Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Spiral Knights by Mettler15

Alright so recently "Steam" released a section of "Free to play" games. Along with this came a game called Spiral
Knights. Now realizing that this has been out for quite awhile I figured it was dead. I look around, and MANY have said this game was given a breath of life from being put on steam! This game is a diablo like view. While having an auction house, dungeon adventure type feel. Collecting loot, killing bosses, getting tokens. Upgrading in the game is SO satisfying! You go from skin tight close with maybe a shoulder pad, to star 2, 3, 4, 5 Each getting more bulky with armor or fur. Increasing defense against elements, etc. These leads to great replay ability. These levels you go through are FUN, they change up very often, while still having a challenge in the later tiers.

The learning curve is pretty high early on, but after acouple levels, you'll be feeling comfortable in the game. The game runs off of microtransactions called "mist". Each knight (characters) gets a tank that can hold up to 100 energy. This recharges over time (about 100 every 24hours) Now if you do decide to pay which I strongly suggest if your into the game at all. You get large, and I mean LARGE amount of energy. For example the 20 Dollar payment gives you 7,500 energy! x75 the amount of energy you normally have! This allows you to play more aggressively instead of the just acouple levels a day with your 100 energy tank. Overall this game gets very deep if you play into it. With many things to do such as upgrading gear, merching, bosses, and playing with friends! This game is a wonderful game to play whenever your bored, as your constantly doing something! I give this game 8.5/10 It's great for what it is, and the game itself is VERY small 300-400mb :)