Neosaurs is a new Facebook MMORPG game launched by software giants Microsoft. For a Facebook game, the game has quite high PC hardware requirements. Microsoft recommends a computer with a 2.4 GHz or higher CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and an internet connection speed of at least 1 Mb.
The game has been developed in partnership with Camelot Media Investments and is a 2D ‘side-scroller’ adventure game. You create and name your own Neosaur, and customise its appearance. In the game, you are put in control of your Neosaur, using the keyboard. The objective of the game is to protect the earth by battling other monsters, whilst constantly evolving your Neosaur. The game seems to be suited for long term play, as progression seems to be quite slow.
As with almost all role playing games, your Neosaur collects experience points to level up, whilst also improving on different attributes, such as strength, defence and various attacking attributes. Experience points can be gained by winning in battles, as well as completing different quests. The quests are given to you by NPCs in each town, and as well as receiving experience points on completion, you are also rewarded with Gold and different items.
The game features a class and skill feature, where only certain types of Neosaurs can use different skills. Skills are different abilities that help your Neosaur in battles, such as special attack and defence moves. At the start, all Neosaurs can use all skills. However, once you reach level 10, your Neosaur evolves, and you must choose which class you want it to evolve into. The three different classes are; Rex, Cera, and Ptera. The different magic features they possess are Fire, Earth and Wind/Water, respectively.
In Neosaurs, you can play with your friends on Facebook together by adding them to your in-game friends list. From then, you can play together as one ‘party’, which can help your progression in the game as you can complete different quests together. This is necessary furthes in the game, as you need friends to help you fight in Dungeons. Dungeons contain special monsters, a Boss in each Town if you will. In the latter stages of the game, the Monsters are significantly tougher, and require more Neosaurs to battle. Defeating the monster will earn you plenty of experience points and bonus items.
The game is remarkably fun to play, and seems to be mainly aimed at the younger audience, but is also suitable for adults. It is very similar to Maplestory, but is implemented in a better way, and in many ways, much more fun. The game life seems decent enough, and should offer plenty of hours of fun to players.