Gamereactor writes: "Telara in itself is a wonder to behold. From the high fantasy feel of the Guardians' villages and towns, to the steam-punk machinery of their rival faction Defiants, there are few virtual worlds that I have been looking this much forward to exploring. The world might not be as big as in some other MMOs, and doesn't offer up that many different zones, but there's still a lot to see here. The graphics and the design are all top-notch, and while some might miss the more extraordinary armors or weapons from games like World of Warcraft, I love the more down to earth feel of Rift. It feels more real than Azeroth ever did, and the desperation of the people living here is much easier to relate to as a result."