Monthly Archives: December 2003

Savage Eden

Characters Not many classes/races to choose from, you got the typical warrior, a mage, a mage defender class and a human who uses guns to attack enemy. I hoped for more of a selection, but they are good. 6/10

Monsters I havn’t played the game to a high level, but the monsters are good, they spawn fast and there’s alot to kill, nice variety 7/10

Magic Now this is where the game fails (note: Like I said, I didn’t play a high level) in the beggining theirs only 3 spells to choose from, and later on it looks like their isn’t alot anyways. You have a fireball spell, pepple spell and a lightning one, fireball being the most powerful. 3/10

Graphics The graphics are great. The character graphics and monster graphics are nice. I love the spell affects, although, they do get old after awhile 9/10

Items My melee is the highest level of my characters, the weapons look nice, a nice variety, all of the weapons are level and skill based. 7.5/10

Levels/Skills the levels are nice, quick to level. You have stats that you raise everytime you level, you get 3 stat points each. You also have different skills that you raise also, like, upgrading damage by a percentage, or faster healing time. I like how it works. 8/10

Death Penalty What does penalty? I got to level 24 and died a few times and nothing happened, probly isn’t implemented yet. A good or bad thing, your opinion 5/10

Crafting I havn’t explored this part yet, but you can craft different gems and stuff. Can’t rate this.

Overall It’s an okay game, im only playing it till I can open up my Horizons box on christmas, it’s fun, the GM even comes on and talks to people, which is cool, a rate this a good score. 7/10

Neopets

A popular pet game, can’t really be considered text base, or a MMORPG, want to know what all the fuss is about? Well, heres the review

Graphics : Well, some of the pets look dumb, others look cool. It’s all flash based. And i’ve seen better flash based games out there 4/10

Players : A game with tons of players, sometimes its a lil to much, i’ve seen alot of flame wars in message boards, but with a game with tons of players, theres bound to be flame wars. Also, scammers and hackers. I havn’t been scammed, but I have experienced being hacked, all my stuff was gone, then I got harrassement pms from the guy, he got banned, never got my stuff back. A game with tons of players, can sometimes be bad. 4/10

Admins/Moderators : Cant really review this, I never see any mods or admins on. People see that a user as been banned so. And people complain about being banned for no reason, dunno if thats true or not. 5/10 (Only because I never see any on)

Games : Alot of the games are bugged, like, playing a ball game, the ball gets stuck on the side of the screen. Then the graphics, I mentioned above i’ve seen better 3/10

Overall : I like pets game yes, but just because of so many players, I cant even chat, which I like to do, to many messages on one screen, and to many scammers/hackers for my liking. Overall, its over hyped, but people play it, and theres alot to do. So I have mixed feelings over it. 4/10

Astonia

This is a game that isn’t for everyone. The graphics are 2d but look great in my opinion. The battle system is fast paced and your character will automatically attack when attacked.

Characters:

When you start off you can decide to become 1 of 2 classes, warrior and mage. After leveling up to around 25-36 you can fight the gatekeeper to either Arch or Seyan, when you arch your character gains a cape and a new skill, and when you seyan you revert back to lvl 2, and are now a warrior-mage.

Each person raises their character differently, since as you gain exp you can increase stats, and levels are there just to give you a basic idea of power. And you can change your characters color at any time, so you can change to what you think looks good. Seyans can also arch.

World:

The world is of moderate size. 4 towns with a bunch of dungeons/areas. There is enough to keep people satisfied and the level of advancement isn’t fast so youll always have somewhere to look forward to going to.

Monsters:

There are hundreds of monsters in this game, each of them looks unique, from bandits, to skeletons, to demons, to harpys, etc etc.

Community:

THIS is astonias true strength, there is so many ways to communicate, normal talking, shouting, hollering, and chat channels. There are clans which you can join and then have a channel just for that clan, and you can raid other clans, and have little clan battles to win clan jewels which keep clans alive. there is a huge player base, in town you will meet many many people, and at times you will fill a bit too crowded. You will meet many friends, and meet many a helping hand. Also you will meet people who you do not wish to meet again, but in what game you wont.

Sound:

The only downfall of the game, the sound is just horrible, the sounds are all awful, and there is no background music, so it can get silent.

Overall:

A very sound game, which i think everyone will enjoy if they give it a chance and dont give up right away.

Call of Duty

Ok, this is a FPS, I know not a MMORPG, but this is a good game, and this is taken from demo, I havn’t played full-version yet, but what I played, ROCKED! It takes place during World War 2

Graphics: 9/10- I loved the explosions especially on the tanks, the characters were good, not top of the line so, a little blocky, the gun affects were nice to :) Over all, they get a good rating

Sound: 8/10- I loved the explosion sounds, like when you implant C4 or whatever it was on a tank and hear it explode, the character voices were nice and realistic, the gun sounds were great :) Didn’t pay attention if their were music or not, don’t think there was, but, I was busy listening tot he explosions and stuff and didn’t pay attention to that- Another high score

Missions 6/10- This is taken from demo, a level I see alot in fps games, plant C4 in this case, a tank, watch it explode after taking out all the guards and move on, the demo mission was pretty short, but it was still fun

Fellow soldier help/AI 8/10- Ignore the dumb rank title, couldn’t find a good name, now on with the topic, in the mission I played I had a few soldiers helping me, which they really did save my life a few times, I was about dead then they killed him and I ran to get the health kit and moved on, really good AI to, my other fellow soldiers crouched when needed and hid behind stuff to block the fire from the enemy, it’s all good :) The enemy AI I didnt see much, they seemed to just keep firing at the wall or vehicle without doing any damage, but still, my fellow soldiers were good

Overall 9/10- I loved the game, I loved the mission, the game was pretty good, one of my favorite games out this year, and this was only the demo..I still liked it, I give this a high score, I reccomend this to all FPS/World war game lovers, like I said up top, it takes place in World War 2