Pocket Legends [Free] succeeded where World of Warcraft has failed me. Try as I might, I’ve never been able to play Blizzard Entertainment’s MMO on the toilet. Now, Pocket Legends, on the other hand... man, we’ve had some seriously productive time together on the toilet.

And in Q2 2011, I’ll have to shed Pocket Legends for another MMO created by the gurus over at Spacetime Studios. It’s called Blackstar, and like its predecessor, it’ll feature three unique classes to choose from, a 3D world to interact within, tons of loot, and even a few chat features like in-game chat and friends lists.

Unfortunately, Spacetime isn’t divulging much at the moment about Blackstar other than those basics, but we do know a few cool specifics: its plot, it’s past, and its platforms.

As for the plot, the game will revolve around a “conflict” set in the 41st century between four groups: the arcane-infused Scorn and the cybernetic Riven, and the terrans and their robotic counterparts, dubbed the Mode. The game will, presumably, be split into chapters, but I'd imagine this stuff will have a place in each.

Interestingly, the framework in which this battle will take place is built on the back of an unreleased PC game going by the same name. Spacetime Studios talks up the fact that it is using that title’s tech and art, attempting to reassure folks that the game won’t be a content-light. We’ll have to see about that, though.

But before I close this out, I’ll note this cool factoid: Blackstar is slated to be a cross-platform game, seeing a release in Q2 for both Android and iOS. And while we’re touching on network, know this: the game will support EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, and even 4G connections. Radical.

Sounds like Pocket Legends with a sci-fi twist, right? That’s not a bad thing, either. We were huge fans of that initial MMO, and I’d imagine a few community members are still messing around in the world.

It’ll be interesting to see if some of the problems from that game will be addressed in this one, provided that they’re actually related. Also, it’ll be just as interesting to see if IAP will be used as heavily. C’mon Q2!

  • Pelagrin

    Is it just me, or does the artwork in the screenshot look similar to Phantasy Star Online?

    • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

      I thought the same thing, but also thought that was a good thing!

      • Jack111

        I always hoped that Sega would port PSO but this might be the next best thing

  • Dyscode

    I just TRIED TO imagined how qeer it will look then these two characters... you know "get together". So much for off charakter design. 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Butler/529725117 Grant Butler

    Pocket Legends isn't an MMO, it's basically Diablo which is an online RPG. An MMO requires a Persistent world where mass players can quest and that together. Where as Pocket legends is town zones which are lobbies and you do all the questing in instances with very few people.

    Also is this their take on PSO?

    • Zandog

      Well said

  • Zman2100

    Sci-fi RPGs is one of those things that for some reason hasn't really been touched on iOS yet. Galaxy on Fire 2 was a great space-faring game that had some RPG elements but I'm excited to see that this is not another fantasy-styled RPG. Hopefully this will be successful and other devs will then maybe decide that they don't have to make every RPG a fantasy RPG.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VS3CIN662LGP27KLLH3B6SZBWI ChrisC

      Can you imagine if they made an mmo game out of Galaxy on Fire 2.....the problem with Galaxy on fire was that I finished it.... : )

  • Rothgarr

    I really wish there would be true MMO for iOS in Aralon's style. That would be really epic.

  • Wortek

    I really looking forward into it. Been waiting for such game many years on iOS. Hope this time it will be real MMORPG and not just rooms and fight like it was said above.
    More screens please! 🙂

  • Bmoods155

    looks like phantasy star. Huge shoes to fill.

  • TheLastPixelArtist

    "Spacetime Studios talks up the fact that it is using that title’s tech and art, attempting to reassure folks that the game won’t be a content-light. We’ll have to see about that, though."

    What the hell? ..."We'll have to see about that, though"... ??

    Since when did TA get a superiority complex? Tell you what sunshine, when you can do better, let us all know.

    Someone please start up a real reviews site, this one seems to have lost it's way.