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.


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.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


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!


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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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.


Might & Magic: Duel of Champions Review

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions is a free-to-play arcade card game, which is backed up by Ubisoft, where you embrace the mystical power of magic and supernatural to strategically defeat your opponents. As the name says, Duel of Champions is part of the Might & Magic franchise, where all your favorite creatures and spells transmute the turn-base strategy game into a card-strategy one. Also, being an Ubisoft game you can take advantage of their login platform to play the game, without the need of creating a separate account.

Behind the cards

duel of champions reviewMight & Magic: Duel of Champions comes packed with a nice amount of game options that will balance performance to meet the resource requirements. Visually the game looks outstanding and performs remarkably, since you can even use it on mobile and tablet devices. Developers put that extra bit of work in their packs art design, to bring to life the magical feeling of the four elements transmuted in your card creatures and spells. The background music and sound effects make Might & Magic: Duel of Champions a very immersive game, where the player is given that immersive feeling of an actual combat RTS situation.

The user interface is very easy to use and outputs very useful information for you and your opponent in the same time. For some other extra options, player can even use the Twitch feature to live stream their games, modify social presets and even roll the credits in case they are interested in the list of developers.

Let’s begin shuffling

Playing a card game such as Might & Magic: Duel of Champions has never been easier, since the 6 stage tutorial does a great job explaining to you step-by-stem how each move should be performed and anticipated.

The core of the game revolves around building your card decks to defend your main hero card. As you progress through the game, you will acquire new and more powerful cards to modify your existing decks. A valid deck contains a Hero card, 8 events cards and a mix of any creatures, spells, building and fortune cards. Also the maximum number of cards allowed per deck is between 59 and 209 cards. Another thing to keep in mind, when building your decks, is that you can have 4 copies of the same card, except for your hero, events and unique cards.

MMOTCG reviewWhen starting a battle you can take part in one of the 4 combat modes: Campaign, Ranked Duel, Tournaments and Practice. As you start a match, you will be required to setup your starting battleground setup by selecting your card formation. Next you have the supply phase where you can invest a point in your offensive, spell or defensive attributes, without any other card actions.

The action phase is the part where you can draw creature or spell cards, use your placed cards to attack your enemy, use available fortune cards and invest further points in your attribute. With each phase ending you will have to use the End Turn button so your opponent can perform his moves. In the end, whoever manages to eliminate the other’s hero card will win the game and be rewarded with gold and experience.

Card Types

Your hero and card packs can be part of one of the 6 factions, where each faction has specific attributes and skill that perform differently in each game situation.

Heaven focuses on defensive and healing capabilities. This creates a strong creature formation that blocks your enemy attempts to rely on light spells to break your defenses. Playing Heaven cards is a slower process but with enough perseverance and skill you can surely win any game. Most of the faction’s forces are based on griffins, humans, light spirits and mighty angels. This is the perfect deck for beginner players.

Inferno is the ideal deck for players who enjoy an offensive approach, since it relies on destruction spells and creatures that will reap your opponents defensive. Unlike Heaven, the Inferno factions has a significant lower defensive capacity, thus forcing you to sweep the battleground and use your devastating fire spells so you can inflict maximum damage. This faction’s forces are based on corrupt humans and various demons with chaotic powers. Also as any great RTS player would say: “A good defense is a strong offense!”


The Stronghold faction falls in the aggressive gameplay style of intuitive gamers. The main idea is to organize quick attacks by sacrificing some of your weaker creatures and deploying your raw power from your enraged creatures that will constantly harass your opponent’s defenses. Stronghold’s forces are composed of shamans, orc warriors, beastmen, centaurs and harpies. This type of decks is ideal for players that love to shred their enemy piece by piece.

Necropolis is a very versatile faction that relies on creature resurrection, poisoning, cursing and sucking the life out of your enemies. While opponents have the pleasure of decimating your front-line weaker creature, they will soon realize that they are digging their own grave as you can infect his armies with poison and use resurrection to bring back your undead hordes and overcome any resistance. This faction’s forces are backed up by undead, liches, vampires and the powerful and deadly goddess Natntarus. Necropolis decks are the most efficient way for players to eliminate their opponent using sheer numbers over damage.

Sanctuary is a great faction that focuses on repositioning and flow of the battle. Player can use Nagas to relocate on the battlefield in order to defend or freeze enemy creatures in place. Players can use a great arsenal of spells and strong spirits to keep their opponents at bay. Sanctuary’s forces are composed out of Nagas, water spirits, Kappas and Kirins. This faction is perfect for players that like to control the battlefield and force the enemy into a dance of death through positioning.

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The Academy faction is a very tricky and high risk deck to have as a professional player. Most of the creatures belonging to this faction have high requirements and even some severe drawbacks that you have to balance around your deck construction. If you manage to get that balance right and keep your supportive creatures alive, the game is yours. The Academy’s forces are based on mages and their summoned creatures, djinns, gargoyles, beastmen and titans. Use this type of decks only if you know what you are doing and have a great deal of game experience to back you up.

If you like to speed things up, you can use your gold to buy new decks from the game shop. Gold can be obtained by wining matches, from the login bonus when you enter the game every day, through achievements or by converting seals. Seals are the second game currency, which can be bought with real cash, and that can be used in the shop micro-transactions.

The last hand

Might & Magic: Duel of Champions is a beautiful free-to-play arcade card game that will make use of your best offensive and defensive capabilities when anticipating the next moves of your opponent. It has a great balance between visual graphics and performance and works great any type of gaming platform, where together with the background music and sound effects it gives that realistic and immersive type of RTS. The combat system is elegant and is easy to adapt to, making this game a great and unique card shuffle game. If you are a fan of arcade card games, then give Might & Magic: Duel of Champions a try and you won’t be disappointed.


Aura Kingdom Review

Aura Kingdom is a free to play MMORPG by Taiwanese game developer X-Legend and published by Aeria Games. In Taiwan and Hong Kong, this game is known as Fantasy Frontier Online. This game features beautiful anime style graphics and basic anime style story line as well. The graphics of Aura Kingdom are quite similar to other MMOs by Aeria Games like Grand Fantasia and Eden Eternal. Currently the game is in an Open Beta phase.

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Aura Kingdom features quite a lot of dynamic in the background as well as in the game play. Your screen will always be full of colors and sometimes you will see some mini cut scenes. Even when you creating a new character you will see a mini cut scene as well as all the playable classes in a dynamic way. In Aura Kingdom, you will unlock more things as you level up like Eidolon at level 10, Crafting at level 30, and at level 40, you can pick a sub class which allows you to pick up a second weapon and some new skills. Level 40 also opens up the PvP option and sadly, there is no option to PvP while you level up.

There are a total of 10 playable classes but on the English version only 8 are available. These classes are Guardian, Ravager, Duelist, Grenadler, Gunslinger, Sorcerer, Wizard, and Brad. Guardian is the primary defensive class of Aura Kingdom, Ravager and Duelist are both melee damage classes. While Ravager is more of an area of effect damage class Duelist is a single target damage class.

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Similarly, Grendier is an area of effect damage ranged class and Gunslinger is the single target damage class. Sorcerer and Wizard are both magic damage-dealing classes, the Sorcerer is more of a support class that uses skills to put debuffs on the enemies. While a Wizard is an area of effect magic damage dealing class. The Bard class is the primary healing class of Aura Kingdom.

Once you have picked your class, you can now customize it. Since Aura Kingdom is an anime-based game it does not have many options in character customization but unlike other anime style games, you can change the gender of your class in Aura Kingdom. After that, you are given the open to pick your Eidolons.

In Aura Kingdom, Eidolons are pets that give your skills, spells and fight by your side. The Eidolons even talk to you and they can sometimes be used as mounts. You can even send your Eidolon away to get you some powerful items by using the ‘connect to Gaia’ ability. These items are random and there is always a chance that an Eidolon might get you some off the cash shop. While your Eidolon is away, it can neither fight beside you nor talk to you, the Eidolon is back after tem minutes.

To sum it all up, Aura Kingdom is good anime style free to play MMORPG. Fans of anime style games will enjoy Aura Kingdom for not only its graphic but also for its combat style and the Eidolon system. Even though you can’t customize your character much in looks, you can still customize your class and Eidolon to create a combo that suits your playing style.


9 Reasons Why MMOs Look Silly

Even if you are a hard-core MMO fan, you still noticed some silly aspects that most games of the genre tend to reproduce en masse. These elements have proven to be irritating over time, but they became part of the gaming system that is more of a tradition than a drag.

#9 Killing defenseless animals

Most of the times when you start a normal MMO, you are tasked to kill a poor defenseless little creature to test you combat skills. Maybe it will try to fight back, but what chance will a little mob, with the characteristics of a fluffy bunny, have against a hero who is armed to the teeth!?

#8 Elves, elves and more elves

For a dying breed, elves are in overwhelming numbers when it comes to associated MMOs. You can’t follow a questing path without meeting at least 10 elves on the way, every 2 minutes. Even NPC elves are keeping their population healthy. Perhaps this is a result from the fact that male or female elves kind of look alike and have that sexy appeal to them.

#7 Skimpy armors

I have no clue where game developers come up with these ideas, but more exposed flesh won’t help you that much when a dragon spits fire all over you. I understand that they are trying very hard to keep gamers attached to their characters, but I haven’t seen skimpy outfits for any male versions in MMOs.

#6 Irrelevant potions

Did this ever happen: you finish a quest and you are rewarded a free potion of endurance that gives +2 to your stat. So what do you do with it? Best case scenario you use it once and never buy that stuff again or you can sell it for a few coins at a vendor. Don’t get me wrong, all MMO potions have a purpose, but unless you are a pro-player that is obsess of max-ing his stats, in order to terrorize the world, I have no clue why anyone would bother constantly consuming all sorts of potions that are not HP, XP and Mana related.

#5 Wimpy town defenders

Every time you reach an outpost or small village, there is a respected defender who usually roams a small area like a boss. The sole purpose of his existence is to give you quests to solve the town’s problems and that makes you wonder how he even became the defender of that settlement, since he is so lazy to take care of a few naughty critters!? It is one thing for him to ask for your assistance to get his tasks done and another to just be a slave and run errands in his place.

#4 Disposable vendors

Vendors come in all shape and sizes, but that doesn’t mean they are all useful. Take an armor or weapon smith/vendor for example. They always have low quality items, most of the times they are out of stock and everything sells at steep prices to begin with. You have a better chance to get good quality gear from loot drops or just craft it yourself if you have the ingredients.

#3 The magical spacebar

How many people did you see using Spacebar to jump while walking or even in combat? The sad truth about this mobility action is that most MMOs use a targeted combat system, which makes hopping obsolete since you can’t avoid any of the hits or travel faster over a short distance.

#2 Female characters after 10 years

A decade ago MMOs were focusing on developing new play styles and better graphics, but no one envisioned that female character aesthetics will be one of the prime focuses for marketing purposes. If we analyze the historical time span over the last 10 years we will see that female chest enlargement has evolved with each passing game. This makes me wonder for who these games are intended to anymore. We have to understand that gamers include underage kids as well, so this type of exposer might not be the brightest idea developers came up with.

#1 Bigger isn’t better

If you find yourself in a raid or doing a dungeon, you will most likely discover that depending on a monsters power attack and HP, they will tend to get bigger and bigger until they go through the world’s ruff. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it does tend to get very generic for an MMO. Epic Boss fights can also be conducted with a small scale mob that has clever attacks and more mobility.

I am sure that any on-line gamer can add many other silly aspects that make MMOs look bizarre and sloppy. In my opinion, all existing MMOs should try to ameliorate this little design and mechanic flaws and try to find a balance between quality content and a fun game-play.


Smite Review

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Smite is a free-to-play MOBA game, brought to us by Hi-Rez Studios, where you embark on a journey that will lead you to a godlike confrontations between epic and mythological Gods. Unlike most games of its genre, Smite puts you into the first seat (3rd-person view) in the game to watch the action up close while you try to survive the killing blows of your enemy.

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The game looks great by having a neat balance between graphic quality and performance while playing. Furthermore the antialiasing effect does improve those sharp edges by making the environment more pleasant for your eyes. Sounds and voice covers play an important role in Smite, thus they are executed flawlessly and to the letter. There aren’t too many game options to go through and the UI is a bit robust, but developers did a great job at positioning all the HUD elements so you can focus on the battle screen rather than on stats.

Playing like a God

Like all MOBA games, your objectives are to get past your enemy’s defenses to reach your ultimate goal that is symbolically represented by a Titan (Boss fight). There are a few differences that make Smite stand out of the MOBA crowd, that ultimately fine-tune the player’s experience when taking the victory home.

The game does a great job at helping you step-by-step by following their detailed tutorial on how to survive your first battles. It doesn’t take long for you to realize that most of the hard work, item picking and skill selection are automatically executed by the AI assistance mechanism. The tutorial encourages you to keep these autopilot options on until you get a better understanding of the game works while you gain more experience through different game-plays. Smite also gives you the possibility to live stream directly from within the game and also watch other player’s games to better understand how they deal in various combat situations. In other words this system improves your chances to play with/against veteran gamers and don’t fall behind too much while leveling your God throughout a match.

Smite also has a Voice Guidance System (VGS) that replaces the need to type in chat when trying to communicate efficiently. It uses a combo of keys to alert your team, through voice commands, whenever you want to point something out for them, such as a missing enemy from your lane or simply returning to base to heal and resupply. It does take a while to get used to them, but they are very helpful as they don’t constantly focus your attention in the chat window or on the mini-map.

In order to have access to all the game’s content you have to level up your account until you reach level 30. As you get your level higher, more game mods and Gods will become available to you. Upon reaching level 30 you will also have the opportunities to play in ranked matches and progress through its tiers.

smite moba gameThe Parthenon of Gods

There are 5 classes available for your god collection, where you can choose to be a powerful mage who wield the extreme powers of magic, an assassin that base his attacks on stealth and cunning, a hunter that focuses on range attacks to take down enemies quickly, a guardian that has a huge life pool and rely on defense strategies in order to allow his team enough time to inflict maximum damage, or you could just be a warrior that balances his defense and attack skills so he can dominate the battlefield in pure rage.

Of course, each class is specific to different roles like support, tank, carry or jungler that requires good cooperation in order for all team members to excel their best in team fights.

Like all mythologies, each God is represented by a specific culture. In the character selection panel we have a filter that allows us to browse between Hindu, Mayan, Chinese, Norse, Roman, Greek and Egyptian Gods, which have their own backstory and abilities correlated with folklore believes associated with them. Each God has 4 usable combat skills you can activate during fights, 2 slots for consumable potions and wards, 6 precious items/gear slots and 2 more special slots for passive abilities that can be purchased from the AI shop, giving your playable character extensive build flexibility. You also have the possibility to create your own preset of recommended items before you begin a match within the game’s client.

Being a 3rd person shooter type of MOBA, the combat is pretty much skilled-shot oriented. Though you are given the impression of a lot of mobility, by panning you camera up and down or by jumping, the crosshair is kept on a stabilized ground level, thus your only concern is aiming left and right than above and below an enemy God.

The modes

Needless to say, if you roll with autopilot in your early game stages on you won’t lose precious time in your base by looking at each item and skill to understand how they work, but if you want to get the best out of your God then a bit of practice won’t spoil your curiosity.

There are 6 game modes available where your God will have to defeat the enemy party within the given time, while reaching the maximum character level of 20 and buying various consumables, items and precious gear. Practice is the most recommended activity when trying to familiarize yourself with a new God. This is a single-player (solo) mode that teaches you the basic rules and mechanics of the game, while playing on a single lane map against another AI God.

Conquest is the default 5-vs-5 game mode, featuring a three lane map surrounded by a jungle area, where the main objective is to destroy the enemy towers, Phoenixes and Minotaur. One thing to keep in mind is that the Minotaur is much stronger if most of the defenses are still up and yes it will attack you since it’s not a structure, like in other MOBA games. Also Phoenixes are special towers that will unlock super-minions when destroyed, but unlike the traditional towers, Phoenixes re-spawn after a given time.

Arena is more of a PVP-like brawling death match, where the main goal is to reduce your opponent’s ticket count to zero, by killing enemy Gods and their minions. Each team starts with 500 tickets and an average game lasts about 15 minutes per match. Also the Arena is full of spectators that will cheer up every time an event happens on the glorious battlefield.

Assault is very similar to Conquest, but you are assigned a random God and the map has a single lane with no jungle area (all random, all mid). The objectives remain the same as in Conquest mode, where your goal is to help protect the base while attacking the enemy’s defenses.

Joust is a 1-vs-1 mode that is very fun to play when challenging one of your friends to a duel. In order to win you only have to destroy your rival/friend’s Minotaur. This mode will yield a reward only once per day, so it is more of a proving ground for player’s superiority rather than a standardized game mode.

Siege is also very similar to Conquest mode, but the big difference is that this map has only two lanes instead of the normal three and the teams can have up to three players each. Your main objective is to acquire a siege weapon, to push the lanes faster, by killing minions, jungle camps and enemy players to earn the necessary points. You can also get an instant siege weapon by destroying the central jungle camp.

Upon winning a game you are rewarded with a global experience and favor (in-game currency). Favor is used to buy new Gods or account icons, but you also have the possibility to use micro transactions with the help of gems (bought with real cash). There is even a goodwill system that provides you with a 30% reward bonus if you play according to the game’s rules and you prove to be a reliable member for your team.


Smite is an interesting MOBA game that thinks out of the box when it comes to its game-play style. The 3rd person camera view is one of the best features of the game, while graphics and VGS look very polished and the antialiasing option does improve the visual quality by a lot without performance loss. Combat is skill-shot oriented and force players to be focused on most of the action that happens in the battle. The 6 game mods also help players to switch between game styles ultimately achieving level 30 where they can explore the pleasure of ranked matches. For everyone who loves to wield the power of the ancient Gods, Smite will satisfy that desire and transform all you battles into awesome good games (GG).