s a popular MMO-RPG, Wurm Online attracted many players and hours upon hours of fun playtime, but what happens when you turn an MMO into a standalone game which allows for single player and multiplayer on a much smaller scale?
You focus on survival, building, crafting and fighting, all whilst trying to build upon your skills and ensure that there is enough food and water is nearby. This game is a challenging adventure which can be both rewarding and frustrating. This game is for the patient and not for those who want quick results so be warned you will not build a house in five minutes or max your skills out in a day.
The first challenge you are going to face upon starting the game is finding somewhere to settle without being killed by the local wildlife. Spiders, bears, wolves, trolls and much more are all hostile towards you and will attack if you get too close.
So, you have survived the wildlife and found somewhere you think you could settle down, it is now time to use your deed and start a village. This will allow you to have permission to build within your perimeter and even hire guards to protect your lands and you. Your plan now should be to gather resources and ensure you have the means to survive and start to build your first house.
If you are a fan of survival crafting games, then this could be a good game to pick up and try, however, if you go into this game expecting something like Minecraft then think again. This game is a lot more demanding than Minecraft and other similar games that allow you to have a shelter built before the first-night hits.
The graphics of this game are very nice, and it runs very smoothly, allowing for both single player and multiplayer on official and unofficial servers. The quality of the sound is good, however, I am unable to say anything good about the combat system. You click attack and let it do its thing. For some, this is good, however, my personal preference is a more realistic approach to combat and being able to control the combat and react accordingly.
All in all, I highly recommend this game for those with the patience to play it and with the mindset and time of playing one of the more demanding survival games on the market. It is now two years since the release of this game and it is still going strong with multiplayer servers having over a hundred players active at the same time and a good modding community. Even if you restart the game it offers a different experience each time based on the wildlife spawns, the faction you choose and even the settings you assign to the server.