Monthly Archives: April 2005


Most of the reviews talk about older versions of AQ. I’ve played the newer version, and here’s my review of it. I think it’s an excellent game, because of the simplicity, and the short battles are a plus. You don’t get into it, and can play anytime. The graphics are very nice, when compared to other free MMORPGs *coughrunescape*.

The characters look very nice, as do most of the monsters. I don’t play with the sound on, because it seems to slow down the game, my computer isn’t very good. There are a few small problems with balance, but they are being fixed as the staff goes. It is a funny game as well, I especially like the Frogzard Hunter. It is constantly updated, which is a big plus. There are many classes, which all specialize in different thing, such as the Dragon Slayer gets attacks that work well against dragons, and the Rogue specializes in ranged fighting. Overall, it is a game that is good already, and gets better as it goes. I’d play this over games such as RuneScape and Tibia ANYDAY.

Kal Online – The Good – The Bad – The Ug

Kal Online

Kal Online :
The Good – The Bad – The Ugly

Well this game is not bad. Not bad at all.

So lets get down to business. Here are the real facts about kal the real deal and the real story about what you want to know.

The Good!!!
-This game is everything you would expect from an online 3D MMORPG.
-The skill’s sets are great for each class of character.
-The interface is really well done and special effects kick ASS.
-You can F*%&en use some F%@#en swear words in it cus there are no filters
-The quest are quite fun and you never get bored
-The land is HUGE it can and will take you a couple hours if not day’s to go from one end of the land to the other.
-Clothing rocks
-You can transform into a great but creature that’s totally wicked!

The Bad
-The game is HUGE about 165 MB download for the install file and about an other 75MB of updates after that.
-You need a pretty decent computer to run it. Something like a 900 MHz and up with 512 MB ram, 64MB video card and definitely a high-speed connection.
-You well need a total of 400 MB of hard drive space for now.
-There are far too many people on the same server, I know the game is fairly new but they would definitely benefit from having a second server.
-They do updates ever wensday from 9 PM EST to 10:30 PM EST during what time the server is down.

The Ugly
-This is the only really ugly thing I find about this game. Im French and my English spelling is not the best I know!!! BUT the English spelling on the website is much much worse then mine.

So on a final note
Kal is a relay good game for anyone who likes anime and eastern mythology. For a Korean made game this game really gave a good impression. If your interested in a free 3D oriental based story line with excellent game play and graphics this game is for you.

I give it a 5 out of 5 G’s.

Master G

Conquer Online

Conquer Online (CO) is a MMORPG that is free to play. It is published by TQ digital and is lots of fun to play.

CO is set in a era similar to ancient China, where you have many mighty warriors and monsters are commonplace. There are magic elements, based off of the Taoist religion, and much of Chinese mythology is incorporated into the world. There isn’t much history to the world, and it is not very condusive to Roleplay. 7/10

CO uses 2d backgrouns with 3d characters and an angled top-down view. The backgrounds are very beautiful and crisp, and the character models are pretty good. There could be better, but they are pretty good for a free game. Think Sims 1. Special effects for abilities, etc. are pretty good too, although when there gets to be many effects on screen, things get laggy and you could be disconnected. Great graphics for a free game. 8.5/10

The gameplay in CO is pretty straightforward. Level your character up and try to get better equipment. Occasionally you can participate in quests, and although most of the standard ones aren’t worth it, the holiday quests can be inteesting. Also CO is PK-free. No that doesn’t mean free of PvP, it means that there is almost no punishment for PKing and you can enter PvP at ANY time. At low levels, you may find that people just kill you for fun. Leveling get really slow at high levels and the differences between levels are great. A person 10 lvls above you (generally) would destroy you in PvP. Max level is 120(?) and you can get Reborn once to start again from lvl 15 as a different class. There are four classes in total: Archer, Taoist, Trojan, and Warrior. Archers are long range specialists. Trojans are basially fighter, and have the highest physical attack. Taoists are basically mages, and can specialize later to be more offensive of defensive. Warriors are kind of underpowered, and most consideer them to be Trojans that aren’t as good. I think their best stat is defense. 7/10

Well, most people are idiots on the servers. There are some good people, but most of the time, unless you are high level, no one will say anything. Once you become high level, you can enter their ‘clique’ and get to know some people a litle more. 5/10

Overall, CO is one of the best free MMORPGs and I love it. Play it for a while and see if it is your thing. My advice, start playing along with a few of your friends.

Total: 8/10 – Free medieval MMORPG

In KO you start out as a petty landowner who must work his way up to maybe one day become King of one of the 14 castles! But the road is long and to get there you must fill your treasury by collecting taxes, organizing fairs, raid villages, attack other players or go on a holy crusade together with some of your friends!

But money is not enough to become King of the land, you will need soldiers to become strong enough to defend your own land and attack the enemy. Send out preachers to convert people to your side or simply go on a slave hunt and capture them that way. If your need for a workforce is larger than ever then you could go on an African expedition together with several other expanding players.

War isn’t the only thing that keeps the world going. Play a game of dice to enhance your riches and if your ambitions are truly great than participate in jousting tournaments with your very own Knight who you can equip with various items you can find on a crusade! If you are clever enough than you can make loads of money by buying goods in one province and selling it at a large price in another but beware of Kings (other players) who are overzealous when it comes to taxing!

So you’ve gathered a fortune, bought a mansion, won several tournaments, expanded your empire with a flourishing population. Then now is the time to claim the throne of one the castles for your own! Deploy catapults, trebuchets, rams, siege towers to improve your chances of winning the day but remember that the enemy king will have likely put down some serious defences such as killing pits, archers, iron gates, boiling oil , …

But the most important aspect is to have fun, kings online is completely free and will stay that way. Ideas are also very welcome as the game is open to expansions.