Rosh Online: Karos has Returned
By Remko Molenaar (Proxzor), OnRPG Journalist
Rosh Online: Return of Karos is a fantasy MMORPG which gives you the choice between a lot of different styles of gameplay. The game provides you with a lot of classes and content to keep you entertained for quite some time and this is all free! Go mining, hunting, fishing or join a massive PvP battle. I got the chance to play this beauty of a game which is published by Ignited Games.
When creating your first character you are able to choose between 7 classes; each one of these classes has their own abilities and specializations that they are using. Since I have always preferred ranged characters I decided I would pick one of those. But the choice was not that simple because there are so many classes to meet the preferences of various players. In the end I just went with what I thought looked best.
These are the classes available in Rosh Online:
The mystic is a female elf that is specialized in the ways of magic. She is a familiar Magician archetype to most veteran MMORPG players. Mystics utilize their mental strength to produce awesome magical effects. She draws power from nature to deal great damage to whoever stands in her way.
As the name already implies, this class is specialized in the use of the bow. Range is this elf’s ultimate weapon. She is the expert in hit-and-run tactics, luring and quickly dispatching enemies with various tactical maneuvers.
The Blader is the warrior archetype of Rosh Online, equipped with a two-handed sword or spear. With effortless skill the Blader can take on several enemies at once using powerful area of effect skills that can cripple foes with stun attacks and knockbacks.
The Paladin is the holy warrior that is capable of wielding a sword and shield. They are attuned to the power of the divine and can use their holy aura to enhance their comrades. Players can choose to spec them as tanks or dedicated healers, so expect some difficult decisions as you build your Paladin.
This deadly warrior is equipped with two daggers. This deadly class strikes silently from the shadows while being proficient in evading incoming attacks, and dealing deadly fatal blows. The Rogue turns simple melee combat into a work of art.
The Gunner is true to his name as well, equipped with a heavy rifle. The Gunner utilizes their advanced craftsmanship to employ multi-purpose devices in combat to augment the strength of their ranged attacks.
The Sorceress is a second option for the Magician archetype. The Sorceress is known as the shadow magician whose forte is using curses that cause slow and painful deaths. To defeat a Sorceress in combat you must strike quickly to destroy them before they have time to utilize the full potential of their curses.
Every class is bound to a race and since I went with the Gunner I was a little dwarf, er “Vaneese” with a big gun. When I was creating my first character I was a bit shocked to see that I was only able to change two details of my character. I could choose between three types of faces and only three types of hair. When my gunner was born I quickly received the message to introduce me to the basics of the use of my interface and my other controls. After reading through every tab in the tutorial it was time to take my first step towards greatness. Unfortunately the people of Asmara are suffering from countless evils that have befallen their land. I have been sent to help them but am in no condition to do so with my current weapon and power. It was time for a training montage!
The controls in Rosh Online are fairly simple and used by many other MMORPGs. You can use your WASD keys on your keyboard to move your character and use the right mouse button to look around and move your character to its destination. If you’re lazy though or simply have one hand free to play you could always point to click to your destination. My first impression was a bit of disappointment due to the lack of ground texture, but after traveling around for a bit I realized the details of your character, the environment and the sky is actually pretty well done and come together for a solid package. When compared to other similar free-to-play games it is definitely above par.
My first mission was to kill 3 puny spiders that were on the farm of this elder named Domingo. After killing three of these annoying spiders I found out that you actually have to right click your mouse button in order to use the auto attack. The game also shows an arrow above your character to show which direction you have to head to in order to find your quest objective, which is quite useful to fight your ADD tendencies that will surely kick in while gazing at the beautiful horizons.
Rosh Online is not the best looking game on the market but certainly shines under the right lighting. This game has a lot of beautiful landscapes and cities that made traveling around a very enjoyable experience. If you are wondering what kind of computer you require to run this game then you will be shocked by the low requirements. The following computer specifications are needed at minimum:
Windows XP / Vista/ Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core TM 2 DUO e6700(2.66GHZ) and above
RAM: 1GB and Above
Hard Drive: 5GB And Above
Video: Geforce FX 6200 / Radon 9600 and Above.
If you have no idea whatsoever if your computer is able to play Rosh I would say that everyone that has purchase a computer in the last seven to eight years is easily able to play this game just fine without any problems.
Rosh Online's strongest point is its massive fantasy world that a player can easily become lost in for hours. There are a lot of classes to choose from and it really kept things fresh when constantly partying with the unique play styles each brought to the table. Unfortunately every class is bound to a race but this is merely a gripe on personal aesthetics. Rosh is rich in content with plenty of monster variety and plenty of side ventures if you need a break from leveling up. If smooth flowing gameplay is a key element you look for in MMORPGs, then Rosh Online’s well polished combat won’t disappoint. But really the question is, who doesn’t like a good looking fluid MMORPG?