Riders of Icarus Game Review

  • Gameplay
  • Combat
  • Graphics
  • PvP/PvE
  • Story

Alternate Title: Riders of Icarus
Developer: WeMade Entertainment
Publisher: Nexon
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: Real-time duels, open-world PvP zones, guild wars, arenas, and mounted PvP.
PvE: Dungeons, Raids, World Bosses

Riders of Icarus Review - Is It Worth Playing?

Have you ever wanted to be the very best? Like noone ever was?
Is it your real test to catch them all? Is training them your cause?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above then you’ll probably enjoy Poke-er, Riders of Icarus. A beautiful MMORPG that allows players to venture out into the world and capture all the larger-than-pocket-sized monsters.
I’m sure we can abbreviate that into something a little easier on the tongue though: Lar-th-po-si-mon. La-thap-si-mon. L-Okay, this is more difficult than I thought. Kudos to the people behind Pokemon, they really nailed that name.

So Riders of Icarus is one of my wife’s favorite MMORPGs of all time – she’s played it quite extensively, and I figured the furthest Wiggy and I ever got was about an hour into it, so..
With the release of the new Magician class, what better time is there than the present to take not only the class for a ride, but the game for another spin as well?

The addition of the new Magician class brings the total selection of classes up to 8, including the Berserker, Guardian, Assassin, Priest, Wizard, Ranger, Trickster, and.. Magician, obviously.
Both the Trickster and Magician are both gender and race-locked behind little female lolis.
I know after games like TERA there are quite a few of you that are a little.. less forgiving of race or gender locking classes, but, at the very least.. you don’t have to be a loli.. or too much of one.
After a significant amount of time spent in the character creator – and trust me, there were a lot of options in there, I ended up making a solid 5’7 teenager.
And she has my eyebrows.

So choosing the new Magician class I was given an overhauled storyline and beginner experience – much different to what my wife had.
You can bet she was more than a little jealous, especially given that she’d gone through that same tutorial various times in the past.

I mentioned earlier that you could go out and capture Poke-.. monsters, right? I feel like I did.
Those monsters can be used both as traditional pets, and mounts. Yes – if you see something out in the wild that you think would be awesome to hop on top of and ride.. chances are, you probably can.

The taming system is fairly basic, requiring certain button inputs to keep the taming gauge on the increase. When complete, bam! Monster tamed. Unfortunately, there are no monster-balls to keep them inside.
They just.. poof, right into the aether.

Combat in Riders of Icarus is a mixture of both tab-target and action combat.
To use single-target skills, a target is required. To use AoEs however, no target is necessary. This way, you can AoE large groups of enemies without a main target but can’t attack normally without one.
The game is also one of the very few MMOs that allow mounted combat.. IN THE AIR! Aerial mounted combat!

Perfect World, Revelation Online.. there are a few games that allow aerial combat, but not aerial combat while mounted on a traditional mount.
I’ve actually noticed that a lot of the premise of Riders of Icarus is based around the whole monster-capture and utilize thing.. which isn’t bad. It definitely separates it from most traditional MMOs.

So we got to a point where we needed to proceed into a dungeon, and although there were players waiting outside.. I assured my wife that I had this in the bag. She wouldn’t need to worry – I’m the new OP class.
So, we completed the dungeon with little issue – partly due to having better gear than required, and partly due to me being so fucking good at this game.

We continued for another hour after the dungeon but I believe what followed was more of the same. We ran quests to level and even caught a few monsters.
All in all, it was a fairly pleasant experience. I wish I had more time in-game to see exactly what made it so special to my waifu for laifu, but alas our day ended and we needed to wrap it up.
So my first impression of the game is that it’s a very attractive – beautiful, even, MMORPG with various unique mechanics. I truly hope to continue exploring this world and seeing what the game has to offer, so if you all want a part 2.. let me know!

OS: Windows Vista (SP2)
Processor: Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.3GHz or higher / AMD A8-5500 @3.3GHz or higher
Memory: At least 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 260 (1GB) or better / Radeon HD 7670 (1GB) or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c or higher
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: At least 30 GB of free space
Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card

OS: Windows 7 (SP1) or later
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3GHz or higher / AMD FX-6200 @3.3GHz or higher
Memory: At least 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 (1GB) or better / Radeon HD 6870 (1GB) or better
DirectX: Version 9.0c or higher
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: At least 30 GB of free space
Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card

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