Tactics Arena Online: When AoE Meets Chess -- 10-24-2008

KeyWord: Tactics Arena Online,TAO Gaming, browser based game Date: 10-24-2008 View:
Summary: Tactics Arena Online is a turn-based strategy game with many different animated fighter and spell-caster units to build your own team from. The game does not require an installation and can be played from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser that supports Flash.

Game Title:Tactics Arena Online
Genre: Browser game,Strategy
Developer: TAO Gaming, Inc
Publisher: TAO Gaming, Inc
Status: Release
Official Site: http://www.digisonline.com/tactics/

Tactics Arena Online is a turn-based strategy game with many different animated fighter and spell-caster units to build your own team from. The game does not require an installation and can be played from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser that supports Flash.

Enter a world of fantasy and legends. Tactics Arena Online calls upon your skill and valour to rally a heroic force and destroy the enemy in battle. Wage strategic warfare with a team of specialized warriors and mystical creatures at your command. Design a custom army from a wide range of fighters or mages, and unleash the fury of beasts and mighty golems to dominate the battle arena.

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Gameplay

TAO is described as mixing Age of empires with Chess. The game is played on a board against an online human opponent. Each player starts with an equal number of pieces, but may choose the types and layout of those pieces. Formation is an integral part of the game strategy. Like chess, each piece has specific movement capabilties, but in addition has hit points (HP's), attack and defence attributes. A range of other attibutes are available, as well as 'moving pieces' which can walk, hack or throw a fireball after a player's move.

Chat is available in game and in a foyer area. Organizations called 'clans' have developed to take advantage of the multiplayer environment. The winner of a game earns 'stat' points off the loser; a public ranking list is available.

They game can be played for free with a basic 'Grey account'; these accounts get disconnected from the lobby after a short period of time, have chat restrictions, and are erased monthly. For a monthly fee, a permanent upgraded 'Gold account' allows access to additional units, clans, unlimited lobby time and opponent challenges. The most powerful units are restricted to a second upgraded account called the 'Double Gold'.

The TAO Gaming Servers feature a strong , with strategy, games and community discussions flourishing.

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