Angeldust offers a large-scale sandbox MMO world with a selectable visual style

    
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The world of early access gaming still has a few surprises out there for us MMO players. One of these is the game Angeldust, which sounds like a sort of cyberpunk addictive substance but is actually a free-to-play sandbox MMO that lets players adventure in a large world and even swap between one of three visual motifs if they so desire.

Angeldust seems to want to put the “massive” in its massive scale, with an offering of over 25 different landscapes, over 450 building material types, and over 275 different creatures to defeat. In true sandbox fashion, Angeldust opens up its world for those who want to be builders or adventurers, with a building system that looks similar to a Minecraft or even Trove, daily quests to take on, and world bosses to defeat.

One of the game’s more unique features is the ability to shift the game’s look, from either a 3-D style, one that’s listed as “hand-painted,” or a 2-D “cartoon” style with hand-drawn flat sprites.

According to the Steam page blurb, Angeldust looks to be in early access for three to six months while the devs work to make the game, as their paraphrased words put it, “better than awesome.”

source: Steam
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Not bad. It’s closer to my idea of an MMO where you can select and change the theme client side (medieval, sci-fi, western, rainbows, etc.), because all the gear, mobs, bosses, mechanics, and zones are fundamentally the same, just with different naming conventions, artwork, and storylines depending on the theme chosen.

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Castagere Shaikura

So does anyone here know anything about the game or we are just going to talk about the name?

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Mewmew

Angeldust (the game) has been out for years in Early Access. The change is that they’re adding changeable graphical styles now.

The game isn’t as bad as it sounds. It sounds, well, we know what it sounds like. Angeldust is the nickname for PCP and an incredibly stupid name to give your normal MMORPG. When playing it actually seems like it was made for kids or teenagers. They just picked a horrible name for it. I don’t know if it was on purpose or not (you’d have to think that it was on purpose, but it’s just a terrible name to give to an MMORPG like this that feels like it’s more for kids).

It definitely feels like a game for like teenagers mostly. Would you want your kids to play a game named Angeldust? Just an awful naming job.

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angrakhan

Sounds like a cyberpunk addictive substance? Really? How about try it’s literally the street name for PCP. Maybe they’ll release a expansion called “crack” or “weed”? Marketing department gets an F for their Google searching skills. Unbelievable.

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Mewmew

Yeah, it sounds exactly like the nickname for PCP because that’s what it is. Maybe they should have named the game Bath Salts. It’s a ridiculous name for a MMORPG and sounds like something I want nothing to do with just hearing the name.

Being a free MMORPG, it’s something I’d yearn to check out despite the horrible name (in fact I did check it out a few years ago, it’s existed for a while, the only thing new is they’re adding different graphical styles to cycle through now).

The game is cartoonish, feels like something for kids or teenagers to play really, just has a horrible horrible name.

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Utakata

…speaking of Google searching skills, the term “angel dust” has multiple other references which have nothing to do with Phencyclidine:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_dust

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Bhagpuss Bhagpuss

Anyone who watched any of the myriad cop shows on TV in the 1970s will be all too familiar with the term “Angel Dust”. It was the go-to drug of screenwriters (for plot purposes, not recreational use. That would probably have been cocaine.) because it purportedly gave its users hugely increased strength and immunity to pain, making for some spectacularly violent arrest sequences.

Perhaps more worryingly here, it’s also slang for “a misleading marketing practice”.

Either way, it’s a poor choice for a product or service, for obvious reasons.

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Utakata

…it also sounds just plain corny. :(