Dawnspire

a game by Silent Grove Studios
Platform: PC
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Dawnspire
Dawnspire
Dawnspire
Dawnspire

As The Current industry cash-cow, MMORPGs are popping up everywhere, desperately trying to cranf as many of their competitors' features into themselves in the vain hope they'll steal some of WOW's glory.

Dawnspire, in realising this, has released a quirky, simplistic, user-friendly and fun quasi-MMO that emphasises teamwork and real-time PvP over experience-based levelling. Playing something like a stripped-down Guild Wars mixed with the click-to-move nature of Diablo, you're looking to out-battle the other team in a game of fantasy capture-the-flag known as the Relic Conquest.

You need to pick up each relic and take them back to receptacles, scoring points and bringing your team glory. The twist is that each relic has a negative effect, be it an area-of-effect stun or slowly killing your character. Teamwork is necessary to save the relic-carrier from both the other team and the relic itself. This adds a layer of strategy to the game that separates it from being a mundane fantasy PvP-fest, but requires a team of people who are somewhat beyond the usual crowd you find online. Unless you're prepared to gang together and protect your relic-mates, you'll be buggered - and the bots are utterly useless, so don't depend on them.

Dawnspire is a good, cheap laugh, and if you can get some friends to play, it's worth giving a whirl.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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