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Best MMORPG Games 2015

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Here is a first look at the best MMORPGs of 2015. Although having a top MMORPG 2015 list right now might seem to be a bit premature, there are quite a few gamers who enjoy being the first to sign up for closed beta testing or open beta games. This post will give them a good starting point.

The games we have listed here are a mixed bag. Some of them are MMO-like but not, strictly speaking, MMORPGs. The main criterion the writers and editors of MMOify used to pick these particular games is that they are all the sort of fun, interesting upcoming releases that MMO players are likely to want to know more about.

None of these upcoming MMOs are currently playable and in many cases there really isn’t that much information about them yet. This post will be updated whenever new info is released about MMORPGs that will be launched in 2015.

Best MMORPG 2015

(games are not listed in any order)

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Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
Type: PvP MMORPG for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Release Date: 2015
Official website: http://www.eternalcrusade.com/

For the Emperor! If this game isn’t purely awesome when it comes out, all of the Warhammer 40,000 fans will be severely disappointed. The information revealed so far indicates that the game will have four playable factions at launch: Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks.

Eternal Crusade will be available for free but free players will be limited to the Ork faction. Those who buy the box/download will have full access to content. In other words, this looks like it’s a mixture of free and buy to play.

theralon

Project: Theralon by Infernum Productions AG
Type: Browser-Based Sandbox MMORPG
Release Date: Unknown
Official Website: http://www.theralon.com/

According to Joystiq, Project: Theralon looks amazing for a browser-based MMORPG and is a sandbox game. Though details are scarce since it is still in development, so far it seems that players can build houses and other structures in the game. Crafting and trading will be encouraged, plus there will be no standard classes or quests.

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Shards Online by Citadel Studios
Type: Player-run Sandbox MMORPG
Release Date: Unknown
Official Website: http://shardsonline.com/

An upcoming MMO that looks very promising, Shards Online will be a “player-run” MMO that will allow players to run their own servers and customize the game to their liking such as tweaking core settings such as experience/skill gain rate. Server administrators will be able to do a host of things such spawn monsters, create items, host events, etc. Players will even be allowed to modify the game code. With this type of freedom in place, Shards Online will have several differently-themed worlds (shards) like high fantasy, steampunk, a PvP world, and so forth. Polygon interviewed the CEO and has some details about the game.

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City of Titans aka The Phoenix Project by Missing Worlds Media
Type: Superhero-Themed MMORPG
Release Date: Target Date 2015
Official Website: http://cityoftitans.com/

This is a spiritual successor to the MMO City of Heroes that is being developed by “a group of volunteer developers left homeless by the closure of the game.” Basically, it’s going to be very similar to CoH. Thus, players can expect to play as either a superhero or supervillain with its own unique powers, costume, and name. In CoH players teamed up (like the X-Men or Avengers) to complete missions so this is the type of gameplay CoT will also have.

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Survarium by Vostok Games
Type: Futuristic MMO First-Person Shooter
Release Date: 2014 open and closed beta, launch TBA
Monetization: Confirmed, free to play
Official Website: http://survarium.com/en

A first-person shooter MMO (MMOFPS), Survarium has been testing the shooter part of the game and its development timeline states that the aim is to have an open beta of freeplay mode by the fourth quarter of 2014 so it’s likely that the launch will be on 2015 at the earliest. What it is about: “After the cancellation of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, former GSC Game World developers formed Vostok Games and quickly announced Survarium, a free to play online shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world that retains many core elements found in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games.” (source)

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Camelot Unchained by City State Entertainment
Type: Realm vs Realm MMORPG
Release Date: December 2015
Monetization: Confirmed, subscription (pay to play)
Official Website: http://camelotunchained.com/en/

A crowdfunded MMORPG that is being developed based on three fundamental gameplay elements: Realm-vs-Realm (RvR), crafting, and housing. Leveling will be done through RvR, not killing mobs or completing quests. The game economy will be dominated by crafters and there will be no auction house, just player shops and bazaars. It’s not just houses that can be built but includes giant or useful structures such as mines, huts, inns, etc.

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Dragon Nest 2 by Shanda Games
Type: Large-Scale MMORPG
Release Date: TBA
Monetization: Uknown
Official Website: None

The upcoming sequel to the hit MMO Dragon Nest, Dragon Nest 2 has been announced to be under development. In 2013 the CEO of Shanda Games said they were “looking into at least 2 years of development” (source) so if 2013 is counted as the first year then 2014 is the earliest it could be launched. DN2 will have fast, responsive action combat and will be a large-scale MMORPG, according to the news article from MMOCulture.

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ReRoll by PIXYUL
Type: Online Open World Survival Action RPG
Release Date: TBA
Monetization: Pay
Official Website: http://rerollgame.com/

A futuristic online open world survival game, ReRoll will be a sandbox game that focuses on exploration, fighting, and crafting. At the moment it is not considered and MMO but could be made into one “some day” according to the developer’s FAQ and the gameplay is going to be “very MMO-esque.” The target date for the first playable part of the world is mid-2015. Also, the game is being created by drone-sourcing the real world. Drone-sourcing involves using cameras attacjed to flying drones to scan the Earth’s surface to model the world in 3D.

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The Warlords are Coming

World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor (WoD) will be upon us in a few days (November 13, 2014) and I know everyone is excited to cross the Dark Portal and venture into the savage lands of Draenor. WoD brings with it a bundle of important lore characters like Ner’zul, Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer, Durotan (Thrall’s father) and Grommash (Grom) Hellscream, the one who doomed and saved the Horde. Moreover, in case if you didn’t know, Grommash is indeed the father of Garrosh Hellscream.

There is a rumor going on that Grommash Hellscream will be the end boss of WoD. I really hope it’s nothing more than a rumor. Since everyone spend the last year fighting Garrosh Hellscream, no one wants another ‘Hellscream’ as the end boss. People have already started calling it Siege of Orgrimmar 2.0. In addition, I don’t think people want to see Grommash, the hero of the Horde became a bad guy/end boss.

Just like any other expansion of World of Warcraft, WoD too comes with changes and improvements. Aside from that, a new expansions also being with it a lot of hate as people start crying over things. There are lot of people who hated the “lose” of abilities and have started calling WoW dumb. These people don’t understand that Blizzard only removed unneeded or hardly used abilities and you can easily play without them. In addition, we will get five more abilities as we level up to 100 and there is also a level 100 talent, so in a way we will get new abilities in exchange for old ones.

Looking at the Warlords of Draenor form Blizzard’s point of view, it might just be the best thing since Wrath of the Lich King. The subscription numbers are slowing rising again as old and new players subscribe again. I remember when Cataclysm was released and people started leaving WoW, they said they didn’t care if a stupid Dragon attack. Again, when Mist of Pandaria came out and more people left, saying that the game was turning into Kung Fu Panda. Now people are coming back, they want to meet all the awesome lore character that are featured in WoD as well see how Draenor was before it turned into Outland.

The other day I showed one of my friends (who has no idea what WoW is) the trailer of MoP then the cut scene shown at the end of SoO and he loved it. Then I showed him WoD trailer and he loved that too but when I showed him Wotlk trailer he didn’t show interest. That got me thinking, to someone who is new or has never played WoW before likes MoP just because there are Pandas in it and WoD just because it looks badass. Then I realized that with MoP Blizzard went back to the Horde vs. Alliance thing of old vanilla World of Warcraft but with added twist, the Pandas. In addition, with WoD, Blizzard has recreated the time of The Burning Crusade but without the demons.

No matter what happens, am sure Warlords of Draenor will be a huge improvement to World of Warcraft. Players all over the world are super existed to play this new expansion, not only for the game play improvement but also for the awesome lore changes it will bring to the story of World of Warcraft.

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Three Reasons to Play Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a free to play MMORPG by Grinding Gear Games. It is a dungeon crawler game like the Diablo series games by Blizzard, and it closely resembles Diablo 2. The game is heavily instanced as it provides each player and party with a private copy of the map. As far as I can tell, Path of Exile is the very best dungeon crawler game you can play for free. Here are three reasons why you should play Path of Exile.

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In-Depth Character Building

When I say character building, I do not mean character creation because Path of Exile doesn’t really have a character creation screen. Instead, you get a huge passive skill tree that you can use to build up a custom character. Even though you do get an option to pick a starting class which is gender locked. Picking a class only nets you a starting location on the passive skill tree.

The seven playable classes you will find are The Marauder, The Ranger, The Witch, The Duelist, The Templar, The Shadow, and The Scion. The Marauder class starts at the main strength skill location on the passive tree. The Ranger starts at the main Dexterity skill location and the Witch starts the man Intelligence skill location. The Duelist class stats at the middle of Strength and Dexterity skills, The Templar starts at the mid of Strength and Intelligence skills and The Shadow class starts at the mid Dexterity and Intelligence skills. While The Scion starts at the very center of the passive skill tree but the Scion class can only be unlocked once you have completed the game.

This allows you to customize you character according to your liking by mixing passive talents with Gems (gems allots you ability/spells). For example if you want to play as a Marauder with a Bow that shoot Burning arrows, all you need to do is use a Bow and the gems that let you shoot fire arrows as well as the passive skills that increases fire damage. Similarly, you can role as a Templar that uses a two handed Sword that slows enemies or a Ranger that uses an Axe.

Voice Acting

Most MMORPGs have great stories now days but hardly anyone knows it. Since almost every MMO features text based quests, their stories are lost, as 75% players don’t read the quest text. After all, who can read the quest text of all the quests as most games have a level cap of level 50 or more. However, in Path of Exile, all the quests have voice acting, all the NPCs whether they are friendly or enemies have voice acting. This makes for great story telling as well as makes the game more enjoyable.

Truly Free to Play

We all know how most Free to play MMOs are not really Free to play and each and every one of them have a cash shop where people can buy items that boosts their character and gives them an unfair advantage over others. When it comes to Path of Exile, it is truly free to play. Yes, there is a cash shop in Path of Exile but all the items there are cosmetic based and only grand visual effects. This makes Path of Exile the very best free to play dungeon crawler game you can find online.

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KingsRoad Review

KingsRoad is a free to play broswer-based point and click style action RPG by Rumble Games. It can be played right off your browser window and you can even play it on Facebook. The creation team of KingsRoad also involved two former EA employees, Mark Spenner and Greg Richardson.

KingsRoad Review

Overview

KingsRoad is one of the very few Facebook games that are truly worth playing as this game features great graphics and simple game play on your browser. Must like other action RPGs, this game features the point to move and attack method, while your skills are bound to the keys on your keyboard. The game features such stunning graphics that in full screen mode it feels like playing a console game rather than a browser based game.

If you play the game for several hours, you are rewarded with a blessing that boosts the experience you gain for the next half hour. Being a free to play game, the KingsRoad also has a cash store that lets you buy hard currency with real money. The game dose not forces you to pay any money as the currency can also be earned by simply completing quests.

Story

KingsRoad takes place in the troubled lands of Alderstone. While the king of Alderstone is away, the kingdom is captured by foul creatures lead by Adamar the Lord of Shadows. As the warrior of the king, it is your job to save the kingdom as well as save the world that has been shrouded in darkness.

Playable Classes

Currently KingsRoad only features three playable classes: Knight, Archer, and Wizard. A knight is a melee warrior while both Archer and Wizard are ranged classes. Each class has it’s a difference set of skills as well as a skill tree. You are given one point per level to upgrade or unlock new skills. Currently all three classes only have a male model and sadly you cannot change the gender but you can change your class any time you like without having to create a new character.

Home base like Village

In KingsRoad, as you level up you unlock more and more NPCs in the village. These NPCs offer you different types of benefits like the alchemist NPC will sell you different types of potions to boost your character for a limited time. You can even exchange soft currency for a vendor-crafted item.

Cooperative mode

KingsRoad has an automatic matchmaking system that you can use to find other players for cooperative action. You can join up with other players to complete a mission. Once you have completed a mission on normal, you will unlock heroic mode that is made for cooperative game play. When you complete a mission in cooperative mode, you and your team is ranked according to their contribution to the battle and will be rewarded accordingly.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, KingsRoad is one of the few Facebook games that can give you an action RPG game play with wonderful graphic right on your browser. The cooperative mode makes it fun to play with your friends and it reward each player based on their contribution. However, the best thing about KingsRoad is that it is totally free to play as it never focuses you to buy anything.

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Path of Exile Review

Path of Exile is a free to play point and click style action MMORPG by Grinding Gear Games. The open beta of Path of Exile was released on January 23, 2013. By March 2013 the number of registered players reached 2 million. On 23rd of October 2013, Path of Exile left its open beta phase and was fully released on their website as well as on Steam.

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Overview

Path of Exile features a point and click style action set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. Unlike other free to play games, Path of Exile is totally free when it comes to game play as most of the items in the real money shop are cosmetic based and will not affect the game play.

That is not the only thing that makes this game stand apart. Path of Exile offers features that make this game unique and fun to play, like the Skill Gem System, the Passive Skill Tree, the Item System and the ever-changing world of Wraeclast.

Playable Classes

Like every other MMORPG Path of Exile seven playable classes, The Marauder, The Ranger, The Witch, The Duelist, The Templar, The Shadow, and The Scion. The Marauder is the main Strength class, The Ranger is the main Dexterity class and the Witch is the man Intelligence class. The Duelist class is a hybrid class that excels at both Strength and Dexterity, The Templar is both Strength and Intelligence and The Shadow is aligned both with Dexterity and Intelligence. While The Scion is aligned with all three main attributes but the Scion class can only be unlocked once you have completed the game.

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Passive Skill Tree System

This is where the game gets interesting; all classes share the same passive skill tree of 1350 passive skill. The only thing that is different is the starting point, for example, a Duelist can spec into using Bows rather than melee weapons or the Shadow can spec into mana related skills and become a caster. All classes have the freedom to pick their own path and customize their class as they see fit. A passive skill point can be earned by leveling up and sometimes a skill point is also rewarded for completing quests.

Skill Gem System

In Path of Exile, Gems are the basic source of your skills. Gems come in three colors that represent the main attribute. Even though you can use any gem you like as long as its socket matches the gem color but these gems are better suited if your classes matches the gems attribute as well. The Red gem represents Strength, the Green gem represent dexterity, and the blue gem intelligence. Each gem rewards you with a new skill like multiple projectiles, life leech, burning arrows, traps, fireball, and many more.

The Item System

In Path of Exile, items are the main source of everything even currency. Not only do items make you stronger but they also make you richer. All weapons and armors have gem sockets, while the jewellery items may not have any gem sockets; they provide you with powerful magical properties.

The currency items are not only used as gold but they are also used to improve your armor and weapons. You can use it to upgrade a normal item to make it a magic item; you can use it to enchant an item and many more. There are other items known as maps that grant limited access to new world area that provide you with a greater challenge and reward at end game level.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, Path of Exile is the perfect free to play action MMORPG that is truly free at the game play level. It offers the perfect blend of customization and freedom that keeps you entertained as well as keeps you coming back for more.

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7 Reasons to Play Divine Souls (Closed Beta)

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Divine Souls is a free-to-play RPG/MOBA by Game Prix Studios and that is currently in closed beta. MMOify’s Andrei brings you this list that details seven top reasons why he liked the Divine Souls closed beta.

Game: Divine Souls
Status: Closed beta
Release date: August 15, 2014 (for closed beta)
Type: MOBA
Setting: Fantasy/Futuristic
Website: https://subagames.com/DivineSouls/News.aspx

7 Reasons to Play Divine Souls’ Closed Beta
by Andrei

#1 Beautiful looking scenery

It is fair to say that more and more MMOs these day try to impress us with visual quality, and Divine Souls has backgrounds that are very well detailed. They are the perfect match for the gameplay and help you focus on your actions, constantly keeping an eye out for tricky enemies that might hide in plain sight. There are plenty of options to browse through, but keep in mind that this is still a Closed Beta version so a lot more high quality content should be coming out soon. To top this, Divine Souls comes with some very atmospheric soundtracks to accompany you along your dungeon adventures.

#2 Arcade type combos

I especially like Divine Souls’ arcade type fighting combos. Having to use an arsenal of keys to create skills sequences will be a delight for old-school combat veterans. Though you will have to execute most of your combos without error in order to eliminate enemy waves, they tend to become fun and creative as you level up.

#3 Free to play

This reason is a bit self-explanatory, really. It’s good for a multiplayer online MOBA game to be free so that you can play it with more people.

#4 More dungeons, less wandering

Having a predetermined path alongside the main quest might seem a bit dull at first, but as you progress you start to understand that it goes hand in hand with the way the combat system works. Dungeons are very versatile, giving you the possibility of choosing how hard or easy you want your adventures to be. You can also solo or team up with other players and friends to be able to get better loot and experience.

#5 Four unique classes

At the moment there are 4 classes available to master in Divine Souls, but fortunately there are future plans to include more awesome characters later on. The main character is the fighter, who is actually a beast of a man with an iron fist capable of tearing though all enemy waves and barely get a scratch on himself. The slasher is a warrior who has mastered the sword, being able to defeat all her foes in a swift slash of the blade. The mage uses the arcane powers generated by her magic staff to keep the enemy away from herself. The priest is a powerful healer with a mean scythe that will decimate anyone who opposes his order and beliefs.

#6 PVP events

Since monsters are not all that you can serve on the Divine Soul’s menu, you can also challenge other players to get a taste of their abilities and skills. Of course you will be awarded for you bravery and tenacity in battle and bring great glory to your guild. As you continue to fight you can climb up the guild hierarchy and face stronger raked opponents in the arena.

#7 Other simple perks

The game will include an auction house in order to access the player market for goods and items needed in combat. You will also be able to join or create a guild for you and your friends in order to be part of a friendly community. And the final piece will include Event Dungeons that will allow you to win some special items upon completion.

Conclusion

Overall Divine Souls seems as a strong arcade style free-to-play action MOBA, where you can have tons of fun blasting and smashing your enemy and opponents to bits. Visually the game looks great together with entertaining and adventurous soundtracks that keep you focused on your fighting. Though Divine Souls is more story quest and dungeon oriented, you can still have a lot of fun doing side activities in PVP Arena and special dungeon events. So if you want to enjoy a good old-fashion arcade style combat game then give Divine Souls a try and see how far are you willing to go to become the best.

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Zombies Ate My Pizza Review

Zombies Ate My Pizza is a brand new shoot-‘em-up style browser based Free to play MMORPG by R2Games. The game play features lots of zombie killing and running around as well as a healthy dosage of humor. Currently the game is in an open beta.

zombies ate my pizza reviewZombies Ate My Pizza takes place in a post-apocalypse world that has been infected with a deadly alien virus. This alien virus is turning people into brainless pizza loving zombies who seem to believe that humans are also made up of pizza. This causes humanity to face extinction, but only a small group of soldiers including yourself are fighting back. It is up to you to save humanity by defeating the zombies.

Once you have created an account on the website and signed into to the server you are given a choice of class and gender like any other MMORPG. Even though there are two different classes, Commando and Bomber, but of them have the same playing style. So at the moment it doesn’t really matters which class you pick.

You use your mouse to aim and shoot, and the WSAD keys to move your character around the map. As you level up, you unlock different skills like grenades, black hole and more. These skills can be bound to your keyboard for quick usage.

zombies ate my pizza screenshotIn Zombies Ate My Pizza, level 1 to 25 serves more or less like an intro to the game. Each quest shows you what to do or who to talk to and where to go. All the stages and maps at that level range are quite small and easy to do, they take about 1 minute to complete but they are all single player stages. Each stage rewards you with gold, souls and sometimes you get some extra goodies as well.

As you level up, you will unlock new things like world bosses, arena, and dungeons. This is where the game turns into a real MMO. At lower levels, you can only team up with one person to take on a world boss or a dungeon. You can even fight in the arena with different players.

Zombies Ate My Pizza offers lots of character customizations and gear upgrades as well as enchantments and gems that you can add to your gear. There are also daily rewards, zombie vault, events and lots more. Even though the game offers a premium currency, you never really need it and you can easily enjoy the game without spending a single penny.

Conclusion

To sum it all up, Zombies Ate My Pizza is a fun new free to play shoot-em up style browser based MMORPG that can keep you entertained with its cheesy humor and stages that only take a minute or two to complete.

Since Zombies Ate My Pizza is in its beta, the information above might change as new items are added and old ones are removed.

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League of Angels Review

League of Angels is a beautiful and artistic free-to-play turn-base MMORPG, delivered by GTArcade Studios, for everyone who enjoys browser-based games. The lore revolves around a group of Angels who protect humanity and who have been rendered powerless, when the Seal of Life was stolen and used against them. Therefore you play the role of a hero summoned by an Angel, named Nocturna, to restore the balance of power between good and evil.

load coverA fairy tale feel

Browser games have been for quite some time and are bestowed with great success, as they offer the content without the need of client download. In this respect, the game performs extremely well on all types of gaming and media platforms. The User Interface is neat, organized and very user-friendly, which make League of Angels a pleasant and relaxing game.

Considering that this game was created on a Flash platform, the visual graphic are very detailed and, together with the fairy tale background music, absorb the player into a dynamic and fluid environment. Another graphical bonus is reflected through the subtle life energy of the game, as simple little things such as butterflies roam around your hero, giving it that personal artistic touch.

They also have a very agile Customer Service, in case you encounter a bug and you always get informed of any new events and changes that happen in the game. Other than that, League of Angels is a very robust and secure online game.

loa matchesA new hero emerges

Your very first step in League of Angels is to follow Nocturna’s guidance through your initial lore-friendly tutorial. As you defeat your first foes you are able to personalize your hero by choosing a character class, such as a brave warrior or a mystical mage–together with your sex gender and character name. We can see that most in-game character models are very well executed, yet the playable characters have a standard visual template for each hero class.

A unique feature of this game is the dialogue screens, which aren’t generated as old-fashioned and boring pop-up balloons, but as nice cinematically hover scenes. Even better, we are able to see a fine and detailed art of the lore characters, which are very diverse and not just a copy-paste clone.

loa pvpThe art of combat

As we travel to our first destination, the Elf Village, we are guided to our next mini-boss battle, which will consume a bit of stamina every time we enter a combat screen. The combat behavior is automated, so your only job is to make sure you and your party members are prepared for each fight. Character attacks and casted spells are rendered automatically,, against the enemy mobs, while the Angel’s special attacks will only triggered whenever the combat-rage meter is filled. It is important that you setup your party formation efficiently in order to get the best results in general combat.

While you are in combat, you can collect the gold, dropped by the monsters, by hovering your mouse over them or by pressing the Spacebar key. Unfortunately if you manage to die in the combat you will lose all the collected gold. Battles can also be replayed, to check other possible winning/losing scenarios, or shared to your battle log.

Your party will consist of 5 NPC members, who you can recruit with Herosoul (obtained through dungeon questing), as well as a bound Angel and a Mount of your choosing. As you would expect from any browser-based game, you will unlock new features and skills each time you reach a new level or by collecting loot from special events. You are also able to improve your skills through the Astral skill tree, which will unlock every time you level up and reach a predefined milestone, as well as hero skills, which include passive and active effects regarding your powers.

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Other perks

The lore is pretty straight-forward and easy to follow, as with every Angel you free you can activate their statue to regain protection in the area of its domain. Exploring of the environment is usually encouraged through searching clickable treasure chests which yield gold and other goodies, you can equip or use in your inventory. Don’t worry about getting lost, as you can reach your destination only by clicking the objectives in your Quest Tracker, delivering you directly to your points of interest.

Once you reach level 10, you are allowed to join a guild that will provide you with new additional perks and be able to take part in special events designated only for guilds. Social interaction is very pragmatic, as you can earn gold from congratulating players who gained a new level as well as adding them to your friends list, so you can team up for various events and dungeons.

League of Angels also offers a crafting and enchanting system, through which you can create and improve your gear or that of your followers. Usually enchanting costs gold, but you can also synthesize special items with crystals and other materials, which will give you bonus points to your attribute skills.

loa inventoryThe main currency in the game is gold, which you can use to buy items from the main store or upgrade your gear. Aside from gold, you can choose the option to pay with real cash for diamonds, or gain the paying VIP service plan, which offers special benefits.

By the time you reach level 30, you will be able to take part in PvP combat, which is similar to PvE, through events such as the Arena, where you battle other players in tournaments. And if you think this is all that this game can throw at you, then you should also try the fun and distracting mini-games. You can choose out of: Gemology, where you can collect various gems, the Ride Pool, where you fishing skills in required, the Spire, where the higher you climb the better rewards you get, Whyrm Race, where you have to race your dragon and defeat opponents, or Garden, where you enslave captives and extort their gold.

loa tutorialBonding with the Angels

After a long journey, League of Angels proves to be a decent browser-based MMORPG, with beautiful graphics and fast paced combat-action. Even though you can’t directly control the outcome of your fights, you can administrate your party and their gear to improve their chances of success. The story is blunt and simple but there are plenty of other fun activities, side quests, PvP and mini-games to keep your hands busy clicking. The social side of the game helps players team up fast for various dungeons and arena fights as well as making new on-line friends. So if you love 2D arcade gaming, be a true hero and go break the ice by joining the League of Angels to bring peace to their world!

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Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso Review

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is a unique free-to-play MMORPG that throws you in a world full of possibilities. Make no mistake as this game will draw you in as you play with each little new thing you discover. It is fair to say that Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso looks and feels more as an exploration simulator rather than a standard MMO, since you have no restrictions on where you want to go, reaching as far as traveling between the Planets in your solar system.

entropia universe character creationVisuals and sounds

Keep in mind that Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso has its own personal flavor when it comes to visual aspects. It is a very futuristic game and embraces the tech look to the max, yet for performance purposes the game will download the content as you explore, so it will take a bit of time to adjust and display everything in the game correctly. The art work and textures are very well done, especially when it comes to creature, NPC and character models or other various items.

If detailed graphics make Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso and exquisite and refined MMO, it can’t be said the same for the model animations. Considering this game is vast and the game engine is adapted to cope with performance and resource balance, the animations are a bit off-track and don’t look as fluid and well developed as other MMOs, but this might also be a result from the game engine’s limitations.

The user interface is a huge chunk to swallow because it is so strange and unfriendly at first sight, but as you browse through and accommodate with its mechanics you will discover that Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is very organized and has very well defined sets of options and flexibility when it comes to creating your personalized interface-shortcuts to meet your in-game needs.

Background music is a delight, since it makes exploration a beautiful experience by keeping you curios to see what is on the other side of the hills near you. Though most of the items and consoles you use and even mobs have sound effects, but there is a lack of voice acting which could greatly improve the immersive experience the game has to offer.

entropia universe reviewPlaying for real

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is vast and weird for a new player and aside from a few NPC missions you will have to learn and explore the game on your own. There is a steep learning-curve that each player has to forgo before they can make a name for themselves and being well-known here can have many great advantages.

Your new life on Planet Calypso begins in a revival facility at Genesis Station where you have the opportunity to customize your avatar’s appearance and learn the basic controls while you wait for the rest of Planet Calypso to be downloaded. You shockingly discover that aside from the yellow pajamas you are wearing you have absolutely nothing in your inventory to make your life easy, transforming your gameplay journey a tough one.

The stating tutorial and quests help you understand some of the basics but in order to progress your existence in becoming a successful citizen of Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso you will have to hunt, mine and craft like a professional. Every action you take counts in this game as it is player driven together with the economic system that pumps the living experience of the player’s activity.

screenshot plant calypsoSince you are penniless and you will need the in-game currency to buy at least something to defend yourself, you will have to resort to one of the 3 gathering skills that stand at the base of the economy system. The easiest way to make PED (Project Entropian Dollars) is to pick up fruits and small mineral rocks that spawn randomly anywhere across the land, or you can follow the quest line and reach a point where you will do an activity called Sweating, which literally means that you will be collecting animal sweat from wild creatures. These are safe activities which will bring you a nice small profit and are also a great mean of socializing and making new friends with people who frequent the same gathering spots.

The economic system is complex and can be even rewarding after a while, since you can develop your own trading/auction system with items you mined, crafted. PED is the main currency and though it can be acquired with real cash or it can also become a source of revenue if you earn it through your in-game activities, therefore PED can be also converted into real cash and transferred into your real bank-account. Yes, this is a game can earn you real money, but don’t think that you will do a fortune overnight.

Aside from the use of your own skills, you can also produce PED by owning capital such as a piece of land from a planet or a space station which will yield a certain percentage of PED every week from taxes and revenues.

The game is called Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso because you can travel outside a planet’s atmosphere and explore new worlds with new opportunities, or you can just float in space and have space fights or just land on orbital platforms. There are no restrictions to where you want to go and explore new places that will always be rewarding. Don’t forget to get yourself a land and/or flying vehicle to travel more efficiently.

entropia planet calypsoKeep in mind that Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is developed to simulate activities as they would be in real life. This means that in order to mine, hunt or craft you will need equipment that you can either buy, trade or make it by yourself. Everything has durability in the game, so the more you use an item or a piece of great the faster it will wear of and break, but ultimately they can be restore by repairing them for a small amount of PED.

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso aims for players to interact and become part of the society model together with other on-line gamers. For this, PVP and other social events help people to work together and have a nicer gameplay experience, but that doesn’t stop you from playing solo if you like to have your privacy.

And just when you think you knew everything about this game, then you discover the Mindforce, which is obtained through Sweating and psionic chip implants. To put it in simple words, Mindforce gives you the ability to have “magical” powers and bend space and time to teleport, run faster or do other crazy things that a normal character can’t do.

The last frontier

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is a very unique and versatile MMORPG, where you are in control of the game. With every action you perform you will become better known and expand your skill range that will make you a valuable model citizen. Visually and audio the game looks and feels stunning and has a good performance rate, yet the model animation could be improved.

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso is driven by the economy and trade between players, so there are many activities to keep people invested in the game making it a very complex and socially interactive MMO. Becoming the best takes time and there is a steep learning-curve, but it is very rewarding since the PED (Project Entropian Dollars – in-game currency) can be converted into real cash and transferred to your own bank account.

Entropia Universe: Planet Calypso grows on you the further you explore and discover new lands and planets and even take part in PVP and PVE combats on the way, making this MMO special and worth checking out.

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Infinite Crisis Review

Infinite Crisis is a MOBA style free to play game based on the DC Universe and developed by Turbine and published by Warner Bros. Entertainment. Infinite Crisis started its closed beta testing phase on May 8 2013 and as of 14 March 2014; the game is in an Open beta phase.infinite crisis review

Infinite Crisis features a MOBA style game play with different types of maps. Currently the game has four maps that you can play, Coast City, Coast City Marina, Gotham Divided and Gotham Heights. There are two Coast City Marina maps, one is a training map and the other is a custom team vs. team map, both maps have two lanes. Gotham Divided is a typical MOBA style map with three lanes while Gotham Heights map is shaped like a ball. All maps are interactive as metro strike and events happen in mid match.

Currently Infinite Crisis has 28 champions that you can pick, including Aquaman, Green Lantern, Batman, Catwoman, The Flash, Joker, Green Arrow, Harley Quinn, Superman, Poison Ivy, Robin, Shazam, Star Sapphire, Wonder Woman, and Zatnna as well as Arcane, Atomic, Gaslight, Mecha and Nightmare versions of Batman, Catwoman, Joker, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Poison Ivy. Arcane, Atomic, Gaslight, Mecha and Nightmare versions are not just skins changes, they are champions with different skills.

infinite crisisThe champions are divided into six categories depending on their role, Assassins, Blasters, Bruisers, Enforcers, Marksmen, and Controllers. When you start your game, you will only be able to play the free champions that are Aquaman, Green Arrow, Joker, etc. Other champions you will need to unlock by buying them in the shop. You can buy the champions by using in game points and real money as well.

Playing Infinite Crisis feels like playing a DC skinned version of League of Legends. The animations and game play is a bit similar to LoL but in Infinite Crisis, it is quite easy to get confused and lose your champion in a team battle. A part form that, the game is fun to play and with new championed planed to release in the beta shows that Infinite Crisis is bound to get better.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Playing Nosgoth

Do you love vampire games, but hardly ever experienced their true savage nature in any available MMO out there? Well, the developers of Square Enix Studios created their masterpiece called Nosgoth that delivers us the full experience package of an exquisite and refined free-to-play online team-based player-versus-player game dedicated for hard-core vampire game fans. We present you 5 reasons why you should not miss the opportunity to try this game out and satisfy you thirst for blood and revenge as either a noble creature of the night or an adventurous vampire slayer.

The first Nosgoth open beta was from August 7 to August 10, 2014.

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#5 Unique Storyline

It may come as a pleasant surprise for you, but Nosgoth is based on the storyline of Legacy of Kain (PC Game) historical events, where the two faction of humans and vampires are fighting over the dominion of their lands. The world was dominated for over a millennium by the vampire Lord Kain, who was the founder of his elite vampire clans that ruled among the ruins of the Pillars of Nosgoth. Kain had six loyal lieutenants by his side to rule over the lands of Nosgoth, each leading his own clan. Humans were nothing more than a source of raw meat or target practice in the vampire concept and escaped refugees were hunted down and made an example of, to show their genetic superiority.

Out of his six lieutenants Raziel was most trusted by Kain, but upon finding out that he tried to surpass his master’s evolution he was trialled and thrown into the Abyss. In his never-ending search to return Nosgoth to its true former power and glory, Lord Kain abandons his clans leaving them in the hand of his lieutenants who divide and start fighting among themselves out of jealousy and personal conflicts.

Humans took the opportunity in their own hands while their enslavers were busy with their own personal war, making it possible for them to reorganize into large groups and relearn the old vampire hunting ways in order to retake Nosgoth for themselves.

Seeing that the human rebellion threat was growing stronger each day, the vampire lieutenants put their differences aside and allied their forces to face their common enemy, thus giving birth to the Great War for Nosgoth.

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#4 Great Combat Experience

The game has been developed with Unreal Engine technology, which is especially dedicated for real time RPG games. The gameplay involves a set of two teams (humans vs. vampires) to combat in an arena environment using melee and ranged weaponry. There are two alternating rounds each game, where you play once as a vampire and once as a vampire slayer.

At the moment the Beta version has only two types of Map Modes available. The team deathmatch mode involves eliminating your opponents by scoring a high kill count and staying alive as long as possible until the end of the round. In siege mode the humans are tasked to capture and defend key points on the map in order to earn points, while vampires can only earn points by killing the human hunters.

#3 Brave Vampire Hunters

There are 4 classes of vampire hunters who use range weapons since vampires have superior speed and strength abilities. Most weapons consist of bows, crossbows, grenade launchers and flame throwers, but keep in mind that if a vampire gets too close to you these weapons also have a secondary melee attack.

The Alchemists, also known as the Red Sisters of Anacrothe, are part of a long lost generation of human alchemist and chemist. Vampires destroyed all knowledge contained within the human libraries but did continue to experiment with alchemy on their own in the hopes of discovering new ways to advance the food chain. Slaves were the source of the experiments, but one brave heroine named Elustra managed to escape and kill her captives with a newly discovered substance named naphtha. Later on she managed to found the Red Sisters of Anacrothe and lead the to unite with other groups of humans to hunt down vampires through the use of potions, occult weapons and poisons.

The Hunters of the Ironguard are the original vampire hunters and were the first force to be dispatched against Kain’s legions before the onslaught. Unable to defeat them, they took refuge deep in the heart of Nosgoth lands, recruiting any human who would devote their life to take revenge on the vampires. The hunter’s favourite weapons are the crossbow and the bola – a chain with two balls attached at each end that when thrown will entangle its captive rendering them unable to attack.

The Prophets of the Lost Seers of Avernus are a very unique breed of humans that use the arts of magic to overcome their foes. When their leader Azimuth the matriarch of Avernus went insane and turned to demon worshiping, the prophets fled for their lives, understanding how easy it is for humanity to turn from protectors into aggressors. They used their powers to locate humans with special magical talents in order to recruit and train them. Prophets also managed to create ballistic weaponry but also discovered blood fountains that changed the survivors own blood into a weapon against vampires.

The Scouts of the Watchers of Dark Eden are the messengers of death, being skilled in the arts of archery that makes it easy for them to pick vampires from afar. They also relayed important messages between the colonies of humans that were fighting the Great War of Nosgoth. Aside from being long range fighters they are also trained assassins through the use of their stealth skills, allowing to them to easily take down any vampires crossing their path.

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#2 Awesome Vampires

Like humans, vampires are split into 4 classes of warriors who are able to either crawl, stealth, fly and crush their food source. All vampires are known to be able to climb walls and use their fearsome claws to slash into the fragile flesh of the human body in melee combat. They also can carry and feed on the corpses of their defeat opponents far away from the dangers on the battle field.

The Deceivers from the Zephonim Clan are gifted with mental talents, but over the years they have become twisted and degenerated through self-torture and alchemy experimenting. They are rather fragile in combat, but can stealth and assassinate their victims when they least expect it. They can project multiple copies of themselves and confuse their enemies by using their psychic abilities on their week minds. Due to their insane tactics and unclear agenda, the Decivers are feared throughout the humans as well as throughout the vampire clans, but being capable of managing the entire human food resource, they are a highly valued clan.

The Reavers from the Dumahim Clan use their cunning techniques through speed and devastating blows in hit-and-run tactics. They are skilled assassins who use stealth to their advantage and speed when needing to engage or flee rapidly from combat. They also mastered the craft of forging armour, making them harder to hit in combat thus ensuring their survivability in tough situations.

The Sentinels from the Razielim Clans are direct descendants of Raziel, who was cast into the Abyss for evolving wings before his Lord Kain could. Being driven almost to extinction by the other vampire clans, they fled their lands and took refuge in the Erebus Mountains. In time they lost their divinity turning into powerful winged monsters and when finally reaccepted in the vampires clans, they were highly valued for their ability to scout and perform aerial attacks by dropping their victims from lethal heights.

The Tyrants from the Turelim Clan are followers of Turel who proclaimed himself hair to the throne of Nosgoth, after Kain’s abandonment. Turel was also the lieutenant who hunted down and decimated most of Razielim clan. Though the others lieutenants did not agree with his ways, they did follow his decisions as he was the eldest of them all. The Tyrants are extreme brutes who consider themselves physically superior to any other vampires and they are always the first in battle, never fearing death in combat. They are able to stomp and crush their enemies with their bare hands and they obey their orders without question.

#1 Lore Friendly Maps

Currently there are five maps available from Nosgoth lands (Freeport, Provance, Sommerdamm, Valeholm and The Fane) and each has its unique and stylish medieval-gothic feeling, which reveal the scars from the conflicts between the humans and vampires. Developers did a great job of including aspects of each vampire clan in the architecture and artistic value of the surrounding structures and buildings.

With such a huge difference and variety between vampire and human classes, Nosgoth brings us a free MMO where you can be sure you will enjoy every moment when hunting lurking vampires or feasting on your human prey. The game is still in its beta stages for now, but being a free-to-play third person game and considering its potential, it is easy to foresee that Nosgoth will have some awesome surprises prepared for us when the final version will be released in the near future.