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.
Excerpt: When Lord of the Rings Online was first released, it was heavily criticised for being a World of Warcraft clone. While LotRO did retain the typical feel and features of WoW , the lore kept its original flair and resulted in it offering an experience that's different to WoW .
Summary: Runes of Magic is a pretty standard MMORPG. It doesn’t do anything wrong, it just lacks that spark which most MMO’s have. But if money is tight and you want a free MMORPG to play, then this is the best of the best.
Excerpt: Welcome to Taborea, where endless adventure awaits all takers. The game was all the hype and anticipation during its development and closed beta stages. However, many players were also appalled at the rumors of being a clone of the hugely-successful World of Warcraft.
Pros: Dual Class system, numerous quests, lush visuals
Cons: heavy grind on second chosen job, many World of Warcraft references,