Broken Realm is the follow up to Reality Squared Games' much loved Crystal Saga: Origins. Players can initially play as four classes before unlocking advanced ones in the highly-stylized fantasy realm of Vidalia reeling from the assassination of the beloved Warrior-Queen Hitomi VII. You must climb in the ranks of the military led by Hitomi's nephew, the newly crowned but suspicious King Rycroft, and try to keep the tentative peace he's built.
Currently in Beta.
- Impressive 2.5D graphics in a browser
- 4 classes available at the start with one of 3 sub-classes unlockable later on for each class.
- Four dungeons
- An impressive number (17) of events
- World Bosses
- PVP rewards and ranks with XP-boosting promotion ceremony
- Mounts and Wings to allow flying
- Spirit Stone system
- Enchanting of equipment
- Socketing of items for stat bonuses
The title Broken Realm is apt. After defeating the Ice Queen and her army of undead warriors, the land of Vidalia knew peace under the good King Valcroy. Hitomi VII - known as the warrior queen - was killed without a clear heir to the throne established. All manner of relatives came out of the woodwork to claim the throne, but Prince Rycroft established his reign by controlling the capital city of Everglade. Rycroft is known as a power-hungry individual, but a tense peace has settled on Vidalia. Other claimants still lead armies on the outskirts of the kingdom and Rycroft has demanded his generals to recruit more warriors. That's where you come in.
The classes in Broken Realm break down to Barbarian, Paladin, Archer and Mage. Barbarians serve as the tanks, while Paladins are more like magic warriors than priestly defenders. Archers have crowd-controlling abilities in addition to DPS, while the Mage is the healer and magic death dealer. As you level up, you can unlock fancy advanced classes like the Berserker and Warlock.
Reality Squared Games will bring massive world bosses such as a supposedly reincarnated Ice Queen and a priestly-looking "Reaper". Random events will populate the world too, and "player killing" or PVP can bring you rewards, increasing your rank in the military of Vidalia from Basic Private to Field Marshal. In a neat little feature, any friends in your vicinity when you are promoted by your Field Commander in Everglade will get an XP bonus, so you should invite every one you know to your promotion ceremony.
You'll get a Spirit Stone at level 5, which you can upgrade to provide stat bonuses through tempering. You gain temper attempts through killing monsters but you can also spend crystals (the currency you can buy with real money) to unlock more attempts at tempering.
The "2.5D" graphics are nothing too fancy and the animations are simple, but the familiar MMO mechanics playable in a browser with limited load times makes Broken Realm an impressive feat.
The starting experience of Broken Realm has you proving yourself to the military caste of Vidalia. You'll know something is wrong pretty early on, as old forgotten gods make their presence known to you and hint that Rycroft isn't exactly the savior of Vidalia. Do you have what it takes to save the realm from its ruler?
- CPU: Celeron (R) CPU 2.13GHz
- RAM: 512 MB
- Hard Drive Space: 400 MB
- Display: WXGA (1280 x 720)
- Connection: 512K ADSL