RPG Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Isometric RPG hack'n'slash action, which takes place in a fantasy world inspired by pre-Christian mythologies, published by Wargaming (known from World of Tanks). Pagan Online can be played both alone and in cooperation.
Escape from Tarkov
A MMO FPP/TPP shooter with RPG and sandbox survival elements, developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games. Players become the members of two rivaling military corporations, fighting on the territory of an abandoned Russian city. Unlike many popular online shooters, this game stands out thanks to interesting story and full freedom of exploration combined with a whole bunch of various additional activities, which you can complete on your own or in cooperation with friends. Escape from Tarkov boasts a high level of realism in terms of both gameplay and graphics (thanks to the 3D scanning technology), extraordinary character progression system, and puts much emphasis on survival elements – your character needs to eat, drink, treat injuries, and avoid radiation in order to survive in this dangerous environment.
Skull & Bones
A pirate tactical action game developed by a Shanghai-based studio working under Ubisoft. Skull & Bones takes place during the golden age of piracy on the waters of the Indian Ocean. The player assumes the role of a corsair who commands his ship while gradually building up his reputation and amassing more loot. At the beginning, the player has only a single ship, but as he progresses through the game he obtains an entire fleet of various ships that differ among each other in agility, firing range, and durability. Each ship can be customized with additional parts that change its looks and combat effectiveness. The game takes place in an open world in which the player competes with artificial intelligence and with other players. During the battles it is important to take advantage of water currents, prepare proper tactics, and to cooperate with allies. It is also important to select adequate ship for the type of task the player intends to complete.
A space simulator created by Chris Roberts and the Cloud Imperium Games developer team. The plot of Star Citizen is set in the 30th century. Humanity, united under the banner of United Earth Empire, has begun the colonization of the universe, encountering many alien races in its course. It is a unique opportunity for adventurous pilots to gain fame and wealth, as well as the treasured status of an intergalactic empire citizen. The gameplay combines elements of spaceship simulator, shooter, cRPG, as well as economic strategy. The game offers two modes. Squadron 42 is an offline campaign, in which the player-controlled character joins an elite squadron of star fighters. For MMO aficionados, the developers have created the Galaxy Mode, allowing them to play with thousands of others. Spectacular visuals of Star Citizen are generated by the CryEngine 3 engine.
A free-to-play online action-RPG designed for the Asian market by the South Korean studio Tripod. The game is set in a fantasy realm, whose people managed to avoid an invasion of evil thanks to the titular Ark. After years of peace, the leader of demonic legions, Kazeroth, tries to use the artifact to take over the world. The players have to find it and prevent the imminent disaster. The game employs isometric camera in gameplay, resembling such classic hits as Diablo or Torchlight. There are 18 character classes, each representing an original take on classic RPG archetypes. In the game you get to explore (both lands and seas), collect resources and treasures, and fight against mighty bosses, as well as other players in the PvP mode. Lost Ark features high quality graphics powered by Unreal Engine 3.
RPG December 2019
Torchlight Frontiers is a hack’n’slash action RPG. The main attraction of the game is an action-based combat system. The majority of missions are completed in teams of several people, but the game’s world is constant and inhabited by a large group of players like in MMO games.
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Action 01 October 2019
Another add-on to Destiny 2, a hybrid of first-person shooter and MMO game from Bungie Software studio. The production introduces several new objects and activities and introduces a completely new plot.
World of Warcraft Classic
RPG Tuesday, 27 August 2019
A special version of World of Warcraft MMORPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment. In WoW Classic, the creators restore the mechanics and the world presented to the version from the first years of this production.
Ashes of Creation
An MMORPG title set in a fantasy world developed by Interpid Studios, which was established by veteran developers. Ashes of Creation takes us to a fantasy land which experienced a cataclysm a long time ago. Now there are only remains of the civilization, and when the members of sentient species regained rule over the land, they also woke up an old threat. We create our own hero choosing one of eight races with different specializations. Gameplay isn’t much different from what we can see in other games from the genre, though we can get our own land to build a house and take one of the many available jobs. One noteworthy feature is a vast and varied world, which is shaped by players’ actions alongside plot.
Citadel: Forged with Fire
RPG 11 October 2019
Citadel: Forged with Fire is a multiplayer fantasy RPG developed and published by Blue Isle. The production is meant solely for online play and is sandbox in nature, letting the players choose their own career path. The users assume the role of arcane arts adepts and use their spell knowledge to explore a fantastical realm that is full of dangers and secrets, perform quests, build strongholds and siege engines, and compete with other people. Players can erect their own houses, which are equivalents of guilds, and establish their rules. Then, we can fight against similar groups for influence, territory, and treasures alongside our comrades. The gameplay mechanics are ruled by the physics engine, so the numerous available spells realistically impact the objects in the environment. The game is more fun thanks to the possibility of flying.
RPG December 2019
An online RPG with numerous strategic elements, created by ArtCraft, a studio comprising some seasoned developers. In Crowfall: Throne War the player creates his own character, who then sets off on numerous campaigns taking place across many peculiar realms. After some time, each of these worlds is irreversibly annihilated forcing our protagonist to search for the necessary resources and glory in other universes. The hero the players get to control can represent different races, classes, and factions, each one featuring a unique set of skills, which gives the players much freedom during the character creation process. The battle for domination over particular worlds can take from one up to three months, during which the players compete for resources and rare pieces of equipment. Everything the players salvage can be later used in special zones under their rule. After a world is destroyed, our protagonist has to set off on another campaign, which might be governed by completely different rules.
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Onslaught
RPG 30 September 2019
Seven large expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The add-on offers a new feature campaign, introduces new locations, items and playable races, and changes the maximum level of experience for your character.
Action December 2019
Ambitious pirate MMO, which was created by developers of ARK: Survival Evolved. Players play on a huge map of the world, designed for a maximum of 40 thousand people. The adventure begins with building the first ship and selecting the crew to gain control over the territory. Fighting for influence with other groups of players is the main premise of the game.
Minecraft Earth is the mobile spin-off of the popular Minecraft, containing the key mechanics of the original gameplay, but bringing action to the real world through augmented reality technology. The title allows for joint building and adventure for people from all over the world, offering rich opportunities for cooperative play.
Last Oasis is a postapocalyptic survival set in the open world. The player's task is to survive in the remnants of the world destroyed by a climatic catastrophe. Donkey Crew studio is responsible for production.
A game belonging to the MMORPG genre, whose mechanics in many ways reaches back to its roots. The action of this production takes place in the colorful world of fantasy, and the graphic design presents a really high level. The title was developed by studio 8.
Outlaws of the Old West
Extended simulator of survival in the open world (sandbox), maintained in western convention and characterized by a high level of realism. Up to 150 people can take part in the game at the same time. Virtual Basement (co-creators of ARK: Survival Evolved) is responsible for the creation of this production. Its publisher is Wandering Wizard.
New World is a MMORPG developed by Amazon Game Studios. The game takes us to a vast, open world inspired by the aesthetics and atmosphere of the 17th-century South American colonies and the beliefs of people who lived there. We can focus on playing alone or join forces with other players. It is up to us to retake areas overrun by monsters in order to establish new villages. We can craft new tools and weapons, farm, or even try to survive in the wilderness where we will have to face not only monsters but also bandits. New World focuses on the community, which can be seen in the game's integration with Twitch. The game is based on technology created specifically for its needs, which allowed for the creation of a highly detailed environment with advanced character models and particle effects.
Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance
Continuation of the popular series of MMORPGs created and expanded by the NCsoft Company. The developers decided that Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance will be a return to the roots of the series. The game once again takes place in a fantasy universe known very well by the fans. The story tells a tale of a conflict with the forces of evil. The fallen heroes begin to rise from their knees two hundred years after the armies of good were defeated. A new war begins and its outcome will be decided by the players. Similarly as in the previous installments of the series, the main part of the gameplay is based on creating an avatar and developing him. Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance stands out due to its advanced combat mechanics that allow the players to participate in spectacular battles and sieges.
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. The game is set on the continent devastated by a long war and crusades, where the leaders of the most powerful nations still fight for dominance. Your character is thrown in the middle of that conflict. Although the hero will belong to one of four archetypes, the character progression offers a large degree of freedom (no classes or professions). As you play, you get to explore the vast world, tale part in various missions, and fight opponents with a wide arsenal of weapons characteristic for the period. Much emphasis was put on the complex economy, crafting system with 10 specializations, and social features, e.g. creating player guilds.
An online survival action game developed by Gamepires and Croteam, the creators of Serious Sam. The action of SCUM takes place in an alternative reality, where humanity, desiring intense experiences, watches a brutal TV show in which prisoners fight among themselves for life and the favor of the sponsors and fans. The competition, being one season of the program, takes place on Bagne de Cayenne, a grand island. The only task of the player is to survive. Knowledge and skills prove particularly helpful in that. While playing, you have to make sure you have enough food, perfect your weapon skills, martial arts, and hacking skills. Additional highlight of the unusual tournament includes numerous sponsors and producers of the program. If we manage to ingratiate ourselves with them, we can count on unique and incredibly valuable gifts that will make staying alive much easier.
MU Origin 2
RPG November 2019
Mobile MMORPG game, which is a continuation of the successful title from 2016. The production offers a lot of different character classes and a lot of different contents. The Korean company Webzen is responsible for its creation and release.
Ascent: Infinite Realm
A MMORPG that enables the players to enter an unusual world that combines steampunk with fantasy. During the game, the players can control mechs, fight dragons, fly airships and use magic.
A survival sandbox, in which the player assumes the role of a dinosaur. The Isle Development Team enabled the player to control creatures like Austroraptor, Carnotaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gallimimus, Utahraptor, Acrocanthosaurus and Allosaurus. The main and only objective of the game is to survive on an island the size of more than a dozen of square kilometers. Depending on the selected creature, the player must hunt for smaller dinosaurs, hide in bushes from predators etc. In addition to getting food, one must also remember to drink water that might not be easy to find. During the game the player can join other users on the server, create herds and set up ambushes for other beasts. It is also possible to create nests and raise offspring – player’s friends can assume their role. The Isle features high quality three-dimensional graphics. The dinosaurs are well recreated and the island features varied areas.
Life is Feudal: MMO
Developed by the Russian Bitbox studio, Life is Feudal: MMO is a spiritual successor to a 2013 game that combined elements of MMORPG and a medieval life simulator. The game expands the elements from its original and features a much bigger scope with its wider open world and even more options to shape it. After a player creates their character, they travel to a world inspired by the Middle Ages, covering the area of over 400 square kilometers and featuring forests, diversified game, and precious resource deposits. The player can influence the world in any way by piling up hills, digging tunnels, as well as establish villages, towns, and even strongholds. The extensive crafting system allows the player to achieve mastery in a particular trade and survive in this not very hospitable environment. Up to 10 thousand players can play simultaneously and establish guilds, form alliances, fight numerous battles, and besiege other players’ settlements.
An MMO shooter that takes the players to a near future, in which there is a yet another ice age on earth. When playing Scavengers, the players get to explore a vast open world that seems like a unique ecosystem. One's objective is to survive, but also to eliminate all the opponents roaming around the in-game world - this includes both NPCs and characters controlled by other players.