Wizard 101 Write UpsPosted by cigamerisedi on 2008.06.07 at 07:22
Here are the most current write ups about Wizard 101 from various gaming sites. I'll be sure to post any more as I find them and feel free to do so as well!
GamersHell.com: Wizard101 Announced and Screens/Movie
Wizard101 is an elaborate virtual world of wizardry in which magic and sorcery come to life in a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters. Designed to fill the void between online play sites for the very young and Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games with mature adult player interaction, Wizard101 puts players in the fantasy role of a Wizard apprentice at the Ravenwood School of Magical Arts.
GamesIndustry.biz: Wizard 101
"While the fantasy adventure storyline and collectible card elements of Wizard101 have broad appeal, as a parent I take the responsibility of creating a positive online environment for younger players very seriously," said KingsIsle CEO Elie Akilian.
Joystiq.com: KingsIsle Casting MMO Spell On Kiddos With Wizard101
Designed for the younger set in mind, the colorful game plays on such things as Harry Potter and CCGs by casting players in the role of a youngster at a wizarding school where spells and combat play out in turn-based fashion using collectible online cards.
Massively.com: Massively hands-on: Wizard101
Though this game is aimed at kids ("tweens" that are too old for the likes of Club Penguin but too young for their parents to feel comfortable letting them loose in Barrens chat), its turn-based combat system and trading card game elements may interest you, too.
TenTonHammer.com: Wizard101: A New MMOG
"This summer, you'll be able to play a new MMO called Wizard 101. Set inside the fictional Ravenwood School of Magical Arts, the game will feature traditional MMO gameplay, an in-world collectible-card game, and a host of mini-games that will remind you of arcade classics - but happen to be more fun."
WarCry.com: KingsIsle Announces New MMOG: Wizard101
This may be the first hardcore MMOG aimed at the "tween" demographic. Coleman admits, "It's not what people expect from the Shadowbane team," but adds that the game does feature PVP, a trademark of the pioneering work the same team did at Wolfpack Studios.
WorthPlaying.com: Wizard101 Announced - Screens & Trailer
"While the fantasy adventure storyline and collectible card elements of Wizard101 have broad appeal, as a parent I take the responsibility of creating a positive online environment for younger players very seriously," said KingsIsle CEO Elie Akilian. "Wizard101 is a destination for tweens and teens that's creative and witty, but still safe. We've set the bar high for this game."