Crystal Saga Preview: A sprawling online adventure on My browser
Crystal Saga is a free to play MMORPG set in a vibrant universe of Vidalia where you can experience interesting adventure, hunt for mysterious treasure, train cute pets, slash evil monsters and complete various missions.
After creating an account, you can choose from five classes according to your tastes and genres, namely, skilled Knights, naughty Rogues, holy Priests, courageous Rangers and charming Mages. Each of them has unique weapons, spells as well as avatars.
The first part you encounter is a thorough tutorial that would make detailed explanations about all the game’s core features and mission systems. The tutor also carefully explains different meanings of marks that are showed in the game. For instance, the yellow ! mark means that a new quest is available for you. And the yellow ? one also indicates that you have completed a quest and may pick up your reward. “A good beginning is half done”. With the help of the tutor, I have quickly finished a series of basic missions and successfully moved to the level 3. That’s so cool!
Slashing monsters on the extensive battlefield is an amazing experience. You can kill any evil monster by your sword. As you level up, you will have an access to a more advanced spells and skills as well as more equipment. However, if you’ve been critically injured in the battle, you will have two options: revive on the spot or revive at the nearest town.
I have been deeply attracted by the game’s high-quality graphics which is deftly crafted, especially for an in-browser game. I’m also impressed by the graphical fidelity, clear avatar. When you get into a higher level, you can outfit your character various armors and weapons.
What’s more, the game consists of dozens of maps which would provide you with a great chance to have an in-game journey. You can slash millions of monsters along the beautiful tropical ocean beach or explore sky-high mountains to hunt for legendary mounts.
Although Crystal Saga features many highlights, there are still a few weaknesses that are worth mentioning, such as its txt-based communication, shallow combat, slow-paced system, as well as repetitive music.
Txt-based communication between different characters is rather boring and dreary. It would be better if the communication could be done by the dialogues with vivid voices. In addition, what I dislike this game is the shallow combat. During a battle, you can do nothing but only to click the left mouse to launch an attack over and over again.
Music is an important part of a perfect game which could make you have a good rest in the magical music world. Obviously Crystal Saga does not do a good job on this aspect. Although Crystal Saga does set a simple note of atmospheric music, it is tedious and deficient of novelty which could not satisfy my thirst for fighting music.
Famous poet Thomas Earl once said that the waiting is the hardest thing, a lesson that is painfully taught once again in Crystal Saga. The flip between different scenes is rather slow-paced. While finishing my wild adventure mission, I intend to walk back to the town for my rewards. But I wait for about three minutes till I have an access to town.
To sum up, Crystal Saga is a good choice to kill time in spite of flaws. You can treat it as both an adventure and pleasure. And you’ll not regret if you play it.