The graphics are average quality; nothing particularly stunning like Archlord 2 or Black Desert Online. Other anime-inspired titles like Aura Kingdom and Eden Eternal look sharper, as well. It's actually really hard to be impressed by the visuals in Ragnarok Online 2 when there are really good-looking games with the same art style available to play. In an age where many MMORPGs are leaning more toward fast-paced action, Ragnarok Online 2 seems dated, both in terms of graphics and gameplay. While it would have stood a better chance if it was released closer to the start of its initial development cycle in 2006, it lacks strong, decisive features to set it apart from newer titles. Another thing worth mentioning is that the music in Ragnarok Online 2 isn't nearly as memorable as the iconic BGMs of first game. This isn't too surprising, as Ragnarok Online had some of the best video game music I've ever heard. … [Read more...] about Ragnarok Online 2 Game Review
On the mobile side of things I do like a bit of a match-3 game, back to Bejeweled on Palm OS, and Candy Crush Saga had kept me going for a few hundred levels but bogged down when power-ups became all but mandatory. Looking for a replacement in the App Store/Google Play was a whole new level of overchoice with seemingly endless streams of clones of anything vaguely popular; I grabbed Marvel Puzzle Quest in the end, having vague memories of the original Puzzle Quest on PC. With all the standard free-to-play elements (multiple currencies, crates of loot, yada yada) it hooked me for a few days of “look what shiny thing you unlocked!” dopamine hits and is now settling down into a levelling grind. I played Doctor Who Legacy for a fair while before it got slightly stale, a similar tile matching game with teams of characters; developers Tiny Rebel Games have a successor on the way, Doctor Who Infinity, so if MPQ bogs down too much that might well be another option. … [Read more...] about Gaming Roundup
Publisher: NCSOFT Playerbase: High Type: F2P MMORPG (paid expansions) Release Date: August 28, 2012 PvP: Arenas / Large scale World vs World Pros: +Story driven gameplay. +Dynamic quest system. +Good variety of classes and races. +Great soundtrack. Cons: -Repetitive gameplay. Overview Classes Full Review Screenshots Videos Links System Requirements Music Additional Info Overview Guild Wars 2 Overview Guild Wars 2 transports players to the mythical fantasy world of Tyria, a land beset by Elder Dragons who have wreaked havoc on a once peaceful land. Take your pick from eight unique professions, each with their own distinct playstyle. Choose to play as one of five races and create your own story as you embark on adventures and quests in an expansive, mesmerizing, and dynamic world that changes based on your actions and decisions. The game originally launched as a buy-to-play title, but the core version of the game went free to play on August 29, 2015. The expansions still have to be … [Read more...] about Guild Wars 2 Game Review
Other studios were quick to realize to potential in this new genre. Games like Paladins and Warframe quickly announced their own Battle Royale modes. These and other Battle Royale games like Darwin Project that are currently under development will make or break the genre in 2018. Will Battle Royale earn its place as a video game genre, or will its success be limited to one or two defining games. MOBAs went through a similar test half a decade ago. Almost every major studio spun out a MOBA with the hopes of emulating the success of Dota and League of Legends. With a few exemptions (Smite) most of those dreams turned into heavy losses and those games quickly shut down. … [Read more...] about The Weekly Raid: Are Battle Royale Games A Fad?
3. Game Protocol Indie game developers find it hard to compete with corporate giants, but the Game Protocol platform, founded by the GamyTech team, can substantially increase their chances. The self-described decentralized gaming ecosystem is based on four components: a decentralized game store, a crypto-based crowdfunding platform, a coworking community, and a set of tools for developers. The most exciting idea is to enable gamers to contribute to game development via Game Protocol Tokens in exchange for rewards, like a certain amount of in-game cryptocurrency coins. … [Read more...] about Top 5 Blockchain Projects in Gaming