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Perpetuum Review

By BwwDtt | 12 June 2020
Average: 1 (1 vote)

Perpetuum is a player-driven MMORPG developed and published by Avatar Creations.

  • Sci-Fi Setting
  • Persistent Game World
  • High Customizability
  • Character Progression

Perpetuum Gameplay

The story of Perpetuum is set after 2208, and humanity is looking for alternative energy sources. They learned how to create tiny wormholes to access shortcuts through time and space, and eventually found another planet that is occupied by synthetic, robot-like species. These creatures have unique and efficient ways to produce energy. The world became an objective for conquest, and the Earth scientists took over several lifeforms to set up a base. The species on that planet already were divided by a long-lasting war, and they could not react quickly to the invasion. The humans control their robots remotely, and their main goal is to transfer as much energy as possible back to Earth. The game features three alien factions, which are the Pelistal Empire, the Nuimgol Union and the Thelodica Clan. The third faction is Earth, and they are known as the Syndicate.

The players in Perpetuum begin their experience with creating a new character, and they can choose one of the three Earth corporations. They select one of the schools and further specializations. These choices affect starting attributes and extensions, but do not limit the players from interaction with any of the available factions in the game. The players continuously accumulate extension points even when they are logged off, and they can use them to install abilities or extensions to any of up to three characters. You can connect any upgrades, but their rank and attributes affect the cost of increasing levels. That way, older players have to spend more points to acquire smaller improvements, and new players have a chance to catch up with them.

The world of Perpetuum consists of several islands, all of which are divided for an alpha, beta or gamma status types. You can move between them through a teleport network. Alpha islands are safe, and player-versus-player activities are only available through manual activation, and computer-controlled opponents have relatively low damage rate. Beta islands offer better rewards and more powerful enemies, and gamma islands represent the most dangerous locations for the players.

The in-game economy in Perpetuum is mostly player-driven. Non-player characters sell specific items, such as low-level upgrades and ammo. The players have to gather all the necessary raw materials by themselves to manufacture the most of all the robots, ammunition, modules and other tools in the game. Some NPCs can be looted for items and the in-game currency, which is called Nian Credit. The economy operated under supply and demand, and you can trade with others using the in-game systems. The resources are not limited, and you can become a trader, miner or take any other crafting role.

In Perpetuum, the players can use three different kinds of robots, such as light robots, assault robots and heavy mechs. These types are similar to the rock-paper-scissors system and counter each other; each one represents an existing in-game faction. The fourth industrial faction is average at all attributes. You can adjust these by adding different combinations of modules, and you may improve CPU, reactor size, accumulator size, recharge rate, armour, locking range and other features. Robots also receive bonuses to performance based on the levels of these upgrades, and they also affect the available to the pilot roles.

Perpetuum provides the players with a wide range of available customization systems in a Sci-Fi setting. The game fits both hardcore and casual players, and you can progress through the game even while being offline. That way, the difference between players is not much, and that offers a balanced experience for all the participants.

Perpetuum System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA or AMD 3D graphics card with Shader Model 3.0 support
  • CPU: 2 GHz Intel or AMD processor
  • File Size: 3 GB
  • OS: Windows XP

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX260 or higher / AMD Radeon HD 4870 or higher
  • CPU: 2 Ghz multicore Intel or AMD processor
  • File Size: 3 GB
  • OS: Windows 7/8/10