Game Review: Fiesta

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Usual MMORPG fare with a sprinkling of friendliness and a ton of community.
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Kingdom Quests are fun and add more replay value than a standard MMO.
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Kid-friendly but not overly simplistic.
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Background music and sound effects are passable.
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A free to play MMORPG with a decent community that is a nice place to hang out and crush monsters under the collective might of a dozen players.

Fiesta Official Website

Introduction

Fiesta is a free to play MMORPG that is based on the usual formula expected of the genre, but with a few distinctive features.  Probably the best feature is the ability to participate in Kingdom Quests, which are scripted instances for up to 15 players.  This somewhat cutesy looking MMO also has plenty of community features and keeps the gameplay lighthearted.  The game’s friendly atmosphere makes it a cozy place to hang out, although there is definitely big monsters to fight as you can see from the trailer below.

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Game Review: Alteil

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Fun, strategic card duels that are easy to pickup but hard to master.
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The addictive quality of card games is refreshed by Alteil's fresh take on the genre
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card art is made by Japan's greatest artists, but it still only has card game graphics.
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Exciting background music coupled with simple sound effects make for fun but average experience
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Addictive card game with original gameplay aspects with the additional possibilities afforded by virtual gameplay makes for a fun experience.

Alteil Official Website

Introduction

Alteil is an online flash-based “online card dueling game” that you can play for free.  It is NOT a trading card game for the simple reason that you can’t actually trade cards with other players.  The card duels are semi fast-paced, flashy, and really fun.  According to the official website, Alteil is the “English version of Japan’s #1 Online Card Game.” It is made with flash so Alteil requires no long downloads.  Different screens take only seconds to load, which is great to play a quick match or two when you feel like it.  For a quick rundown of what Alteil is like go to the official Alteil website.

Alteil has an interesting background story behind it that they keep updating, which helps immerse players into the game’s world.  Japanese games are famous for having lots of story and this game is no exception.

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Game Review: Soul Master

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Combination of action-RPG with RTS elements makes for a unique gaming experience.
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Unless you enjoy fast-paced action-RPG style gameplay, this game can get somewhat repetitive with all the grinding.
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The graphics have a nice level of cartoony detail that gives some decent atmosphere. Flashy special effects are also decent.
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Passable music with some solid sound effects to accompany the graphical effects makes for pleasant action.
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Unique blend of RPG with RTS makes this a must-try.

Soul Master Official North/South America Website

Introduction

NOTE:  I am conducting this review from playing the North and South American version available at Games Campus.

Soul Master is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game, or MMORTS for short.  It blends RPG elements with real-time strategy.  You have a persistent hero character that levels up and can equip items you earn from completing missions, buy from a merchant or other player, or crafted yourself.  The heart of the gameplay is in the PVE missions and PVP matches.  Missions and matches play similar to DoTA, which has you controlling a single hero character while your armies fight by themselves without any interaction from you.  The difference in Soul Master is that it has an RTS component, albeit a light one.  You can gather resources and construct buildings in order to summon creatures called Souls to help you fight.  You can also give your Souls simple commands like staying at a particular spot or to attack a particular enemy.  Thus, Soul Master blends RPG and RTS elements together for a unique gameplay experience. Continue reading