- Release Date: 2011/08
- Publisher: Kabam
- Developer: Kabam
- Genre: Strategy
EdgeWorld is a modern sci-fi Facebook city building game that is published by Kabam behind Samurai Dynasty, Global Warfare. The game puts in stage the relentless war between the Ceruleans and the Galactic Union that is allied by three major factions including Maar Condederacy, Erazi Syndicate and the Helio Legion. Set in the intergalactic warfare theme, it is characterized with real-time strategic gameplay, in which you take up the role of Commander of Cerulea in charge of base-building and military action.
Employing the traditional mode of build-before-attack, Edgeworld offers you, in the very beginning, a small base, which already consists of five Level 1 buildings, that is, a Command Center, a Crystal Mine, a Gas Refinery, a Warp Gate and a Staging Area. On the basis of it, you can follow the guiding mission list and gradually expand the base with more new builds that generally fall into three categories: Resource, Defense and Combat. Each heading only includes a small number of choices, with Defense and Combat builds limited to four types. Yet all buildings are true to the sci-fi style, displaying a metallic texture of futuristic design with dynamic animation.
Due to the simplicity of its build system, it’s not challenging to get familiar with the rules and sequence of the construction and set up a functioning base that goes smooth in resource production, defense power and army build for further warfare. However, it takes more time than it’s necessary, for you are allowed to add or upgrade only one build at a time. And it’s quite explicit what such a design is meant to, that is, to usher in the money-bought advantages. Not only can VIPs speed up the progression of level-up by means of various Accelerators, they can also pay for a lot premium items to gain more powerful defense and attack power. As usual, money talks.
To build the base is only a prelude for following warfare. Combat comes forth in two modes, fighting against other players or NPCs. To win a battle, three factors account most: one is the power of military units, in quantity and variety, researched and trained in the base; another is the level of your Warp Gate that decides the maximum amount of troops you can send to war; and still another is the flexible tactics applied in the battlefront. While you have no better means but level up as high as possible to improve the army forces and Warp Gate level, you can always try to make the best out of what’s in hand, or simply apply strategy. For instance, you can decide whether to dispatch several teams on separated spots simultaneously or drop them at intervals; and you can also plan out tactful policy to coordinate different units, say, letting big Rhinos cover for lighter Marines.
It’s all right if you prefer fighting alone whereas it’s advisable that you target NPCs rather than other online players as the hitting bag, for the latter would surely revenge the attack and even seek for the help from allies, which may wreck great havoc to your single-handed base in a blink of eyes, however great your base defense is. Of course, if you want, you can always join an alliance or create one of your own to better defend yourself and help one another under attack.
All in all, Edgeworld is an inviting real-time strategy MMO. And it’s good to know that the development team of Kabam is still making efforts to better it by regular upgrades that bring about greater variety of items, higher level caps of structures and more immersive features.
For decades, the Ceruleans waged relentless war against the allies in the Galactic Union. When the Cerulean home world was finally discovered, a coalition of Union forces prepared to unleash hell. Scouts were deployed, but they discovered no sign of the Ceruleans. The alien cities had been abandoned. After several years, the Union established bases to extract resources and research advanced alien technology
There are many soldiers to choose from and train in the galaxy of EdgeWorld where you could drag your X-soldiers into battles.
The game also offers a lottery system, known as Zoot’s Loot, allows players to win prizes like Energy, Accelerator, Crystals and Gas by using Gold. The gameplay reminds me of its Dragons of Atlantis and Playdom’s City of Wonder.
Are you looking forward to the long weekend? Between your potlucks and parties. Check in with Edgeworld.
Updates: On August 11, Kabam rolled out Edgeworld for Google+Games.
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