Free MMO’s have had a spotty
record, where the specters of poorly designed games and other problems are
common. It is a very pleasant surprise to see a fun and exciting game rising up
from the genre. Warrior Epic can be both fun and diverse, has shining graphics,
and a number of interesting features building on the best aspects of the games
that came before.
There are multiple classes
in Warrior Epic, including multiple versions of the same general role. There are
the standard close melee combatants, ranged specialists, and hybrid classes with
greater versatility – for a price. Each class has a unique play style, which
leads to a great diversity in the style of play gamers can enjoy. The actual
gameplay in Warrior Epic is very similar to the “3/4 overhead” click-and-slash
games like the Diablo series. The new features Possibility Space has included
help it stand above the rest. The ability to spin the camera and see around
corners is a wonderful feature Warrior Epic can boast about. It gives players
more flexibility along with a greater sense of immersion in the game itself.
The personal “guild hall”
gives players the ability to recruit multiple characters for a single account.
Equipment, cash, and items can be shared between characters, so if a player
wants to experiment with a new class, it isn’t a complete restart from scratch.
The guild hall gives players a great deal of flexibility in their play style.
You can quickly bring along a new character to explore something different.
While there are many characteristics that help define Warrior Epic, the guild
hall is the one that I feel is the most unique and enjoyable.
When exploring the online
world there are many options. Player versus player combat is included, of
course, along with the standard “player versus environment” fare. The
“environment” fare takes a turn for the original in several places. While
monsters exist (and can be quite challenging) there are also a fair number of
places where players get to interact with “destructible terrain.” When exploring
a jungle setting, players might find themselves boxed into a room – until they
destroy a section of ruined wall or a thick curtain of vines and leaves. Players
have the option of breaking other pieces of the landscape as well. There are the
typical boxes, crates, and other devices scattered around that players can
demolish to find treasure. In addition to the treasure, there are experience
rewards for breaking into these “hidden” treasures, which encourages players to
scour every nook and cranny.
The graphics in Warrior Epic
are smooth, flowing, and original. They are both detailed and run without a
serious strain on the system. When you see fireballs raining down on your foes
or a shining sword flashing as it cuts and cleaves, it won’t end up making your
video card cry out for mercy. Where most game developers try pushing the
envelope for graphics as far as they possibly can, Possibility Space has crafted
graphics that are both fantastic and available without needing a powerful gaming
interesting to be caught between feeling that a game could be more and feeling
amazed at how smooth and refined a game is. Warrior Epic has a simplified system
compared to other MMO’s, but it also has a pristine excellence that comes from
not attempting to exceed it’s limits. Instead, Possibility Space has very
clearly tried to do as much as it possibly can within those limits. It is a fine
distinction, but it holds an important truth – without the need to constantly
push the envelope, the developers have been able to polish Warrior Epic until it
looking for a diversion or a new game to explore, Warrior Epic offers quite a
bit to it’s players. Since it is free there’s nothing holding players back from
experimenting with Warrior Epic.