The Immortal Rift is an awesome new MMORPG rolling out soon and is currently in closed beta (but accepting applicants).
You’ll have to supply your computer’s CPU and GPU in order to join, but this MMO looks like a very promising new title instead of the typical clones you see floating around nowadays.
It allows you to forge your own story in its vast and huge world, rather than having every player following the same chained quests. If you’ve played and enjoyed older classics like Ultima Online and RuneScape, you’ll probably dig The Immortal Rift.
It lets players explore its huge world and do all the typical stuff you’d find in an RPG- quests, PvP, PvE, guilds, an auction house, and typical storyline stuff. You can explore the world, discover new lands and cities, and also even distinct cultures between cities.
The Immortal Rift has some pretty unique features up its sleeve though (well, not completely unique- but not that common).
For instance, the game lets you craft items like a survival game rather than an RPG. It also has player housing which you can completely build up yourself. Instead of placing items inside a templated house, you have to build it from scratch- or at least that’s what the screenshots look like. There are even custom storytelling tools and an unstructured economy.
The game also encourages role-playing as well.
Then there’s the naval warfare part. It seems like this is a huge bragging point for the game. You’ll be able to fight other players over water based on the available images so far.
The game is like an updated version of RuneScape. It’s heavily skill-based (as in you need to grind it out) from what it appears like. With over 20 combat and crafting skills, you’ll have plenty to grind out. There is also no class restriction so you can build your character freely.
The lands you explore also look awesome- everything from islands to forests to swamps all look awesome with floating energy and fairies in its mystical world. Giant mushroom-like buildings, trees, camel hybrids, and even wizards in robes all run around the world.
The PvP mode also looks pretty tempting as well. It features open-world combat so you can be attacked at any time.
The Immortal Rift is available for beta right now. If you like fantasy RPGs, you should try this game out.
- Player-focused economy and guilds
- Huge world
- Open-world PvP
- Extensive guild system
- Build your house, craft your gear, grind your skills
- Role-playing encouraged
- Storyline revolves around you
- As with most MMOs, will it free or pay-to-play? Or will it be fair-to-play?
- Does it offer enough to stand out from the clones?