Game of the Month
Every Month we will be announcing a game of the month. This will differ from any reviews that we may have written and will solely reflect on the time spent playing or enjoyment factor of the game. For this month we decided on Crusaders of Light a Fantasy MMORPG that you can play on your phone. Crusaders of Light keeps the classic vibe of most MMOs with a unique set of traits. The game was incredibly well made and gave you a sense of comfort while still giving you a challenge.
Like many MMOs I expected this to just be a copy of the big names of the industry, but I was very surprised by the differences. Crusaders of Light went the route of traditional MMOs with questing to level and the ability to PVE and PVP on the side, but their class system was much different that most. Instead of the typical 4 classes that are generic with melee, ranger, mage, and healer Crusaders of Light offers many classes and all with a unique talent tree. What caught our eye was the Shadow Knight which is a melee based character that deals heavy damage and can take as much as it gives out. Whenever I look at an MMO the classes are the first thing I notice. I am, however still waiting on a Vampire class to be normalized, I have only ever run into one MMO that had that and it was quite literally my favorite class. I think Shadow Knight comes in a close second with uniqueness. It is incredible simple to just add warriors and paladins and call it quits, but Crusaders of Light took a bold approach on their class systems.
Crusaders of Light adopted the typical mobile MMO playstyle of giving you the ability to “auto” your character also known as Ghosting. Ghosting your character is basically being given the ability to play at certain parts, but letting the computer do a bulk of the work and leveling for you. I think this play style works more effectively for mobile as the smaller screens make navigating a tad bit more difficult. In all I am not upset over the ability to Ghost and I think it is very important and helps keep the game alive. Without that ability most my characters in every mobile MMO would sit at level 5. Instead I can play seamlessly and never get tired of the UI of the game.
PVP and PVE
Let’s be real. No one plays an MMO for the leveling. Everyone wants to get to that end game content which is where the fun begins. My favorite part of MMOs is the gearing at end game, no clue why. The PVP and PVE are actually brought to your attention pretty early on in the leveling process. Similar to “Dungeon and Battleground” finders in the popular Blizzard title “World of Warcraft”. You can queue up for a group and be in a dungeon or battleground pretty fast. The main difference is that you will need to talk to an NPC before hand. I have really enjoyed the quick battles and raids that I have been able to do while leveling.
Crusaders of Light hit the top spot this month because of the seamless transition of play style, and the portability of a typical MMO. I have spent hours of my time on this game this month and would highly recommend everyone at least try it out and download it.