Good evening my fellows visitors, tonight I’m going to focus on Neo Steam, a new game tha collect several features from different game, like mounts, character’s races, crafting, mining and much more. With this review i want to underline what’s new and the points of strenght that makes this game a pleasent and funny MMORPG.
Neo Steam has a 3D raw design, graphic is very text-based (with some traduction mistakes) but characters, weapons, mounts and other equip are weirds, creatives and beautiful. Backgrounds are huge, the most of them are very well done in particular cities, training ground instead are usually bad defined (for example trees and mountains have the same pattern O.o or there is the jesus-walking effect when you cross pit with water).
There’s a lot of choice when you create your character: you have to choose you world before, Elerd and Rogwel (they have just few difference between them like cities and characters shapes), then your race: human, elf, pom (what I’ve chosen lol), Taxzn human and beast-kind (wolf or tiger, it depend from your world). Each race has its own characteristics, after that you choose your job! The choice fall through this kind of jobs: Fighter, Mage, Crafter, and Rogue. Later there’s a little part dedicated to customize the character before start the adventure.
Spawn zone is the city, at first impact i was amazed, buildings are very detailed and good looking, it looks like a big factory (probably because i choose Rogwel the technological world). Some quests teach you the basic comands (in my opinion text font is horribile, like old textual-games) and after some minutes you are alredy on the training ground hunting monster. Programmers could have done a better job whit mobs, they are not ugly but they aren’t even beautiful, maybe on the average, maybe under… As i said training ground aren’t like city, the same pattern almost everywhere and in some zones your character crosses rocks (but i think it’s common in 3D games). Equipment expecially weapons are very nice and shiny, infused with the neo-steam power a sparkling blue essence that substain Neo Steam world and that give a beautiful effect to everything. There are a lot of skill but it seems that programmers didn’t care a lot about them, just some red sign, or a quick yellow aura that cover the character. Neo Steam has great graphic quality but defect aren’t missing.
As the design, also gamplay has ups and downs, the basic commands aren’t difficult to understand, after 10 minutes you will have the total control of your character. All what you need is patient to read all what npcs say and there won’t be any problem. Level up come quickly, i’ve reached lvl 10 in a little time and i advanced my job (every advancement unlock more skills) but i got some problem whit equipment: store are so damn expensive and monster don’t drop a lot of gold so you can’t buy useful item that can probably help you (like weapons or the ALL-CHAT item, that allow you to chat with everyone in the map). There is the possibility to buy a pet that help you during fighting (healing, attacking or stealing gold) and make it lvl up (with normal training). Quest give you a starter package, a very useful set of items and you recieve one every 5 level, it also contains a mount that expire in 1 week but it’s so cool!
AI of monster is something like an evil being that hate you with all his forces: when some monsters in your range see you they run like crazy to fight but it’s not finished, they call reinforcements, they surround you and kick your ass out until you die. In some training zone i kill just with my loyal gun so I can escape if a monster-gang start to pursue me. Some zones are also dedicated to PvP but it’s not very developed and until now I’ve never seen a match.
Another interesting features is crafting but as i said everything is too expensive and this great skill become useless sometimes. Crafted item are special: with an item (very very expensive =_=) you can add a machine-skill to this equip, this skill summon a machine that can attack heal or buff your character (excellent during fighting) and it’s something that i never seen in any other games, a very nice shot for programmers, that demonstrate a lot of creativity making this game.
PRIDE AND SHAME
Neo Steam programmers must be proud of this game, it’s clear that they tried to do their best and they succed to create an original mmorpg.
- A LOT of classes and races to choose
- Very cute character and equipment
- Fantastic backgrounds in cities
- Innovative game with some features never seen before (like the neo steam system or machine)
- Easy livelling
- Pet system very usefull
- Easy gameplay
- New but alredy well structured game
- Lovely community (everybody helped me a lot)
- Everything is too expensive
- Monster homicide-AI make sometimes train difficult
- Poor backgrounds in training zone
- Terrible text font LoL
- Traduction mistakes (sometimes dialogue are difficult to understand)
- Still some bugs to fix
This game is the one that more impressed me between other that i tried those days. It’s not just another 3D game clone of Wow or some famous mmorpgs, it has unique features and still a lot time to grow. I’m sure that Neo Steam with some right improvements will shine in the rainbow of the top free MMORPGs. I don’t suggest this game to kids, because it need patient to read, to understand and to be appreciated, but everybody can play and spend good time playing.
Overall Score: 7.5/10
Direct Link: http://neosteam.gamigo.com/
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