One for My Gamer Friends: A Mix between a MMORPG and a Facebook-Type Game?

Once upon a time I suppose I could have called myself a gamer. I’m a keen Diablo fan (although none of the more recent versions are as good in my opinion as the original), I played the first Star Wars online (stimpacks ahoy) for ears until Jump to Light Speed came out and it all went to pot and no-one is as good at Boulder Dash on the C64 than me, no-one.

Roy is the true gamer in the house. He has a properly optimised pc for his online games (which no-one must download anything onto under the pain of death / a severe frowning at) and his Xbox 360 is much used, when it hasn’t been borrowed so the 8 years old can play Minecraft.

No, I’m not the gamer I once was; I just don’t have the time. Between working full-time from home around the kids and enjoying non-digital family fun there doesn’t seem to be time to enjoy gaming as part of my leisure time as I once did and besides, it would take so long to level up, only playing for a half an hour here and there that it wouldn’t seem worth it.

So far I’ve avoided the app-type games such as Angry Birds and the like as they really don’t do much for me and clog up the mobile however I have been introduced to something a little different which has caught my gamer’s eye.  To me looks like the perfect in-between gaming situation which means not trying to get my fix from watching the kid’s games and not flogging a dead horse trying to play more intense games which take up too much time.

I have to say the idea of being able to play with dragons, kings, dwarves and a number of other fantasy characters appeals to me and of course I have posted before about being a fan of online bingo and other casino-type games where I enjoy the odd flutter here and there. With Casino Saga it seems I am able to enjoy gaming which captures my imagination and yet doesn’t take up my entire evening while playing a wide variety of different games, all of which help me unlock the mystery of the Golden Crown (cue fantasy-themed dramatic music).

More MMORPG than Candy Crush (I never could bring myself to try CC!) this type of gaming has started to become popular with gamers like myself who are not adverse to pay to play games (just as well when you consider the amount we’ve spent on game subscriptions and all sorts in the past!)and as with any other casino game you can of course make some winnings as well as progressing through the game.

If you are a gamer, does this type of platform appeal to you? Already popular I think it could become a whole new way of gaming for adults who don’t have the time to dedicate to full online games such as World of Warcraft etc, time will tell.

I am certainly interested and might just take the plunge one of these evenings!