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Defending The Cartoon Network In FusionFall
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

GamersInfo.net has published a new review of FusionFall, Cartoon Networks' child friendly MMO. The online game puts players in the role of a kid in a re-imagined Cartoon Network universe where they team up with other players and Cartoon Network characters to defend it from an alien invasion.

From the review:

Unlike most MMORPGs, there are no stats in FusionFall; there is a level but it only denotes how many Nanos you can carry. If a level 20 and a level four both remove their armor they'll have exactly the same skills. This is particularly useful for those playing in groups in different areas of the world. Everything is based upon loot, so you simply downgrade or upgrade your armor/weapons as needed and simple as that, everyone is on an even playing field.

Key to what makes all of this fun is the environment. The game I've been describing is the free-to-play area: the first four levels or Nanos. I've been playing with my children since launch and I would happily pay for a subscription but we've not found a reason to leave. My kids wanted to see Samurai Jack and we have! There are more than enough missions to keep us busy and because their interest waxes and wanes faster than the phases of the moon, the more than 90 hours we've invested have gone by quickly. But, as I started to say, this is largely because the environment is simply so fun.

To reach the floating Treehouse of the Kids Next Door I've got to bounce on an electric spring hundreds of feet in the air. Getting down requires the use of a zip line. When a friend happened upon some power lines, he decided to check and see if he could climb the girders. He could several hundred feet up. While travel requires the expected "you must visit point A and point B before you can use the magical transport system" I never expected one of the transport systems to be by monkey Waypoint. For a few Taros (the in-game currency), a monkey will pick me up and take me to my destination, my feet dangling in the air. I could even see other players travelling by monkey behind me.
Visit the page below to read the full review.

GamersInfo.net: FusionFall Review

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