Realm of the Mad God- old school MMORPG?

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clok1966
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I had looked at this some time ago and basicly forgot about it. Steam put it front and center a couple days ago so I took another look.

ITS FREE, its old school looking and playing, it a bit like the original Zelda mixed with Robotron and adding level up, classes and items shake well, and add online with other players... a MMORPG-Shooter? Perma DEATH!!!!!!! in a RPG shooter? HOW!?!? even more important why? Looting, QUESTS! how can this be?

It can be played in a browser, with friends, without, with people you dont know. The graphis are very early video game sprites. I simply cant explain it was well as simple video will show. The game starts you with a singel class and the more you play the more you unlock. A reason to stay alive.

I simply dont really know how to describe it, so a link ot a video.. and the ecomendation to take a quick look.. its a small download on STEAM and good in short burst i find..

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Matt Barton wrote:

Is this something I should check out?

Yes, don't expect too much of it, but it's pretty unique and at least worth checking out.

http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/

clok1966
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Matt Barton wrote:

Is this something I should check out?

its small, its free, its easy to learn.. I would take alook at the very least.. I dont want to hype it to much.. as its just simple fun. its not terribly deep, Its kinda 8 bit zelda game (i keep saying that) with a much more open world.. where you have boss mobs you kill (that is as deep as quests get) KILL THE UNDEAD GNOME MAGE (with a smaill icon pointing you to where he is)... the bosses will spit out hencemen. its almost like a shooter .. you move along ans kil bad guys and then have tiny boss battles.. You do get equipment.. as therea re 16 classes, lots of time the drops are not for you.. health and mana potions, etc..

It is really what it is.. sombody looked at the MMORPG's and its almost like they said, what would it look like on a nintendo NES if we know what we do know but where limited to back then.

i think its quite fun in short bursts...

Bill Loguidice
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Matt Barton wrote:

Is this something I should check out?

Considering it's free on Steam, yes. It's nothing groundbreaking by any means, but it does have an old school aesthetic and design (actually, it reminds me a lot of Minecraft's aesthetic), and is worth checking out. It's really nothing more than an action Rogue-like on some level, but it's much more approachable than those types of things usually are. It's also relatively tiny and doesn't take many resources. In fact, it's best run in a window rather than full screen. The part that I like the most is that it's very easy and intuitive to play (outside of me struggling with WASD for movement controls).

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Is this something I should

Is this something I should check out?

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Bill Loguidice
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I played a few levels of this

I played a few levels of this just now on my new system to try out Steam. Definitely fun, though I don't like moving with the keyboard!

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clok1966
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I am a bit suprised there

I am a bit suprised there wasnt more comments on this.. its a bit zelda, a bit MMORPG, and all 8bit. Simple to play, hard to master. its not horribly deep and tailors more to reaction shooter people then the RPG guys. I thought a bit about it and its KINDA DIABLO if it was made in the 8-bit days. I really enjoyed the challange of perma death. I wasnt sure, but as you could almost max level a character in a couple hours... i think i was level 1 to 12 in like 3 or 4 hours total... its not a huge loss to die. I also like that leveling to 20 (max level) unlocks other classes and such.

As for the short play sessions, I agree.. login and play 20-40 minutes.. and Im good.. its one of those games thats got just the right amount of skill/fun mix and works well with shorter sessions. I pretty much play a short session everyday.

Paul H
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I tried this out yesterday

I tried this out yesterday and it's pretty fun. I'll probably pop in for a minute here and there since it's very easy to play in small chunks.

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