The following is my honest review of New World as an alpha tester as of 6/27/2020. These are my opinions and thoughts about the game while not revealing any content covered under Amazon's NDA.
Graphics 10/10 - The trailers do not do New World justice. The game Is Beautiful.
PvP Combat 8/10 - Very smooth and similar to dark souls.
PvE Combat 4/10 - White it's fun at first, it quickly becomes extremity repetitive due to long cooldowns and only 3 active skills.
Enemy AI 6/10 - It's challenging and engaging in solo play. Some of the best AI in an MMORPG but when you're in a group it's too easy and not well programmed.
Lore 3/10 - The lore is severely lacking and not interesting.
Storytelling 0/10 - There literally is no story telling in New World.
Lifeskilling 7/10 - The animations and gameplay loop is fun but the lack of variety is an issue.
Quests 2/10 - The quests are extremely repetitive and uninteresting. Worse than most MMORPGs.
Endgame Content 4/10 - Wars and a few PvE events are fun but become repetitive quickly. There is a lack or variety here.
General Progression 5/10 - Very fun at first but due to the lack of variety the progression is mediocre.
Player housing 7/10 - Decent amount of variety but a few issues prevent it from being perfect.
Character Customization 1/10 - This is barely even a feature of the game. It needs serious improvements.
Bugs 9/10 - The game feels polished and mostly bug free
Overall Score 5/10 - New World was very fun at first but quickly became repetitive and uninteresting due to a lack of content and features. I think the game is somewhat interesting in some ways but overall Mediocre. The lumberyard engine has proven itself to be very capable as well as AGS. There could be a bright future for New World but don't expect it to come any time soon. New World is a good example of a game being a "mile wide but only an inch deep". I am moderately disappointed and will be canceling my pre-order and plans to run a guild but I will continue to watch New World as it develops in the years to come. I would urge anyone who's uncertain about this game to cancel their pre orders and watch the beta/release gameplay, impressions, and reviews. New World is NOT the savior MMORPGs fans are awaiting.