Create your hero and explore a colorful world full of monsters and surreal landscapes in this casual MMORPG
MMOs were pretty rare two decades ago, given the fact that the technology was not yet perfected and it was very expensive for the developers to maintain the servers. However, things got easier to handle in the last few years, especially since there are so many sources of inspiration out there. Unfortunately, this also means that there’s an alarming number of tasteless clones on the market at the moment.
Create your hero and start your adventure
AdventureQuest 3D is a casual MMORPG designed to cater to a much more relaxed public, unlike the giants of the genre, such as World of Warcraft or Rift. Hence, the game is more approachable and less complicated, not to mention the fact that it also allows for cross-platform play, which means that you can join your games from mobile devices, tablets, or a regular computer.
Naturally, you begin by creating a character, although there are not that many choices in this regard. In fact, besides the fact that you can choose between a female or a male character, the only other things that can be changed is the appearance and your class. The latter features nothing out of the usual, so the last hope rests with the gameplay mechanics and the actual experience.
A colorful, but rather cramped world
The game itself feels more like a hack & slash that just happens to have other players in there as well, so that’s a bit of a bummer. In fact, it barely feels like an MMO, especially when you consider how small the maps are and how little you can interact with them. Granted, this is the price to play for cross-platform capabilities, because it’s obvious that weaker devices wouldn’t be able to cope with higher levels of detail.
The combat is as basic as possible as well, and you only have to click on the foe and mash the 1-2-3-4 keys until it drops dead. There’s barely any strategy or tactic involved, although things may be different when you are cooperating with other players. Lastly, the graphics are nothing to write home about either, but they are not that important in an MMO anyway, at least if everything else works according to plan.
A colorful, but rather simple and empty game
All things considered, AdventureQuest 3D can be quite the engaging experience for a short period of time, but it’s a bit too unpolished and empty at the moment. Hence, you might want to wait for the developers to finish working on it before you can enjoy the whole thing as it was meant to be played.