Excerpt: Wizard101 is a hit MMORPG developed and distributed by KingsIsle Entertainment. The online title is a kid friendly game that can easily be enjoyed by young gamers and older gamers alike. The game first arrived way back in September 2008 and is quickly became and is still one of the most popular free-to-play MMORPG games around.
Excerpt: Wizard 101 is a turn-based MMO utilizing spell-cards to cast offensive and defensive magic in online duels. The game pits players against each other in a "dueling circle" of up to 4 human players (the player and 3 others against computer-controlled opponents). There is a PvP area as well though it's small and you can't access it when you first start playing. You have to unlock the PvP area by questing and then you meet an NPC that will allow access to the arena.
Pros: Graphics are crisp; wonderful visual effects.
Cons: The music gets repetitive; limited area of free play.
Conclusion: Although Wizard101 has a few shortcomings, it's a charming idea that has been beautifully executed and lovingly polished. They've taken a chance with the collectible card inspired combat, but there does seem to be an audience for it, and thanks to a solid tactical element, there are plenty of parents playing along. It's refreshing to see a game that concentrates on doing a few things well, rather than trying to be everything to everyone.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is an engaging massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) for kids set in a fantasy world involving wizards. Kids will duel using magic spells that have some crude humor including the release of farts. Wizard 101 is COPA compliant and there are several ways to pay for this game. The download of the game is free and there are free areas for children to try out the game, including the ability to play all the minigames.
Excerpt: “ Wizard 101 “ ist ein Comic- MMORPG , in welchem man in die Rolle eines jungen Zauberer-Lehrlings schlüpft, um die Stadt Wizard-City gegen den dunklen Zauberer Malistaire zu verteidigen. Man bekämpft magische Wesen in Sammelkarten-Duellen und reist dabei durch das Universum von “ Wizard 101 “.
Pros: Gute Tutorials, Viel Spielspaß, Kontroll-System
Excerpt: Сложно сказать, почему вокруг «Гарри Поттера» такая истерия. Может быть, все очарованы прелестями Эммы Ватсон, или мир еще не разучился верить в чудеса? Как бы там ни было, популярностью этой сказки пользуются многие, в том числе разработчики MMORPG. Вышедшую недавно игру Wizard101 вполне можно было бы назвать «Harry Potter Online», правда вместо Гарри здесь куча начинающих волшебников в шляпах с полями, да и ручная сова есть далеко не у всех, а только у главного мага.