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Behold Nosgoth!

By Daniel 'd1dx' Yordanov
Mar 24, 2014 23:43


ImageRecently, a very interesting title caught our eye. Join us in uncovering the true potential of Nosgoth.

Here at SK Gaming, we have decided to take a look at a very promising up-and-coming free, team-based, competitive game – Nosgoth. Developed by the hard-working boys and girls from Psyonix, creators of Onslaught for Unreal Tournament, the game definitely will bring out the best in the third-person action genre. In our first article, we will familiarize ourselves with the title and its background.

So, what is Nosgoth? For those of you who have not heard this name before we will go way back to 1996. Nosgoth is the name of the fictional world in the Legacy of Kain series. It is a dark and grim place, where vampires and humans have been locked in battle for years and the bloody conflict seems never-ending. Over the span of 5 games (Blood Omen 1 & 2, Soul Reaver 1 & 2, Defiance) the Legacy of Kain series painted the story of a vicious aristocrat-turned-vampire, Kain, who seeks revenge on those who have turned him into a gruesome beast. After a chain of interesting events, Kain eventually rises to the throne of Nosgoth. This is where you come in!

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Although the series offers quite an interesting story, it is by no means necessary to play Nosgoth. Set in its own distinct era of the Legacy of Kain timeline, the game offers the chance to join the struggle between vampires and humans on a large scale and bring victory to the faction you swear allegiance to!

System requirements:
Minimum requirements: Windows Vista SP2, 2.0 GHz, 2 GB, NVidia 8800 or ATI 2900 or higher, 3 GB HDD.
Recommended requirements: Windows 7 or higher, 2.0 GHz+ multi-core, 8 GB RAM, Nvidia 260 Series or ATI 5850 or higher, 4 GB HDD.


As stated earlier, Nosgoth is a free-to-play team third-person action, which welcomes all players joining the struggle. While still in closed beta, a lot of content is available out there such as a very rich FAQ section, daily blog updates from the development team, media section, closed beta registration link and a very lively forum where all your questions about the game will be answered. All in just one click at www.nosgoth.com

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At the moment, Nosgoth has seven playable classes, divided into two main categories. Once you enter the game, you will immediately be immersed in the conflict as you will be “thrown” in battle as a participant on one of the sides. Below you will find an overview of all the classes available at the moment. Keep in mind that only two per faction can be played at the start, as more classes and game modes will be unlocked through progress in game.

Should you find yourself side-by-side with blood-driven predators, here is what to expect. The Reaver from Clan Dumahim, the Tyrant from Clan Turelim, the Sentinel from Clan Razielim and the Deceiver from Clan Zephonim - each of these offers an unique experience if chosen. While the Reaver class excels in the silent dispatching of a human group, the Tyrant would definitely prefer to engage them head-on and mercilessly bring them to their end.

On the other side of the conflict we have the Humans. Many ages ago they waged an unsuccessful war against the vampire race, a war which almost brought them to extinction. Now the human race is back and can use all the help in the struggle against their hated enemy. The classes available here are Scout, Alchemist and Hunter. Just as before each of them will have a distinct play style. While the Alchemists thrive by using area of effect bombs and transformative concoctions, the Scouts prefer to deal with the enemy threat from a distance using two arrows to the back. It is also good to keep in mind that the title is still in closed beta, meaning that new classes are being developed, tested and polished as we speak!

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Last, but not least, a couple of words about the developers. For over ten years the people from Psyonix have been working on various projects and have brought results to the table. Starting from simply a modification to Unreal Tournament, the studio went on to work on projects such as Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 3 and Mass Effect 3, titles which are familiar to every gamer out there.
I hope you enjoyed our introductory article on Nosgoth! I urge you to follow us as there is definitely more to come! Next time, I will go into detail about the first steps into the world of Nosgoth, account creation, first battles and much more. In the meantime, feel free to visit the official website of the game www.nosgoth.com for more information or to register for the closed beta. Also, any feedback to the lovely people at Psyonix is more than welcome! What are you waiting for?

“Hundreds of years of conflict and hatred. Each race pitted against each other. For supremacy, for survival. This is the war for Nosgoth!”

Images courtesy of mmocast.com and nosgoth.com


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