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Castle Age Game Review

Castle Age Game Review

Castle Age is a massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game hosted on Facebook. You get to quest in a lore-rich world, team up with friends to fight monsters such as dragons and hydra, and even invade and duel thousands of other Castle Age players!

The game is based on a turn-based concept that has been around for decades but has only recently become popular due to successful Facebook and MySpace games such as Mafia Wars and Farmville. The core concept is that the turns are time-based. For example, you can perform a move every 5 minutes. However, since most players aren’t able to stay online and play the game 24/7, these games feature a turn-accumulation mechanism where you can accumulate “energy” while offline, and use it all up the next time you log on to perform multiple turns. This levels the playing field between hardcore gamers and the more casual players, making these games very popular with a lot of people.

There is so much to do in Castle Age that it is surprising that this game is free to play. You get to immerse in the fantasy land of Castle Age any which way you want to. If you are more inclined to explore the world and experience the many wonders and inhabitants it has to offer, then questing is for you. If you wish to team up with other valiant players to defeat powerful and mythical monsters, then there are plenty of dragons waiting for you. Or if you’d rather fight other players, then invading, dueling and looting them are available options.

Questing involves visiting the different lands in the world of Castle Age as you help the mystical Celesta retrieve powerful crystals in order to safeguard the world. As you journey, you will encounter quests that present challenges that you will need to overcome. Each quest tells the story of a small part of your great undertaking with Celesta.

The quest system in this game is based on requirements. Firstly, you will need energy to solve them, with higher level quests requiring more energy. In addition, each quest will require you to hire certain units such as wizards and knights in order for you to be successful. You will also have to hire specific heroes to lead your units and help you complete each quest. As you complete each quest, you will be rewarded with experience, gold and treasure!

If you prefer to play with other players rather than quest on your own, there are plenty of epic bosses roaming the world for you to summon and fight. Some monsters are weaker and can only be fought by you and your friends, while the more powerful bosses such as the World Hydra can be fought by a team consisting of anyone playing the game, making this feel epic with a great sense of teamwork and achievement. Killing these monsters will provide you with powerful followers, weapons and armor to make you stronger for future battles.

Another aspect of the game is the ability to attack other players, commonly known as the player-vs-player (PVP) portion of the game. There are 2 ways in which to fight other players: by invading them or dueling them.

Invasion represents all out war. You muster your friends, followers, heroes and equipment, and attack the other player. Or you can challenge them to honorable combat, dueling them mano-a-mano with your best weapons, armor and magic. And to the victor go the spoils!

The more successful you are at PVP and the more players you defeat, you will be able to climb the battle ranks. You start off as a lowly scout, but with persistence, you might be able to attain ranks such as knight, general and even duke! And with each rank you gain, you are entitled to special rewards that help you stand out from the crowd.

One thing that makes Castle Age different from typical games is that its contents are updated on a very regular basis. You are able to fight new monsters, face new bosses and find new treasures almost every week! The amount of constant updates and improvements that the developers provide to the game is what makes it really shine.

There is also an element of collectability and surprise in this game. Killing monsters gives you a chance of acquiring the coveted favor points. These favor points can be used to buy limited edition heroes and equipment that are only available for short periods of time. And if you’re feeling lucky, you can use these favor points to open treasure chests. You might find an unimpressive shield, or you could end up in control of an ultra-rare hero with the power of a demi-god!

Rating: 4.5/5.0