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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 (aka PE, for short) 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 the game easy on the eyes, the same 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.

The user interface is strange and unfriendly at first, but as you play you will discover that PE 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

PE 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.

In the game 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 PE 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.

This MMORPG 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.

The game 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.

PE 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.