Path of Titans - The Upcoming MMO That Lets You Live Out Your Life.. As A Dinosaur!
Have you ever wanted to play an MMO.. as a dinosaur? Yes I really asked that question, you’re not imagining things.
The reason I ask is because we have a brand new MMO on the horizon called Path of Titans.. and it’s all about living, leveling and surviving as a dinosaur.
I know. Weird, right? You can freely traverse a large, sandbox world, meeting other players, working together to.. uh, well, eat other dinosaurs? I think? Let’s take a look.
WHAT IS PATH OF TITANS?
Path of Titans is a large sandbox MMO – and I use that term loosely here. They classify it as an MMO but in reality, each server will hold up to a maximum of 200 players concurrently at any given time.
The game will feature a persistent world with plenty of customization, the ability to take and complete quests, group up with other players to achieve goals, join or create your own guild so you can work towards a common goal and more.
While the team behind the game, Alderon Games have yet to reveal much in the way of features outside of the aforementioned ones, we do know that it will have a large focus on dinosaur accuracy and it will allow modding.
WAIT, DINOSAUR ACCURACY?
Yup.. dinosaur accuracy. There are plenty of dinosaur themed games out there, with the more popular one being ARK: Survival Evolved, but I’m gonna be honest here.. ARK has things like Reapers, Wyverns, Snow Owls and.. yeah.
Very unrealistic creatures that exist whereas Path of Titans aims to bring the most realistic and complete dinosaur themed experience possible. Or, at the very least that’s what they say.
At the end of the day, the game is being built around survival aspects, like Rust or ARK just sans the building. So a more realistic expectation is that that will be the case until they opt to add in Humans and other creatures.
While that’s not a certainty, it’s definitely a potentiality.
WHAT'S THE COMBAT LIKE?
Actually, now that I think about it I have yet to see any combat whatsoever.
I’ve looked at around 10 trailers and I’ve seen a lot of features detailed to varying degrees but from what I can tell, at least presently, there doesn’t look to be any combat on display.
Does that mean there won’t be any combat in-game? No, but I can’t find much info on that other than a brief mention of being able to alter your abilities and attacks to tailor your character to your own preferred play style.
Abilities like bite, claw and tail swipe. Is that all we’ll get in the way of combat, though? Who knows. We’ll have to wait and see the further we get through development.
Honestly, the combat in ARK wasn’t that bad, a little clunky at times but otherwise it was decent enough to enjoy. Hopefully then they at least take inspiration from something like that.
CROSS PLATFORM PLAY
Here is one of the main issues for me. Cross platform play.
While I’m more than happy playing the game on my PC or, heck, even having the game be on mobile devices or console, I’ve never been of the opinion that PC and mobile cross-play is a good idea.
Path of Titans though is looking to support both PC and mobile devices with console integration being possible if the PC and mobile versions do well.
PC and mobile players will be able to play together on the same servers using the same login – so you can play the game at home on your PC with friends, then take it mobile on the bus ride to school in the mornings or while feigning attention in class.
This’ll likely mean that the game will be optimized to appeal to mobile players, meaning ultimately it won’t be as grand-a-scale as ARK or any of the other large, sandbox survival games already available.
Right now I don’t see much point getting too excited for this. Alderon Games put the game up on Indiegogo in hopes that people would fund the game for them.
I’m always cautious of indie funded MMOs because they always end up biting us in the ass, and that’s disregarding the non-MMOs that turn out less than stellar.
I know there are some people that are highly anticipating this after seeing it in my news video, and honestly, I’m glad you’re excited for it.
Until more information is released, more gameplay is revealed and we get a fully functional client to download and test, I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
They have an Early Access planned for later this year with players that pre-order through Indiegogo gaining access to it.
Ultimately, the game could turn out very unique and a lotta fun. Realistically, it could be the complete opposite. So do your due diligance and be blissfully cautious.