Zoria: Age of Shattering
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|Tiny Trinket Games
|8/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 2 votes
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|RPGs, Tactical RPG, Dungeon Crawlers
Today we are taking a closer look at Zoria: Age of Shattering. As of me writing this, the game is not yet complete, but there is a demo you can check out to see if this is an RPG that is worth investing your time into. I really like the idea of what they are going for here and think it could be one of the sleeper hits when it comes to RPGs released this year.
Zoria Is Home
They have promised that the game will be very story driven and that is always something I like to hear about an RPG. The game is set in the world of Zoria which is a fantastic world that has more than enough for its inhabitants to thrive. Of course, more than enough is never enough for some people and man wants more and more! Eventually, in a cave something called, zerrium is found and things change! So far, I am loving how cryptic and tantalizing the whole premise of Zoria: Age of Shattering is.
Exploring the Unknown
At its core, I would say that action adventure RPG is probably the best way to describe this game. Zoria is a very diverse kind of world with many different areas for you to explore. There are tons of quests that you can do and there is a lot of backtracking in the game as it will not be uncommon for you to not be able to progress in a certain area until you have done something or obtained something else. The game is party based and making sure that you have the right party equipped for the right quest is key and is probably going to result in a bit of trial and error when it comes to the gameplay.
Making The Land Work For You
You have an outpost in Zoria: Age of Shattering that is your homestead. Here you will be working to expand it so that you can progress further into the game and have more resources that you can use. Speaking of resources, item management is a big part of the game. Not just finding and making cool items to use, but selecting the right ones to take with you when you go on a quest.
My Turn, Take This Smack In The Face!
The combat system they have gone for here is a tactical turn-based style and that is something I like. Each class in the game has many things that make it special so there is a lot of thought that needs to go into each move. It is the kind of combat that is fun and at first, you may think is easy, but there is a lot of depth here and it will probably take longer to get the hang of than you would think.
An Interesting Place
The presentation of Zoria: Age of Shattering is pretty solid. I like how the game has a kind of top-down style and it is rather zoomed out. This gives you a much better look of the land, but as this place is so diverse in its locations, I felt like it made me feel more connected to the world too.
It is one of those games that at first, I did not actually think much of it in terms of the graphics, but after a short while, you realize that they are more detailed than you would think.
If you are a gamer who enjoys RPGs then I am pretty certain that this is going to be one that is great for you to get into. Be sure to check out the demo as it will give you a much better idea if Zoria: Age of Shattering is worth investing your time and money into. I think that this game has all the makings of a damn solid RPG and I cannot wait to play more of it.
- I think the story is going to have many twists and turns
- The combat is far more strategic than it appears
- You have a ton of customization options when it comes to characters
- There are many quests for you to partake in
- Some may not like how tactics based the combat can be
- The visuals may lack the wow factor for some people