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I've joined a new RPG, by the name of Grand Fantasia. After hearing about it from a friend and seeing it played, I had to give it a try. Now I'm not one for anime games but the art is pretty cool, and the game plays even better.
Won't lie its a bit of a WoW rip off but don't let that deter you from playing it. The games freakin' amazing. The game basically reminds me of a combination of two big name MMO's, Warcraft and Maple Story, but where those to lack, this comes together in perfect harmony and makes up for it.
Let me break things down... the games based around your companion, this little gumdrop of a thing that follows you around and helps you complete quest, you can summon it to battle or have it run errands, collect things and even make stuff for you. For anyone who's ever played the game Golden Sun, it reminds me a lot of the Djinn from it.
The Sprites are also customizable to your liking to have them match your character. Like so.
Now for the part that every one cares about... ****s, characters and customization. When you start the game you start out as a Novice, from this point you work your way up to level 10 where you chose the type of field you will be going into, when you reach level fifteen you'll advance to the actual ****(i.e. Spellcaster to Mage). You can chose from anyone of the following three...
- Fighter (lvl10) - Warrior (lvl15)
- Hunter (lvl10) - Archer (lvl15)
- Acolyte (lvl10) - Priest (lvl15)
- Spellcaster (lvl10) - Mage (lvl15)
From here you can work your way up to any one of the branch/multi- ****s. They are as follows.
As mentioned the game plays a lot like a World of Warcraft, with some Maple Story elements tossed in, the sprite features even brings to mind some old Neopets Nostalgia for myself... fortunately with all that comes other goodies, like mounts and special events.
As you can see here, the mounts vary from horses to the chocobo-esque creature you see before you.
The game is also has great multiplayer features with a guild system, active player economy, and trading system. The game also makes an effort to reward you with loot, gold, and even achievements. Oh yes I said it, achievements. The game will reward you for rare feats, giving that satisfying 'trophy' to your list of achievements. Also the armor and customizability for both you and your pet is pretty much endless.
Thats really all to be said about this game. Its expansive, fun and most importantly free. The downloads about 2gb and the requirements aren't to far fetched, standard 512mb RAM and such. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!