The Games of Winter 2100 is a massively-multiplayer browser game from the makers of the popular Fall Of Rome video game. The game’s writer, Michael Cieply (the same person who co-designed and wrote the hit RPG Aion:
The Tower of Eternity), takes us back to the fall of Rome and the days of the infamous Roman military. The point of this game isn’t just to recreate history – it’s also to teach us some lessons about the nature of modern online gaming. Here are some quick notes about the game itself and what the future holds for the game developers:
The primary mission of the game is to rescue the Emperor from imprisonment. You do this by first selecting your city and then picking a hero from their roster of playable characters (there are nine in total). Each hero has special skills that will help you as you take on the enemies of Rome. As you level up, you earn experience points (EXP) that are used to purchase upgrades for your chosen character.
In addition to that, the game includes nine expansion packs. A couple of them, such as the Gladiator Pack, introduce new maps and challenges for players. The other two, the Roman Military Packs and the Saturnalia Pack, enhance the game by providing new costumes for the heroes, new backgrounds for the arenas in which the matches take place, and new game modes including the all-new boss battles. Plus, the content of these packs is automatically downloaded to your account.
Review of The Games of Winter
The story revolves around two warring factions – the Triad and the Cabriole. You start playing the game as one of the former. You can also choose to be part of the Cabriole faction, which is represented by the warrior princesses known as the Tempesta and her allies.
Winter2021 has several endings depending on your decisions and strategies during the course of the game. If you complete the game on the highest difficulty level, you become the hero of the story. If you fail to do so, you will end up as a prisoner or a slave.
Players are not locked in to choosing a certain gender for the hero, though. They can be male or female, as the case may be. The game developer has also included several customizable options for the player’s profiles, such as hair color, eye color, the hairstyle, the facial expressions that the characters can display, and clothing style.
Despite the fact that it is set in the future, Winter2021 looks like a classic video game. The graphics are fairly detailed, and the sound effects are lively. The action scenes are well animated, and the heroes can fly, run, climb, throw objects, and engage in various fighting techniques.
The action never stops, because the game can be played in single player mode, which means that up to four players can participate in the game at the same time. The game has a multiplayer mode as well, where players can enter a specific sphere and battle each other.
There are four playable characters in the game: the hero Alice, who are always seen dressed up in winter gear; the vampire hunter Joana; the brave medieval figure Jean; and the dark princess Nana. Alice, the player’s protagonist, is a young woman from the slums of Shanghai who becomes stranded with her friend Joana and a merchant from the West who want to ship his goods to Shanghai.
Together they have to survive the dangerous winter nightmarish and proceed to the next stage of the game. In the following part of the game the group has to find the magical flower known as the Wintermoon that has been frozen in the sky. When this flower is found, Alice, along with Joana and Jean, go inside the Wintermoon, and the story begins.
The games that the game developers have made are extremely enjoyable and entertaining. Some of the characters featured include a Chinese mystic who can transform into animals; a pirate who can shoot enemies from mid-air; and an American snowboarding girl who move faster than the snow.
The platforming sections of the game are quite adventurous and involve a good amount of jumping and running on the different coloured spheres that are often located in the background scenery. The graphics and the music are both beautifully illustrated and help to make the game look great. Overall, The Games of Winter should be played by everyone who loves snow games and who likes to see their heroes get stuck into a tough situation.