RYL stand for Risk Your Life. It's a Massive Multi-player
Online RPG that doesn't stand much of a chance of
being the next big thing. It's big, and it's certainly
a thing, but what that thing is I'm not quite sure.
Path of the Emperor is a rather cold experience. Even
though there are some people on the servers there
doesn't seem to be any sense of community. It's like
a new wing in purgatory opened up and some of the
lost souls wandered in and aren't quite sure what
to make of it.
I mention the million dollar prize? Now you're paying
are three servers dedicated to this game. One of them
is holding a million dollar tournament to see who
is the most formidable player in the world. This server
has taken most of the players away from the other
two which makes the worlds seem empty if you're not
playing in the tournament. It's really hard to put
together a team in the other servers. The only excitement
you get is wandering from battle to battle in hopes
of discovering something more interesting. Don't hold
the start of the game you can become either a Kartefant
or a Merkhadian. The Kartefants are humanoids and
the Merkhadians are aliens. Both are hostile towards
each other. They have different attributes, customs,
weapons and habitats but they are equally balanced
in powers and possessions. Eventually you will be
offered the option of changing allegiances to a third
nationality called God's Pirates.
three nationalities have basic classes such as warriors,
rogues, mages and magicians. Once you choose a nationality
and a class you can customize your appearance with
the customizing tool. More appearance upgrades will
be presented later in the game along with the requisite
leveling-up feature that is a RPG staple.
will present themselves to you throughout your journey.
Killing them will increase your stats which you can
assign to any skill area that you want to improve
such as health, stamina, accuracy and power. You won't
know how powerful any particular monster is until
you engage it in battle at which time you can run
away if you don't have enough power to take it on.
is in real-time and utilizes the mouse and the keyboard.
You can quickly access hotkey moves with the mouse
by programming the commands in. Once you learn the
system it's fairly easy and effective to perform melee
attacks and wild combos.
character has different abilities but you'll be able
to access some new ones by applying the spells and
instructions that you find in books that the monsters
drop. They will also drop gems that you can use to
upgrade your weapons and armor. If you're lucky you'll
find other players willing to sell their upgrades
for cold, hard cash.
fame is the key to winning the riches. The more characters
that you kill the more infamous you will become. The
most infamous player of them all will win a cool million.
I wouldn't mind collecting that myself but it's a
long, hard battle and one that I don't have time for.
I can see that it's going to take a long time to earn
that kind of rep. There are guys that have been playing
this game steady for longer than a month - and full
time at that. The million dollar tournament server
is too competitive and the other two are empty. There
is no middle ground.
the game is messy. The textures are low res and there
are clipping issues as well as stiff animation to
contend with. The character models are decent but
they don't display much detail. The worlds are big
but they're unmemorable and repeat textures and backgrounds
endlessly. The musical soundscape is barren and dry
with only the most modest of ambient music to accompany
be it from me to stand in someone's way to win a million
dollars. If you're not interested in the tournament,
then I would pass on this game. Other than the novelty
of the prize money it doesn't offer anything new to