Are text-based Online RPG games any good?

If you’ve not had the opportunity to play a massively multiplayer online RPG game and you have stumbled upon Torn City by accident, you may be asking yourself this question, “Are text-based online RPG games worth a try?”

Well, as expected, here at Torn City, we have a definitive answer for you but we also understand that hearing it from us, the game owners, would probably not give you the reassurance you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve taken this opportunity to share the thoughts of our latest players.

After playing Torn City for approximately 1 week, we took a random selection and simply asked them this question…

If you had to describe Torn to a friend what would you say? We love blunt, honest feedback.

So here’s their 100% unedited answers… And we mean UNEDITED!*

*We love and value all our Torn City residents, but, my lord… the spelling and grammar here is something else. Luckily, Torn City offers great education courses.

# Response Date Response Text
1 Feb 24, 2011 11:35 AM Its really fun :D
2 Feb 24, 2011 1:45 PM its a good game that is slow but fun it you stick with it like most rpgs
3 Feb 24, 2011 3:44 PM good challenging game…not easy at first but if you hav friends already playing the game it makes the start up easier
4 Feb 24, 2011 5:23 PM i would say once you start playing you wont want to stop, many people just make an account and see that it is all text and stop playing but if you give it an honest shot you will really enjoy the game like i did, i would recommend this game to all people of all ages.
5 Feb 24, 2011 8:22 PM OKAISH =P SORRY GUYS
6 Feb 24, 2011 8:54 PM awesome
7 Feb 24, 2011 9:12 PM do it now or regret it forever, totaly awesome. Best browser game ot there!
8 Feb 24, 2011 9:23 PM cool game
9 Feb 25, 2011 4:39 AM it’s a fun type-based rpg that you absolutely have to play
10 Feb 25, 2011 6:40 AM The community seems a little desolate compared to two years ago.
11 Feb 25, 2011 6:45 AM Try it out. It’s fun.
12 Feb 25, 2011 6:45 AM easy, and fun.
13 Feb 25, 2011 7:22 AM kinda boring to start but gets addicting
14 Feb 25, 2011 10:53 AM Bit like Mafia Wars but better!
15 Feb 25, 2011 6:51 PM It is in fact the best text-base rpg out there.
16 Feb 25, 2011 7:26 PM A game that takes not much time per day.
17 Feb 25, 2011 8:42 PM great. worth playing
18 Feb 25, 2011 10:36 PM its alright if you have time and really want to get into it, its defiantly not a once off play game
19 Feb 25, 2011 11:28 PM it’s fun
20 Feb 26, 2011 6:27 AM Its a good game. Play it.
21 Feb 26, 2011 9:57 AM It’s a cool text based game, with a realism that rivals any other out there…
22 Feb 26, 2011 10:23 AM a txt based rpg.kind of like mafia wars but a lot better.
23 Feb 26, 2011 12:51 PM Interesting concept, but the community isn’t that friendly
24 Feb 26, 2011 2:02 PM i think it is really good for people who like violence i dont mean really doing it but watching movies and doing things like this on ps3 and xbox360
25 Feb 26, 2011 3:37 PM its an interesting game.
26 Feb 26, 2011 3:44 PM the torn city was the best game ever you play in this time
27 Feb 26, 2011 11:06 PM It’s a good game, but a slow mover.
28 Feb 27, 2011 2:14 AM It’s fun if you don’t mind it being entirely text, and it’s very difficult to start.
29 Feb 27, 2011 2:33 AM amazing
30 Feb 27, 2011 2:45 AM its a great full packed game where you can do pretty much anything , its awesome like no other game i have ever played
31 Feb 27, 2011 8:18 AM Well my freind got me into it just today and im really enjoying it, but its kinda annoying waiting for your nerve and energy to refill, the game sort of resebles mafia wars on myspace =) but still quite fun
32 Feb 27, 2011 12:34 PM Come play torn with me dude…nice game,
33 Feb 27, 2011 2:26 PM A nice game.
34 Feb 27, 2011 2:28 PM Good game, a lot of features, great tutorial system to learn basics
35 Feb 27, 2011 4:44 PM After many years of consideration, I finally broke down and tried the game out for myself. My husband and his friends play this game and have been on my case for a long time to play.

I broke down, I like it, I may actually stick around a bit, hopefully it will no consume the amoutn of time it does for my husband, but while the kids are playing, I can play too!

thank you

36 Feb 27, 2011 5:27 PM come join the the community of criminals….its gooooooooooooooood to be bad….
37 Feb 27, 2011 6:19 PM fun
38 Feb 28, 2011 12:19 AM Its smexy
39 Feb 28, 2011 12:35 AM It’s a game where you need log daily, but if you like this kind of game, you’ll see that this is the perfect one.
40 Feb 28, 2011 1:27 AM it’s good, not good enough, but still better than any other games I’ve known
41 Feb 28, 2011 7:01 AM its good if you’d like a fun easy but also in depth game to play daily for an hour or too.
42 Feb 28, 2011 7:18 AM Torn is a great and fun game to play.
43 Feb 28, 2011 11:57 AM awesome game dude…check it out
44 Feb 28, 2011 12:15 PM Come into Torn City to start a new life.
45 Feb 28, 2011 1:57 PM Id have to say that as browzer games go it is far better than mindless clicking ones. In Torn you have to actually use your brain which i find awesome.
46 Feb 28, 2011 3:17 PM its time consuming but great
47 Feb 28, 2011 3:52 PM Its facinating but confusing game to get started, i thankfully had someone to ask questions to and ask them to explain stuff and the why’s and how’s of the game.
48 Feb 28, 2011 4:36 PM fun and sociable
49 Feb 28, 2011 6:00 PM you get to do crimes and attack people it is really fun
50 Feb 28, 2011 8:40 PM fun
51 Feb 28, 2011 8:58 PM Amazing realistic which as a child you will be aware when you grow up it has useful tips. And it great!!!
52 Feb 28, 2011 9:31 PM Its a cool game where you get to be your own character in your own group and you can do whatever you want as you slowly build your empire.
53 Feb 28, 2011 10:50 PM Its a kickass game but it takes patience
54 Mar 1, 2011 10:30 AM a good game to waste time on
55 Mar 1, 2011 3:01 PM Great text-based game, easy to get in to/addicted to.
56 Mar 1, 2011 4:28 PM This is a great game.
57 Mar 1, 2011 4:48 PM Totally amazing best game on the internet
58 Mar 1, 2011 6:33 PM Make a torn city account, it is so cool. I will send you lots of cash and emails, we can even start a faction together.
59 Mar 1, 2011 7:03 PM Well to be honest I’d have to say that it is really enjoyable, however the start can be a little slow but that is to be expected but with time i feel it will grow exponentially. With it being awesome already i am excited to see where it leads. Thank you
60 Mar 1, 2011 9:31 PM good.
61 Mar 1, 2011 9:46 PM Give It A Go. But If You Dont Like It Dont Play It.
62 Mar 1, 2011 9:49 PM Its a very good and realistic game. Which takes maybe half a year to be a very good player. But overall it is a very good and enjoyable game.
63 Mar 1, 2011 10:34 PM like world of warcraft with words not people and very criminal like. it takes a very long time to get to the top though
64 Mar 1, 2011 10:35 PM torn is ok =\
65 Mar 1, 2011 10:44 PM Its fun, if your bored and trying to kill some time on the computer.
66 Mar 2, 2011 12:27 AM good game try it
67 Mar 2, 2011 12:33 AM its like coffe,
you ty it once, you’ll find you cant function without it ;D
68 Mar 2, 2011 2:25 AM rawr
69 Mar 2, 2011 5:36 AM it is THE BEST stratergy game on earth u should definitely join it and play hard

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6 thoughts on “Are text-based Online RPG games any good?

  1. Torn is like Boot Camp – The first few weeks are very hard because you have to learn the new rules and ways to survive without gaining too much attention, mid Boot Camp you are starting to learn new tricks and learn better methods, by the end – its just a rat race to the end on who does the most work to be the richest, baddest, member in Torn.

    I have also found and met good friends here too.

    My best description of Torn is this: It’s like Mafia Wars, Facebook, World of Warcraft (without the crack addiction), and KFC’s secret ingredients (In which Chedburn has a crew working non-stop always changing, modifying, and adding new spices to this game to keep it moving with new twists and turns to keep you on your toes and watching your back)

  2. I hate video games but for some reason im addicted to this freaking game i think my log in count is over 3k times lol and I have only been playing for a little over a year. do the math…

  3. i think that torn is a great game i have been playing for about 250days or so and its fun to play, in the beginning it was a little hard for me but once i got used to it i liked it

  4. Although I only join this game for 16 days, I love this game. It’s really interesting!

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