Review – Trove (via Trion Worlds)

Like minecraft? Like battling it out with unlimited customization of character and environment? Like grinding and hacking and slashing your way to victory? This might just be the block-type-MMO you’ve been looking for.

I really enjoyed playing through it. The gameplay was simple, and the tutorial got me right into the game. Look for dungeons, that’s how you level up fast!

Gamespot said: “But it is an MMOG that I’d enjoy visiting every now and then, possibly several times a week. That’s enough to make Trove a success, and its speedy updates and randomly generated worlds help make every visit feel different from the last.”

MMOs.com said: “Pros: +Simple, familiar hack ‘n slash gameplay. +Varied classes. +Simple, familiar customizable housing. +Fair cash shop. +Daily allowance of secondary cash shop currency. +Community-created content.
Cons: -Unlocking various blocks is a major grind. -Gameplay is marginally the same dungeon after dungeon. -Poorly designed dungeons.”

PCGamer said: “Trove excels at giving players a fully realized, customizable world, but it’s the small details in the game’s menu structure and user interface that bog it down. It’s easy to get lost in the countless player-created and official worlds, but also a chore at times to determine what your next objective dictates…. The beauty of Minecraft isn’t what the developer leaves behind for you, it’s what you make of the tools provided, and Trove towers over its competition on the breadth of its colorful and surprisingly dense landscapes.”

We’re here to find out.

Take a look at the first 15 minutes of gameplay here:

So what is it? Roll GREED.

About Trove

Grab your friends, hone your blades, and set off for adventure in Trove, the ultimate action MMO! Battle the forces of Shadow in realms filled with incredible dungeons and items created by your fellow players. Whether hunting treasure in far-off lands or building realms of your own, it’s never been this good to be square!

Cubular Classes

Play as a Knight, Gunslinger, Ice Sage, Dracolyte, Pirate-with-a-parrot, or any (or all!) of the other Classes in Trove while mastering abilities from deadly ninja techniques to deliciously deadly ice cream crushes. Upgrade your gear to tackle epic challenges and strut your stuff with killer looks.

Infinite Realms

Explore through fully destructible realms on the backs of fire-breathing dragons and purrfectly whiskered Meownts. Jump into action tailored to any level as you conquer untamed wilds from the Treasure Isles to Candoria, home of the sweet-toothed Candy Barbarians.

Delve into Dungeons

Assemble a group of hardy cube-kind and crawl your way through huge dungeons unique to each realm. Brave deadly minions, bosses, and traps to “liberate” powerful armor and weapons, or dip into smaller Lairs for single servings of danger perfect for solo fun.

Get Rich with Loot

Rake in a shimmering hoard of treasure and collectible items from the deepest and darkest places in Trove. Load up on special gear, costumes, decorations, recipes, crafting ingredients, flying carpets, sea-faring ships, and dragons of mighty renown.

Build Your Home…

Cornerstones are personal homes you can build block by block, but they’re also mobile bases! Drop your Cornerstone at specially-marked plots in any world you’re visiting, and voilà: your hand-crafted home-away-from-home will appear, giving you a place to kick back, relax, and craft to your heart’s content.

Build a World…

What’s better than crafting alone? Building entire new Club Worlds with friends. Feel like making enormous geodesic domes in the desert? Magnificent castles in the sky? Do it – and land yourself in our list of the cubic masterpieces in Trove!

Build Anything in the Game!

Dragons? Check. Bacon swords? Yup. Rainbow-grade 3D glasses of insufferable doom? Just the tip of the iceberg! Collect a HUGE range gear made by your fellow players and make and submit your own items – including Dungeons, Lairs, Class Costumes, and more.

Plus

Music Blocks, Meownts, Fishing, Farming, Pets, Sailing (with Boats!), Flying (with Wings!), Mag Trains, Dance-Pads, Heroes, Villains, Allies (who might be Villains), Flasks, Bombs, Piñata Parties, and the Crafting of any and all Things.

Trove Media

Get the game [HERE]

Tech Specs

  • OS: Vista 32-bit Service Pack 2
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2XXX @ 2.0GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 @ 2.6GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Graphics driver: OpenGL 3.2 or DirectX 10.0
  • OS: 10.7.5 or later
  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Two button mouse

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