Spirit Tales is a free to play fantasy MMO produced by Koram Games, featuring gorgeous graphics with anime and cartoons having a heavy effect on the artistic style, its Open Beta was released some days ago, I think it's a nice game for the players who want to have a relaxed and happy gaming experience.
At the beginning of game, we are able to choose a character from three tribes, every tribe has two classes. Fighter is good at close melee, Warriors is a tank-type class, Archer is a long range DPS class, shaman is more desirable for support characters, there is also an assassin class as a rouge type of character and a Sorcerer being more of a damage dealing magic character. Every class's tribe has been set, so we can't choose any tribe and any class freely. Afterwards, we can customize the character's face, tail, and ear, etc., you may notice there is another avatar in the side – it's in fact the transformed style of your character at Lv. 10 and above.
After creating a character you jump right into the action. There is a small cut scene showing you the story behind the game, based on the classic good versus evil, where you must conquer those who have become corrupted. Autumal Grove is your starting region for the first few levels. The quest lines following are wonderful and helpful. The simple right click to travel to your destination and the slay away. The quest lines are fun to read and helpful, they push you along in the direction you need to go. They always have helpful tips and tricks after levelling and finishing quests. The levelling goes rather quickly and is fun to go through, each level you will attain one skill point which you can allocate to the skill you choose. Bearing in mind you have the level enough to do it. There is no stats as in other MMO's like attack strength or vitality, instead you level your passive skills to build your character how you would like. New playable contents are gradually unlocked when you finish the corresponding quests. Pets, crafting, weapon enhancement, group fight, transformed avatar, on and on.
A unique aspect to Spirit Tales is the pets in game. One can be merged to yourself giving you small blessing that will help in combat. You can also call a pet out into battle to fight with you. Each pet having a special set of skills as well as special attacks. Any monster in the game can be captured and taken as a pet once it is below 50% health. This allows you to take a certain pet if you are looking to add a certain attribute to your character.
Another unique feature exclusive to Spirit Tales is the transformation system. Each character has access to a unique transformation that not only changes their appearance, but also improves their stats and abilities. This gives players a great option when faced with tough opponents. Another aspect of the transformation system is the SP that enemy monsters use. SP works in a defensive way, with each monster having a certain amount that you must wear down before their defenses are broken. Breaking the SP of an enemy monster offers far better drop possibilities, rewarding players that are skilled enough to decimate their enemies.
The combat is with good visual effects. As you develop into the deep reach of the skill tree, you will not only master more powerful skills but also see the increased power via visual in battles. Shining beams, purple puff (for my little fox), rich palette, hitting numbers, diversified counterattack from different mobs. It is made sure that if you hit, you will really know. As mentioned before, you finish the power-awaken quest at Lv. 10 and then activate the avatar transformation. Specifically, you accumulate strength points to fulfill the bar, and then hit the space bar to do the transformation into bigger avatar that lasts for a few seconds. The number key shortcuts for skills and items are retained; so are crafting and enchanting items.
There is a small item mall where you can purchase items that can help you in game. Things like health potions, extra clothes and other small things along the way. The fashion is fun and new, although there is a lack of mature type clothing. All of it is bunny and rabbit, with pink and purple, and sky blue.
The crafting is an interesting and allows you to build your own weapons. Materials can be gained through killing monsters and new weapons can be crafted as you level up. You can also craft ornaments if you can find the mold. These weapons can be refined to add damage, or add sockets to add certain bonuses to your weapons.
Lastly, Spirit Tales features an interesting achievement system which allows players to set goals and or achieving them. These titles also give small bonuses and allow you to increase attack, health or defense.