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Quick look: Spiral Knights (A Java RPG)

Will Spiral Knights remind you of a popular Nes/Snes title from yesteryear?

World of Warcraft this isn’t however it would, in my view be suitable for younger players.

Zelda and Final Fantasy are two names which most owners of consoles will be familiar with and whilst you either loved or hated them (in my case the later) don’t think as a Linux user (or any other user) you will be left out with this interesting Java title – Spiral Knights.

The story goes:

The Spiral Knights have awoken on an alien world. Their equipment stores have been raided and their starship, The Skylark, will not recover from the crash. Now they must work together to survive on a journey that will take them to the very core of the world.

Source: http://www.spiralknights.com/about.xhtml

From the character creation at the beginning you will be put in mind of Final Fantasy and as you take your first few steps in the world of Spiral Knights, chopping up bushes you will probably be put in mind of Zelda too.

Mouse/Keyboard or gamepad controlled, you can team up/chat/trade with other players online and its looking to be a great little title.

Music is atmospheric and relevant with it feeling nicely in place with the action and the retro style graphics.

Performance wise, there is nothing to challenge your CPU/GFX card here.  If I was to level any type of criticism at the title, it would be that die-hard RPG fans may find the game a little shallow.  World of Warcraft this isn’t however it would, in my view be suitable for younger players.

Get yourself over to the website: http://www.spiralknights.com You can download this game for free however there is an online store to buy virtual items for your character if you wish.

Goblin

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