A snippet of a conversation overheard at E3 in Los Angeles recently touted a new massively multiplayer online game currently in beta – Wizard101.
KingsIsle Entertainment is behind the title, which is a bright and colorful three-dimensional adventure game that is appropriate for young and old, and works on a variety of PCs as well as some laptops.
The game is rather insidious. It draws you in with charming graphical elements, then hooks you with addictive gameplay. Borrowing from a wide range of sources, from the Wizard of Oz to Harry Potter, Wizard101 is the tale of a young wizard – you – found among the realms and brought to Wizard City for training. But all is not right in the world. It seems evil had crept into the once peaceful haven of academia and now monsters, like ghosts, undead, skeletons and the like, are roaming the streets of the various hamlets.