Interactive Action-Rich Fantasy MMORPG
With its cartoonish graphics, one would be forgiven for dismissing Stella Arcana as just another automated MMORPG. Far from it, this game is an innovative creation that takes its cue from the recent flurry of similar releases in this genre that feature both automated and manual play.
You get to play as one of 5 customizable character classes tasked with restoring power to the Light Realm by collecting 12 constellations/stars scattered throughout the game’s world. This interesting storyline takes you through a magical journey filled with fun surprises. You can expect engaging combat-rich adventures at every turn. What’s more, cut scenes and voiceovers make for a more captivating experience.
Gameplay Consists of a Structured Quest System
Although Stella Arcana features a vast open-world beaming with life, searching for hidden treasures is not a part of the gameplay. Instead, the game has you spend most of the time completing a series of progressive quests involving boss fights, dungeon crawls, and less taxing tasks like transporting an energy ore, distracting a group of monsters and surveying an area. Every mission, regardless of how silly it appears, leads to you uncovering a piece of the game’s mysterious storyline and, in turn, getting closer to the next constellation.
Multiple Play Content Available
Between the progressive storyline, changing game environments, and combat-oriented quests, Stella Arcana has plenty of content to keep players interested. As such, this makes the presence of even more play content, which is a welcome addition. You can choose to go through the game as a solo player or join a guild and fight as a team. The option for one-on-one PvP matches is also available with the game, even throwing in bonus mini-game modes.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Stella Arcana on PC
• Stick to the Storyline
There are no gains to be made exploring this game’s massive areas. Therefore, it is best to stick to the linear style of play. As a bonus, this is extremely easy to do as the game includes multiple guides starting with a quest box with second-by-second instructions on what to do at every turn.
While playing, you will also encounter illuminated marks on the right path to follow, arrows/hand icons pointing to useful items, pop-up instruction boxes, and voiceovers. Following these guides will help you progress faster in the game and guide you in accessing rare rewards and temporary attack boosts.
• Use Game Map to Gain the Upper Hand
Stella Arcana also gives you an edge in battle by way of a game map situated on the screen’s top right corner. The map shows the layout of the path you are following, with red dots appearing to indicate where enemies are up ahead. With this, you will have enough time to devise a suitable defense strategy depending on how many enemies you are about to encounter.
• Play to your Character’s Strengths
Another trick to staying on top of your game in Stella Arcana is to learn the full scope of your character’s abilities. Taking the time to do so will come in handy by helping you create the best combat strategies on the fly. For example, Omni Warrior is great at absorbing attacks and, as such, can help lead guild teams during battle. Rune Mage & Elven Archer are great at long-range attacks for clearing enemy waves.
• Secure Bonus Upgrades Immediately
In Stella Arcana, your character levels up automatically with continued play. However, you can also spend game earnings and rewards to acquire upgrades via the game’s ‘Backpack’ and ‘More’ buttons. A red dot next to any of these two buttons means there is something to collect, equip, or level up.