Jagex Runescape Game Review
The British studio Jagex has restarted the browser-based MMORPG RuneScape. The project was twice listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The first nomination was as MMORPG with the largest number of software updates. The second – as the most popular free MMORPG in the world.
The original version was released in 2001 when the game world was not yet fully familiar with the MMORPG genre. Since that time, the number of users has reached 260 million people. Thanks to modern technologies, RuneScape managed to be released on smartphones and tablets. According to the info published by RPGStash, the mobile version is not splendid in graphics, but it impresses with a huge set of gameplay capabilities.
The Game Overview
RuneScape is known for being the leader among all games in releasing continuous updates. Old School RuneScape is different. First, the developers announced the changes, and then the players voted on whether to release this content or not. If the percentage of satisfied users exceeds 75%, then the content is downloaded for updating. More than a thousand polls like this have been created for this purpose.
The user’s interface has been criticized by gamers, as the icons and fonts were too small for mobile devices. Developers quickly responded and scaled the interface. Now smartphone users are on an equal footing with PC owners.
As for the gameplay, a huge set of mechanics is available to players. Completing quests, accumulating money, keeping them in a bank, mastering professions. Old School RuneScape offers all this stuff.
The game begins by creating own character. After a little training, everything is left at the user’s disposal. As for the goals, this is also the player’s choice. You can develop skills, search the items, complete quests that interest you.
Gamers choose their own path. This is a solo game in individual trials. You can achieve the goal and develop the skills of the heroes together with friends. RuneScape is full of hundreds of different assignments, dozens of universal raids, and bosses to defeat.
Pros and Cons
In general, the game has a lot of advantages. However, as with any game, there are also failures.
- Global-scale map for traveling;
- A large number of skills available;
- Additional quests;
- Weekly rewards and achievements;
- Classic gameplay updated for mobile;
- Hundreds of personal features for changing characters;
- Complete freedom of action;
- Weak graphics;
- Special features are available only with a paid subscription.
The main feature of this MMORPG is the open gaming world. Despite the low level of graphics, the game is attractive by its simplicity and interactivity. Gamers can do what they want. There is no plot or attachment to missions. The popular MMORPG in the mobile version can be downloaded on Android and IOS.
RuneScape captures with its originality, large-scale game world, and constantly updated content. From time to time, developers hold various tournaments for their fans. Old-school quests and epic puzzles will not leave you indifferent.
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