Mobile gamers looking for an MMO could do a heck of a lot worse than to pick up Arcane Legends. It’s actually a very sleek and addictive title from Spacetime Studios that’s seen a fair bit of popularity over the past few years, and now it’s is getting ready to grow with its Curse of the Cryostar expansion.
The expansion will raise the level cap to 56 and take players to the underground town of Glintstone where they’ll have to contend with a Gnomish civil war. Curse of the Cryostar has plenty of challenges, rewards, and improved features for its players, including three dungeons, 30 pieces of gear, additional pets, and a new skill mastery system. Right now Arcane Legends is in the middle of a lead-up event to the expansion, but once it releases players can instantly jump to level 46 to take on the new content.
You can watch the Curse of the Cryostar trailer after the break!
I’ve seen a lot of desperate requests in my day in which players are asking for games outside of the normal sphere of popularity and MMO mainstream (such as it is). We all know what the big games are, the ones that get the lion’s share of the publicity, press, and popularity. But all of that attention can easily blind us to those titles that are quite good if not as well-known, and I believe it’s those MMOs that many players are seeking when looking for an alternative to the games they’ve been playing for years.
So today we’re going to explore a list my top 10 recommendations for “obscure” MMOs. These are games that might not be on the tips of everyone’s tongues but have earned a solid reputation in some way and might offer a different experience than the same-old that you’re used to seeing. For this list I’m mostly sticking with released or playable titles that have good word-of-mouth behind them, are still in operation, and have generally run under the radar for most of their lifespan.
It may be true that interest in playing and developing mobile games has peaked, although personally I very much like mobile gaming. On the flip side is the fact that studios like NCsoft and Nexon are investing heavily in mobile development, and games like Forsaken World Mobile are giving us hope that online RPGs are still seeking to break into the market.
Mobile gaming is so dang convenient, especially when I find myself away from a computer with a few minutes of nothing else to do. Waiting for my kids to get out of school? Spending quality time in the bathroom? Curled up in bed before sleep? All prime mobile gaming time.
It’s been a deep desire of mine, then, to see a crop of good mobile MMOs spring up. While there certainly have been some, including the highly lauded Order & Chaos and all of Spacetime Studio’s library, nothing has given me the same taste and pop that I get from a computer. Fortunately for me and other mobile gaming lovers, there are many up-and-coming titles in the MMO genre to watch. Will one of these be the game of our dreams? Let’s take a look at the lineup and see if there’s some promise here.
Spacetime Studios’ mobile MMO Arcane Legends is due for a major upgrade on PC, Android, and iOS this week. Its sixth expansion, Rage of the Ren’gol, will unlock freely for all players following the completion of a one-time global event to rescue and rebuild an embattled town.
Ren’gol itself promises three new dungeons, fresh loot, “dynamic environments” including the event town above, and two new races: the gnomes and orcs. Players who want to skip past the game’s early portions will also find insta-level-41 premium characters in the cash shop.
Spacetime’s press release touts “millions of play sessions worldwide.” Check out the pics and vid below!