Dust off your lute and break out the sheep shears - the “fantasy life” of Mabinogi awaits you. A free-to-play MMORPG based on Celtic mythology, Mabinogi has been delighting Korean gamers with its rich fantasy setting since 2004, and now it’s our turn. You aren’t bound to classes like “wizard” in Mabinogi.
There’s nothing like waking up after being unceremoniously dumped into a heap of scrap only to find your head and limbs have gone missing amidst the filthy debris. Making a crummy situation worse, mechanical hooligans have strapped a large, makeshift bomb to the central tower in the looming industrial city you were just booted from, and your shiny lady friend is nowhere to be found.
Life after the apocalypse is going to be tough, but we think well cope with the help of our survival kit. Buried in an old biscuit tin at the bottom of a garden weve got a pair of studded shoulder pads, an eye patch, a mohawk wig, a battered leather jacket and a rust-streaked Hummer. How did we manage to fit so many post-apocalyptic clichés into such a small container? Lets just say we got a few tips from KDV
Mage Knight: Apocalypse brings the tabletop game system to the PC. Fans might be disappointed that more factions aren't playable, but character customization is easily Apocalypse 's strong suit. Choose from one of five guardian types - Vampire, Draconum mage, Elven paladin, Amazon, or Dwarf - and you'll find three skill trees for each, filled with active and passive abilities that'll help you survive and slaughter.
In the game's nicest touch, experience points and levels are thrown out in
Get ready for another
barrage of spells and creatures as you face off against Magic’s most powerful
If you’ve ever wondered who pays a hero 200 gold to walk 40 metres and kill a rat, there’s now a series of strategy games to answer that question. Majesty 2 is an RTS wherein you have no direct control over any units. All you can do is offer gold for the completion of objectives, and hope some nearby hero is short on cash and in the mood for a quest. It’s bizarre.
George Santayana, the Spanish-American writer, famously said, "Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it." We think he was probably describing the gameplay concept behind developer Muzzy Lane's Making History: The Calm & The Storm, the latest PC descendent in a long, proud line of turn-based strategy games focused on global domination in World War II.
You play as one of eight countries (Japan, Germany, England, U.S., U.S.S.R., China, France, or Italy) during history's most
Maple Story is an anomaly in the current MMORPG market. The graphics consist of flat, 2D images on a sidescrolling field. Its characters are cute anime caricatures, rather than the grimy orcs, hulking warriors and top-heavy elf women we've come to expect from the genre. But perhaps its biggest differentiating factor is that it's a 100% free download - at least, according to the ads and the website.
Starting up in Maple Story is as simple as hopping over to the Nexon website, registering and
By all rights, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure should be terrible. The latest in a long line of mostly dismal "urban" games, it's packed full of brand logos, but still aims for a guerilla image. It's been delayed for years. And if that weren't enough, it's the brainchild of a fashion designer.
So it's a shocker that Getting Up not only does its "street" atmosphere up right, but actually puts together a competent beat-'em-up/graffiti experience. Playing like an inner-city Prince
The British and the Americans have a very different way of waging war. The Mark captures this difference perfectly, and with a real sense of understated panache. The difference is this: when Fletcher, your US “go go go” character shoots a bad guy, he shouts: “Hope that hurt!” But when Hawke - the sneaky camp Englishman - kills someone, he snidely oils: “Hope that didnt hurt.” Spot the difference? The English are sarcastic to