Archive for August 2010

MMORPG Info Logo Might and Magic

This week, we are looking at Might and Magic: Heroes Kingdoms, a browser MMO distributed by Ubisoft currently available in France, UK and Germany.

It is quite possible to do well playing Might and Magic without paying a subscription. If you play without a 5 euro per month subscription you are limited in the number of heroes and cities you can control but slow development can be stronger in the long run.

So how do you get started?

The first choice you make is what faction to play. There is not a huge variance so it will not affect the game much but the Necromancers and the Mages seem the most balanced which is good for slow play.

Heroes

Don’t hire your second hero straight away. [More...]

Posted by Aach on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

MMORPG Info Logo Transformers, Demon’s Souls, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Crackdown 2, Monkey Island 2, Limbo, Castlevania

When looking at new games to make sure you get value for money, it can be useful to get an outside opinion but not everyone has the same taste. A group of reviews balanced against each other can be much more useful for making a decision than a single review without context from the reviewer. As a result, we’ve been running a series of reviews for games for the Xbox, Wii and PS3 to help you better know the pros and cons of the new releases.

Wukung has already rated a number of games this year, including Darksiders, Bayonetta, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Mass Effect 2, Dante’s Inferno, BioShock 2, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, Heavy Rain, Yakuza 3, Bad Company 2, Half Minute Hero, BlazBlue, Red Steel 2, Disgaea 2, FFXIII, Just Cause 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Nier, Super Street Fighter IV and Iron Man 2 and Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, No More Heroes 2, God of War 3! Here is his latest set of reviews, exclusively available on MMORPG-Info.


These reviews have been sitting mostly finished for quite a while but I was planning on finishing Super Mario Galaxy 2. [More...]

Posted by Wukung on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

MMORPG Info Logo Dungeon Fighter Online Character Classes

Dungeon Fighter Online is an online action game developed by Neople in Korea and published by Nexon, the people who brought us MapleStory. DFO is an arcade-style, side-scrolling game and is currently only available in the US and Canada. The game includes five base classes, each with three to four specializations. As our Allod’s quick reference guide to the classes has turned out to be very popular, I thought I would take Mike’s advice and offer the DFO class information in a similar style for fast comparison.


Slayer

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Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

Stargate Resistance Stargate Resistance: System Lords

Stargate Resistance is a small-scale TPS (Third Person Shooter) OSV (Over the Shoulder View) Multiplayer Deathmatch game. Stargate Resistance was originally developed and published by Firesky although since launch the development has moved to Dark Comet Games.

Last week, I posted about the Stargate Command classes. Today, we will be looking over the various strengths and tricks of the unique System Lord classes. So grab your staff weapon, sharpen your knives and prepare to fight in the service of your god!

Jaffa

  • Your staff weapon has a special feature: around your cross-hair you will note a orange ring. Once you fire, that ring disappears only to return a few seconds later. This is its charging feature. You can simply fire off your staff weapon repeatedly but, after the first shot, there will be no blast damage and overall damage will be reduced. If you pace yourself then you can shoot off full-power blasts each time, dealing higher damage and blast damage. Remember that blast damage is useful when fighting in a corridor: if you’re finding it hard to hit your enemies, shooting at their feet will make it much harder for them to avoid the blast damage.
  • Sometimes there are simply too many enemies. A group of soldiers all ganged up with their P90′s will drop you before you can say “Kree!” The Shock Grenade makes your life much easier on this count. When thrown, there is a short time after which it explodes, blinding anyone within range. This leaves them blundering and firing wildly, a ripe target for you or your Goa’uld lord.
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Posted by Conot on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

MMORPG Info Logo Cursor * 10

I’d forgotten all about Cursor * 10, a brilliant game from Nekogames which redefines the basic view of multi-player. To get ahead, you must co-operate … with yourself.

http://www.nekogames.jp/mt/2008/01/cursor10.html

It may appear simplistic but the Cursor * 10 gameplay had me enthralled through multiple plays, trying to work out the best way to make it to the top.

I’m pleased to see that there is now a new set of puzzles: Cursor * 10 2nd Session.

Although there is scoring, that’s the wrong thing to focus on – the goal is to make it to the 16th level. In order to solve the puzzle, you have to help future instances of yourself get up the stairs. I have to admit that the air turned blue on floor six when I cursed my past-self for snatching the key that I needed – how rude!

I still think that this is a very clever new look at basic gameplay and I’d love to see further twists on this concept. Now I just have to work out how my future-self can help the previous instances of myself to get that high score…

Posted by Taymar on http://mmorpg-info.org.

 

Stargate Resistance Stargate Resistance

Stargate Resistance is a small-scale TPS (Third Person Shooter) OSV (Over the Shoulder View) Multiplayer Deathmatch originally developed and published by Firesky Studios, but which has recently had development switch to Dark Comet Games. It has multiple points of interest for the MMO crowd in general, especially in its relation to Stargate Worlds.

The game allows you to play as both factions from the original series (Stargate SG-1): Stargate Command and the System Lords. Each faction has three classes available. What makes Stargate Resistance special is its differences from most class-based games. Each class for either side has no comparable opposite number, every class is unique and has its own strengths and weaknesses. The Soldier has the fast firing P90, the Jaffa the powerful but slow Staff Weapon, the Commando the long ranged sniper rifle, the Goa’uld the short-ranged hand device. Thus, playing either side is a unique experience, with very different tactics and possibilities. [More...]

Posted by Conot on http://mmorpg-info.org.