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good way to waste your life
Runescape (Classic Game)
Member Name: Thebaker50
Runescape (Classic Game)
Advantages: free, good to try out
Disadvantages: not as good as competitors
Runescape is an online mmorpg (mass multiplayer online role playing game), similar to World of warcraft. The idea is that you make a character, and progress them (moving them up in levels of various skills, like strength, woodcraft, cooking, and so on, completing quests, and gaining resources as you do. But you can do this with other players, and join forces to do quests, or fight against them. I am going to split this review into 2 parts, the first part will be the old game, and the second part will discuss some of the newer things.
Ok, basically in this game, you can play for free, and its all online, you don't need to download. But as a free member, you don't get nearly as many benefits, its way harder to get resourses or level up, and you can't even do some actions (like a paying member can train agility and run over a log, a free member cannot). Also certain foods cannot be cooked, certain metal ores cannot be mined, and so on. Anyway, its kinda annoying, and I used to play for a long time as a free member, and basically it was not fun knowing everyone else could easily take you if they were a paying member.
In the old game, you could also go into the wildy, where other players would attack you, and where the monsters would be more likely to attack you. This place used to be really scarey, especially as a free member, because if you died you would loose everything, so you might consider taking weaker items, which in turn would make you more likely to die! But this was one fun aspect of the game, trying to form raiding parties to raid unsuspecting people in the wildy, or trying to sneak past and get some of the treasures hidden in there.
However, this one cool feature in the game has ben removed, now there are PvP servers, where the whole server is just full of people fighting. Its really rubbish, because you just end up with everyone fighting around the spawn points, and over 90% of the map just being empty of other people. its terrible (I know this because my brother carried on playing after me, and I tried it out just for this review!)
Anyway, for a short period of time I was a member, and suddenly the whole game sort of opened up, and it seemed pretty good, with all these different worlds and such. But I sort of realised that £3 a month for a game with terrible graphics, and a bit of a lame combat system (hit, hit, hit, hit, hit), or cast, cast, cast, or shoot, shoot shoot, well you get the point, didn't seem worth it, especially with other games out there in this field. I would say this is a good game if you are unsure if mmorpg is for you, and want to just try it out, but beyond that this game is a bit pointless. If you like this game, try out guildwars (but there is now gw2, but i have not played this so no idea if it is any good), i found that to be a much better game.
Overall then I give this game 2/5, for bad combat system, too many locked features for free players, and annoying graphics. And the price is a bit high. I gave it a star though for at least having a completely free to play section though, a lot of games do not have this.
Summary: if your new to mmorpg, then maybe this is for you to try