Well, I'm extremely biased in this review because I fell in love with Aldebaran many, many years ago. I don't think there is a bad thing I can say about it except that due to a player shortage it can be lonely. Fortunately, I'm naturally a loner anyway so it doesn't stop me from playing. Like Rakshasa already said in his review, the written environments are quite rich and the exploration system with both the major and minor quests is a lot of fun, so I often spend most of my time in the game exploring. Having said that, the game IS richer with other players due to it's design; quests and exploring are often a lot more fun and interactive when journeying alongside another player.
Another aspect of Aldebaran I have loved from the beginning is its user-friendly design. It is an excellent mud for beginners who may not be familiar with mud environments; it was my first mud and I pretty much figured most of the basics out myself, both through it's intuitive, simple design, and the help files. I've played many other muds that, while there is no denying their richness of features, are perhaps so heavy with a million different features that it can be overwhelming and actually distract from the overall experience. For me, even after lengthy periods of absence from Aldebaran, the moment I step back into its world, I'm instantly at home.
So yes, I highly recommend this mud for those who are new to muds, and for anyone that appreciates a well-written, fun environment with lots of challenging areas to explore.
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