It's been an awfully long time since there was a new entry in the Ultima series, and even longer since the venerable RPG franchise was on an Apple platform. Its reappearance on iOS – as a free-to-play game, no less – might seem like a low-key comeback for a property that once helped pioneer computer role-playing games, but underneath its casual-looking exterior lurks a fun (if simple) dungeon-crawling MMO.
Nate Birkholz, Lead Producer of City of Heroes (and a once-upon-a-time Mac gaming guru) gave us a walkthrough of the new City of Heroes Freedom. The new franchise is a hybrid MMO, meaning that it's got both free-to-play and paid content. Check out the video for more information, and be sure to stop by the NCSoft booth for a quick demo of the game.
Unlike most pay-per-month MMOs, Lego Universe isn’t heavy on storyline or ripe with dialogue and cut-scenes. Rather, it’s an extended experience for the Lego enthusiast -- the fan who spent his or her childhood rifling through tubs of these plastic construction toys.
If you like online MMOs, you might be interested to know that City of Heroes is releasing an all new expansion pack later this summer. It's called "Going Rogue" and your player will be able to start out a neutral character and gradually choose his side as he gains levels. The game is available on August 17th. Check out the video below for a quick look into the game's storyline and gameplay.
If you love Legos, then maybe you've heard about the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online game, Lego Universe, currently in development by NetDevil. The game takes place in an alternate universe with tons of Lego minifigures who are on the path to seek the last bit of pure imagination. The antagonists in this virtual world are the Stromlings, who are controlled by a dark force known as Maelstrom, and who can turn innocent minifigures to the bad side. The game is officially available to play on October 26 of this year. Check it out in the video below!
Icarus Studios released today a
Beta version of its Mac-compatible platform and the Fallen Earth MMO.
The software will enable players to connect to the same live servers as
PC gamers with game features specifically optimized based on the user's