Age of Camelot
||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (Retail) (CAMELOTPR)
||(Win95/98/ME/XP) (DVD Case) (CAMELOTDPR)
Publisher: Mythic Entertainment
RPG Game of the Year from GameSpy
Live the Legend!
Dark Age of Camelot features a mythical online world brought
to life in 3D accelerated graphics. Align with and play against thousands of
online players, choose from scores of race and class combinations. Write your
own chapter in the mythical battle for supremacy between Albion, Hibernia and
Explore 3 Vast Realms Inspired by Arthurian, Celtic and
Battle your way into enemy lands, conquer and hold
keeps, and return captured relics - rewarding all players in your Realm with
character and gain the tactical advantage of learning which styles and spells
work best against different enemies
Unique servers support different playing styles and
rules - giving bother `power' gamers as well as more casual ones a comfortable
place to play the game based on your suggestions
Build siege weapons, armor, and thousands of other
unique items with a revolutionary trade skill system, where you can embark on a
career as a player merchant
A New World to Explore, Deadly
Enemies to Fight - A Kingdom to Rebuild
King Arthur is dead, and with him the force that held three
Realms in an uneasy piece. Now the defenders of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia
are locked in a mortal struggle to defend their sacred relics and preserve
their homelands. Band together with fellow champions of your Realm from every
class and race. Witness wondrous magic clashing with deadly siege weaponry as
raiding parties cross frontier battlefields strewn with the bodies of fallen
warriors. As heroes, they return with captured treasures and the insignia of
Hibernia, closest to nature and magic of all the Realms,
brings a potent ability to channel for forces of magic and unleash its
destructive force on their enemies. Human Celts and the almost-giant Firbolg
live in close harmony with forest, glen, and all nature's creations. The
Otherworldly beautiful Elves and small mischievous Lurikeen harness the power
of primal magic.
Based on Celtic legends and otherworldly Elvish high
fantasy, Hibernia will appeal to all nature and magic aficionados out there.
Druids, Rangers, Eldritches - this Realm has them all!
From the rolling hills of Camelot to the mountainous peaks
of Snowdonia, Albion is through and through the land of Arthur. Forged from his
iron will, paid for by the blood of Knights and commoner alike, Albion
encompasses the ideals, the laws, and the heritage of its most famous King. The
people of Albion are a mostly homogenous lot - sturdy Britons, hulking
Highlanders, graceful swift Saracens, and tall intelligent Avalonians make up
the different races in the Realm.
For those who choose to join the fight to reclaim Arthur's
glory, Albion has much to offer the intrepid adventurer. Albion specializes in
a diverse mix of player classes; from doughty weapon-users to magicians of many
types, to clerics to Longbow-proficient scouts -- those and more rally in
defense of the Realm.
From the snowy lands of glacier and fjord come the legions
of the Norse, heeding the call to once and for all establish the rule of
Midgard upon all the Realms. Midgard, land of lakes and wide slow rivers full
of snow-melt, is home to four of the most diverse races found in the three
Realms. Norsemen, humans who make themselves at home in these snowy wastes,
short but resilient and tenacious Dwarves, huge lumbering trolls, and lithe
Join the forces of the Norse as they answer the call from
their diverse pantheon of gods and goddesses -- each player class in Midgard is
directly attuned with a Norse deity, who grants special abilities and
advantages to their minions.
Win95/98/ME/XP: Pentium II 450 MHz (Pentium
III 450 MHz recommended), 256 MB RAM with PII or 128 MB RAM with PIII, 32 MB
Video memory with PII or 16 MB Video memory with PIII, 3D accelerated video
card, 500 MB free hard disk space, 28.8Kbps modem or higher required. Note:
Voodoo 2 and earlier cards are not supported.
OnLine game only - Includes first month free. Further
gameplay requires payment of a monthly fee.
IGN by Jeremy Conrad
"...From day one, the game has been stable with only a few
minor bugs to cause players grief. Instead of logging on to find the servers
down on day one, each was up and I was able to get right into the game with no
"The game actually has a story behind it, and its one that
instantly drew me in. I'm a huge mythology buff, and to find a title that
combines Celtic folklore, Norse mythology, and Arthurian legend is almost a
dream come true."
"Another thing that is instantly apparent when you
start playing is that the game is just as accessible to casual players as it is
to those who stay up all night adventuring. You can play for an hour or so at a
time and still get plenty done, getting enough items to feel pretty satisfied.
Many low level monsters drop armor, and money comes pretty easily."
"Each Realm is huge. There is no zoning except when you go
into one of the main cities or a dungeon, and the geography of the game
perfectly matches the map that is included in the box. This is very cool, as
the map is helpful in finding your way. Follow a path on the map, and it will
take you where you want to go. If walking or running isn't your thing, then you
can pay a bit of silver to ride a horse along a pre-determined route to another
city, and there are even teleportation methods in the game."
"Take out the core, boring combat from EverQuest and then
expand on the game in every good way that you can imagine and this is what you
get. The game is one of the most well-rounded MMORPGs yet."
"Fantasy books are full of tales of mighty battles between
armies of good and evil. For good or evil, many people like to pretend to live
in online fantasy worlds. Usually these worlds are for camping, not going to
war. In the massively multiplayer, online RPG Dark Age of Camelot, three races
compete for glory in medieval times after the death of King Arthur. Armies
stream into the frontiers, surround enemy fortresses, and open up with siege
engines. Let the siege begin!"
"Besides refining MMORPGs, Mythic launched Dark Age of
Camelot almost seamlessly in sharp contrast to the terrible launches of most
other massively multiplayer games this year. Mythic clearly put their
experience from years of running MMORPGs to good use. Thus, we award RPG of the
Year to Dark Age of Camelot."
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