Player versus Player (PvP): Yes
Player base: Med
War Of The Roses
War of the Roses is an upcoming combat-based multiplayer title developed by the team behind Heaven and Hearth and the upcoming Salem, two critically acclaimed sandbox MMO’s. Fight against dozens of other players in a variety of lobby-based game modes, combining mechanics from various strategy games with the intense thrill of skill based third-person combat.
War of the Roses Review
War of the Roses features an in-depth combat system unlike anything you’ve seen in other third-person combat titles. If you want to land a successful swing of your sword, you’ll need to pay attention to the weak spots in your enemies armor, as well as the direction they’re trying to defend. When you’re defending attacks, you’ll need to pay close attention to your enemies swing, trying to predict which area of your body they’re aiming for so you can skillfully deploy your shield or sword to block the attack. Range attacks, such as attacks with a Crossbow or Longbow, use slightly different mechanics but are just as dependent on skill as the melee attacks. It’s not as simple as drawing back and releasing an arrow, you need to time it perfectly so that your bow is at it’s furthest draw, to maintain maximum accuracy, distance and damage.
War of the Roses also features a highly customizable character class system similar to those seen in popular FPS titles such as Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty. Players only have access to limited classes to begin with, but as they play more matches, earning experience points and gold as they go, they can invest more into customizing their ideal class. Progressing through the game unlocks more swords, shields, bows and horses. There’s also a unique perk system that offers further customization to the already in-depth class progression feature.