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Martial Empires

Martial Empires

Martial Empires is a 3D fantasy free MMORPG, that simple description is just that, simple. Thankfully the game offers much more than the simple description that was just used to describe it. While the game certainly has many Asian themes that resonate throughout, the game in anything but a copycat of the many Asian themed games that exist and dwell in the realm of Ancient China. A background story gives the player the understanding that they are headed to a far away land right from the moment the game loads up and before you have even logged into the game. Let’s dig deeper and see if all of this adds up to something that you should add to your hard drive or not.

Toon Creation

Creating a character can sometimes range from the very simple to the very intricate, Martial Empires gives the player the ability to choose either. When starting out you will choose from one of three base class types. One unfortunate part of this process is the fact that these class types are gender locked. Warriors and Babylonians are males and the Shadow Stalker is female. For many people this will not be a major issue, but for some it is actually a very large issue.

Warriors are pretty self explanatory, Babylonians are your more magic wielding type characters, and Shadow Stalker being more of your rogue or thief class. To be honest though, these each are a far cry from your staple classes and this is one area that the game really differs from many other generic free MMORPGs. With each of these classes being highly unique and the overall combat system being far different from things you have seen before.

Once you have selected the class you wish you play you will narrow down your starting weapon style, and you will have three to choose from for each class type. This is essentially you choosing your starting skill path as well. As the skill trees in the game follow weapon types and while you can spread your wings and venture into other skill trees to grab skills that fit what you are trying to accomplish with your character. As with many other games, you will want to find one tree and focus the majority of your efforts there as reaching the final skills in a tree are only possible with a focused effort.

Detailing your character can be one of the fun aspects of the character creation process. Once you have selected your class and weapon style, you will be able to get much more detailed in the look and design of your character. With each small detail able to be adjusted and tinkered with, one can really tweak everything down to the smallest detail. Random buttons exist for each section to allow a player to randomly pick something that will make them look different than others in the game. Either way the level of detail in this portion of character creation is always a welcome sight.

Questing and Getting Around

Once you are done creating your character you are thrust into the action almost immediately. Your first few quests will get you moving around a starting village and getting you meeting its inhabitants. Quickly you will find yourself progressing through many cut scenes and while following the storyline quests, picking up many other quests of the hunting and gathering nature. Most quests as you pick them up will go into your on screen quest tracker, and you will be able to select which quest you want to be active at any given time. This will allow you to have a quest marker on the ground lead you to the area where you can complete your quest. Also, when using the map you will be able to see markers showing you where you can turn in your completed quests, pick up new quests, or find the monsters or items needed for the quest. The system is very well done and meant to help the player progress through the quests at a rapid pace.

Most of your moving around will be done by you running from place to place, but eventually you will find yourself gaining a mount and moving around much more quickly. Longer journeys will have you using the games transit system which is made up of a web of hovercraft routes that you will be able to use to get to major areas with ease.

Experience and Skills

Completing quests and killing monsters is the basis for leveling up in basically any and every MMORPG under the sun. Martial Empires is no different, it just takes a bit longer to do so here. The games leveling curve is not the slowest, but it is not the fastest either. Either way, the nice part about the game is this is not a grinding situation where you will find an area and kill hundreds or thousands of monsters to level up. Not that you couldn’t do that if you wanted to, but you will find that you level much more quickly if you use the quests to your advantage.

Each time you level you will gain a skill point which can be allocated into your skill trees to gain new and more power skills. As stated before, dabbling in multiple skill trees can be fun, but to get access to the most powerful skills of a certain tree will take focus in that tree. Nothing that seasoned gamers of the genre are not already use to anyways.

Additionally, once a character reaches level 25 they will gain skill points to allocate into their attributes. So between all these systems each character can really be unique and there are literally millions of potentially builds available.

Graphics and Sounds

Graphically the game is stunning, everything from the character models, to the animations during movement or jumping, and especially the animations during combat. The environment are lush and filled with variety so the player really gets the feel that they are travelling to a foreign land filled with adventures.

The sounds of the game are equally impressive and do an excellent job of providing ambiance and immersion for the player. With a musical score that changes with the situation, and sound effects for each skill or combat maneuver.

The Final Word

Martial Empires is a solid offering in the free MMORPG space with many aspects that players will find new and exciting and many that are familiar enough to give players a head start in the game and not make them feel lost and wandering. A few items, such as the gender locked classes, will turn some players off to the game, but overall these are very minor compared to the games positives.


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31 Comments
  • 700007123
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #1

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    January 31, 2012
    Reply #2

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  • TheBackstabRecords
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #3

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  • TheMMODen
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #4

    [..YouTube..] @700007123 thanks for the like!

  • TheMMODen
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #5

    [..YouTube..] thanks for the like!

  • TheMMODen
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #6

    thanks for the like!

  • therealnpc
    January 31, 2012
    Reply #7

    [..YouTube..] Hell yeah

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    January 31, 2012
    Reply #8

    Hell yeah

  • TheDjDroof
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #9

    [..YouTube..] I wish i could play this!

    Downloaded it and got an error.

    Do you have to add the game in your gamingo account to play it?

    If you dont i might try to redownload it another way, because when i try to add it to my gamingo account its like the game isnt even on the site for me to add it!

  • TheDjDroof
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #10

    I wish i could play this!

    Downloaded it and got an error.

    Do you have to add the game in your gamingo account to play it?

    If you dont i might try to redownload it another way, because when i try to add it to my gamingo account its like the game isnt even on the site for me to add it!

  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #11

    [..YouTube..] @TheDjDroof yes, you will need to add this to your Gamigo account and then you will be able login to the game. Hope this helps.

  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #12

    [..YouTube..] yes, you will need to add this to your Gamigo account and then you will be able login to the game. Hope this helps.

  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #13

    yes, you will need to add this to your Gamigo account and then you will be able login to the game. Hope this helps.

  • NereidPL
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #14

    [..YouTube..] Oh my god, your videos are just awesome. More I watch them, more I want to play those games

  • NereidPL
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #15

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  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #16

    [..YouTube..] @NereidPL Thank you very much. Glad you are enjoying them. We promise to keep them coming! =)

  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #17

    [..YouTube..] Thank you very much. Glad you are enjoying them. We promise to keep them coming! =)

  • TheMMODen
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #18

    Thank you very much. Glad you are enjoying them. We promise to keep them coming! =)

  • David
    February 1, 2012
    Reply #19

    Might want to inform your viewers this game is IP blocked for NA, this game is only available to EU players.

    • David
      February 1, 2012
      Reply #20

      Seven Souls (the original name in Asia) is the NA version of this game and it isn’t out yet btw.

    • Limpy
      February 1, 2012
      Reply #21

      David,

      Thanks for that, but I am in California and was able to play, just had to add the game to my Gamigo account and I was able to download and jump in.

      • David
        February 1, 2012
        Reply #22

        Then you either hacked it or used a proxy IP address cause this version is only for EU, not only does their own website tell you it is IP blocked but i even talked to a moderator from their site and he told me it is IP blocked, not to mention on gamigos’ game page it even tells you if your country can play the game or not and this one is under not able for NA.
        http://martialempires.gamigo.com/en/support/ go down to can’t log in, even their own site tells you they are only licensed in EU. I can DL it too cause i have but can’t get on that is when i did my research and found this version even tells me it isn’t playable on the game page at gamigo in my country. So i don’t know how you got around it but it is in fact IP blocked for NA.

  • Hycee75
    February 12, 2012
    Reply #23

    [..YouTube..] @TheMMODen I’ve download it and tried to play but couldn’t. I couldn’t connect to server. On the the site it says not playable in US. need help,..plz

  • Hycee75
    February 12, 2012
    Reply #24

    [..YouTube..] I’ve download it and tried to play but couldn’t. I couldn’t connect to server. On the the site it says not playable in US. need help,..plz

  • Hycee75
    February 12, 2012
    Reply #25

    [..YouTube..] I’ve download it and tried to play but couldn’t. I couldn’t connect to server. On the the site it says not playable in US. need help,..plz

  • Hycee75
    February 12, 2012
    Reply #26

    I’ve download it and tried to play but couldn’t. I couldn’t connect to server. On the the site it says not playable in US. need help,..plz

  • NudedFluff
    February 27, 2012
    Reply #27

    [..YouTube..] @Hycee75 Seems to me like you may be on the wrong hosting website… make sure the website’s URL (from which you’re downloading the game) ends with /en/ otherwise it isn’t the US hosting server.
    Hope this helps. 🙂

  • lilmel2626
    March 28, 2012
    Reply #28

    [..YouTube..] Im Gonna Play This Jawn Today

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    March 28, 2012
    Reply #29

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    March 31, 2012
    Reply #30

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    March 31, 2012
    Reply #31

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