|Corpnews has posted a positive review of D&DO with a score of 4.5/5:|
Thankfully, Turbine provides a change of pace. It actually plays like a game, rather than a tedious exercise of button sequence memorization or mass cat-herding. It’s one of the first real-time RPGs to take in to account positioning and movement in its combat system. Although there has been endless whining from forum-goers about DDO’s adaptation of the D&D 3rd Edition rule set, it’s certainly more in-depth than any other subscription RPG. You receive bonuses from attacking your enemies from behind, and monsters can also take advantage of them. Non-giant enemies will frequently dodge in and out of combat, and spell-casting monsters have access to the same spells that players do – and will use them to devastating effect. Dungeons are filled with deadly traps to punish the careless and secret doors to reward the perceptive.