I know this is not what you want to hear if you are a fan of Spacetime Studios
and were really excited about it new title, Dark Legends
, but here goes: The energy mechanic that seems to have so many players upset is really not that bad at all. See, at some point many games decided to use a limited amount of energy to fuel character actions, and once it runs out, it seems like game over. It has always been the case (ever since Farmville
first made the mechanic so popular that misguided gamers thought Zynga
had somehow invented it) that energy in these sorts of games refills naturally, over time, for free.
I played through Dark Legends
on launch night and was able to complete an entire campaign with some energy left over. Sure, I had to pause once to refill a couple of bars (they take five minutes each to refill), but other than that, I had no issues with it. If the energy becomes an issue at later levels, I do not know.
Let's not confuse things here: The energy mechanic in Dark Legends
is nothing new, it's not a scam, and it does not force players to do anything. Allow me to explain, then we're moving on to other mobile MMO news.