Strive for power and to conquer during the Renaissance in Rise of Europe, the free browser mmo rts developed by Perfect World. Players take on the role of a member of one of three powerful noble families: the Medici, the Fugger, and the Tudors and attempt to bring that particular family to power. Of course, other players will do their best to thwart your plans and place themselves above you.
As Rise of Europe begins, players choose which noble family to join. The Medici were based in Italy, gained their power through banking, and were famous patrons of the arts. The Tudors ruled England for 118 years and were utterly ruthless in attaining their goals. The Fugger were bankers and merchants from Germany and used their economic hold over various kings and emperors for their political gain. It is up to the player to represent their family's interests and thirst for power.
As with most mmorts games, most of the gameplay centers on the player building and upgrading their lands. Players start out with a large city that is sectioned off into grids upon which various buildings will be constructed for the player's use. Building types include barracks, training halls, smithies, storehouses, and dwellings. Most buildings have levels and can be upgraded to provide additional benefits to the player. Of vital importance is the tavern in which you will recruit heroes to lead your forces. The heroes, just like the player's lord, level up and gain new abilities as they do so. Once it's time for combat, the player finalizes how the hero is equipped and what formations his troops are in before sending them off to fight. Combat in Rise of Europe takes place automatically and you'll watch the action unfold on your screen.
You can fight against other players in Rise of Europe by using the Tourney. Players can gain fame and glory through the Tourney by defeating other players. Combat plays out the same with each player equipping their heroes and deciding upon their formations. Afterwards, each battle generates a link that can be used to watch the combat again. You can learn valuable strategies from wily players as well as bask in your victories or weep as your foes review your defeats.
Other gameplay features in Rise of Europe include researching technology, playing the lottery, undertaking various quests, deal with random events, and interact with characters within your city. Of note to history buffs is that you'll come across real world people and places from the Renaissance period in the game as you play.
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