Pros:

  • Easy and familiar controls
  • Built-in bot to take care of the grind
  • Good 2d graphics reminiscent of Diablo 2
  • Can be played anywhere without installation

Cons:

  • Lack of originality
  • Quest system designed for bots
  • Obnoxious P2W ads
tl;dr – Lots of character progression and in-game bot features best for play while doing something else.

Felspire is a browser based MMORPG by Chinese developer 37Games. It was first released on November 7, 2015.

Gameplay

Felspire is an isometric 2d MMORPG inspired by Diablo 2 and other similar hack and slash RPG games. As such, it has a traditional point and click interface that would be familiar to anyone that has played an ARPG before.

One thing unusual about Felspire is that you can pretty much automate almost everything thanks to the built-in bot. This bot automatically interacts with NPCs, initiating quests and completing them. It hunts the quests monsters, gather the required mats, or does any actions necessary to complete the quest. During combat, the bot automatically cast skills and uses pots. Not only that, it automatically switches to this mode once the game detects that you’re AFK for a while. Of course, you can also easily disengage this feature but I don’t really recommend it. Most of the game is an endless quest grind that will test your patience.

Felspire has three initial classes: the warrior, the archer and the mage. These classes can be upgraded later on into an advanced class, with the knight for warrior, sniper for archer, and wizard for mage. Probably because it’s a browser game, Felspire doesn’t have any character customization options. Classes have fixed gender/appearance and there’s nothing you can do about it. Even your character name is half-fixed. You can set a name but it will have a prefix added to it. For example, if you set your character name as “Anon”, your name in-game will be s128.Anon. Kind of kills immersion, doesn’t it?

The game has a pet system and unlike in other game, pets in Felspire are pretty powerful and can attack mobs. Pets follow you and automatically attack mobs in the vicinity. They also have pet skills and you can give them new skills by using skill books. Pets have a tier system and can be upgraded by feeding them Pet Feed. You can also upgrade them by spending diamonds, the game’s premium currency. This game also has a mount system. Like the pets, mounts can be upgraded by feeding them mount pills. You can also make them learn new skills by using skill books.

A card system to further enhance your character (and add to the grind) rounds out the noteworthy features. Monster in this game drops cards and are automatically added to your gallery. Completing a set of cards in your gallery nets you a bonus in you stat points. You can equip these cards to give you stat bonus but you can only equip 3 cards at a time. If you have duplicate cards, you can salvage them to increase your Gallery level and get better bonuses from the cards.

The Good

Felspire is a fun and easy game to get into. The controls are intuitive and familiar to anyone that has played hack and slash RPGs before. The built-in bot also takes care of all the constant grinding, making this game a hassle-free experience. The graphics are pretty good for a browser based flash game too. It looks similar to Diablo 2 which isn’t too bad given it can be played completely from a browser, meaning it can be played on pretty much any computer with flash installed.

The Bad

Unfortunately, Felspire also suffers from the lack of originality. There’s pretty much nothing in this game that makes it stand out. The game is quite P2W and the wastes no time by constantly reminding you to buy premium currency with its obnoxious ads. The quests are also all repetitive. It seems like they designed the quests to be done by the bot. If you tried to manually complete quests you would have a hard time. This game doesn’t give you directions to the NPCs or where the necessary mobs are. You either leave it to the bot or wander around blindly in search for your quest goals.

Closing Thoughts

Felspire isn’t a bad game but there’s nothing in it that makes it stand out from the rest of the pack. There’s nothing new in this game, and it feels and plays like a generic MMO game. It feels a bit too much like a soulless cash grab.

In the end, I’m ambivalent about this game. There are enough casual play features that leave it worth checking out. It’s certainly not all bad, and there are a lot of ways to progress one’s character. Just keep in mind that it’s not going to be anything revolutionary.

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