Played this game now for about 2 weeks. At the beginning it seems a bit daunting but remember there's a full online game manual under the help tab by the map/compass. Ok so onto the game the initial setup is very disheartetning you'll see a very small window saying its "trying" to update and "please be patient" however you WON'T see a progress bar and this can often timeout before even working. Tip from reading the forums open multiple copies of this update window and one will work.
Ok so that wans't meant to put you off it made me rather mad to begin with but once I was playing the game I was plesantly surprised. The character creation is good but I find with too much choice it ends up being a negative rather than positive effect. Also copywrite laws th GM's "try" and be strict in enforcing it but daily you'll see hulk, wolverine, superman and other superhero rip offs. Ironic with one fo the best character customizing tools and people just make un-original rip offs of classic characters.
The fighting system is basic, the upgrades defniately help you from being bored to tears. As for difficulty. Onnce you know how the fighting ssyetm works you won't be dying all the time as others have said. i made it to leel 15 with my most recent character and have yet to die, doing most runs SOLO.
Trick is go to one map then when you knowthe next missions will probably be impossible go to the next map/world and do the basic quests there, rinse repeat and you'll be level 40 in no time.
Yes thats right the level cap is 40, its pitiful compared to final fantasy what I was raised on, or more recently phantasy star universe which was level 160.
I hope they'll raise the cap but I really doubt it. Anyways i'd say its a quite lightweight/casual style RPG, its is fun but what annoys me is the lack of a community sense. Most people are very quiet and often when in a team and you cna't share certain missions your team will end up on random points of the map, not talking, not helping each other so it can be a bit annoying.
That said its a decent enough game, love the graphics, and no lag for me really unless i've got other internet programmes or anti virus on, switch all that off and it'll be smooth running and i'm in EU too.