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Realm Royale Review
Realm Royale is a free-to-play shooter battle royale game developed by Heroic Leap Games and published by Hi-Rez Studios.
- Multiple Playable Characters
- A Wide Range of Available Abilities
- Diverse Weapons
- Customizable Gameplay
Realm Royale Gameplay
Realm Royale is a spinoff to the famous game Paladins, and its primary game mode is a battle royale, where a hundred players simultaneously drop onto the map. They have to find multiple pieces of gear and weapons and fight with others to become the last one standing. As the game goes on, the playable area shrinks and the players outside start to rapidly lose health until they eventually die and lose the round. You can play alone or with friends in a squad, and the game puts the players against teams with the same number of members up to four. You can assist your team members in combat and exchange various items to be more efficient in battle. New players can choose to go through a tutorial to learn all the basics or skip it entirely.
Realm Royale features a class system, and the players can choose one out of four archetypes to customize their gameplay. The Warriors focus on close-range combat, and they prefer melee weapons, such as swords, hammers or axes. Their class abilities and perks are geared towards that playstyle; however, all classes can use any types of equipment they can find. The Assassins are long-range experts, and their abilities focus on stealth and rifles. The Mages favour magic-powered weapons and staves, and the Hunters focus on bows and crossbows. As you play matches, you learn experience points with your characters that you can spend on various new abilities and on adding additional effects to already existing ones. For examples, high-level Mages can acquire the ability to deal extra damage with staves; however, other classes can use them as well, but it is impossible to do it in the same way the Mages do.
Another unique feature of Realm Royale is the Forge, where the players can craft unique weapons, equipment, purchase abilities and consumables, and they can also revive fallen teammates. You can find Forges around the map, and they are indicated by a golden marker on the map and can be found on a few specific spots. Any interaction with the Forge requires a bunch of shards, and you can collect them by destroying other items found throughout the map. The things you get from the Forge have at least epic quality, and they are not cheap. Using the Forge is risky because it requires time to finish the process, and during this period, all other players can see the progress bar and the purchased bonus, and they may attack to steal it.
Realm Royale allows the players to continue the game even after dying in a battle, and fallen players turn into chickens for ten seconds to escape their opponents. If you manage to survive as a chicken, you get a resurrection and all of your acquired equipment back to continue the fight. Death in the chicken form is permanent, and the only way to resurrect is to wait until your squad members find a forge to get you back into the battle.
Realm Royale brings the best features of the genre, and it fits both casual and hardcore players due to the simplicity of the gameplay and a wide range of available playstyles. You can customize various abilities and gear, and the game generously rewards the players with additional experience points to experiment and become better after each match. There are many ways to use the environment as an advantage, and the class perks do not ruin the balance but allow the skilled players to become even more deadly using a wide range of available customization options.
Realm Royale System Requirements
- Memory: 6 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 555
- CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00 GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
- File Size: 5 GB
- OS: Windows 7