Free Realms is from Sony Online Entertainment. This is a powerhouse name in the entertainment industry as a whole, let alone the MMO community. Their foray into the browser MMO world brings us another extremely child friendly alternative to raiding and killing in most other MMO games. Like some others on the list, it requires a download prior to playing, but also like the others it offers a rich and expansive world in which kids and adults can explore. The art is very vivid and cartoony, and while the starting customization may be light, with a three part name generation system similar to that of Fusion Fall, the in-game customization is quite impressive. You have free reign to change to a multitude of classes from the get go ranging from fighter style classes to demolition derby racers. Also, if you don’t feel like making your own character, there are premade characters available to choose from.
Free Realms Review:
Free Realms is a casual, 3D fantasy MMORPG with bright colors, a large game world and plenty of activities to keep players coming back. While Free Realms is aimed at a young audience, it can be enjoyed by players of all ages. Each character can play as over a dozen professions and participate in dozens of mini-games. Free Realms is one of the most in-depth and enjoyable free online experiences now available.
Free Realms is SOE’s latest MMORPG but unlike its previous titles, this one is free-to-play with an option to subscribe for premium content. The company best known for the early pay-to-play hit EverQuest has now officially embraced the F2P model, and that’s good news for everyone. Free Realms has the high production value and level of detail you would expect from a top-quality developer, which helps set it apart from most of the rushed grindfests we see popping up these days. It’s obvious that Free Realms targets the kids market, but that doesn’t mean older gamers can’t enjoy it. Each character can freely switch between fourteen jobs though must level each up separately. Each job has a unique play style. You play cooking mini-games similar to those found in the DS title Cooking Mama or kart racing mini-games similar to the Mario Kart series. The jobs available are:
All players – Ninja, Chef, Kart Driver, Postman, Demolition Derby Driver, Brawler, Pet Trainer, Card Duelist, and Miner
Subscribers only – Archer, Wizard, Medic, Blacksmith, Warrior