Oberin I should say firstly, is a mac-only game, and it requires you to download it from the website. It is MMORPG, which means it is "Mega Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game". It's layout is compiled of a main window where your character can walk around, and smaller windows that show a mini-map, your inventory, your skills (which I will get to later), your stats (dexterity, health etc), your party list (other friends online), a pet window, and a text log. The main window is a slanted birds-eye view, so you can see over your character. Your character can spin in every direction, as well as walk in any direction. The Inventory window is pretty self-explanitory, but I shall explain all the same, it shows you a list of all the objects/clothes/potions you are carrying. Your skills, now this gets slightly more complicated. When you create a character for the game, you firstly choose what "Class" you wish to be. Your choices are: Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, Wizard, Druid and Cleric. Your decision in this section will determine how limited your skills are. For example, if you choose a Fighter, your fighting skills will be unlimited, but your magical skills restricted, and vice versa for mage classes. The part of your skills that are never changed are your "Domestic" skills. These include Blacksmithing, fishing, cooking, lumberjacking, woodcrafting, tinkering, tailoring. With all these skills, you can progress your character to become a skilled tailor, or a powerful Mage, it is your choice. You should however, be patient, because the higher your skill levels become, the harder it becomes to increase. I'm going to talk personally now about my favourite parts of the game. I've been playing Oberin for over a year, and I think it is a wonderful creation. You get to meet other people in game, make friends, and have fun together, adventuring to kill monsters, go fishing together, or just talk at the bank.
The thing I love about this game is the fact you can tame animals, and nurture them to become a trusted pet and companion in the game. My other love of this game is the community. The other players are all so kind and generous, and will help anyone out, at any time. It adds to the fun of the game to find people as nice as this. I do love this game, so I may be slightly biased, but I will mention the cons to convince you I'm not just trying to sell this game to you ;) The graphics are very basic, and flat. The landscape is somewhat repetitive, and the monsters dont have special effects (I know everyone seems to like special effects). In arguement though, this is a free game to play, and is not one of the much bigger MMORPG's that you hear about, so in my opinion. it does a damn good job! There is not much more I can tell you, all I can say is, if you have a macintosh, or can use one, give the game a try and see what you think, because I truly feel it is a very creative, and special game.