“Shining Lore” is the latest project of Phantagram, the creators of the well-known RTS “Kingdom Under Fire”. This time ambitious Koreans decided to test their skills by creating a massive multiplayer game. “Shining Lore” is quite different from other western MMOcRPG games. A colourful, almost fabulous-looking world (several different areas, including the land of fire and desert, water, earth, wind and light) full of small, funny characters with characteristic hairstyles and big eyes fighting with no less funny-looking “monsters” – long rabbits, panda teddy bears, flying cats or huge turtles – are just a part of what Shining Lore has to offer. No typical fantasy or sci-fi elements, they have been replaced by motifs derived from the Far East anime art.
The place of the action in Shining Lore was shown from the perspective of a third person, from a camera hanging slightly above the heads of the character. Although graphics do not shock with a huge number of polygons, it does not mean that it is unattractive (graphical engine of its own production “Blue Engine”). One of Shining Lore’s features is the freedom to create your own character. The player is not forced to choose the appropriate character class from the very beginning and then develop the skills imposed from above. The role he chooses for himself can be decided in the course of the game, deciding at any time to put more emphasis on the development of this or that skill.
If at some point you get tired of doing quests and gaining experience, you can always relax playing one of the available mini games such as othello or animated chess. If this is not enough for us, another interesting solution, which was applied Shining Lore, that is special rooms for conversation, will enable us to “extensive” conversation with friends. So you can sit at a special table and use not only words but also a wide range of gestures to express your feelings.
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