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The Geeky Girl Gamer

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Author: junitalia

Wizard 101

Posted by junitalia Friday August 14 2009 at 12:41PM
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So you've read every Harry Potter book and seen (and plan to see) all the movies.  I'm sure some of you have a wand manufactured after your favorite character's wand and possibly have a Hogwarts robe sporting your favorite House's emblem. Well, what if I told you you could actually live the fantasy? That's right! Wizard 101 is the game for you! A sweet marraige between Card captor and Harry Potter to aid you in your magical studies and journeys. We start with the Headmaster, Merle Ambrose, trying to collect the brightest and most capable students from all the realms to study at Ravenwood Academy. You must answer some questions first to see just what school you should put your main focus into (Ice, Fire, Death, Life, Storm, Balance, or Myth). After your school is chosen, you get to customize your look and give your student a name. Once that's done, forget the typical orientation before a table full of food and floating candles, you're attacked and must help your Headmaster defend the Academy against the former Death School teacher, Malistare Drake! You get a first hand look at the combat system and the characteriztics of some of the spells you'll use. After you've killed your enemies and the bad guy gets away with whatever he came for, your quests begin!

 

Pro's

The Quest helper can show you how to easily navigate your way around to complete your missions.

 

The NPC's are very helpfull and informative, providing tips and hints along your way.

 

Combat is very unique and stunning. Allowing for up to 3 players and 3 enemies at a time (without being in a group and can enter at anytime).

 

Teachers are helpful and while you have a main focus of study, you can gain knowledge in all schools.

 

The layout of the town is done in sections to help you find things easier (A section for shopping, combat, mini games, etc.)

 

The loading is smooth and easy

 

The minigames are fun and addicting

 

PvP is unique and educational

 

health and mana whisps float around the town to help you regain what you've lost in combat

 

Color customization when buying new clothes or pets is amazing and easy.

 

 

Cons

The graphics aren't as smooth and perfected as others such as WoW or Aion.

 

The grouping system can sometimes be buggy and when entering a dungeon you may end up in an alternate one than your groups.

 

You might get many people asking to be your friend.

 

PvP is imbalanced at times, pinning you against a higher level than your own.

 

Health & mana whisps are far and few between when in a pinch since others will be looking for them as well, forcing you to run all the way back to the center of town to play minigames to regain your mana and health.

 

 

All in all it's a simple, easy, fun way to be the wizard or witch you've always dreamed of being!

 

www.wizard101.com

 

 

captbasch writes:

wow, the game looks promising, do they have counterpart of Serverus Snape in the game?...serverus..serverus...serverus...snape rocks!

Sat Aug 15 2009 5:15AM Report

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