Type: 3D Browser MMORPG
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Pros: +Cool artwork. +Good graphics for a browser game. +Flashy effects. +Lots of features.
Cons: -Automatic gameplay. -Unoriginal gameplay and story.
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos Overview
Protect the realm from falling into the clutches of evil forces as one of the last powerful mages to survive the fall of the Holy City in Magerealm: Rise of Chaos, a free-to-play browser MMORPG. Choose from three unique classes and recruit a variety of Angels and Heroes to help in battle. Explore a mythical world as you complete quests, clear dungeons, and take on powerful bosses in your quest to save the world from falling into the clutches of the treacherous mage, Anders, the powerful Demon Lord, and his army of evil.
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos Key Features:
- Full-featured MMORPG – find everything you’re looking for in a typical MMORPG including guilds, dungeons, crafting, raids, and much more.
- Angels and Heroes – recruit mighty heroes and guardian angels, and summon them to fight by your side. Train your heroes and improve your relationship with your angels to unlock their full potential.
- Instanced Dungeons – clear dungeons of varying difficulties to earn experience points, gold, and rare items and equipment.
- World Bosses – form teams to take on powerful bosses for a chance to gain rare and valuable loot.
- Guild System – team up with other players and form a guild to complete guild-specific daily tasks and upgrade Sorcery Tech that benefits all members of your guild.
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Realmguard – a melee class with high defense that can channel powerful magic through their weapons.
Spellmaster – deadly masters of the arcane who can take out hordes of enemies with powerful spells. They, however, lack the defense of most classes.
Truthspeaker – half-demons with the ability to switch forms at will. They have balanced offensive and defensive stats.
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos Review
By, Marc Marasigan
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos is a free-to-play 3D browser fantasy MMORPG developed by Youzu Games and published by GTArcade. The game went into open-beta on June 18, 2015 and can be played through GTArcade’s game portal.
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos is set in a mythical world where players assume the role of the last surviving mage after the complete destruction of the Holy City, following a battle between the powerful mages Freya and the traitorous Anders. Players wake up weaker than they once were and set out on a quest to find out exactly what happened to the Holy City while working to stop Anders and his hoard of demons from taking over the world. The game’s graphics look really good for a browser-game when compared to other similar games like League of Angels and Monkey King Online. It features beautifully-done artwork, stylish gear, and cool flashy effects. The interface, however, is a bit cluttered which is usually common in these types of games. The audio is also good and changes from thunderous tribal music to serene melodies depending on the environment.
The Holy City
Players start off by choosing from one of three pre-made gender-locked characters. Unfortunately, like most browser games, Magerealms lacks any sort of customization feature apart from naming. After choosing their characters, players are treated to a quick cut-scene which shows the Demon Lord making quick work of the city guards with one powerful attack. Most of the game will be punctuated with these types of cut-scenes to move the story along. After which, players complete a series of quests as a high-level character which culminates in a fight against the Demon Lord. The game lacks a formal tutorial but instead relies on tooltips to walk players through most, if not all, of the gameplay elements.
Auto-pathing and auto-combat have become a staple of most browser MMORPG’s, and Magerealm is no different. While auto-pathing and auto-combat do have their perks—like not having to walk to the next NPC, for example—it makes the game a too easy. Some might even hesitate to call it a game, considering that you can get through most of the game by simply clicking on one button. Although, you can still play manually if you want to. The tool-tips also seem over-the-top since they tell players exactly when and what to do, even for gameplay features that have been previously covered. When you gain a new skill, for example, tooltips tell you exactly which buttons to click. This is OK the first time, but when it happens every single time you gain a new skill that’s just too much. Even equipping newly-looted items can be done with a single click of a button. I’m all for convenience but, personally, too much hand-holding can ruin a perfectly good game.
Down To The Basics
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos is pretty much your standard-fare MMORPG and has almost everything players look for in one, including dungeons, companions, mounts, raids, and crafting. And, like typical MMORPG’s, the game is reliant on breadcrumb quests to move players from one area to the next and move the story along, while rewarding players with in-game currency, gear, and experience points needed to make them stronger. Quests reward players with plenty of experience points to make character progression fast and easy. I was able to get to level 20 in just under an hour. Dungeons come in different forms, and range from the typical mob-runs to more unique types like smashing as many eggs as you can within a time limit. This adds variety to the game which is rarely seen in browser games. Combat uses the classic point-and-click and Tab-targetting system—not really important if you’re going to use the game’s auto-path and auto-combat feature, but worth mentioning anyway. Players’ stats automatically increase as the player gains levels and acquires better gear. Skills, on the other hand, need to be manually unlocked and improved by spending Amethysts, that players can get from quests or by participating in Daily Events.
Heroes and Angels
Taking on the baddies can be tough without companions to help players out especially since most, if not all, the quests are completed solo. Fortunately, Magerealm lets players recruit from a large roster of angels and heroes that they can summon to help them in battle. Guardian angels do not participate in combat; however, they grant players buffs and access to powerful spells that they can cast when in a pinch. Heroes, on the other hand, are more like mercenaries and actively assist players during combat. Players can only have one Guardian Angel at a time and up to two Heroes in their party. As players progress through the game they will be rewarded with a variety of free heroes. Unfortunately, only one Guardian Angel is given for free. More heroes can be recruited from the Recruit Heroes menu, where players get to randomly draw for training materials needed to recruit heroes. Players can also use diamonds, the game’s premium currency, to increase their chances.
Honor and Prestige
Like most MMORPG’s Magerealm let’s players duke it out in old-fashioned PVP combat. Aside from the usual 1v1 Arena-style combat, that players can unlock upon reaching level 29, players can also create their own PVP rooms to challenge both friends and rivals. Players can also enter Competitive Mode, provided that they’ve finished their daily PVP quests. In competitive mode players can challenge any player regardless of level. If normal PVP isn’t enough players can also join Prizefights where both players place their bets and the winner takes all. In all PVP modes players gain Prestige and Honor points regardless of whether they win or lose the match. Prestige points determine the player’s PVP ranking, while Honor points can be exchanged for rare items in the Honor Shop.
Diamonds Are a Player’s Best Friend
Suprisingly, unlike most free-to-play browser games, Magerealm isn’t too heavy-handed when it comes to the cash shop. Players aren’t bombarded with pop-up boxes urging them to buy premium items. The cash shop contains the usual upgrade items, as well as rare heroes and angels that players can exchange for diamonds, the game’s premium currency. Players can also buy costumes and convenience items like potions and keys to open rare dungeon chests. In my opinion, the game is more pay-for-convenience rather than the usual pay-to-win schemes found in most browser-based games.
The Final Verdict – Great
For a browser game, Magerealms: Rise of Chaos has almost everything a player looks for in an MMORPG. It also features better graphics than your usual browser-based game along with cool artwork and audio. The Prizefight PVP mode is also a great touch and allows players to put more on the line aside from their pride and honor. The game also has a very large playerbase and a highly-responsive community. While the game would definitely have been better without the auto-combat system, the game is still fun to play and offers a wide variety of features that can keep a casual player occupied for hours on end. If flashy effects, scantily-clad women, and PVP-focused gameplay is your thing give this game a shot.
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Magerealm: Rise of Chaos System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP SP3
CPU: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
RAM: 1 GB RAM
Browser: Any browser with Flash Player installed
Operating System: Windows XP SP3 / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64 bit)
CPU: Quad Core 2.5 GHz
RAM: 2 GB RAM or more
Browser: Any browser with Flash Player installed
Magerealm: Rise of Chaos is a browser based MMORPG and will run smoothly on practically any PC. The game was tested and works well on Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Chrome. Any modern web-browser should run the game smoothly. The game is available on Facebook as well.
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Magerealm: Rise of Chaos Additional Information
Developer: Youzu Games
Closed Beta: June 04, 2015
Open Beta: June 18, 2015
Original Release Date: June 18, 2015
Development History / Background:
Magerealm was developed by Chinese game developer, Youzu Entertainment, who then launched the game on their own servers in China and South Korea. GTArcade is responsible for its global release, available exclusively through their website. Youzu and GTArcade are both responsible for the immensely popular League of Angels, which shares a similar graphic style and game features to Magerealm. League of Angels is infamous in the West for its plagiarism of other games, including Blizzard and Riot titles. The global version of Magerealm features more original content, although its character art and abilities are far from unique in the fantasy MMORPG realm.