With servers chock-full of level 70s enjoying their flying mounts, World of Warcraft continues to dominate the MMORPG scene. But as Blizzards beast approaches its third year anniversary, the game is beginning to show signs of aging. Enter Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, a new contender vying for a slice of the MMO pie, and gamers have yet another reason to consider a switch this year.
We got some hands-on time with this massively mythical online role-playing game, and while Gods & Heroes sticks to
300 BC: the fledgling Roman Republic is powerful, but beset on all sides by enemies. Carthaginians, Gauls and Samnites threaten the young nation. Even worse, unspeakably horrible terrors - Gorgons, Minotaurs and Cyclopes - patrol the lands just beyond the Roman gates. Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, makes you a scion of the gods, in a massively-multiplayer role playing adventure. Born of immortal heritage, you will serve to protect and expand the Roman Republic.
As a servant of one of the 12
When the short-lived Perpetual Entertainment shut its doors in 2008, it left behind two games. One was Star Trek Online, which had been snatched up by Cryptic the year before. The other was Gods & Heroes, which was eventually picked up by startup Heatwave Interactive...
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Frankly, anyone who's read the His Dark Materials trilogy should want to experience the game and film almost as much as wanting a monkey-shaped demon of their own. By now, the film trailer will be playing in cinemas and you'll probably have seen the amazingly recreated world of Jordan College, Bolvangar and the North on screen for yourself. And we can report that the game - which is being developed by Shiny - is shaping up to have all the best bits from the film, and more on top of
With all the success of the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter films spilling over onto our consoles its hardly a surprise that were about to be up to our comically large sleeves in anything remotely wizardly. But you wont hear fantasy fans complaining, as the much beloved, million-selling His Dark Materials series kicks off this winter with the release of The Golden Compass in theaters and every console known to man or beast. An important distinction to make; since animals play a part thats
Gotham City Impostors is weird. Not in a bad way necessarily, because it’s a perfectly solid shooter, but it’s certainly going to have to justify its existence to a lot of Batfans out there. After all, why put out a Batman game without Batman?!
Batman isn’t exactly known for his sense of humor. He’s
known for beating the hell out of the Joker, who is most certainly known for
his ability to crack a joke. His name is the Joker after all. That’s why Gotham City Impostors feels a bit, well,
wrong. It embraces humor in a way that Bats would almost certainly not...
Oblivion may be the big RPG story this spring, but sooner or later, even that massive game will end - and when it does, you know you'll want The Next Thing. That could be Gothic 3, Apsyr's ambitious swords-and-slashery epic, which already looks fairly promising, even if it's months away.
In the third installment of the big-in-Europe Gothic series, you'll find yourself at the losing end of a battle between orcs and humans. The soft pink people have been enslaved by leathery green overlords,
We first snuck a peek at the ambitious role-player Gothic 3 at E3, but have recently received a closer look now that were away from those bustling halls. Graphically, this early version is clearly a couple of notches below the uber-visuals we've seen from RPGs like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. But the makers of Gothic 3 have balanced going for advanced graphics against playing the game on a real-world PC.
Like Oblivion and the previous two Gothic titles,
Victorious in our battle against the Orcs on our home islands in the previous Gothic games, we set sail for the mainland only to discover that those green menaces have taken over the entire mainland of Khorinis in Gothic 3. To make matters worse, their leader Xardas has managed to somehow destroy all rune magic, rendering brave paladins and fierce fire mages across the land useless. After freeing a small village from their cruel Orc captors, we set off on what will surely be an epic