May 16, 2011

Forsaken World? Not by this Vampire.

So, as many of you know, we here at Joystix Pro have never really ventured out beyond the realm of tried and true big-studio released games, whether it be World of Warcraft, the Call of Duty titles, or Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six.

So when I began talking with Colin from the247arcade about free-to-play MMO-based games I wasn’t quite sure where to begin. I started asking anyone and everyone for help on picking my list of five to be played, judged, and compared to Colin’s list. First off, I would like to thank all of you so much for your help in recommending games, and even giving brief explanations of how each game plays.  With your help and some long nights searching the Internet, I have finally compiled my list. Drum roll please….

Forsaken World

Lord of The Rings Online

Wizard 101

Atlantica Online


The plan is to begin playing the chosen game on Monday, and end the game on Friday, while trying not to get completely hooked. After rating each one, Colin and I hope to come up with a list of our top games to share with all of you.

I have been told that Forsaken World is a good starter game. It has the option to pick from quite a few different classes, including: Warrior, Protector, Mage, Priest, Assassin, Marksman, Vampire, and Bard. Having already jumped into my first game, I chose to be a vampire, which has turned out to be a pretty good choice thus far. While this is my first time ever playing any MMORPG, I have found it relatively easy to not only begin, but also continue to progress throughout the game. While the quests are easy enough, they do require some time just to get from one point to the next often leading you to many other new quests at the same time. The graphics are pretty good, and give you some great landscapes and scenery as you travel through grasslands, sand dunes, and even castles. There is always something to look at when you’re on your way somewhere, and you can be sure that the graphics of what you will see are going to be well done, to say the least.  I have also learned that the quests do get significantly more difficult to perform when you level up. As of right now, I am at level 13, and have found quite a few enemies that do not have much trouble when it comes to fighting, or in most cases, killing me.

When I began this adventure through FTP MMORPG’s, I did not have the slightest clue of how these games would play, or even if I would enjoy making my way through each one. I am extremely glad to say that Forsaken World has been a great start. I find myself thinking about leveling up, learning new abilities, or even what my pet, which happens to be a wolf named “Awesome,” is doing. I can see myself getting completely hooked into this type of gaming, and Forsaken World especially. So, while I may not have been totally prepared for what I was getting myself into with “The Hunt For 2011 MMORPG’s,” I can now tell you without a doubt, that I am sure glad I did!   


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