The release date of Pagan Online was August 27 and a week after its launch, people have issued some serious opinions about this game. This title seems to draw attention to a large extent because it looks good and gives the feeling of being an improvement in the RPG Hack-and-slash action genre. And, it really is that. However, the game has its drawbacks that the developers themselves have recognized and are working tirelessly, so this game deserves a serious look.
Development and reception
This title comes exclusively for PC and is signed by Mad Head Games as its developer. This is the same studio that has some other interesting games on Steam, like Adam Wolfe, the Rite of Passage series, the Nevertales series, the Dark Realm series … and, yes … many other solid titles. The publication was handled by Wargaming.net, and given the fact that this game expanded quite quickly, his work was also solid. On Steam, Pagan Online has mixed reviews so far, which seems to be the fate of all RPG H&S action games, even Diablo was not immune. It costs less than thirty dollars, but surprisingly it is a frequent purchase, given its price.
The publisher perhaps gave the best description for the stage of the history of this game, and says:
your grandmother's fairy tales with a two-handed battle ax. In search of the glory and treasures of the absent gods in this brutal fast-paced hack and slash game, which you can play alone or cooperatively. "
And that's it. You are part of a fantasy world full of mythology Slavic and all kinds of creatures and enemies imaginable and your mission is to win. Now, the objective of the mission depends on whether or not you need to kill a specific target or defeat all enemies in a given area. But, the central experience of This title is his action-packed bout, which is what the hack and slash badge earns for. Then, "a little less conversation, a little more action, please."
Action RPG Pagan Online uses the same pattern as all other games in the genre.You kill things, loot, and then return to your sanctuary to spend rewards and improve your character.This is not what leaves it aside. what sets this game apart from the rest is its control system and its colorful characters, something in which the entire community agrees at this time. The other thing that makes this game stand out is its WASD control system, unlike the standard mouse approach used by most action role-playing games. This characteristic received a quite positive reaction from the crowd.
Pagan Online characters are not typical classes you would expect in a game of this genre. Here, the characters come with their own skills already prepared for them. However, the progression of the character is naturally a part of the game, otherwise it would not be a role-playing game. As a means to evolve your characters, you can expand and increase their abilities over time, slightly changing the way they work or cooperating with others.
Finally, this game features unlockable characters. There are eight characters in total and only three available at the beginning. You unlock the rest by collecting hero fragments for the specific hero. The diversity of the characters really changes all the flavor of this game and playing a different character can do it as if you were really playing a different game. However, this leads us to the first problem that most of the online community encountered, which is the unlocking of characters. Since ALL characters offer a unique combination for the game, you may end up having to cultivate and play a bit with a character that you might not like to get one that potentially matches your own style of play.
But this is in our opinion compensates for the incredible ways in which these characters are designed. They all possess innovative mechanics and skills, rarely seen in this genre, and playing each can be a lot of fun. The other drawback pointed out by people online is that the increase and progression of the character is somewhat narrow, only limited to expanding or extending the range for a specific skill or similar things. However, this is what Mad Head Games, the developer, recognized and they are working on it now.
Appearance and Graphics
Pagan Online looks incredibly good with its own art style inspired by Slavic mythology and art. The game is perfectly rendered and polished to show the action in the best possible way. The modeling also provides a kind of unique flavor, which again improves the entire genre like many other things that are done in this game.
Pagan Online offers infinite repeatability, infinite content, 8 incredibly interesting characters with their own specific characters. Game flavor, and it looks great. Some of the small problems he has were immediately recognized by the developer, which is terribly enjoyable, and they are being addressed promptly, which is more than we can ask for. All in all, this game is an improvement in the RPG hack and slash action genre, there are no two words about it.