Game Description and Comments
RAN Online is a free 3D MMORPG with a Japanese urban theme. Instead of fighting in dark dungeons or great wildernesses you walk the grounds of Japanese campuses (schools). The novelty of the game is that each campus sells different uniforms like real colleges and the schools do compete against each other. This gives the game a fresh approach to the heavily-crowded fantasy genre.
- Free to play.
- Three Japanese campuses (schools).
- Four character classes: Males can be a Brawler or Swordsman while a female can be an Archer or Shaman.
- Each campus sells clothing from different societies.
- Level cap is 200.
- Players can challenge each other via duels.
- Players can set up their own stores.
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Comment: Good for a decent amount of time but soon you will see that the armor and weapons don’t make you happy. The idea of colleges is great and the comics they add in on the site are pretty good. It is most definitely a good game so 8 out of 10 for me.
Comment: This is a really fun game made by the same people as Supreme Destiny. You choose a campus that you want to go to and then can choose different classes such as a fighter or swordsman. There is 3 campuses: Sacred Gate Phoenix and Mystic Peak. Each campus has their own uniforms and stuff. There is also a market city where you can trade and meet other students from different schools. Once you reach a high level you can leave the campuses and city to start exploring. You start off having to do little quests to get acquainted with the school. This game made me think of the gardens in Final Fantasy 8 for some reason. School competition is always fun and the PvP fighting is fun.
Comment: It is fun with good fighting and skills that are easy to get. Leveling isn’t that hard. One of the only problems is that you can only use dexterity skills with vitality skills or power skills with vitality skills so you can’t do a really powerful skill then another.
RAN Online is free to play but you can buy premium items.
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A bit of a bizarre MMO. Characters are dressed in Japanese school attire; seems like RAN Online is more school-themed, which is just very uncommon for MMOs. Combat feels more like a beat ’em up than anything you’d expect from an MMORPG or RPG. I would probably classify the game more as an online fighting game than an MMORPG just from the combat, but the user interface is much like you’d expect for an MMORPG. Overall, I’d rate this game a 3.5/5; interesting concept, but I don’t think the fighting elements blend well, especially with the school theme of the game.