Non-annoying social gaming?
September 30, 2011 8:01 AM Subscribe
Is there a (preferably free) online game like Zynga's Adventure World that doesn't
require me to hassle my friends for things to move forward?
posted by divabat to computers & internet (8 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
So I actually rather like Zynga's new Adventure World game on Facebook, an Indiana Jones-style RPG-lite. Unlike, say, Farmville, you're not just building things and waiting for them to grow: you're on quests, exploring territory, solving puzzles, fighting against threats, collecting things along the way.
However, I've come to a point where to move forward I have to start asking my friends for things - and none of my friends on Facebook are playing this game. Or I'd have to spring for in-game cash, and I'd rather not.
I've played more intense RPGs before but I don't always have the time to dedicate hours just to the game: I like the casual pick-up-where-you-left-off aspect of AW, as well as the fact that unlike some other RPGs it doesn't really take itself too seriously. Also, I don't always have access to my own computer - and when I do the connection isn't always so great - so having it hosted on a 3rd party site, even if it's Facebook, helps a ton.
Are there any other games that work similarly that I could enjoy? The only other game I could think of is Puzzle Pirates (though frankly I'm not a big fan of some of the puzzles on there).