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Since Console Monster is strictly a console dedicated website (with the Wii being considered some sort of childrens play toy), I like to extend a little bit of alternate format coverage here in my blog. Today’s winner is the good old PC!

A few days ago I received a much welcome email from FunCom (developers of Age of Conan) informing me that I have a beta invite for their upcoming published game Bloodline Champions. A game in which I had heard absolutely zero about until now, but after a few glimpses of the screenshots that are very reminiscent of World of Warcraft, Diablo and Warcraft 3… I want to know more.

Turns out the game plays very much like WoW arena (for anyone that has tasted the addiction), a team based deathmatch (2v2, 3v3, 5v5, etc) with third person RPG controls. You’re character (one from a line up) has a hot bar of 8 unique abilities that help you control the enemy, escape an attack, deal damage and heal others – needing you to learn a characters abilities and be prepared to respond correctly in the midst of a battle. The bliss comes with the game having a division based ladder system, having you progress up the leagues if performing well in rated matches.

I gave the game a chance and have now managed to fall in love with it, for the time being at least. For anyone that has themselves a beta key (anyone that has played Age of Conan I believe) they should certainly give it a go, especially if like me you love competitive team based gameplay.

Game on!

Reece Warrender

Reece Warrender

Reece is an obsessed gaming fanatic that finds enjoyment from any console. He began to enjoy games from a very young age but the addiction did not consume him till the days of Zelda – Link to the Past. Currently he is himself trying hard to break into the gaming industry, as a young programmer whilst also forcing his opinions onto the gaming population.

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