There’s never enough adventure, and although most people’s lives are getting exponentially more boring, we can still resort to third-party sources.
Wizardry, swordfighting, monsterslaying and questsolving. Who’s with me? This is one sort of entertainment I hope I’ll never need to miss.
We’ve showed a few of these games to you in the past, mostly multiplayer and all of them entirely free. Today we’ve got another game ready for you.
The word tale in La Tale – as the developers describe it – refers to the mythical adventures that lie ahead. La can mean a lot of things – not only the tale, but as a musical note it also points to the melodic generic storytelling involved.
The game, courtesy of OGPlanet.com, is a manga-style 2D side-scrolling MMORPG. It’s got a Hack ‘n Slash kind of action-orientated gameplay, and has often been compared to the well-known MapleStory game. However, it’s deemed the better by a fair margin by most gamers.
La Tale offers fun for all ages, with hours of adventuring in its enormous fantasy worlds. There are always more monsters to be defeated, more levels to be gained and new experiences to be lived.
A side-scrolling action-adventure MMORPG is what you’ll get served in La Tale. Similar to MapleStory, you can move horizontally and vertically, through cities, battlefields and over platforms. Play with other people from around the world and join up in guilds.
The game is mostly played by gaining experience through fighting monsters, or by acting out quests. You start out with one main-quest, centering the lost hero Iris Levier. Throughout the game, you’ll encounter magical markers, called Stones of Iris, which will help you along, but you’ll encounter plenty of side-quests along the way as well.
The Ely currency, which is used to purchase in-game equipment and the like, is obtained by killing monsters and completing quests. Premium players also have access to Astros, wich is obtained by trading real money and can be used to purchase special items.
Classes and Skills
The main gameplay classes are Warriors, Knights, Wizards, Explorers and Engineers. Each class devides further down in subclasses, ranging from Bards to Meisters.
Warriors are the heavy-duty characters. They wield the strongest weapons and concentrate mostly on offense. They have limited defensive skills, but can deal with high amounts of damage.
Knights take the middle road between offense and defense. They wield both a one-handed weapon and and a shield. Their combination of shielding and endurance allow them to withstand a lot of damage, but they are not as strong as warriors.
Wizards fight using their magic. They can manipulate the elements of fire, water, wind and earth. Wizards can use their skills for highly offensive or defensive purposes, but usually fight from a significant distance.
Explorers are the sneaky bastards. Like wizards, they fight from a distance, but with conventional weaponry. They usually wear daggers, bows and crossbows. They’re incredibly agile, but not all that strong.
Engineers are the in-game carpenters. The only weapon at hand for them is a toolbox. They can make passive weaponry or repair mechanical tools.
The characteristics of these classes are further completed by their skills – Weapon, Magic Miscellaneous, Action and Emotion. These skills can be improved by earning experience through quests and monster-fighting.
Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista
CPU: Pentium 3 866MHz
HDD: 1GB or higher
DirectX 9.0C or higher
Recommended System Requirements
CPU: Pentium 2.0GHz or higher
RAM: 1GB or higher
VGA: Geforce4 4200 or higher
So what do you think about La Tale? The biggest flop or greatest multiplayer adventure? We’d love to hear about it, so don’t be shy, and spill your opinions in the comments section below.
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