10 Best Online RPG Games To Play in 2015: Page 9 of 10

10 Best Online RPG Games in 2015

9.  Neverwinter 

The core of any game is always the gameplay; take the gameplay away, and you no longer have a game, but just a series of images that may or may not convey a story. Neverwinter gets this, and as a result, Neverwinter features some of the best gameplay mechanics you’ll find in any MMORPG. 

The game takes place in the city of Neverwinter and, of course, you play as the hero ready and willing to save the day. In the midst of conflict, the dead are rising and their presence poses a severe threat to the people of Neverwinter, causing the formation of factions. These factions fight for control over the population, and also against the dead as they march across the land. 

While at the centerpiece of many MMOs, the story is not Neverwinter’s strongest asset. As I said before, this is a game that focuses on combat, and the result is combat that is genuinely fun to play. Similar to games such as Diablo, Neverwinter features a high level of production value when it comes to its presentation.  

Battles shimmer with smooth and colorful animations. The sound of a sword striking an enemy’s armor is clear and potent. The camera, being behind the player in a sort of 3rd person point of view, really draws the player into the action as every gruesome detail is exploited on screen. 

This is exemplified best in the twenty on twenty PvP mode that is unlocked once the player has reached the level cap. Where other MMOs might duck such a gameplay mode due to technical issues, Neverwinter is equipped for the task. Battles are fierce, fast paced, and require a great deal of teamwork in order to achieve victory. Although there are some other prerequisites like becoming part of a guild, it’s well worth it and working with others makes the taste of victory that much sweeter.   

The quests in Neverwinter, however, suffer from the lack of any real plot, but the game has an ace up its sleeve in the form of the Foundry. The Foundry is a place where players can engage in player made quests and new ones are popping up all the time. Truth be told, the user created quests bests the campaign quests in almost every way imaginable, and will certainly provide hours of entertainment for months on end.  

While many games strive to be perfect in everything, they always end up just being okay in everything. Neverwinter, however, is perfect in one thing: the combat. Neverwinter continues to draw a good sized player base and ranks among one of the top RPGs on steam, making the PvP arenas that much more appealing.

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