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Monday, February 14, 2011

Cardmon Hero

Cardmon Hero is a free-to-play MMORPG hosted by t3fun. This game has some interesting new ways to do the same old thing. It's not a bad game, but it isn't a great game either. There are some interesting features which may pique the interest of some gamers, but if you're already jaded by the asian MMORPG market, you most probably won't find this one any different.
The graphics in this game were not bad, considering the art style of the game. The first thing you notice in this game is the fact that the game designers decided to insert inane cinematic sequences into the game. If you are going to do this, at least give us the option to instantly avoid them. The controls were a bit wonky, using a mixture of WASD and click-to-move. If you turn your camera with the right mouse, your character doesn't follow you which is confusing at first but isn't so bad. Your character also moves around some objects if you walk into them, which could be nice if you're lazy or annoying if you're really used to self-correcting. The whole game is set up in little zones which you move through one at a time completing quests, which kind of ruins the immersion.
The combat is where Cardmon changes it up a bit. All skills and consumable items in this game are based on cards that you receive from quests or drops. These can be leveled up. Some of them can be used only once and some can be used as much as you like. You can use certain cards to summon monsters to help you, which can be very powerful but are limited by "summon slots" as well as certain reagents to summon them with. Once you look past the fact that these are cards and can be leveled, you are left with the realization that it's just the same old combat system as always.

Cardmon Hero has changed the paint on an old car. The game is not terrible, there seems to be a decently sized community playing the game, but it does not have anything fresh to bring to the table. The card system is somewhat interesting and this game could be fun for younger players or people who are newer to the genre, but anyone who has played an asian-style MMORPG will be bored with this one.

Graphics - 5/10
Gameplay - 4/10

Overall - 4.5/10

46 comments:

  1. interesting pictures, i wanna play this to see if our ratings match up.

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  2. I need a fresh mmo to grab my attention. This one does not do it.

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  3. i've played this and its awesome!

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  4. I love the reviews. Keep up the good work.

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  5. This game really is awesome, I have always been a fan.

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  6. Keep the reviews coming! Always looking for a new game!

    Following and supporting...

    Garage Zoku

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  7. It is hard for games in the MMO category to compete with the likes of World of Warcraft, etc. The interface on Cardmon Hero looks cool. I'm not too bothered about graphics when gaming. As long as there are frequent updates and it isn't repetitive, I'm likely to enjoy the gaming experience. Thanks for the review.

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  8. thx for the share i liked it thx again

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  9. didn't know that game. seems awesome!

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  10. Will try this when i get a chance

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  11. nice review! the style of the game reminded me of ROSE online which got me excited about playing it, but i shall heed your advice and avoid this one.

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  12. There are so many asian mmos just like it that it is a wonder these games have any player bases at all.

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  13. Never played it ill check it out though!

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  14. Methinks I'll be avoiding this one. Thanks for the reviews. I'll be checking back here occasionally. Been looking for a decent game.

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  15. You got some nice reviews. Would love to see Runes of Magic review in future :)

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  16. That kinda looks like Ragnarok Online with 3d models. Asian MMO's these days are all the same.

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  17. im checking this out the review isnt that bad maybe a few more people on the server would help as well

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  18. Nice post...
    I dont gonna play that game now - thanks.. lol

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  19. It looks like RuneScape if they had an actual budget. Following.

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  20. Nice review, might look into the game now.

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  21. Before I even read the review I could tell that it would be rather low. It has the look about even from the screen shots.

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  22. might try it if it is a small download.

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  23. As many people pointed out, reminds me of RO, but worse lol. Thanks for the review. Definitely will not be checking it out now.

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  24. Sounds like a great concept for a game! I am going to have to check this out as soon as I get a gaming rig going again

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  25. Hmmmm... May have to check this out

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  26. Honestly I would rather pay for quality ya know?

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  27. OH MY GOD... I have to play this game. I got all giggly thinking about it. :3

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  28. it looks like a lot of fun, i will have to buy this game.

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  29. hmm interesting ,epecially this cards idea

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  30. wow looks really good and it's free you say??? Definitely trying it out man, thanks.

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  31. low rate?
    i dont want to play it anymore
    thanks for the review

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  32. i think i played this for a bit, but never got into it very much and eventually forgot about it

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  33. cool blog im following and supporting

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  34. Couldn't get into it, good read though.

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