A few years ago I would have said you were nut's if you thought that the world of video gaming would be turning toward's Web Browser Based Games ! Wow how things have changed !
Think about it, no download required, no massive amount of computer hardware, all you need is an internet connection, a web browser, a mouse or trackball and keyboard of sort's. This is the case with a recent entry into the Mystic Hack and Slash genre, quite similar to Blizzard Entertainment's infamous Diablo, series, a new game entitled Drakensang Online has come onto the scene.
You have absolutely got to see this in order to believe it. If you liked the original Diablo or similar games in the past, you will feel right at home here. The coolest part is that there is nothing to download ! Zero-Zip-Nada !!! / It run's right from your browser, Chrome, FireFox, IE, Opera......... It makes no difference. The graphic's are wonderful, the game play is highly addictive, the story line is, ahhhh, mediocre. But who cares this game kicks ass, and you don't have to download a 3Gig client in order to play it !
Here are some screen shots of the central starting point, or initial base camp. It is here that you will be able to acquire various quest's and work with your inventory.
As you can easily see this is not a Virtual World environment like SecondLife or OpenSim, it is a Video Adventure Game ! And Man ! I got to tell ya, it is The Bomb !! Big Time !! I can't stop playing this damm thing ! But then again I was completely hooked on Diablo for several years, and that was ( Step Into The Way-Back Machine ) back in the Windows 95 day's of yesteryear. Here are a few screen shot's from the first level.
Ok I know that I am straying off my usual path on this Blog, but I don't care !
This is a Killer example of what can be accomplished in a Browser based format.
No longer chained to a 3Gig client download, I can play this game virtually anywhere there is a web browser available, this is just the first step.
And get this ?
The entire thing was programmed in JAVA !!!!!
Man this has just single handily turned the entire on-line gaming world community upside down.
Ya gotta try it ! http://agathon.drakensang.com