Tree of Savior
Developer/Publisher: IMC Games Co., Ltd.
Price: Free to Play, with Founder’s Packs for early access
Discovery: YouTube Let’s Play
April 28th, 2016 Pushed to May 10th; currently in Early Access
I cannot tell you how many hours I have put into Ragnarok Online, but it’s probably in the thousands. My mains were High Priest and Biochemist, and it claims the title of being my first ever F2P MMORPG.
One of biggest draws for RO was that you had 2D sprites in a 3D environment – an isometric world, to be exact. So when Ragnarok Online 2 was announced, I really had no desire to make the switch because the transition to full 3D was a bit too much in my opinion, not to mention the overall mass of disappointment that followed.
Along comes IMC Games Co., Ltd., the developer and publisher behind Tree of Savior, meant to be the true sequel to RO (what’s with me and true sequels lately?). Fun fact: IMC are the ones behind Granado Espada, which I’ve also played, and stands for Impress, Motivate, and Connect.