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  • Summary: RYL: Path of the Emperor is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). RYL players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, through achievement, which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. As RYL players advance toRYL: Path of the Emperor is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG). RYL players start off at Level 1, with minimal skills and abilities, but over time they gain experience points, through achievement, which allows them to advance to Level 2, and beyond. As RYL players advance to each level they discover new and stronger skills, which assist them in their ability to try and survive during all encompassing battles against powerful monsters. In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin and then explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. In RYL: Path of the Emperor players meet other players in a diverse real time environment where thousands of players simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild duels, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise, build fortresses and even raise their own virtual Dragon. Lastly, RYL players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of RYL, Rule over the Land and win $1,000,000. [Planetwide Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 7 out of 21
  1. 80
    The excessive amount of painful level grinding required to get anywhere in this game will bore most gamers to tears.
  2. Risk Your Life: PotE can be entertaining and thrilling, but it’ll take some work to make it that way.
  3. Risk Your Life may be right for you, but if you have a low frustration threshold you might want to look elsewhere. The initial learning curve is steep.
  4. The problem with RYL: Path of the Emperor is that it represents a throwback in the current market, offering mostly lackluster visuals, a staid player-versus-environment game, and a standard sort of guild-versus-guild, player-versus-player system.
  5. There is very little to do in the game, and it’s the sort of game where I wonder what the developers were thinking when they made it. I mean, why bother making a game that has so little going for it?
  6. 40
    Try Guild Wars if you want guild-versus-guild content, or "Everquest II" or "World of Warcraft" for a quest-driven MMORPG. Unless you're absolutely after that million-dollar prize, RYL is an easy pass.
  7. A boring game with uninspired gameplay, mediocre graphics, stupid controls, and a community that resembles a junior high homeroom. Congratulations R.Y.L.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. KyleB.
    May 11, 2006
    10
    I love this game im always playing it 24 seven from the moment i get home from school to the time i go to sleep and on weekends im on from I love this game im always playing it 24 seven from the moment i get home from school to the time i go to sleep and on weekends im on from the moment that i wake up to the end of the weekend. Expand
  2. johnrippey
    May 2, 2005
    10
    This game is very addictive, in fact its the only MMORPG that have this much effect on me. Characters and graphics are awesome. I like theThis game is very addictive, in fact its the only MMORPG that have this much effect on me. Characters and graphics are awesome. I like the two playing modes..keyboard mode is the exciting one, and you get into the game using this mode but sometimes I like to use the mouse mode especially when my fingers are sore from long hours of playing:) Can you blame me? hell I pity those people who thinks this game sucks, they are out of their minds. I encouraged everyone to give this game a try. Expand
  3. CharlesGibbs
    Apr 17, 2005
    9
    I've been playin playin this game for a month now.. and I can say that RYL: Path of the Emperor has one of the most realistic environmentI've been playin playin this game for a month now.. and I can say that RYL: Path of the Emperor has one of the most realistic environment a MMO game must have. And the game itself is so entertaining that if you are not carefull you will get addicted. lol. Play this game and you will have a blast. Make your character learn different skills, earn fame and boost your level to be one of the best... Expand
  4. NathanGrace
    May 2, 2005
    9
    Always been playing MMO games. I have been addicted to some.. and I didnt bother to play other boring game. Some game are just good at firstAlways been playing MMO games. I have been addicted to some.. and I didnt bother to play other boring game. Some game are just good at first but when it get to a certain level it gets boring... RYL However is different It's one of the games that I like to continue. It's exciting at first and until now It never fails to suprise me. With it's quest rewards and the learning of skills. and Also the PvP I just wish they will make an arena for PvP. thats all thanks Expand
  5. johneleandre
    Jul 12, 2005
    9
    the game has old skool type kinda graphics but i think it add perfectly to RYL's charm as it is combined with absolute fab 3d effectthe game has old skool type kinda graphics but i think it add perfectly to RYL's charm as it is combined with absolute fab 3d effect making the game more realistic in a way.you can even see the clouds in the skies moving.the game is quite refreshing as it combines different elements from other games, a kind of twist uniquely on its own. Expand
  6. RollyKilton
    May 11, 2005
    8
    I played RYL's 14 days free game during beta. The graphics are amazing and beter than any mmorpg out there. I think this game does doI played RYL's 14 days free game during beta. The graphics are amazing and beter than any mmorpg out there. I think this game does do something new. I does everything right that other games have done wrong. This is the first game I played that I don't have to grind for level ups. The quest are not that complicated. That's all I can add Expand
  7. KirkS.
    Jul 9, 2006
    2
    Pretty much sucks. Read teh bottom three reveiws and you get a true idea og what the game is about. No million dollar prize that was canceled Pretty much sucks. Read teh bottom three reveiws and you get a true idea og what the game is about. No million dollar prize that was canceled after the first three weeks. Expand

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