Back in the day, role playing games during the late days of the Super Nintendo and the early days of the Playstation used to be a lot simpler--maybe not so much in their story and experience systems, but rather in their graphics and gameplay. While now, we have games that tug on every part of our PC’s system rig and incorporate lag and slowdown on a regular basis. Sometimes you just wish things would return to a more classic and more visually simpler day.
And then Ragnarok landed in my hands. Big things come in “simple” packages.
Based on the popular manga of the same name, Ragnarok is an MMORPG that returns to the visual style of Classic RPG’s while not sacrificing graphical integrity in doing so. With different optimizations for different user’s rigs, you can still have a four year old PC, (In today’s standard a rig considered embarrassingly outdated) play the game and still have it stunningly beautiful, crisp, and colorful. Play it on a newer rig, and you have cornea candy.
It’s this return to a classic style that makes Ragnarok stand out among all the other new MMORPG’s offered both in retail stores and around the internet. A lot of gamers ask themselves: is simpler, in fact, what they want? Most, today, want breathtaking graphics and a highly immersive environment that literally makes you feel that you’re in it. Unfortunately all of that comes at a price: games that have higher system requirements and a higher demand on internet throughput. However, if you’ve dreamed of classically stunning visuals optimized for your video card, and 60 FPS frame rates on average PC rigs, then Ragnarok is not merely right for you, but it should be required by law for you to experience.