Earlier this week, Elder Games Studio launched the open beta of Project: Gorgon on Steam on March 12, 2018. The game is known for staying true to classic gameplay experience, having little to no training wheels or hand-holding, as well as adult content and humorous quests.
So far the reviews are at the Very Positive level with most pros including the old school gameplay vibes, class-less progression, extensive crafting and adult humor. The cons are overwhelmingly about the graphics being outdated, but also lots of mentions of the $40 pricing being too high for what the game has to offer. Take into consideration that players have only had less than a week to play the game, so we will keep an eye and see how the ratings evolve. Keep an eye out as we will be doing an extensive review of Project: Gorgon’s open beta as well!
ArcheAge is making the skies of Erenor a little more dangerous with the upcoming ArcheAge: Legends Return 4.5 update on April 5th (4.5 update on 4/5…). Now you may remember that the last major update, the 4.0 Maelstorm Update, came only a few months ago in December.
So what’s the rush? Why is 4.5 here so soon? Well, XL Games is prioritizing the North American and European regions this time around and plan to launch the update before the Russian and Chinese regions. That is atypical, as usually updates start in Korea, get to Russia and China a few months later, and then Westerners get the updates about two to four months after that.
The first teasers of Black Desert coming to console were right around two years ago, along with a confirmation at the beginning of last year. Now Pearl Abyss has launched the official teaser site for the upcoming Xbox One version of Black Desert. We’ve seen bits of gameplay from last year’s PAX 2017 as seen below and the gameplay looked smooth already at the time. Perhaps we’ll see the game come out for our Xbox One brethren very soon.
We’re planning to release the console version during the first half of 2018.
TERA brought in the new human male Brawler and they’re reeling in new and returning players with gift-giving events. The male Brawler looks tough as nails, but shares most of its animations with the female brawler. TERA has a knack for favoring female characters over male, so it’s refreshing to see the male version of this powerfist wielding class come to the Western version.
The update also brings a few events and items to celebrate the arrival of the male brawler. One free character slot has been granted to every player who logs in this week (March 13-20). A level up box “Bantamweight Brawler’s Box” will be granted to every male Brawler who reaches level 15, containing Elite Status time, fashion coupons for weapons and weapon skills and consumables.
Astellia Online is back with another closed beta! Developer Barunson gave word that Nexon has begun recruiting testers for the upcoming CBT2 on March 27. On top of this, Nexon has updated Astellia Online’s website with useful information and fancy graphics regarding classes, game systems and more.
Revelation Online‘s guild system requires guilds to have funding in order to afford the costs of construction and maintenance of buildings and structures within the instanced guild areas. The most efficient method of getting funding for your guild is through Specialty Trading. It is similar to trade runs in Black Desert Online and ArcheAge in a sense that you will transport specialty goods for profit.
The Secret World Legends is the relaunched version of The Secret World, an MMORPG or ‘massively multiplayer online role-playing game’ that takes place in a contemporary world that’s being attacked by dark forces. The game is very story-based, with its story including many elements of pop culture, ancient mythologies, urban legends, and history.
Ragnar Tørnquist, Anne Lise Waal
Merc Canham, Simon Poole, Magnus Beite
Battlefields, Fight clubs
Monster Hunting Quests, Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses
Blade and Soul is set for another update, “Blade and Soul: Fire and Blood” on March 21st. There is a decent amount of content in this update such as two new dungeons, a new raid and the addition of the Lyn as the available race for the Gunslinger class. It’s great to see the Lyn race finally able to play with guns. Many in the Blade and Soul community have requested it for some time even before the release of the “Rise of the Gunslinger” update back in September of last year.