Saturday, 6 August 2011
MMORPG Review #1: Runescape
RuneScape is one of the only download-free browser based MMORPGs. In January, RuneScape celebrated it's 10th anniversary, making it the longest running MMORPG in history. For a game to last so long, it has to be fun and more importantly, have enough game content for you to play it for a decade! So you may be thinking, what seperates it from the other MMO's available? When you start off your adventure you can expect to be hooked into questing, fighting monsters, and training your skills for days on end. Unlike most games where your focused on killing monsters to gain levels for your avatar, in the world of Runescape you will be training up to 25 skills from woodcutting and fishing, to skills like summoning and dungeoneering on top of your avatar's "combat" level.
One of the most appealing aspects of Runescape is the fact that the free content of the game is enough to play for months, maybe even years until you are ready to buy a "Membership" giving you access to a vastly larger game. Although the game isn't completely free once you are a member, it is still a great deal at 5 dollars a month, compared to the 15$+ other comparable games like World of Warcraft charge monthly.
Overall I would consider this game too big for simple /10 rating, but if I had to I would give it a 8.5/10 as far as MMORPG's are concerned.