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Gloria Victis PC

Ether Fields

An MMORPG set in the Medieval Ages, developed by independent Polish studio Black Eye Games. Gloria Victis was designed as an alternative to many similar Asian MMO games, which usually fail to represent the actual feel of the Medieval period and its socio-economic realities.

RPG | FPP | TPP | fantasy | PvP | PvE | the middle ages | MMORPG | Polish | indie games | MMO

PC / Windows
Gloria Victis cover

developer: Black Eye

publisher: Black Eye

Official website

Game mode: massive online multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

The official release date of the game for PC has not been announced yet.

Gloria Victis is an ambitious project of the independent studio Black Eye. The game, originally known under the title Ether Fields, was created as an alternative to the "free" Korean MMORPG productions, which often feature unrealistically idyllic Medieval-like settings full of improbable creatures. The focus of Glotia Victis lies in a dark and mature narrative paired with an extensive depiction of socioeconomics in the virtual world.

Story

The story of Gloria Victis is set 20 years after a series of turbulent events, including wars, crusades, and mysterious killings, that left their mark on the entire continent. This does not mean, however, that peace prevailed. The descendants of the first creators of the world are still fighting each other, and the hero controlled by the player is thrown into the center of this conflict.

Gameplay

As befits a MMORPG, the gameplay in Gloria Victis focuses primarily on exploration, questing, and combat. The player creates his or her avatar by choosing from one of four character archetypes. The mechanics implemented give the player complete freedom in developing his or her character, as there are no classes or professions.

The game world rather faithfully emulates the reality of the Middle Ages - with some small exceptions, as the creators decided to implement fantastical elements (monsters, magic), inspired by actual beliefs from that era.

Combat is an important element of the gameplay. The game implements a non-target combat system, which forces the players to aim their attacks and avoid enemy strikes by themselves. The available arsenal includes a wide array of both melee (e.g. swords, axes, maces) and ranged (bows, crossbows, etc.) medieval weapons. Noteworthy is the advanced AI of the computer-controlled enemies, who know how to use their strengths and cooperate with each other.

The creators emphasize the importance of economy and community-building in the virtual world. As per usual, we can set up our own guild, join one, or create a team of adventurers. The crafting system includes 10 different trades, allowing the players to create a variety of items.

Technology

On the technical side, Gloria Victis is powered by the Unity 3D engine (the earlier version of the game Ether Fields employed a proprietary engine called Barok). This results in attractive, well-detailed visuals. Another asset of the game is the soundtrack, heavily inspired by authentic medieval music.


Expectations: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 757 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon HD 7950 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-6100H 2.7 GHz / AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 740 / Radeon HD 7750 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis hits Steam Early Access
Medieval MMORPG Gloria Victis hits Steam Early Access

news 08 June 2016 09:38

Gloria Victis, a low-fantasy Medieval MMORPG by Polish studio Black Eye, is launching on Steam Early Access today. The game is expected to be developed with the help of community for about a year and a half.

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