Primed: Prime World now in open beta

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Nival, the developers behind Heroes of Might and Magic V and Silent Storm, have announced that their new title Prime World is now in open beta. As far as I can make out, this is a game that wants to be all of the genres at once. Here are the ones mentioned in the press release: RPG, MOBA, MMO.

So yes, it’s … one of those. It’s also free-to-play, which means hide your wallets lest you be tempted into a foolish set of microtransactions that you’ll regret in the morning. There are, apparently, eight game modes to try and the “MOBA-style” battles are mixed with MMO/RPG-ish persistent hero progression. I thought that was the one thing that MOBAs tended not to do, but I’m not a Professor of MOBAology like Tim.

There are Player-vs-Player options, alongside Player-vs-Environment. Then there’s one listed as “PVPVE” which, man, I don’t even know any more. Player-vs-Porcupine-vs-Electricity?

If nothing else, it sounds highly unusual. You can sign up and have a go, here.

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  • DavidTheSlayer

    I saw this from here and clicked through, didn’t seem too bad, I think this is more like WarCraft 3 then a MOBA. Haha, PvPvE I think means Player vs player vs environment (AI), so basically all vs all, MOBA style game maps with RTS and charcter skill trees like an RPG. Heck now I’m confused.

  • MarkSquirrel

    Its finally out in 24/7 beta? SWEET!!! I played in the Beta Weekend and it was awesome. Now I am coming back. Gotta take care of my castle 😀 People try this game, you won’t regret it!!!

  • Korialstraz

    You should try it, it has a cool hero developement system! it adds something fresh to the moba scene, isnt just another Dota clon, so if ure searching for a new game this is the one ill personally recommend

  • Tim McDonald

    I’ve juuuust finished downloading it. Will give it a whirl soon.

  • Crazed

    Prime world may appear a bit confusing at first, but it can easily become enthralling in mere moments of gameplay with a sense of purpose as your heroes become stronger and are in term fitted with better talents. Take my word for it, Prime World is worth checking, delivering nice gameplay combined with a lush graphic design and an extremely nice back story.

  • Cyberwalker

    This game is amazing! Everyone should at least give it a try for a brand new take on Moba games. If you like to play LoL, Dota 2, HoN or Smite give this game a try!

  • Ser Varnell

    Great game here, I used to play Dota but this game stole my favor, it has even more depth; never a bad thing!