Ever since there came the concept of browser game, editorialists have been exclaiming over the new dimension of computer gaming. But as for browser-based MMORPGs, most we get in past years are only disappointments that are more of a texting game with very limited, if none at all, visual or action elements. Good thing is we now see real progress.

We finally see some browser games that lives up to the category of MMORPG and mark as an epic in the industry as its name implies. One recent example is Grand Epic Online. In this browser-based virtual world, you do not have to read tons of dreary texts nor have to look over a whole page in search of a text link to the next phase of game. Instead, the operation panel is embedded in an exquisite background where avatars move, talk, fight and cast magic spells.

It is a tropical coastal village where players start the storyline by flirting with a girl who takes up a large part of the quests in the first stages. Afterwards, players will be taken to various spots of interest for different adventures and to complete the main storyline. Some of the quests may seem dull and repeated though, it does present a remarkable image of fairyland in Chinese conception.

Sure there are other browser MMORPGs that feature nice artwork, but lots of them still are text based. As to the combat, some of the previous works even dare to try a real-time one in browser, which is a major surprise to see in Grand Epic. All does not necessarily mean Grand Epic is perfect, which also has flaws, especially in combat details, but it does bring us to see progress and endeavors to change, and make us to rethink about the scope of browser RPG, where breakthroughs can be made to deliver real-time fighting in gorgeous art design and alien cultural settings. So kudos for them!

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  1. Cloud Strife on October 3, 2011

    uhmmmm….. I think the person who made this…..
    is one of his purpose on making this one, is to advertise Grand Epic Online.
    Its better if you don’t put the GEO, but its ok for the image.
    He/She must also put some other games….

    Well, I think the best is Crystal Saga and Drakensang Online.[More like Runescape, but better graphics]

  2. Macrath on June 8, 2011

    Dead Frontier is another fun Browser based MMORPG/survival horror. It’s a fun zombie shooter type game with an enormous map and a classic rpg style level system. Check it out if you are looking for something original in the MMO market…

  3. Bombstation on June 7, 2011

    wow this is look cool

  4. jameshwin on June 5, 2011

    Browser games are evolving for example, isn’t runes of magic going browser?

  5. immi on June 2, 2011

    Following the mainquest, I come to realize what this game is talking about, It tells a story of a boy fall in love with 2 girls, However, the girls just passed away… “Sher” the girl is not a common creature, she is a fairy… Sher won’t die but as her body diminished she can only stay in snow mountain, her heart is broken because she aware that the boy is also fond of the girl call Yan who died in front of his face. However, the boy want to bring “Sher” back by conquering all the immpossible missions.

    —I am still on my way in completing all the immpossible missions…I just want you share my understanding of the game!

  6. Filippo on June 2, 2011

    yeah, so addicted to grand epic now

  7. Germaximus on June 1, 2011

    Drakensang is definitely impressive for a browser game. So is Ruined in my opinion.
    Theres also Fortune Online, another Diablo styled game.

    Browser games have definitely come a long way and have a very very bright future.

    • quickman007 on June 1, 2011

      Fortune Online is good, but I couldn’t find any other players in the game. =/

      • Kathy on June 2, 2011

        which means it is not a good game

        • Sader on June 6, 2011

          No it means that like many good Browser based games its just unheard of -.-

          • Ashibayai on June 7, 2011

            Because there is so many shovel ware browser games, that no one notices when a good one comes out.

  8. quickman007 on June 1, 2011

    I agree browser games are getting better, but that’s about it. There plenty of non-text based browser MMO’s out there. Pirate galaxy has been around for several years and the game has top notch graphics and a real time combat system. Problem is, they just aren’t very well known and with the lack of resources you really need to dig around to find the good ones. Man, I gotta get my browser MMO series started on Youtube. >.<

    You should have used something like Drakensang as an example, though. Grand Epic wasn't a good pick for showing off browser MMO's.

    • Suevonne on October 11, 2011

      So that’s the case? Quite a reaveltion that is.

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