Dark Orbit review

Dark Orbit is a MMO browser game where you fly around in a little spacecraft. It was released on December 2006 by Bigpoint, a company that also has games like Seafight and Deepolis. In Seafight you control a pirate ship and in Deepolis you control a submarine. Seems like they really enjoy making games where you control some form of a ship. Anyways, Dark Orbit is their most popular browser game with over 30 million registered users. There are servers for most countries translated into their native language.

You start out having to select to join one of three companies, and you are friends with all other players inside your company. You could compare it to horde and alliance of world of warcraft, apart from the fact that there are 3 factions in Dark Orbit and all fight against each other. You start out with an introduction to the game in form of quests you have to do. This is a very common way for browser games to teach new players how to play.

You control your ship both with your mouse and the keyboard. I found the controls quite different to get used to at first, and sometimes it is hard to see what is really going on cause of pretty poor graphics. Eventually your starship will get drones beside it, and with many ships shooting in the same area with drones and everything the whole screen will be filled with laster shots, bombs and explosions.

Dark Orbit is a PvPvE game, and your PvE enemy is all the alien ships flying around in the galaxies. The aliens are very weak near the home sectors where you start out, and they increase in strength as you move further away from home. There are lots of sectors in the game and a pretty large area to explore. Levelling is done combining alien griding and doing quests, and leveling is fairly quick. In several quests you have to PvP as well. As you gain levels you can upgrade your ship, get better weapons and other useful items.

The money in the game is in form of credits and uridium. You can make credits just playing the game, killing aliens, etc. Uridium however, you have to buy for real money, and that’s how BigPoint make money of the game. To get the best ships and weapons out there you have to spend quite a bit of money on the game.

Overall Dark Orbit is a pretty cool game to spend a few evenings with, but I don’t think many players will find the game interesting week after week. Out of the 30 million players I believe less than 5% are active players. The graphics are also not great, really ugly at times to be honest. Also, once you are done leveling there is not that much to do in the game.

Evony review

Evony is a massive online browser based strategy game made in flash. It is a pretty new game, less than one year old, but still it has manage to become one of the most popular online strategy games out there. The main reason is their heavy advertising, and they have been critizised a lot for their adds with half naked women that have nothing to do with the game. The game was originally launched by a Chinese company calling themselves UMGE, but at the moment the company is registered in the US and call themselves Evony LLC.

Anyways, the games itself is pretty cool. You start out with one city and limited resources and expand from there to a large empire. You start with doing quests to expans your resources fields, construct buildings and then train troops. You troops will be used to defend yourself against other players, attack other players for resources and also attack NPC village for resources and other rewards. The graphics are pretty cool, there are lots of units, buildings and technologies to research, but the game being based in flash makes it quite laggy. You have to spend a lot of time on the game to be successful.

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Evony LLC claim that Evony Age 2 will launch soon, and I’m looking forward to that. The game now is hurting a little too much from all the botting and lack of updates in my opinion. The last 6 months pretty much nothing have happened to the game at all. I can recommend checking out the game, but I wouldn’t spend any money on it until Age 2 comes out.

Middle-Earth:Shadow of Mordor latest informations!

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is an upcoming action role-playing game set in the time of the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings saga.The game will be released  on PC,PS3,PS4,Xbox 360,and Xbox One.

Warner Bros announed that the release date for North America will be September 30,with a worldwide release coming two days later,on Octomber  2.

Gameplay Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpRXiyIvvX4&feature=youtu.be

Heroic Odyssey Closed Beta Test is Here – Events and Giveaways

The browser game Heroic Odyssey has just launched its Closed Beta January 12, 2012. To encourage people to try out their new game, the game developers have prepared a series of events and giveaways for all players.

Events and Giveaways

Event 1: Login Reward

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content: During the CB period, each player will receive 1000 free daily ingot at 14.00 everyday.

Rules:

1)Each account only can get 1000 free daily ingot.

2)Player must online during 14.00 to get the reward.

3)The reward will automatically send to your account.

4)The final decisions belongs to Heroic Odyssey Management.

Event 2: Double Experience

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content: During the CB period, every player can enjoy the double experience from 1600-1800.All heroes will gain double experience when hitting monster during that time.

Event 3:Ranking Board

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content: During the CB period, top three player of Level Ranking, Wealth Ranking and Equipment Ranking will receive huge amount of ingot as reward during the OB period.

First Place: 1000 ingot

Second Place: 800 ingot

Third Place: 500 ingot
Inaddition, 20 lucky player will be chosen from No.4 – No.50, each of the luckyplayer will receive 200 ingot as the reward.

Event 4:Growth Reward

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content: During the CB period, once you build your character, you will receive a “Growth Packs” on your bags. Reached every 5 level of your character,you can receive your reward from the “Growth packs”.

Event 5:Online Reward

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content: During the CB period, every player will receive their Online Reward in the game.

Event 6:Heroic Target Reward

Time: 12th January 16.00(GMT+8) until 17th January 16.00(GMT+8)
Content : During the CB period, for those who had completed the mission of “Heroic target” will receive the value of 5888 ingot items reward.

Rules:

1)The reward will automatically send to your account.

2)The final decisions belongs to Heroic OdysseyManagement.

Game Features

Expedition System
Expedition interface contains 3 type of scenarios:

Infantry Expedition 5 ingot/times, have an opportunity to obtain a piece of level 30 orange equipment, primary gemstone, primary intensify material and other items.
Archer Expedition 10 ingot/times, have an opportunity to obtain a piece of level 40 orange equipment, all types of gemstones, talisman and other items.
Cavalry Expedition 20 ingot/times, have an opportunity to obtain a piece of level 50 orange equipment and other games item can?t buy from the mall.

Pet System and Mount System
In Heroic Odyssey, increasing pet characteristics will improve the pets? quality and ability to make your pet become stronger. Each player in Heroic Odyssey will be able to customize their Mounts/Rides.

VIP System
Players can use the VIP card to become a VIP player. VIP?s enjoy exclusive functions and privileges, which makes game play faster and more enjoyable.

Casting System
Casting system is one of the core features in Heroic Odyssey. In game, the difference between victory and defeat is based on the enhancement of the players gear. Therefore, the different casting on your equipment will make your character become stronger in the battle.

Meridian System
To make the character stronger in Heroic Odyssey (minus level, equipment, and skill), one important part is the characters meridian; it will increase the attributes of the character. When your equipment is not good enough and you are looking for that extra edge, the Meridian will give it to you.

Quality Set Equipment
Orange equipment is the best quality equipment in Heroic Odyssey, it is also the rarest equipment. If you collect the whole set of rare equipment will make your character more powerful, this is the goal of most players.

Quest Consign
Heroic Odyssey the easy way to leveling is the quest consign. Everyday just to use this and a few daily quests are compared to killing a few hundred of the monsters.

In-game Bot
Heroic Odyssey has also provided a bot for player leveling, just click to start, and whether your players is offline or online they will receive lots of experience.

Brawl Busters: Coming Soon For Everyone

Rock Hippo Productions announced that its upcoming online multiplayer action game, Brawl Busters, will begin the Open Beta phase starting Thursday, November the 3rd.

The game update features two new modes, all new weapons and cool, never-before-seen outfits. The website will also receive an update that will allow players to join the Brawl Busters community in the Busters Centre. Players can expect more new features to be announced with the start of the Open Beta next week!

“We invite fans to check out the Open Beta trailer and screenshots so they can get a real feel for the non-stop action that awaits them,” said Howard He, President and CEO of Rock Hippo Productions.

Rock Hippo is always looking for players’ feedback. All Closed Beta participants, aka “Original Busters”, are asked to answer a short, 5 to 7 minute survey, that will help Rock Hippo make Brawl Busters a better game down the road.

For compensation every “Original Buster” who answers the survey will receive a healthy Buster Points prize.

Silkroad-R Open Beta Going Strong – Lots of Events and Free Stuff

Silkroad-R, the sequel and spiritual successor to the original Silkroad Online MMO, recently began its open beta test (OBT) on December 20 and has met with a good response from players and is now adding an additional server, Gobi, to keep up with the demand of more and more players playing the free MMO.

The events and giveaways include:

Period: Dec. 20, 2011 – Jan. 17, 2012 (4 weeks)

  • Event 1. Once a day! Play bingo and receive gifts!
  • Bonus! 30 people who participate in the bingo event will be drawn for an ‘E-Coupon $10 (100 Silk).’
  • Event 2. Once a day! Receive a growth support buff and enjoy fast level up! EXP/SP 100% Increase (continued for 5 hours) Buff is provided to all users who connect to Silkroad R and talk to the NPC So-Ok.
  • Event 3. Take on the challenge! Level up! Connect to Silkroad R and make your character grow. You receive a special gift from the NPC every time you reach a certain level.
  • Event 4. Take part in the review & survey and receive gifts!

One major concern of players of any massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) is the presence of bots. Silkroad-R implements several new in-game strategies that have either eliminated or greatly reduced the presence of even the most sophisticated bot programs. In addition, Joymax has built the security and network platform in Silkroad-R from the ground-up to ensure that players are protected from in-game attacks and have a clean and safe environment to play. However, in the unlikely event that a bot does enter the system, Joymax has also implemented several polices that effectively remove the main incentives for players to turn to botting.

“Joymax’s main mission for 2011 was to find an answer to the two questions, ‘What do our players want?’, and ‘How can we give it to them?’” said Joymax CEO, Nam-chul Kim. ‘But to quote a line from the movie the Matrix, ‘There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. ‘Silkroad-R is our attempt at walking the path. It incorporates all of the most wanted player requests, from faster level-ups, less bots, and a cleaner UI to improved character balance.”

Open Beta for GhostX Ultimate – Free GKash for All

GameKiss.com, a leading global online game portal, just started hosting Open Beta for GhostX Ultimate. The game is a complete revamp of the older GhostX game that features pet-like Nanobots that help gamers fight back monsters from another realm.

“We are very pleased to offer this amazing do-over for the game,” said GM Roberto. “We invite any RPG lovers out there to come try GhostX Ultimate. The innovative Nanobot system combines the traditional MMO class elements of warrior and cleric, but these Nanobots also happen to be loveable pets with their own unique personalities. It’s super-fun to join forces with your Nanobots to smack monsters more and more and get the highest combos!”

There have been many new content additions to the game including strange new mounts that let players more quickly explore the urban landscape of GhostX Ultimate.

The game can be downloaded and played completely for free at http://www.gamekiss.com — as a special open beta bonus, GameKiss is awarding all accounts with a free amount of 5,000 GKash to fully customize their characters in the brand-new Item Shop.

New MMORTS Dawn of Fantasy Launched

505 Games, an international publisher of diverse video games, announced today that its massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game (MMORTS) Dawn of Fantasy is now available.

Dawn of Fantasy’s unique online real-time strategy gameplay introduces players to a new era of strategy gaming. Players take their chance to write their own chapter in the bloody history of the war-torn fantasy world of Mythador. Immersed in a vivid, living world, from the swamps of ErtheeLBala of the Wood Elves to the scorched dragon-inhabited lands of Sssilistra, players will explore a detailed world, interacting with native villagers or waging war on nearby armies and trade convoys. Adventurers will complete dozens of story-driven quests in one of three campaigns, and interact with thousands of other players through trading, forging alliances, and waging war in both Player vs. Player (PvP) and Player vs. Environment (PvE) battles.

Dawn of Fantasy enables players to build up villages into towns and then mighty strongholds, to manage a thriving, persistent economy, and to lay siege to enemy armies and citadels with great trebuchets, the brute strength of the walking woods, and fire-breathing dragon mercenaries to reign supreme.

Players can play as one of three different races elves, men and orcs, each of which offers a radically different play style and has been given a deep, compelling mythology, a dramatic, historical background, and a spectrum of complex political ambitions and subplots that drive the story and gameplay.

With a rare combination of the RTS and RPG genres in its persistent MMO environment, Dawn of Fantasy is definitely not your average RTS.

“We’re incredibly excited to be bringing Dawn of Fantasy to an eager market of MMO and RTS fans,” said Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager UK & Export for 505 Games. “The sheer level of depth, detail and destruction in the game along with copious amounts of online functionality should ensure players are bringing the fantasy fight to the realm of Mythador for many, many months to come.”

Free Steam Downloadable Content (DLC) from Dungeon Defenders

Trendy Entertainment, D3Publisher and Reverb Publishing announced today that its recently released action/tower defense/RPG mash-up Dungeon Defenders is a runaway success across all three platforms Steam, Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation Network. To get in the spirit of the spookiest holiday of the year, Trendy is releasing several Halloween-centric pieces of downloadable content (DLC) to all Steam and TrendyNet users for free for a limited time:

  • Eight brand new costumes for the four character classes four of which everyone will get and four of which must be earned in-game
  • An devilishly hard Halloween-themed mission where players can earn the four ultra-rare costumes
  • Eight new Halloween-themed weapons (two apiece for each class)
  • A redesigned tavern for your heroes to celebrate Halloween in

Note: All purchases of Dungeon Defenders PC come with a Steam code to access ranked online play via TrendyNet.

Dungeon Defenders brings together the best elements of tower defense and action-RPG progression in a fully 3D environment; spreading the four-player co-op mayhem out across 15 unique maps 30 challenges, four difficulty settings in all its loot-raiding, spell-casting, level-up stacking glory. Players control one of four distinct heroes Squire, Apprentice, Huntress and Monk – in an epic bid to fight back an ancient evil. Each character comes with distinct functionalities, and players can create and customize an armory of weapons and equipment. The campaign, whether with friends or solo, has tons and tons of gameplay with hundreds of loot drops (all upgradeable and customizable) to make each character that much more distinct.