games, and that’s the kind of tweak I’m looking forward to. Of course, this is a very small preview really, and they have time to write a much more in-depth preview nearer to release.
Warhammer Alliance have a thread to discuss the article, which includes some screenshots of it in case you want to read it word for word.
PC Zone has a slightly older, but more in-depth preview of the game where the reviewer seems to ‘get’ the game a lot more, even though he states a previous reticence towards PvP.
[Quick note to all: PC Gamer and PC Zone come from the same publisher, along with Next, CVG, Edge, Gamesradar and some console titles]