I continue to play
but I recently got my wife to play some style="font-style: italic;">Atlantica with me.
NDOORS never ceases to impress me; their latest round of patches has
made the game perform smoother than ever. That fact coupled with some
recent problems with stability for Runes
of Magic has prompted me to switch my #1 and #2 spots. I
still believe RoM has more mass appeal in the long run (and I get that
games in beta have issues), but nobody will tolerate an unstable game
for long no matter how many cool features it has.
Ive gotten a few emails from readers who want to know more
about the aging feature in Mabinogi
and why I think you can still play without ever buying a rebirth from
the item mall. My main reasoning is that characters dont die. Aged
characters will be weaker because they earn fewer AP than young
characters. But you dont have to buy the rebirth if you can sleep at
night knowing your character is weaker than the next guys. How this
feature affects your ability to participate in higher level content I
cant say. I havent been there yet! In the meantime, the game is
really fun. Dont let my criticism of the aging system keep you from
February 9, 2009
is a squad-based fantasy strategy game that breaks the mold. Players
can control up to nine characters at once in fast-paced turn-based
combat. A lot of the systems in Atlantica
are different from the standard fare on the market.
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Runes of Magic
is a traditional fantasy game that uses a Dual Class system to inject a
little strategy into character planning and a lot of flexibility into
grouping. RoM has all of the features gamers want in a
subscription-based game, but theyll enjoy them for free here.
of Magic Portal
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is a hack and slash fantasy game that infuses every aspect of gameplay
with humor. DR makes fun of other games, the genre, and even itself.
This is the perfect game for a player looking to blow off steam after a
rough day at work.
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provides so many things to do that it earns its self-appointed moniker
of A Fantasy Life. Players can farm, play music, hunt, craft, go to
school and more in this fantasy land. In style="font-style: italic;">Mabinogi, combat is
not the only way to advance.
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is a horror-themed game that blends the traditional elements of MMOGs
with the visceral feel of a gore film. style="font-style: italic;">Requiem is worth a
look because of its fresh take on setting in MMOGs.
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Epic is ready to begin the next round of closed beta soon.
It provides a fantasy hack and slash dungeon crawler experience with
some very innovative features, including the ability to choose
different character classes for each dungeon and a Warrior Hall that
grows with the player.
Aeria Games &
Dream of Mirror
Online puts the player in the starring role of a classic
Chinese myth. The eastern-based lore provides a refreshing twist on
MMOGs, and the multi-class system makes character development in this
fantasy game fun.
is a lobby-based fragfest featuring customizable mechs. The graphics
are top-notch, and the action is heart-pounding.
Megami Tensei: Imagine Online brings the popular RPG to
life in the MMOG sphere. Players can use friendly persuasion or
aggressive coercion to get demons to fight by their side. The dark
subject matter and modern setting of the game is a welcome contrast to
the enchanted glens filled with pixies we often find in MMOGs. style="font-weight: bold;">
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Perfect World Entertainment, Inc.
International is a gorgeous fantasy game with unparalleled
character customization. Wildly popular in the East, PWI is already
garnering a rabid player base here in the West.
World International Portal
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