“Mad World”, though operating as a browser-based HTML5 game, offers a rich MMORPG experience. One can’t help but draw parallels between its art style and the iconic “Darkest Dungeon”. Its isometric graphics enhance the gameplay, giving players a bird’s-eye view of their characters.
- Developer: Jandisoft
- Publisher: Jandisoft
- Release Date: 2020
- Platforms: All mobile platform browsers
- Official Website: https://www.madworldmmo.com/
- Genre: Dark Fantasy MMORPG, Horror
Set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world, players are thrust into a society that has forgotten its origins and the events that led to its downfall. As the world stands on the precipice of rebirth, it’s the player’s task to unearth its dark secrets and pave the way forward.
Visuals in “Mad World” are nothing short of a gothic masterpiece. The hand-drawn artwork and accompanying animations stay true to the game’s somber mood. While the gameplay, especially boss fights, avoids overwhelming players with excessive special effects, certain abilities might cause minor distractions—like the camera shake effect during Area of Effect (AoE) attacks.
Character creation in the game is a treat. Players can sculpt their heroes, choosing genders and diving deep into customization, tweaking appearances to their liking. This attention to detail isn’t limited to protagonists alone. Each enemy in “Mad World” boasts unique visuals, behavior patterns, skills, and designated locations.
While Jandisoft hinted at a potential 2021 release, avid fans can stay updated via the official “Mad World” Discord channel. The more adventurous can even register for future alpha tests on their website.
The game offers a plethora of weapons spanning across three major categories: close combat, long-range combat, and magic. Whether you’re a fan of dual-wielding or prefer a single weapon with a shield, the game has you covered. The ambiguity around whether weapons dictate abilities or if there are distinct classes adds an element of surprise. Armor variety also promises strategy, with options ranging from metal to leather and fabric.
Going beyond just weapon and armor, players can master up to eight abilities, each rooted in a specific weapon type. Preliminary footage of these skills not only showcases their aesthetic appeal but also hints at their tactical significance in combat. Furthermore, an underlying passive skill tree promises to add depth to character progression.
“Mad World” presents itself as a refreshing blend of dark fantasy and intricate gameplay mechanics. It beckons players to immerse themselves in its mysterious world, promising both challenges and rewards.