Pardus is a free browser game set in the far reaches of space. You are a little pilot who tries to succeed in the whole universe. As with most other games, you start out very poor and pilot a small, awkward-looking spaceship. To make a name for yourself, you must increase your wealth and power so you can pilot better ships and be known as the best in the Pardus universe.
Doing all of this is easier said than done, because with a great success story, everything has humble beginnings. To increase your wealth, you must accept quests to do. One of the first things you have to do is collect some resources for your ship. Piloting your ship is very easy, but be careful not to travel too far. If you do, you will run out of fuel and get stuck. Fortunately, there is an emergency booster that allows you to move around in situations like this. Fuel is read across the entire playing field, so there’s no fear of having to restart the game again…
The required tutorial level is great for all beginners as there are a lot of things you will need to learn to get the most out of Pardus. There’s even a handy chat feature built into the game so you can ask anytime for some tips from other players if you find yourself stuck on something. The Pardus online community is friendly and communicative, so you’ll always know someone is there to help. The chat feature also translates everything into English so even international-speaking players can talk to you.
The presentation at Pardus is very disappointing to say the least. It is quite boring to play a game that has no music or sound to speak of and the visuals are also lacking. The navigation screen is very small and the graphics are better suited to a game from the late 80’s. Considering that other browser-based games like Battlestar Galactica Online have full 3D visuals, it’s a bit difficult to play a game that It has very outdated graphics.
Selling and collecting resources may not sound like fun, but as you progress through Pardus, you can do more exciting activities. This includes being a criminal and stealing or raiding other players’ resources. The combat in this game is turn-based and not as interactive as I’d hoped. It’s pretty lacking in the action department and not at the exciting level of other games in the genre.
Pardus is also a very slow paced video game. If you’re used to the fast-paced nature of games like Call of Duty, Pardus is certainly not the game for you. Collecting resources and trying to navigate through the game’s large map can be overwhelming for some players. However, more open-minded players can find hours of entertainment in Pardus, as there are many quests for you to undertake.