Gunz-a new online game, launched across the country
Filed Under: Media & Tech, Sports | Posted: 05/06/2008 at 9:42AM
Comments | Region: India
My nephew called me up and gave me a site asking me to try a game online.I was surprized because I don’t usually play games online.but he insisted I do.So I logged into the site nd believe me I am still wondering if such games are really fun.May be YOU will like it.Read on to know how it works.
The most important attribute of a good player of Counter Strike 2 — the LAN-based third person shooter where a team of terrorists and counter-terrorists pit strategy and sub-machine guns against one another — is his or her ability to read the opponent’s mind. At the local Internet parlour, this opponent will be sitting in the next booth.
With Level Up’s new online game `Gunz,’ it’s a little more difficult because that opponent could be in any of the 70 cities across the country where the game is available.
Having introduced Ragnarok last year, an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), Level Up Network India, the country’s first online game publisher, has brought an MMOTPS (Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter) `Gunz’ to the market.
Even as a game, Gunz — despite the rather inane title — has more to offer than Counter Strike 2. Not only do you have (obviously) guns, but you are also supplied with a sword, which gives you more hit points and can be used to protect yourself from bullets. Also, the gameplay allows you to run sideways on walls a la Neo from The Matrix, fly off bridges and even stick your sword into a wall and jump, making it possible to scale otherwise-impossible heights.
When you get hold of the game — you can do so either by buying the CD or by making the 130 MB download off the website www.gunzonline.com, you then get to choose between a clan server, where two teams are pitted against one another, or the match server which is basically free for all in the style of Quake III Arena.
As you gain experience points, you also earn `bounty,’ the currency in the game, which allows you to buy bigger guns, rocket launchers and protective armour. It even allows you to indulge in a little virtual-vanity — you can pick up `cool hats and capes that make your wall running manoeuvres look even more breathtaking.’
A key differentiator between this game and its predecessor, Ragnarok, is that a section of Gunz will always be free. Ragnarok works on a straightforward subscription model, the Gunz customer might be required to pay for accessing certain areas, perhaps specific servers, or may pay in rupees as well as in `bounty’ to buy guns and equipment.
Thanks for reading.