Prime World offers exciting heroic battles, waged to prove the superiority of your clan. Collect unique talents and create an army of invincible heroes. Enter into mutual alliance with other clans, for profit and conquest. Raise your clan to the height of its power!
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (56 reviews) - 51% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (2,645 reviews) - 62% of the 2,645 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 31, 2014

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May 3

May events in Praia - let`s get started!



Lords und Ladies!

You can already feel warmth of the sun rays which means that the warmest spring month — May — is almost here! Apart from the heat and the anticipation of the upcoming summer, this month will also bring us a lot of wonderful events. This way you’ll have plenty of time to relax with your favorite Heroes in Prime World!

Golden Age for free!


All players who will enter the game till 9:00 (UTC) on May 11th will get 3 days of Golden Age!

The giveaway will be established in a way that most of you are already familiar with — a quest chain will appear in your castles, where you will be able to exchange 1 unit food for 3 days of Golden Age at any time till 9:00 (UTC) on May 11th.

More experience and resources in battles!


Get twice as much experience, resources and talents for each battle till 9:00 (UTC) on May 11th!

Please note that the doubled experience and other bonuses will be summed with the Golden Age - with this active, Heroes will receive 4 times more experience, resources and talents for every battle!

«Hot May Days!»


Apart from that, there will be also a quest chain in your castles — "Hot May Days!" — with very interesting rewards!

  • For the first quest you can get 10 talents effective for upgrade.
  • The winner of the second quest will receive 10 Prime crystals.
  • The third quest will fill up your Library with 2 random exclusive talents.
  • The fourth quest enriches your supplies with 30.000 Silver.
  • For the fifth quest you will get 20 Prime crystals.
  • The sixth quest will enrich your Library with 4 random exclusive talents.
  • The last, seventh Quest will reward you with 5 legendary crystals!

The first quest is already available in your castles. The next tasks will appear on a daily base. All the quests will be available for completing till 9:00 (UTC) on May 6th.

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April 28

Spring legends!


Event in the Fair - fill up your collection with "Legends"!



Lords und Ladies!

Curious things happen under two moons of Praia. It's said that recently, the chief of the merchants guild has fallen in love with the beautiful Cryo. However she’s only thinking about Legends! On a warm Sunday morning, when all citizens went to the marketplace, they saw the amazing furnishings! All the market stalls were adorned with Legends. The dealers didn’t ask for much when trading. Instead of taking away the goods from the counters, they only added something new every time! That's how the spring affects people!

Action in the Fair!

For four days, from 9:00 (UTC) on April 28th till 9:00 on May 2nd, grab legendary talents from the second set on more favorable terms!
  • Chance to get legendary talents from the set "Legendmakers" was doubled!
  • The price on talents has been almost halved!
    The average price on legendary talents will be 40-80 Prime crystals instead of 70-90 as usually.
  • The purchased fields remain permanently!
  • The renewal of the assortment - is 2 times cheaper!
  • The event lasts for 4 days!

Make your favourite Heroes happy and enrich your collection of "Legends"!

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Press Quotes

"I love games that offer a lot of customization, as well as letting players have a major say in how they play the game."
- RTSGuru

"Don't fall into the trap of assuming that Prime World is just a League of Legends clone."
- Massively

"It seemed too much fun and too good to be true to cost nothing..."
- RPGFan

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About This Game

Prime World offers exciting heroic battles, waged to prove the superiority of your clan. Collect unique talents and create an army of invincible heroes. Enter into mutual alliance with other clans, for profit and conquest. Raise your clan to the height of its power!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo/Athlon 64 X2 - 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8600 GT/Radeon X1600 - 128 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo/Athlon 64 X2 - 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9800/Radeon HD 3850 - 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
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Alexandr_01
( 503.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
А где кнопка игры, или можно только смотреть как летают грибки в ферме еды?
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SleepWalker
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
disbalnced, but interest
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◓ Zyro ◓
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
combat sucks
dont play dis.. play doto instead
Drink vodka win dotka!
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BlackWatch
( 1,032.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
THE MOST UNBALANCED GAME! You need just play one game(maybe two if you have good luck) so you can feel how it is when your team from 5 players diyng against 2 players enemy team. Ofcourse if you have to many bags with cash you can donate and normal play.......1 maybe 2 mounts before you reaching normal rating. Then all you can it`s find team ( what impossible in this game) or delete game. It`s all options what you have. Atleast you like pain,suffering,peopele who automatically hates you and who wil be ruin you game jus beacuse they dont like you, your flag,country or language( yes in this game too many racists even in postal 2 less racists).

This is the reason why you no need to play in it and why so many bad reviews.
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MMX
( 525.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This game had a lot of potential as a game that combined the genres of MOBA/ARTS and city-building. I had thought Nival was interested in the Prime World universe and creating an experience across genres, especially when I heard about the Tower Defense game. However, the two games are separate.

Ultimately, the city-building aspect never reached a point beyond a simple, boring Farmville-type knockoff that took the place of the usual "daily rewards" system that underwhelming games use these days to coax players to log back in and hopefully score a gold purchase from a player that might otherwise never bothered to log back in.

The deck system also had a lot of potential, but instead it serves as another vector to drain gold from a player. To be competitive you need rare talents and you need these rare talents to be leveled up. There aren't restrictions on the level of talents you have equipped, but they do increase your characters' rating which may affect match-making. The match-making however, leaves something to desire.

For English-speaking players it should be noted that a long time ago Nival took down the western servers, so if you solo-queue you will often be matched into a game of 9 Russian-speaking players.

It's an alternative to League of Legends, I guess.
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¥¤£
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
Decent game, mobas are fun this is a change in play style
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Whos Stealthy
( 140.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
wont stop running. WTF?
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Ssor22
( 342.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
This game is very similar to League of Legends or Dota but you are physically able adjust your Champions skils and stats before the game even starts.

Pros:
+Easy to Learn
+Loks okay for a F2P game
+Decent sized community for a game like this.

Con:
+The main part of the comunity is in Russa or Europe, this makes matchmaking difficult or unbalanced if you are not playing during the day here in the states.
+Each champion has its own ranking and that is how matchmaking is decided there fore making it harder to play with new players and still have an even game.

For the sitiuation the game currently is in, I cant recomend unless they at least make some US servers.
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raythr
( 708.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
*sigh* oh boy, where do i start ?

first of all you can add another 1000 hours on top of the current time
since i quit the steam version rather soon due to a patch switching the language and being unable to change it ever again

its a russian game, from a russian company with 99,9% russian players
some had more problems due to this than others, but thats simply how it is

it always suffered from bad coding, bad ping, bugs, lags, bad servers etc
but it didnt bother me as much as others
tho it got on my nerves eventually

during 2014 and early 2015 at its pinnacle
the EN community was small but tight knit and we had a great time on the forums and in game during its time

this game was good fun back then and had lots of customization

but thats all the past
it always was somehow p2w and required lots of grinding
but at least it was fun and my time played reflects that

now that has changed,
with a single patch they destroyed their own game and in effect alot of their russian playerbase left as well as the majority of EN as well

so what happened ?
each hero can be customized with 28 talents that act has items/gear
those talents droped from battles but could also be crafted for a crystal currency available for either real money or ingame activity

they had various rarities increasing in power with each stop
blue->purple->orange
with orange being the most powerful, all of them scaling with levels

to give a comparison
at the start of a game a full blue has similar power to a full orange
at max level 36 (30+ minutes in the game) the blue stands absolutely no chance against the orange

yes, it was hard grinding all those talents, and it costed a quite bit
gearing up to 40 of the available heroes all with decent talents

so what happended with the patch was... they added a new talent rarity on top of it
-> reds
with tremendous power gains, when equiped
nullifing most of the achievend gains from the past years
also dont forget, its not a MMO where you play a single hero and maybe an alt

you need to gear up dozends of heroes, if you want to play them


now those reds costed literally a fortune, about 10 times as much as the orange talents
and if you wanted to grind them ingame with daily quests, the time investment was absurd,
prime world would turn into nothing less but a full time job from now on, every day of the week

i gave it a chance, and after a month playing casual, i was able to gather a single random red talent xD
out of maybe a dozend specific needed for a single hero and then x40 for each of them

that was in late 2015 and i quit immediatelly not looking back since then


TLDR;
so the verdict can only be NOT RECOMMENDED in its current form, and most likely never again

it was somewhat enjoyable 2 years ago, even with all the techincal/personal problems

but now thats completely impossible
insane grind and absolute p2w
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✧✞✵ЧёТкИй✵✞✧
( 46.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
i am not understand! why people saying that this game is bulls***. bcause i played 800 hours and i enjoyed it.
I say few comments...where people was saying- "oh this game maden by Russians this is ♥♥♥♥ then" i am not UNDERSTAND why you guys so RASIST? this is nice game....of course in this game is russians only but you can't just say that russians games are ♥♥♥♥ because it's just rasism!

I like this game!
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Darth HorribleGamer
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 20
This game is pretty calm type of game. You can just sit at the menu at listen to the music. :3
I like the game's music and I kind of like it's system so far too.
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The Rock
( 67.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 14
Just simplely Russian Russian Russian And Russian, this game is better sevice only in own Russian not in Global Steam GGWP. anyway i like this game but is sad as what i said
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kola23q
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
чотка ігра
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Sarge (Russ)
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
Another 3 Lane Atack Defend Tower Defence Dota 2 Ripoff But Its Actualy Not Bad It Has Some Things That Are Cooler Than Dota Like Anamations Map Desighn And Mini Games
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beckyirving2013
( 537.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
this game is the best of them all
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Bender
( 11.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Russian game, should I say more?

If yes than I have to say first of all that I am not a damn racist, nazi or some kind of guy who feels superior to others just because of the state I was born in, however, the reasons this game is terrible are following:
1. Stupid russians and ukrainians that are struggling even with their own bloody language (I am not even going to speak about English language, as they know only few words and all of them are the most unimaginative and boring curses I've ever read).
2. Stupid representatives of other nations (mostly turkish players and they act as if they play in totally different game).
3. Constant lags and the main reason of lags (surprise-surprise) is YOU. Well it is so, because as I've understood from the developers logic: 'We've made everything perfect, all technical problems is purely your personal fault', 'cause how dare you to live somewhere in Europe or America (still, my russian and ukrainian friends faced the same issues sometimes, so probably it is tolerant to all nations once in a while).
4. It could be really great and interesting game with unique approach towards gameplay, but developers slaughtered it because of their greediness.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Solenlyser
( 495.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
It's a very good & fun game. Test it now ;)
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MOOF
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 28
was 3 good to do what u cant always forget to want to do becauser free
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
525.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This game had a lot of potential as a game that combined the genres of MOBA/ARTS and city-building. I had thought Nival was interested in the Prime World universe and creating an experience across genres, especially when I heard about the Tower Defense game. However, the two games are separate.

Ultimately, the city-building aspect never reached a point beyond a simple, boring Farmville-type knockoff that took the place of the usual "daily rewards" system that underwhelming games use these days to coax players to log back in and hopefully score a gold purchase from a player that might otherwise never bothered to log back in.

The deck system also had a lot of potential, but instead it serves as another vector to drain gold from a player. To be competitive you need rare talents and you need these rare talents to be leveled up. There aren't restrictions on the level of talents you have equipped, but they do increase your characters' rating which may affect match-making. The match-making however, leaves something to desire.

For English-speaking players it should be noted that a long time ago Nival took down the western servers, so if you solo-queue you will often be matched into a game of 9 Russian-speaking players.

It's an alternative to League of Legends, I guess.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,032.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
THE MOST UNBALANCED GAME! You need just play one game(maybe two if you have good luck) so you can feel how it is when your team from 5 players diyng against 2 players enemy team. Ofcourse if you have to many bags with cash you can donate and normal play.......1 maybe 2 mounts before you reaching normal rating. Then all you can it`s find team ( what impossible in this game) or delete game. It`s all options what you have. Atleast you like pain,suffering,peopele who automatically hates you and who wil be ruin you game jus beacuse they dont like you, your flag,country or language( yes in this game too many racists even in postal 2 less racists).

This is the reason why you no need to play in it and why so many bad reviews.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
110 of 113 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Half way decent MOBA. Too bad this company is being run by incompitent thieves. Do NOT, and I repeat, do NOT invest any of your money in this game. Period. Don't give them a single cent. I played for a couple of months, spent some money so I could buy some in game items and whatnot. Then my account gets corrupted. I report it, and they tell me to create a new account so they can compensate the new account and remove the old one.

I do this and respond with the information for the new account. They then tell me that they won't fix it this way, and that I'll have to wait for the next patch to see if the next patch fixes my account instead. Beause apparently they just wanted to not have to do their jobs. Wait a week for new patch, it fixes nothing. I tell them it's fixed nothing, and demand that they now actually do their jobs and fix my account.

They tell me that they'll fix the account, but I'm being rude to them (I told them that the needed to fix my problem rather than waiting to see if someone would do their job for them) and then threatened to ban me and closed the ticket. I open a NEW ticket because my account still hasn't been compensated. Explain what happened. Account banned.

I'm currently investigating what legal action may be taken against the company, but it seems that with the small amount of moneey I've spent it wouldn't be worth all the time and effort that it would take to try to get the money back, and court costs are out. So you want my advice? Don't do business with this company and don't play this game.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
Russian game, should I say more?

If yes than I have to say first of all that I am not a damn racist, nazi or some kind of guy who feels superior to others just because of the state I was born in, however, the reasons this game is terrible are following:
1. Stupid russians and ukrainians that are struggling even with their own bloody language (I am not even going to speak about English language, as they know only few words and all of them are the most unimaginative and boring curses I've ever read).
2. Stupid representatives of other nations (mostly turkish players and they act as if they play in totally different game).
3. Constant lags and the main reason of lags (surprise-surprise) is YOU. Well it is so, because as I've understood from the developers logic: 'We've made everything perfect, all technical problems is purely your personal fault', 'cause how dare you to live somewhere in Europe or America (still, my russian and ukrainian friends faced the same issues sometimes, so probably it is tolerant to all nations once in a while).
4. It could be really great and interesting game with unique approach towards gameplay, but developers slaughtered it because of their greediness.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Nope, I didnt like this game at all... and yes, i didnt want to play this game even longer than 5minutes
1/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
708.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
*sigh* oh boy, where do i start ?

first of all you can add another 1000 hours on top of the current time
since i quit the steam version rather soon due to a patch switching the language and being unable to change it ever again

its a russian game, from a russian company with 99,9% russian players
some had more problems due to this than others, but thats simply how it is

it always suffered from bad coding, bad ping, bugs, lags, bad servers etc
but it didnt bother me as much as others
tho it got on my nerves eventually

during 2014 and early 2015 at its pinnacle
the EN community was small but tight knit and we had a great time on the forums and in game during its time

this game was good fun back then and had lots of customization

but thats all the past
it always was somehow p2w and required lots of grinding
but at least it was fun and my time played reflects that

now that has changed,
with a single patch they destroyed their own game and in effect alot of their russian playerbase left as well as the majority of EN as well

so what happened ?
each hero can be customized with 28 talents that act has items/gear
those talents droped from battles but could also be crafted for a crystal currency available for either real money or ingame activity

they had various rarities increasing in power with each stop
blue->purple->orange
with orange being the most powerful, all of them scaling with levels

to give a comparison
at the start of a game a full blue has similar power to a full orange
at max level 36 (30+ minutes in the game) the blue stands absolutely no chance against the orange

yes, it was hard grinding all those talents, and it costed a quite bit
gearing up to 40 of the available heroes all with decent talents

so what happended with the patch was... they added a new talent rarity on top of it
-> reds
with tremendous power gains, when equiped
nullifing most of the achievend gains from the past years
also dont forget, its not a MMO where you play a single hero and maybe an alt

you need to gear up dozends of heroes, if you want to play them


now those reds costed literally a fortune, about 10 times as much as the orange talents
and if you wanted to grind them ingame with daily quests, the time investment was absurd,
prime world would turn into nothing less but a full time job from now on, every day of the week

i gave it a chance, and after a month playing casual, i was able to gather a single random red talent xD
out of maybe a dozend specific needed for a single hero and then x40 for each of them

that was in late 2015 and i quit immediatelly not looking back since then


TLDR;
so the verdict can only be NOT RECOMMENDED in its current form, and most likely never again

it was somewhat enjoyable 2 years ago, even with all the techincal/personal problems

but now thats completely impossible
insane grind and absolute p2w
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is pretty calm type of game. You can just sit at the menu at listen to the music. :3
I like the game's music and I kind of like it's system so far too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
чотка ігра
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56 of 69 people (81%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Okay so I have officially played the best game ever which was not this pile of trash........ So this game we will start with cons then pros.

Cons:
-Graphics hurt my eye's
-Over populated with russians now
-Combat feels empty
-All characters feel the same
-Pretty pay to win
-Long wait times between matches...... and a farmvill city builder just to distract you from the wait time.....
-Unbalanced
-Unorganized interface
-Sloppy controls
-An ability bar that doesn't work half the time
-Nobody speaks english which is the most popular language in the world making it hard to comunicate....

Pros:
-You can ♥♥♥♥ russians off and laugh as they curse at you but you'll never understand them anyways
-They put a minigame in the base so you can waste your time in it and let your team lose while you remain stress free

Yes I tried this game twice and this was me giving it a chance at redemption after a year but nothing has changed for the better and it's only gotten worse. I hope this helps you with your choice to play it or not.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
223.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
B-
A DotA clone with hero customizability and some resource management.

+assignable and upgradeable hero perks
+in-game and between-game hero levels affecting power levels.
+Upgradeable "farm"

-games too long. Spend 20+ minutes grinding exp for a few minutes of battle.
-Players almost always surrender before game outcome decided.
- Hero ability power balance. Inevitable with upgrdaeable heroes.
-Little user configurability
-Insufficient hotkeys for optional abilities
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I don't usually write review but I do you know the game is HORRIFIC! First of all this game's matchmaking time is so long theres a farmvill clone to keep you distracted while you wait for the worst games of your life! Secondly theres a mini-game in one of the maps and its pretty much a maching colours mini game. The sad thing is this generic colour game is SO more fun than the game it self. Furthermore the matchmaking is so and unfair the game is completely broken. This is also a pay to win game because it is technically impossible to buy high end heros to play with unless you can play this sorry exuese of a game for months. I played this game before and i decided to give it another try. When I got into a match no one was speaking english EVERYONE and I MEAN EVERYONE SPOKE RUSSIAN. It is honestly a pain in the rear end to communicate with teamates. I really wonder why this game still exists and many game that are actually worth playing either dead and/or gone from existance.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
The game is made by scammers. It is pay 2 win.

Oh and steam let them scam us too with them having a pack put on steams "to be released free to play page"is a prime pack for this game?

I cannot warn to enough. DO NOT DOWNLOAD, Or try it but DO NOT WAIST MONEY ON THESE "devs"
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
228.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 29, 2015
This is a poor exuse for a game
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
777.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
As a MOBA clone, Prime World has its interesting points. I liked the customization of the talents. Sometimes it feels as though the pay to win features make the free to play option less viable. However, on the whole, I'd recommend it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
The game would've been phenomenal and honestly a great stride in the MOBA genre, unfortunately painfully bad decesion making (Such as having clones of the same character on your team) kept this game from going anywhere but the Nah man, bin
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
This game unfortunately does NOT bring anything new. Also, you should definitely learn Russian to experience comfortable multiplayer gaming. Da ?
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230 of 261 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
435.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2015
I really wanted to like this game -- the characters are fascinating, and it does have good gameplay. But this is one of the most cynical MOBAs out there. Take League of Legends, and cross it with some of the more obnoxious Facebook games. Energy mechanics to play specific characters (although you can spend in-game cash to reset them), Farmville mechanics to gather resources necessary to get boosts.

Rather than League's runes, masteries, and normal 'Q/W/E/R' levelling, you set up 36 possible levels in their own Rune system -- but those runes have Gacha style randomness, different levels of rarity / effectiveness, and you can combine runes together to level them up to level 5. These set up the level up bonuses that you get in match -- and their strength also contributes to the normal level up bonuses you get.

At all steps you're given incentives to pay money -- money can get you double XP towards your characters to increase their stats in a small way, double your rune drops, turn off the green (common, and incredibly weak) drops entirely, and many other things. While this game is ostensibly free to play...it's incredibly pay to win, as well. A person who spends money can buy some legendary runes to start off with that are a good headstart, buy the ability to pick up runes more easily, and buy the ability to get their resources faster to level things up.

The gameplay is fun...but I can't continue to play it with just how horrible the metagame is. Add to this the fact that the game is mostly popular in Russia and other Asian countries, with no regional servers--so you will almost always be matched with 3 or 4 players that do not speak your language, and it's just not for me anymore.
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381 of 477 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,187.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
Prime world is a dying game which does not address the matchmaking (which is broken) and the players that play on the Keeper side will sandbag every match in order to win. They enter with overleveled characters and stomp the competition with 4 and 5 man premade teams. If you are going to download this game, wait until they fix it first.

EDIT:
this game is ONLY good if you play it for as many hours as i did, if you play, play on the overpowered characters (listed by their brokenness Blademaster/Sesha, Witch/Moira, Nox/Vryl, Haka/Daka, Firefox, Cryo, or Jaegar/wolfmaster) because if you don't you'll get stomped and left in the dust. there are some of these heroes just mentioned that are raking in the resources because they are so easy to play, (i played my blademaster with crappy stuff on him and retired him when he was level 12 because i was so bored, seriously, he's immortal after level 13). I still wouldn't recommend this game because the heroes are so underbalanced and there is a definate lack of initiative on balancing the characters. Until the characters are balanced, my recommendation stands, don't play it if you are NEW.

TLDR: don't play it if you're new, you'll get stomped.
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Not Recommended
70.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Positives:

-The support that I've received has been very helpful.

-The town / economy building section is pretty neat

-Earning exp and gold (same thing) in game to spend on abilities or pots/truesight/scrolls is interesting, being rewarded with more "exp" for last hitting is neat.

-Multiple game modes, including the standard 3 lane 5v5, a pve mode, and others that are rotated on a clock schedule

-It can be a refreshing game change if you need a break from other more demanding mobas, like Dota or even League
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Neutral:

-Bought heroes. I have the opinion that, like LoL and every other game that does this, if you limit core mechanics with currency then it can never be a truly competitive game. Does LoL have competitions and is extremely popular and makes a lot of money? Yes, but McDonalds is extremely popular and makes a lot of money, but I wouldn't call that food.
If you want something to be truly competitive and legitimate on a general playerbase level, you can't limit core mechanics to anyone.
However, it adds incentive to grind and play, and some people prefer that.

-Very simple. It may not seem that way at first with the flood of new information, but once you learn the Talent groups and get the gist of things it's a very simple game. Last hitting or being near creep deaths earns resource which you use to buy your abilities and stats, which levels you up.
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Negatives:

-Matchmaking. As a newish player, though a moba veteran, I find myself going against people with max level heroes and full rare or epic talent sets, and even some unique ones, when I myself have new heroes with no bonus stats and standard or uncommon talents. This is akin to a level 1 League player with no runes or masteries fighting level 30 players. It doesn't matter your skill level, or even if you're better than they are, there's just a very heavy disadvantage stat wise from the start. This makes carrying any allies very hard, especially if they feed. Normally you would be able to overcome that, but not with the stat advantage in addition.

-Language barrier. Over my hours on this game, I've run into one other person who wasn't a friend that spoke or understood English. This could be overcome by a translational chat wheel, or other similar device. One type of ping is not enough to communicate, especially when they're often spammed.

As a side note, after playing this game you will actually be thankful for "that one guy" on your team in Dota or League who you thought was bad.

I'm going to give this game more time and chances. At the very least, it's nice to go to when I don't want to exert myself on more complex mobas.
Until they fix the matchmaking however, I can't recommend this game.
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