Realm of the Mad God is a 2D fantasy MMORPG that features 8-bit retro-style graphics and bullet hell gameplay. Players team up with other players to take out the Mad God, Oryx, and his minions in a world where death is permanent and all too common.
Publisher: Kabam Playerbase: High Type: FantasyMMORPG Release Date: June 20, 2011 Pros: +Unique, hardcore gameplay. +Fast-paced action. +Great retro art style. Cons: -No PvP gameplay. -Pay-to-win elements. -High learning curve.
Spiral Knights is a 3D Diablo-meets-Zelda style action MMORPG with puzzle solving and an emphasis on co-op gameplay. The game is available as a stand-alone client and as a browser-based game through Java.
Publisher: Sega Playerbase: Medium Type: MMORPG Release Date: April 4, 2011 (NA/EU) PvP: Arena Pros: +Unique art style. +Good level design. +Unique gameplay (Puzzle+Action RPG mix). +Good crafting system. Cons: -Slow linear progression. -Pay-to-win elements. -Small game world.