I’ve been off the PS3 for a while now due to me being hooked on these free to play browser based games on the computer. I know this doesn’t sound like me and I haven’t given up completely playing the PS 3 as I have great games on there that i’m still wanting to play. I did think however, that these browser based games were worth mentioning because they are great fun and most have a great community of players that are willing to help out.
The game i’m playing at the moment is called Stormfall. It’s a little like a conquest/conquer game, you build your castle with mines, farms and townhouses which, in turn produce gold, iron and food. This in turn allows you to build units of troops, either for defense or offense and as you level up you will then be able to raid or besiege other castles for some big rewards. It is free to play and that is what I recommend although you can put real money into it, it is not necessary and I don’t recommend doing this, as everything can be got playing for free, it just takes a little longer.
This game is not for everyone and if you don’t have patience and/or the time for a good strategic game then this may not be for you. There is a lot to do in the game but when you hit the higher levels everything takes hours and days instead of minutes to upgrade and so forth. Anyone thinking of giving it a try, I highly recommend it, it’s very easy to start as you have ready made quests to start you off and they are very easy to follow. Once you get the hang of it you will be about level 10, which can be done in a few hours, then you can join a league and enter league chat to get more indepth help from fellow players.
First off you really want to follow the in game quests given to you, this sets you up for later as it really helps you understand how the game works. Second you want to save your saphires, these are quite rare but can be got fairly easy in the beginning, you will be tempted to use them but it’s better to save them for later on when you are at a higher level. Thirdly, upgrade you buildings equally, townhouses, farms and mines, don’t try to upgrade farms first then mines, keep them all at the same level if you can. I personally built my farms, for food, then mines, for iron, then townhouses for the gold, next I leveled each up to level 2 then 3 and so on.
One of the most important things in this game is to be strategic when it comes to battles, you will be raided on occasion and your first reaction will be to retaliate, don’t do this unless you know for sure you can take your enemy. The best approach is when you are about to be raided, and you will get notice of an incoming attack, move all your troops into the catacombs, this way the enemy raiding you will not be able to capture any of your units. Also when an impending attack is imminent spend all your resources on upgrading, this way the enemy can’t take much and will not bother you again.
Anyway if you haven’t tried any browser based games yet I urge you to give this one a try, you may just enjoy yourself and make some friends along the way. If anyone is interested I will make some more posts about this game and if you have any questions, feel free to post and I’ll try and answer you to the best of my knowledge. Remember it is worth a try and you do get some nice satisfaction from the rewards achieved when playing, a huge game where there is much more to it than you first realize. Good luck and good gaming.