Fans of Robert E Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian Stories, the Schwarzenegger film Conan the Barbarian or anyone who just loves a good online RPG might want to check this deal. The Zavvi website is offering Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures for a measly £2.95!
However remember the game is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) so you need a working internet connection and have to pay a monthly subscription. But this is still a superb price given that the game is currently £5.40 on Amazon.
Also bear in mind that unlike the film, the game has actually had some really decent reviews. Some even swear that it’s a better online multi player – role – play game than WOW!
The story takes place in the later years of Conan’s life where, wracked by internal conflict and divided by warring factions, his kingdom is under threat. The player must lead the old king as he dons his armour, puts on his brooding stare and once more takes that oversized sword into action.
By all accounts the game has an excellent combat system, great characters and is very nice visually (although don’t expect too much as it’s slightly dated now!). But on the down side it does take an annoyingly long time to load as you travel between the various areas and is currently a bit short on content.
However according to a few Amazon reviews, the designers are well aware of these problems and are currently working to rectify them. So the multiplayer world of Conan Hyborian Adventures is still growing, but if you hang in there this could prove to be one very wise investment!