Dark Genesisby Mikhail May 11, 2021 | 1 Votes | 25 Played | 0 Reviews
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There aren’t many idle RPGs you can play on a browser today, which is a bit sad considering there were dozens readily available back in the day. Dark Genesis is one of those games that continue the long tradition of browser RPGs, though it uses more mobile-centric gameplay, thanks to its idle mechanics. It’s also relatively easy to pick up and play, with no download required: it is directly playable on a browser, and you won’t have to wait long for it to load.
With that said, if you were a fan of old favorites like Runescape and Adventure Quest, should you give Dark Genesis a shot? Well, before you decide, let’s first check out what it has to offer and if it’s worth a try.
Dark Genesis’ story revolves around you and a floating citadel. There, you’ll summon groups of demigods who will then act as your allies who will aid you in your quest to save the world from destruction. Currently, its world is experiencing a bloody and destructive war, and it’s up to you to end it by returning the old gods to the pantheon. More importantly, you’ll also need to uncover the terrible secrets of the titular Dark Genesis.
For an idle RPG game, Dark Genesis somehow has a lot of things going on under the surface. This is why, thankfully, it has a relatively long and drawn-out tutorial that explains many of its intricacies, from summoning heroes to its comprehensive yet straightforward item upgrade mechanic. Apart from the management elements, you’ll also tackle combat which is undoubtedly one of the game’s best aspects.
Due to it being an idle game, player participation in Dark Genesis is mainly limited to the roster and character management aspects. From the floating citadel that acts as your base of operations, you’ll summon new characters to add to your team, strengthen their equipment, and at the same time level them up so they can face more powerful foes. Moreover, you’ll also need to determine their battle placement. In a nutshell, you’ll have to put tank types, and melee units in front while mages and ranged units, who are vulnerable at close range, have to sit behind their close combat specialist allies. From there, they can unleash healing support spells and or destructive damage-dealing spells. Note you’ll have many characters to choose from and chances to summon rather powerful ones to add to your team. They’re also varied, each with their own skills and capabilities, which will give you a lot of strategic considerations.
Dark Genesis combat mechanics are pretty similar to its peers. If you’ve played other idle games before, you’ll feel right at home. With that said, your characters constantly drop into a battlefield where they fight hordes of foes and bosses, and they progress to more difficult challenges the more levels they accomplish. Instead of being a wholly idle experience, you can participate in combat. How? Well, you can activate your characters’ skills that can deal devastating damage. After every battle, you’ll earn rewards which you can then use to upgrade your character’s skills and capabilities, as well as in-game currency to spend on the shop.
Upgrading characters and their equipment is relatively straightforward. Instead of painstakingly crafting equipment, you can easily do so via a streamlined process which only requires a few clicks. The same can be said about the level-up system: you can do so in multiples of five instead of doing multiple clicks. This streamlines the entire process and helps you boost your characters seamlessly.
Dark Genesis is essentially an MMORPG, complete with Arena battles. However, its gameplay will primarily appeal to single-player specialists who love grinding their characters in fun idle adventures. If you’d like to discuss the game with fellow players, you can drop into the official forums and chat.
In terms of presentation, Dark Genesis looks fantastic. The graphics and art style rival that of a triple-A mobile game, and despite the high-quality textures and complex animations, it runs well on a browser. There are no framerate drops to speak of, and there have been no issues at all. Meanwhile, the characters are voiced, and it’s safe to say the voice acting is relatively competent, with characters sounding authentic.
Overall, browser MMORPGs are quite a rarity nowadays, with most games heading over to mobile platforms. Dark Genesis is a rare breed, and it stands out not because it doesn’t have competition but because it’s a well-made experience. It’s a standard idle RPG with streamlined mechanics, a great art style with a lot to offer. Moreover, you’ll have a lot to offer and experience, thanks to the robust cast of characters, strategic elements, and character management system that lets you dive deep into what it has to offer. It is currently free to play on Esprit Games’ website, so give it a shot and start your epic idle adventure.