Forget the hype. Forget the backlash. APB is not the Grand Theft Auto MMO that some of us dreamt of, but it's also no unqualified disaster. In bursts it is brilliant fun, yet it can also be deeply annoying, frustrating and disappointing. It's a game packed with ideas about where online games can go and what they might one day become, but it's also a game where many fundamental aspects just don't gel. APB is a game that will earn and deserve its own cult following, but will leave the rest of us wishing for the game it could have been.