We can discuss negative aspects of the game that are already apparent, just as the positives have been discussed.
The NDA is still in effect because some people think that BETA = free trial and are complaining over things that may or may not make it to release.
The BETA is still going on and theres another solid month of testing that needs to be done. Why would they let details out about stuff that might not make it to release and would hurt impressions of the game? Makes sense to me, /shrug.
I thought the articles in http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/10...a-impressions/ were the best of the bunch from the OP. Seemed like they actually played it a bit and were fair in their assessments.
I think as we get closer to release we will start to see more of the end game content, although I don't want to see too much and ruin the experience for myself.
Some of those sites that I have seen positive reviews coming from gave Final Fantasy 14 a 9/10 rating before it was released, so take that how you will. It is a healthy and cost saving practice not to hype yourself up on a new mmorpg.
I could care less about the press. If it's a good review, it's automatically, "They are getting paid/ are afraid to dis them/ fanboys". If it's a bad review, its, "They obviously don't like that genre/ are mad for this reason/ are just making things up and posting their desires instead of reporting".
You want to talk about wanting to see bad reviews, yet you see bad reviews of your personal game of choice all the time. It still makes no difference to you, does it? You will continue to like and play your game even if the big bad press monster calls your game stupid, right?
The NDA restricts positive just as much as negative. We would then be able to provide info as to why the feature is so damned good. And same vice versa like was stated before.
In all honesty, to the people who "won't touch this game til they see changes" are looking at this all wrong. It's a beta, if you aren't excited for this game, then you probably won't fair well come live. 1. It's Bioware 2. It's a new MMO 3. It's star wars.
Many changes will come before and after it goes live. This is all the making and changing of the game to make it even more awesome than it already is. Hating the game while it is still in the making makes you a poor choice to listen to.