Posted on November 30, 2012 AT 02:43pm
Last night saw the official launch of ZQGame’s new browser-based free-to-play MMORPG, The Lost Titans. If you’re wondering what exactly the game is, here’s a quick introduction.
Originally launched in Asia, The Lost Titans has now gone into an expanded beta test for us English-speaking Westerners. Right away, one interesting element to the game is that it’s part of a new generation of titles which come to you directly via a web browser. It’s an interesting concept, as it allows game developers to not only craft projects that can run in an application that most users will already have open, but also provide an easier path to bringing that game to a variety of platforms.
Don’t take that to mean that The Lost Titans is your simple Flash-based Facebook game, however; its look and feel is akin to what you’d find in dedicated PC, console, or handheld titles.
The story starts as the tale of two Titans, Hyperion and Ophion. After being imprisoned in Tartarus by Zeus, the two broke free, and decided to work together in crafting their own world. That world became known as Aristos, and for a while, Hyperion and Ophion worked together in harmony. However, due to their differences in roles, Hyperion soon became the god that the citizens of Aristos would worship. This sent Ophion into a jealousy-fueled rage, and the two Titans came to battle one another. The land went through periods of war, treaties, and contests between the two Titans—until finally Ophion split Hyperion’s soul from his body, sealing it in four parts in far-off corners of Aristos.
And that is where we players come in. As a resident of the Hyperion-loyal City of Light, players choose between three distinct classes—Warrior, Archer, and Mage—and join in the fight to stop the forces of Ophion from conquering the entire world. Here, The Lost Titans promises to offer up everything you’d expect from a modern MMORPG experience: character creation, fierce battles, challenging quests, distinct factions to join, and more.
The best part? Giving The Lost Titans a chance will cost you nothing, and getting the game running is a painless procedure. For those running any of the major browsers on Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows Vista—yes, unfortunately, no Mac version yet—a quick download of the game’s plug-in is all that’s needed to get started.
Obviously, the question from here will be to see how The Lost Titans shapes up as a game once players have had more of a chance to sink their teeth into it—and how browser-based free-to-play MMORPGs can compete with their stand-alone rivals.
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