Monthly Archives: March 2005


Tried ROSE for a few days, won’t be back. The game has great potential but more time on game interface and less on graphics would have been a major advancement.

The characters’ equipment is kind of cool in a younge teenage way. You can make your character ‘pretty pimp’ with some effort. The monsters and all around feel made me think of renaming the game to “Candyland”, very immature. As an adult I felt over ran with ‘kiddies’. I have a horrible graphics card but I was able to play and was happy with the graphics for items, equipment etc…visually the game is easy to read.

Lots of items, weapons, armor…you get the idea…

I must stress I personally hated the camera view, you must constantly adjust when you move. I think I spent more time adjusting to see what was in front of me then having fun.

I also hated that Gm’s seemed to be non-exsistant. Offensive names were easy to find as well as language.

The servers are consistantly ‘extended’ and lag was a major factor in busy areas.

The game interface was far more complicated then it needed to be. As for a game manual….Even if some explanations were vague because of translation…it was still a joke.

Bottomline: To say this game is only in testing stage is an understatment. This game brings a new meaning to ‘user UNfriendly’ and with the immature feel and the average gamer age of 14…it’s hellish for those over age 18. At 29, it was pure terror.

Ferion- a space strategy game

Imagine a space game where you can compete with players from around the world, and conquer the hell out of them. Now you, like many others, are thinking of Ferion.

Ferion is a space strategy sim that has been running (and addicting its players) since 1999. You control your own galactic empire. Your main objective is to capture planets, build ships, settle new worlds, wage war on other empires and generally fulfill your need for conquest and power; with the hope of eventually becoming #1!

The main difference between Ferion and other space MMORPG’s is that Ferion games are played over around 2 months at a time in enclosed arenas, where each player must build their empire from scratch. Even the biggest vets must still start from the same point as the noobs each time, although player’s scores from past arenas are kept so you can tell a skilled player from a noob by their score and medals that they have collected for winning arenas.

Because of this Ferion is very accessible for new player with special section of the game only for noobs… and of course veteran sections for when you’re ready. And the best part is that you can play as long as you want for free!


I have played the most recent beta-testing of guildwars.. it was a closed beta test, only open to those who preordered the game.

Beta March 18-21.

This game has had alot of hype to it.. and it was all true. I played this game almost nonstop for the 3 days the beta was online.. it was unbelievable. Lets get down to the ratings.

Graphics – 10/10
The game was simply amazing.. its a Free to Play game like Diablo, etc.. you must purchase the game, but its free to play past that.
This game has graphics that rival its counterparts like WoW, EQ2, City of Heros, etc.
For a pay to play game this is all we can ask for, but this is a free to play game.

Gameplay – 10/10
The entire game is based upon wise team construction, character development, and pure strategy.
The max lvl is 20, but its all in how you setup your skills that determines who wins a pvp fight.
There are missions for PvE and then PvP battles.
The missions are great, the monsters are really hard and have great AI.. it takes the best teamwork and the right team to beat these missions.
The PvP is the best of any online game I have ever played (and I’ve played alot of them)
In most games, the higher lvl would win the fight.. but in guildwars its who has the best strategy with setting up their skills, working together as a team, etc.
The game definately deserves the highest rating in Gameplay.

Interface – 9/10
The interface can sometimes get in the way, and when you minimize things and move things.. they go back to their original ways the next login.. but besides that.. the games interface is simply amazing.

Killstealing/Looters/etc – 10/10
These are words you wont hear in GW.
The game is designed that when you exit a town into a hunting ground or mission, you will have your own version of that battle area and own copy of the world.
You may bring in party members and guildmates with you, but besides that.. you will run into no one else while hunting.. great experience.

Easy to Learn? – 10/10
I had no experience in the game prior to playing it this past beta… but I got on the game and knew exactly what to do.
The game is setup so well that after a little while of playing it, you learn the concepts pretty easy.
On my first character I had alot of trouble once I got past the tutorial area.. but after an hour or so of wandering around and asking people for help.. I learned the game just fine.

People/Community – 10/10
The community in this game is just amazing.
The people are nice, and they are always willing to help you and help you learn the game.
It really was a joy playing with people like that.

Overall – 9/10
The game is simply amazing, and its free to play.
You couldnt ask for any more.

Please leave a reply with any constructive criticism/compliments about my review or the game.


Where should I begin? How about the different skills!

Wood-Cutting- As your woodcutting level increases you will cut wood quicker and have access to better hatchets allowing you to also get wood quicker.

Construction- Constructing will allow you to build your own shop, house or boats.
You will need wood and a hammer to build.

Fishing- Fishing will allow you to fish fish which you can eat when it has been cooked.
You will be starting fishing at Lisim with a net.

Cooking- Self Explanitory…

Mining- Currently in the game the only place where you can mine is at Rynir Mines and you are only able to get copper, tin and iron ore. Once you level your mining you will have access to more ores, faster mining speeds and better pickaxes (also increase mining speed).

Smithing- Interlinked with mining, make items out of bars!

Theiving- You can theive other people! Watch out who you theive though, they might get angry…

Fighting- The normal: attack, defense, and strength + HP

It’s only been going on for about a week, now trust me you can’t just play this game and get mad that your not progressing…You have to give it at least 3-4 day’s worth of playing, then you begin to see it’s true beauty!

I’d reccomend this game to anyone that liked Runescape Classic!



This is my first review so bare with me… this one is complicated because it really is not your standard MMORPG…

Concept – 7/10: The concept is awsome, Playing in ancient china with shaolin monk style fighters is an intersting change to all the full frontal tanker style fighters you see in most games nowadays which in my opinion is very westernized… however you can still see some elements of games which have already been about Xiah style assassins and swordsman…(the monk idea is nice although he’s stupidly fat)

Graphics – 5/10: Half of me says yes these are good graphics for a game like this (free MMORPG)…when you stand and look at your surroundings you can really see that alot of thought has gone into the making of the environments. From close up your character looks very nicely done and realistic altough when you zoom out it seems to go kinda blotchy looking. Now the other half of me thinks something is not right when I look into things with more depth… when your character runs he looks like hes late for something. When he then comes face to face with the animals, which are actually real life friendly little critters from your back yard you come to realize they’re all infected with the mad cow disease… you even attack stiffed up, I won’t even go on about how the animals react!

Community – 3/10: What? Who? Why? When? Where?… The 3 is for the site itself wich is very helpful and hintful and for once even stated what the stat modifiers are and what use each avatar has…
i. Warrior : Long sword, Axe, Spear.
ii. Assassin : Bow, Claw, dagger.
iii. Mage : Sword, Fighting fan, Gauntlet.
iv. Monk : Staff, Maul, Flying Wheel.
1) Strength: Determines physical attack strength.
2) Dexterity: Determines hit rate and speed.
3) Constitution: Determines defense and life force.
4) Agility: Determines movement, attack speed, and critical hits.
5) Intelligence: Determines mana force..

Sound – 7/10: Nothing special…special effects and combat noises were kinda lame.

Lag – 9/10: Basically none at all (from my personal gaming experience.)

Gameplay & Evaluation – 6/10: I know i’ve been kind of harsh here but there really is one more thing to add… the interface has to be the most un-user friendly piece of work i’ve ever encountered…seriously it took me ages to get the hang of the basics, so much stuff i dont even know what is all about now and i got to lvl 19 before quitting completely! For experienced RPGers this is a good one to try for a little change but i cant see any one who has gotten very involved with Xiah or KalOnline getting addicted to this… for people who have just come from the likes of Runescape this is the one for you.

Monster and Me 3.0

MAM 3.0 is a good pokemon ripoff, with a nice battle system.

Graphics: 3d claymation models mesh perfectly with the anime backrounds.

Gameplay: A nice turnbase system of battle really gives the game a unique feel. You can also have pets and start out with a turtle.
Sound: Music is nice, and there are nice quality sound clips.

Overall: A fun game but i wouldn’t pay for it.