Dark and Light is an epic massively multiplayer sandbox RPG set across a vast and varied fantasy landscape, from fiery volcanoes to snow-capped mountains, populated with all manner of fanatical beasts to battle, slay and even tame.
Dark and Light is set on the planet of Alpha – a satellite of Gaia that the population travelled to when Gaia was attacked by dark magical forces and eventually collapsed. Things are safer on Alpha during the day, but during the night the planet plunges into darkness and dark forces rise – an effect that’s exacerbated during eclipses that cause a bloodthirsty rampage among the local wildlife, but also gives brave adventurers a chance to harvest incredible rare magical resources.
In Dark and Light you’ll pledge your allegiance to one of three factions, the Vardo, the Estel or the Zaharul, each of which has their own busting city which can be reinforced by the player population assisting to build new fortifications and useful buildings. There’s a vast open world outside those city walls for you to explore and conquer though, populated by all sorts of creatures, such as the crafty little goblins, half-human half-horse centaurs, huge and deadly cyclopses, unicorns, ends, dragons, snow monsters and much more besides.
As well as fantastical beasts, there are also more conventional types of animals that can be hunted or domesticated, such as boar, horses, deer, goats, elephants and leopards. The mixture of fantasy and real life beasts makes for a complex ecosystem, and you’ll never know what you’ll come across as you roam the wilderness. Some of the mythical creatures, such as the goblins or centaurs can be bargained with and you can actually tame some beasts to use as mounts – such as horses, unicorns, wyverns, elephants, gryphons, pegasus and even some aquatic creatures.
It’s an impressive looking game, with a rich game world that’s packed full of weird and wonderful creatures to discover, interact with, slay, tame or just run away from. A vast magical world packed full of possibilities – and who doesn’t want to ride into battle on a flying pegasus?