One of the latest MMOs to hit the free-to-play market has been in open beta for a few weeks now, and I have taken the time to see what all the hype is about. For those of you who have seen the Facebook advertisements, “Skyforge” has been plugging itself as the next “World of Warcraft.” This is a lofty assertion, to be sure, but does it hold water? Herein, I give you the good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you have played many of the free-to-play (ftp) games that are so popular today, you may have caught on a long time ago that most of them follow similar formulas and formats. One of the biggest downfalls with ftp games is that they make the gameplay experience incredibly inconvenient for those who do not “pay-to-win.” Thankfully, games like “Skyforge” are trying a new approach. Although “Skyforge” allows you to purchase their premium currency, “argents,” for real money (a common practice), it also allows you to purchase same-said currency with the common credits everyone can earn. The exchange rate might be exorbitant, but the option exists. This is not unheard of in the ftp market, but with “Skyforge,” there is nothing available for purchase with argents that is a game changer. Although free-to-play, “Skyforge” is not pay-to-win.
Of the 13 classes that are available, only three can be selected from the start, unless you pay for the premium package, in which case two more classes become available. It actually takes a few weeks of playing, before you can gain access to many of the classes. Some of the more advanced classes require you to attain god form, which requires a “prestige” of 30,000. This can easily take a month or two to unlock, assuming you are a hardcore player.
Inspired by the best action-combat console games, we’ve improved the traditional targeting system and turned the old point & click style combat into spectacular and animated action, that will always be entertaining and satisfying.
You’ll dodge enemy attacks, perform powerful combos, and vanquish your enemies with devastating finishing attacks.
With a variety of character classes and the freedom of switching between them players will enjoy discovering each class’ skills & powers!
All classes can be developed simultaneously allowing players to swap classes on the go, depending on your mood or current game situation!