GameCampus' latest title is putting a new spin on Greek Mythology with cute and adorable action. Legend of Edda (LOE) is an MMORPG centered on the Greek Mythology pertaining to the Gods of Olympus and the Titans. Players will chose to join either the Gods or the Titans and engage in small scale story quests that shed light on the conflict, or participate in huge wars for treasure and supremacy.
When I first logged on, I was given three different characters at my disposal: A swordsman, an assassin and a wizard. Just looking at these characters made me D'AWWW just a bit, despite two of them being armed to the teeth (literally!) with equipment. With these kinds of games, I typically go with playing as the first character I see, so I picked the knight.
I was dumped into the starting town of Gaiyan after selecting my character and took the time to obverse the place as I waited for the GameCampus staff to show up. I noticed that LOE's game world was permanently set in an isometric position and the game's camera can only be zoomed in and out. The isometric game world mixed with the chibi character models reminded me a lot Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles for the Nintendo DS.
After my little stroll through the town, I was greeted by Henry Law (1eleven1), producer for Legend of Edda gold. He gave me a little insight on what makes LOE so special: While the game contains content and game modes that would be found in any typical MMO, such as dueling, guild battles and such, modes such as sacred treasure wars are completely unique to Legend of Edda gold and will have you hooked after your first battle.
While the game has a heavy focus on PvP content, the PvE content will also provide an enjoyable experience. Curious on how well the PvE aspect would hold up, we decided to do a quick dungeon run. In Gaiyan town, there was an angelic warrior statue available that allowed us to warp to a dungeon zone nice and easy. The dungeon had a simple objective of simply defeating the boss as fast as possible while destroying any enemies that got in the way. When we first got in, I wanted 1eleven1 to lead, but that was kind of silly for me to ask since I was the tank and he was the healer...
Anyway: We had to do battle with some nasty toad warriors, toad archers and even a toad samurai!
1eleven1 mostly stood in the back and to the left, healing me when I was in need and so I returned the favor by provoking any enemies that got near him. After all the side enemies were taken care of, it was time to take on the King of Toads: Tsathoggua! (Tentative name, of course.) The boss was pretty tough, but it was no match for me and my skills (and by skills, I mean my amazing attack spamming and potion guzzling!) After we defeated the big boss toad, we were graded on our performance in the dungeon and earn a B rank with ease.