Review: Sword 2

Sword 2 is a mistress of many different names as the game was originally called Sword of the New World: Granado Espada before it was renamed to Sword 2 for western audiences in 2012.  Besides the name change, the game also didn’t start out life as a free-to-play MMORPG, initially having a monthly fee, the developers quickly dropped the idea and switched to the free-to-play model with in only a few months of launching the game.

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Review: Rosh Online: The Return of Karos

A few weeks ago, I started to play Rosh Online, a new free to play MMORPG (or as they call it, a “Massive War MMORPG”) that came out last December.

It allegedly brought great graphics, diverse class selection with great fine tuning options, and a PVP centric experience to the MMORPG genre.  A purportedly great crafting system was also included, which is usually of my favorite past times in MMO games. I’m going to start right away by not beating around the bush and saying that I was very disappointed with my experience. Continue reading

Top 5 SNES RPGs That Never Made It To Current Gen Consoles… But Should Have!

Even though RPGs weren’t as mainstream in the early 90′s as they are now, the SNES had a huge collection of RPGs from the famous Final Fantasy games, to the nearly unheard of 7th Saga.  We’re in the age of gaming now that there’s enough of a time and technological gap between old games and current gen that we get fed spoon fed remakes quite often (and remakes of a remake as is the case of Final Fantasy I).  There’s usually a new dungeon, or a few new bosses in the remakes, but landing mostly on portable devices, they don’t shine nearly as well as a remake or sequel would on one of the current generation consoles.

Here’s a Top 5 List of SNES games that have been largely neglected by developers planning sequels or remakes.  Most of these games didn’t even make it to the 32-bit consoles. Continue reading

Review: Mabinogi

I had only heard a few tidbits about Mabinogi here and there, so I decided to take one for the team and try this game out. I’ll never get those few hours of my life back.  However, if I can save one person from not wasting their time with it, then I’ll have no regrets. The game is one of Nexon’s many “free to play” MMORPGs. Nexon has an extensive hit and miss history with it’s games… mostly misses. I figure that they pick up the games that most publishers wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. That sometimes means we might get a great underdog, but most of the time it means we find out why no other publisher wanted to supported it. Now, Mabinogi is an older game which came out first in Japan around the same time as World of Warcraft about 8 years ago.  However, it seems like the developers sort of forgot that the game still exists as it’s as clunky and unpolished as a I assume it would have been when it came out. The screenshots I posted were from the site, I sorta forgot to take some in my haste to cleanse my hard drive of this pile of rubbish. Continue reading

Preview: Wakfu

Wakfu, the tactical MMO by Square-Enix, recently flipped on its open beta switch and I spent the last couple of days putting all of my free time into trying it out.  The story of Wakfu takes place 1,000 years after it’s predecessor, Dofus. Since it’s still in beta, we can’t give it a full review as there’s many things that could be subject to change until its release.  However, since this does feel like a well polished final product already, I’m going to give you a pre-review of the game instead – kind of like a review, but technically a preview.

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Review: Glitch by Tiny Speck

There’s a new browser based MMO game called Glitch, brought to you by Tiny Speck (owned by the guy who co-founded Flickr).  What’s also interesting to note, and you’ll easily notice similarities in style while playing, is that Keita Takahashi also works for Tiny Speck now.  He’s the man behind all of the Katamari Damacy games. Currently, the game is in beta, but oddly enough it was launched on September 27th, 2011 but then Tiny Speck decided to unlaunch the game two months later.

The premise behind Glitch is that your character is a speck inside of the imagination of 11 different giants.  Throughout the game, you’ll do tasks to earn favor from those giants, but much like many other MMOs, there’s no clear end-goal.

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An upcoming MMORPG figures that we all want to play as females

Queen’s Blade started out as an anime about busty female warriors from around the world who duke it out with each other. As expected, this is done in little to no armor/clothing and sexual overtones abound.   Now, an MMORPG is being develoed by Korean company LIVEPLEX surrounding this world of scantly clad women beating the crap out of each other.

You’ve guessed it! This MMO skips the gender selection screen and you’re left with one playable option – a big breasted anime chick with attitude.  Continue reading

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