RPG Games: A Comparison of Facebook Games
Oh, the endless hours of clicking, harvesting your farm and exclaiming "Sweet! I levelled!" out loud to anyone within earshot. If you're like us and can't stop playing those addicting browser games, you'll appreciate this look at the most popular Facebook games and alternatives that share similar features. You just might find your next favourite browser game!
If you've played: Pirate Battles
Then try: Achaea
In Achaea you can gain the ability of seafaring; since Achaea has installed Ship Arenas players can battle one another with their ships, just as two active combatants can spar each other within arenas
You don’t build a ship in Achaea; you purchase it. You can purchase it out front, or negotiate with another player to purchase the ship second-handed. In Pirate Battles you solely portray a pirate, unlike Achaea where you get a choice to role-play anything from a pirate, eager explorer, or merchant in the ship trade.
If you've played: Vampire Wars
Then try: Aetolia
Aetolia is a dark fantasy rpg featuring continuous battles between the Light and those who continue to feed the darkness. Aetolia also allows you to become an undead, with Vampires given the following skillsets: Sangius, Corpus, and Mentis; which will enable the players to participate within combat as well as the upkeep with their vampire qualities.
You aren’t automatically a vampire in Aetolia, you have to go through a series of requirements through your guild and show your dedication and commitment to the Guild as well as that you are worthy to become a full member of the guild as well as a full vampire. This may take some time to accomplish, but the role playing game atmosphere makes it worthwhile.
If you've played: Cityville
Then try: Lusternia
Lusternia is the Iron Realms entertainment text-game with the roleplaying atmosphere that is centered around magical energies for one to use to accomplish their goals and commitments. It has been known to challenge the text-gamer to a new level. In Lusternia, everything revolves around nexuses of power, which are reserves of energy that exists within more than one plane. The one that is most like Cityville is the “City nexus of power”. This city nexus of power is mortal made and used by doing rituals to protect one’s city.
You are not actually building a city in Lusternia, you are merely protecting it. Would it be fun to actually create someone’s own city? Sure, but personally, I’d rather stick to a role-playing environment that is filled of more options then what corps I want to plant to feed those in my city.
Noteworthy mentions: Midkemia Online, Imperian
Midkemia is unlike most Facebook games. For one thing, there is a large division between all the cities and guilds. There are six races to select from, and each one has its own purpose for a city within the realms. You are able to choose a specific class such as soldier, magi, or priest. In Midkemia Online, as you finish jobs and gain experience, you have the ability in increase your statics. The same can be said for your character in Midkemia. Once you have leveled up you have the ability to add a static point to your strength, constitution, dexterity, willpower, and intelligence.
Imperian can be likened to Farmville, where characters with harvesting abilities can gather plants, then brew them into potions or sell the raw plant material to other players. Obviously, you’re not just gathering plants from a farm in Imperian, but of all natural terrains. It is a much boarder astomphere as well as the possibility of roleplaying simply more than just a farmer.
One thing to remember is that all the games we mentioned only share a few features, and are much deeper and complex than your average browser game.
Natalie Womble is an role playing game enthusiast who enjoys the best browser games from Iron Realms!