SPIRAL KNIGHTS

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Like Zelda? Like Bomberman? Like shooting things? Like MMORPGs? Then you'll probably like Spiral Knights, which is pretty much a combination of all those things!

Spiral Knights is a free-to-play MMORPG (kinda*) and I think it's pretty fun. I'd basically say it's a game for people who are sick of MMORPGs that have too much emphasis on stats (i.e. not for Craze), since it's much more focused on Zelda-style hack-and-slash gameplay than it is on the strength of your equipment/skills/character stats etc. RPG elements still exist and they do play a part, but there aren't really any classes (other than the weapons you choose to use) and there aren't really any skills (except the skills your weapons have) and it's mostly about how good you are at dodging/hitting enemies. It's mindless fun, really.

The game's made by the same people who made Puzzle Pirates (Three Rings) and published by SEGA - Obligatory YouTube trailer:


*I say kinda because you need an uncommon in-game currency called "energy" to enter dungeons. You get 100 "energy" every 24 hours, but you can buy more using either real-money or the much more common in-game currency "crowns" (which you find from enemies). If you don't want to pay then you shouldn't have to since you easily earn enough "crowns" buy more "energy" (about 1/3 of your "crowns" will go towards buying more "energy" if you do this). So free-to-play... but people who want to donate will get advantages.
Spiral Knights is a free-to-play MMORPG (kinda*) and I think it's pretty fun. I'd basically say it's a game for people who are sick of MMORPGs that have too much emphasis on stats (i.e. not for Craze)


Was this necessary?
Craze
i bet she's a diva with a potion popping problem
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Fallen-Griever
I'd basically say it's a game for people who are sick of MMORPGs that have too much emphasis on stats (i.e. not for Craze)




Karsuman, ChaosProductions and I used to play Free Realms together.

The game itself looks very slick, especially that boss. I'll definitely be trying this out.
This game probably isn't for me. I like MMORPGS that make you grind for 200-300 hours to max each stat/level. Else everyone in the game is maxed and it's boring. I mean obviously there will be more then one person maxed eventually, but it will take a while and it will only be a small percent of the player base that has maxed out.
Was this necessary?

Of course not, it's only a joke, but he does like stats a lot :)

EDIT: I forgot to add that it was only fully released yesterday (I think), so the game is incredibly young. Also, if you want to find me on there then my username is Sated
Hexatona
JESEUS MIMLLION SPOLERS
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I picked it up yesterday. Fairly fun so far. Killing a room full of enemies is kinda challenging when you're on your own though :P
author=Fallen-Griever
Like slow, dull combat? Like games that limit your playtime per day? Like role-playing a glorified Hello Kitty robot? Like painfully slow character progression? Then you'll probably like Spiral Knights, which is pretty much a combination of all those things!

oh btw for the curious, this is how the closed beta went:
this game is cool!
*energy economy explodes*
*spends legitimate real-life cash $$$ on virtual electricity*
*gets really rich in-game*
this game rules!
*everything gets nerfed to hell*
uhh
*every decent crafting recipe now requires extremely rare materials*
at least i'm rich and can just buy equips, right?
*all equip prices increase exponentially*
i seriously spent money on this garbage
Cool story bro.

I like the combat, it's fun. Especially with a co-ordinated team. Gameplay time isn't limited. You make more than enough crowns dungeon-running to buy more energy and still have crowns left over - although the energy price could change dramatically and make that no longer viable, which would suck. Aside from that, you seem to be complaining that the developers decided to try and balance things whilst the game was in beta. Erm... that's kinda the point of a beta. Why would you use real money to buy things in a beta anway? That's just silly.
kentona
I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.
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ooo this looks fun.


...though I never really got into LoZ games. Is it more hack-n-slash Diablo fun, or more puzzle-y lame gimmick-fight LoZ "fun"?
It's faster than fighting in LoZ, I think, but it's not really like Diablo. But I love Diablo and I like this, so it can't be that bad... right? :P

(Bad logic is bad)
Add "Littlewingguy" if you want to play with me.

I think it's quite fun. Very simple, easy to pick up and play. It's got the Zelda vibe of picking up pots and chopping grass, but I'd compare the gameplay to Gauntlet with cute robots more than anything else.
Ratty524
The 524 is for 524 Stone Crabs
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I've played this game. I love it to pieces. I generally like MMOs that utilize more tactical skill than just stats alone.

Some things to correct here, though: There IS some grinding... so to speak. As you defeat enemies in the game, they drop money and "heat". Heat helps you level up your weapons/equipment to make them stronger, and you see these results once you complete a "floor" in a dungeon.

Also, there is still kind of a "level imbalance" among players. Ranking isn't represented by stat level, it's represented by your equipment. Players with "5-star" equipment are basically the ones who've been playing for a while, while players with the 0-star or 2-star eqipment are newbies. You advance through "tiers", or advance to harder dungeons with stronger monsters, when you reach a requirement judged by your equipment.

There are essentially two ways to get the high-rank equipment: Buy it from an NPC or make it through crafting. Both requires you to replay dungeons to gather crafting materials and money. So there is some "grinding" in this game.

Honestly, though, this is one of the best action-based MMOs I've played so far. It's also fun as hell to play co-op with other players. I highly recommended this game.
Looks fun enough. I may try it out.
dropped a hundred on this game and now i cannot eat
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