Kingdom of Loathing

Because a lot of people don’t have copious amounts of money to toss around for new games or systems, I spend a lot of time trying to find decent free games out on the internet. Of course, this sort of thing usually doesn’t end well. However, every now and then something great comes around and this is certainly one of them

sword and martini guyKingdom of Loathing is a free browser-based RPG that doesn’t take its self to seriously or anything else for that matter. The back story is that the Naughty Sorceress has imprisoned the king in a prism (imprismed?). This is where you, the adventurer comes in to save the land and free the king. The game is like most RPGs where you select a class. Each of the six classes have their own play styles and skills. However, the classes themselves are a bit odd. There are 2 classes that specialize in one of the stat types, either Muscle (determines damage and hit points), Mysticality (determines magic damage and mana points) and Moxie (determines dodge chance and luck). The classes are Seal Clubber, Turtle Tamer, Pastamancer, Sauceror, Disco Bandit and Accordion Thief. The game is turn based RPG with simple stick figure drawings for everything. The art work is cheap but considering how large the game is and how it’s only a few guys who run the whole, it looks pretty good.

Kingdom of Loathing is a much more of a parady on many diffrent games and has you facing a massive array of diffrent enemies from Ninja Snowmen, Hippies, Frat Orcs, and Zmombies. You can also odd weapons like the Giant Plastic Fork, or a box-in-a-box-in-a-box-in-a-box (seriously). Expect the bizzare and funny in this game, because there is absolutely nothing it takes seriously. The game does have a tendency to be confusing as they will throw you into a quest and all you really know is where to START looking. Also, the currency of the kingdom is meat. It explains how you can get money off of the monsters

A really nice feature of KoL is that it’s free. Yes free, as in you-will-never-need-to-spend-a-dime free. Everything in the game is available without having to pay and you can play the game for as long as you want without subscription fees. However, in order to keep their servers from clogging up, if you don’t log on for 30 days your account will be deleted. However, this doesn’t mean they are apposed to donations. Should you donate ten dollars, they creators will send you a nice Mr. Accessory that provides a nice stat boost or can be traded for great items at the Mr. Store. Should a play have a Mr. Accessory equipped, their account will never get deleted no matter how it’s been since they logged on. Like I said earlier, no item is completely exclusive so you can aquire a Mr. Accessory from the in game market.

Should you find yourself bored with no new games to play, I fully endorse trying out Kingdom of Loathing. It may be weird, but it’s a hell of a lot better than most of what EA can make.



~ by cabboge on October 29, 2009.

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