Excerpt: I myself have always been fan of paying MMOGs aka P2P. I would rather have been shot in the head than to be found touching a “free” MMOG, but still I’ve played Runes of Magic and am feeling still very much alive. It looks like miracles do exist!
Excerpt: Have you ever enjoyed something so much you found it difficult to describe? Did the experience leave you overwhelmed beyond comprehension? Did you find the pressure and the pacing of the incident so intense that all that remains is the question: “what just happened?
Excerpt: I was rummaging round Runes of Magic, Frogster's free-to-play MMORPG, when my flatmate Dave walked into my room. "Why are you playing World of Warcraft again?" he said."I thought you quit." "I have," I replied, eyes fixed on thwacking my fiftieth beetle of the evening.
Conclusion: There’s a risk in doing something as different as Quantic Dream has done here, and while originality doesn’t always mean quality, this game has plenty of both. I found myself doing things like leaning against a wall during a conversation simply because I felt it made the scene look better.
Open chat and deep fantasy gameplay in free-to-play MMO.
Common Sense Media
3 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) where combat is an integral part of gameplay. Some costumes can be mildly racy, and while there is a profanity filter, open chat can have its own interaction issues, especially for younger children.
Excerpt: Runes Of Magic is a new game from Taiwanese developer Runewalker Entertainment. As a free to play MMO we were immediately concerned that it would be rubbish, but during testing we found many positive qualities.