Tynon Review

Tynon is a hybrid browser-based game that allows players to engage in dungeon crawling, daily events, and PvP battle against various zombie bosses and minions.

The game somewhat resembles Wartune. Players start the game in an instance, pick up a weapon left on the ground, rescue or chat with survivors they meet and go kill all the enemies in the instance to get out. Players will enter an instance by consuming stamina and they can pray for runes, which can be placed in rune slots to enhance players’ attributes, including hit rate and magical defense.

The game differs from Wartune in some respects. Players don’t get to unlock different units as they level up. Instead, they hire them from the Tavern, which works similarly like strategy games: The Settlers Online and Total Domination. Every time players open the tavern, a few random heroes are displayed as cards, and two hours later new cards will be listed. Players can shuffle the cards and flip a card, and then they can hire the hero and include him or her in their formation.

Similar to Tales of Solaris, Tynon lets players defeat monsters and enemies to claim coins and credits, which are used to upgrade weapons and technology respectively. Both the protagonist and the supporting heroes need purchasable gear and upgrade them to increase their power.

Combat in Tynon is turn-based and automatic. And the key to be victorious remains to have an edge in power. Upgrading gear is the only way to increase one’s power besides adding more heroes in the formation (that is of course limited by players’ levels and their technology status).

An automatic navigating system works in both instances and the outside world, leaving few things for players to do except for upgrading technology and weapons.

Players challenge others in the arena or in the wild. They can select different stuff in the arena and they defend it against challengers for a set length of time. Once they manage to keep the stuff until the time is up, they would be rewarded with extra EXP, coins, and other items. By defeating enemies in the wild, players can obtain credits, coins and reputation.

Additional contents include the Caribbean Pirates and Cretan Labyrinth. In Cretan Labyrinth, players battle monsters and collect treasures. While in Caribbean Pirates, players collect treasure maps, seize a ship and set sail for treasure hunting with their guild partners.

If there is anything special in the game, it would be the improved artwork. The game offers much better animations than the two former titles in both definition and colors. The varying settings are presented in much more details and rich colors, making this game a visual delight.

There are also disappointments. The upgrades of technology and gear not only drain your pockets, they also require cooldown. Players have to wait and upgrade repeatedly to craft a new weapon or cloak to the maximum level. Also, some dialog boxes are not displayed completely and cannot be closed unless players reload the web page.

Tynon offers rich elements, including multiple ways of adventure and PVP and PVE. But it borrows too much content from Wartune and Tales of Solaris and fails to separate itself apart. It can only be a good choice for those who’ve never played the two former titles.

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