Facebook Game Face-off: Dungeon Rampage vs. Cloudstone
That brings us to this week's Facebook Game Face-off, a regular showdown between the top social games in their genre to let us, and more importantly the readers, decide which is best. With that, let's get ready to ... rampage! (Or something like that.)
Beating Up BaddiesCloudstone takes a much more literal, albeit flat, approach to its combat. Aside from special abilities for each of the three classes in this RPG, fighting feels more passive than traditional games in the genre. When your wizard launches a volley of fireballs at the enemy, there simply isn't that intense visual feedback that you receive in its competitor.
Beating Up Baddies with BuddiesPlaysaurus has taken great pains to make it feel as if you're exploring the vast dungeons of Cloudstone with your friends. While it's all asynchronous, this RPG does a fine job of providing semi-realistic AI for the computer-controlled representation of your friend. Even with asynchronous PvP and real-time chat rooms, this is multiplayer for players that might not have time for the real thing.
The Cause for ClickingThe reason to keep coming back for more adventures in Cloudstone is just that: the adventures. Cloudstone's strongest points are its quirky characters and story, its expansive maps to explore and the personal, powerful growth your character sees over time. You play Cloudstone to live in (and loot) its world; the monsters are merely in your way.
And the Victor is...Dungeon Rampage! While Cloudstone offers a world for players to explore with their friends (in a fashion), Rebel Entertainment's RPG provides a real-time romp with your buds in the same vein of Diablo and other action-packed dungeon crawlers. Cloudstone has an enormous world, cute characters and interesting character progression, but we can easily see Dungeon Rampage as a poster child for real-time action games on Facebook. Let's see what you think:
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