Player versus Player (PvP): Yes
Player base: Med
Lord of Ultima
Lord of Ultima is the latest strategy game from EA studio, Phenomic. Phenomic are no strangers to the MMORTS world, releasing a variety of strategy titles on their free to play portal such as Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances and Battleforge. Lord of Ultima takes the MMORTS genre to new heights featuring an extensive base construction and building system, a huge variety of defensive structures and a unique unit training system all wrapped up in a highly graphical medieval theme.
Lord of Ultima Review
If you’re reading this review, chances are you’ve probably played a fair number of MMORTS games but have yet to find one with the features and mechanics to keep you interested. After playing Lord of Ultima for several days, there’s not a better strategy game to call home. One of the most attractive features to Lord of Ultima is the construction system. It offers complete freedom, allowing players to construct buildings practically anywhere in a vast, available area, and an unusual mechanic combines buildings to offer greater effects. For example, certain resource buildings such as Farms and Quarry’s will provide more income if close to a certain resource, but they can also be increased by adding other buildings in close proximity such as living quarters or a Mill. After a couple of hours of building my base I spent 15-20 minutes optimizing my buildings, moving things around and changing the location of certain resources. Thanks to my time min-maxing in RPG titles I was able to almost treble my output. This unique system adds a whole new level of skill to the RTS genre and is one of the most defining features in Lord of Ultima.
Another aspect to Lord of Ultima that I really enjoyed was the defensive system. The majority of MMORTS titles have a heavy focus on PvP and Lord of Ultima follows that trend. Players can attack you at any time after the newbie protection experience has worn off but the game gives you all the tools you need to survive in such a harsh environment. Players can improve their castle walls, beginning as mere sticks eventually reaching a massive concrete wall that even Godzilla would struggle to break. Other defensive features include a large variety of turrets and defensive structures that can be built on the castle walls, as well as pit fall traps and other unique anti-unit devices.
As well as the above Lord of Ultima is home to an exciting array of other features such as a unique questing system, in-depth alliance options and a high score board to compare your skills to players from around the world.
I’ve played my fair share of browser-based strategy games but none can compare to Lord of Ultima. I was instantly hooked by the advanced options when constructing my base, I loved the way all of the buildings linked together to provide benefits and I found the community active and very helpful. Lord of Ultima is a must play MMORTS game for any strategy fans.