Wednesday 29 April 2015

Star Stables - A Review

My school days saw the rise of the internet, and in those years so much changed. You could log online and a whole new world was presented before you, and it was in those years that I discovered the virtual reality of online games. Of course 2015 is a whole new ball game, the internet has exploded and now expectations are set so much higher when it comes to online gaming. 

The popularity of these online games has continued to grow, and the kids of today are spoiled with choice. Take Star Stable for instance, when I first saw this game I thought it must be a game you have to purchase on a CD Rom (That right there show's how old I am right!), because of course in this day and age you just download everything straight to your computer. There is no waiting around (here I wanted to come out with the 'Back in my day....' line!) but that really does just demonstrate how far the internet and games have come.

Star Stable is the online horse game where you explore the beautiful island of Jorvik on the back of your very own horse. I know that if this had been around when I was younger I would have swooned over it. I had such a passion for horses as a little girl and longed to learn to ride, of course it is more difficult than it looks! In fact... The last time I attempted to ride a horse I actually managed to end up clinging on for dear life around the horses neck after he decided to spring into a canter and caught me completely off guard!

You can see the trailer for Star Stable here, and I have to admit that after having a little play with it recently that it's easy to see why it's so popular.

What I really like about Star Stable is being able to explore the fully functional 3D world, and not to mention being able to do it by horseback. I once proclaimed that I was never going to learn to drive, instead I was going to learn to ride a horse and I was going to ride absolutely everywhere, even to school. Unfortunately this never became my reality...But online with Star Stable my childhood dreams have become virtual realities for little ones. The game play allows you to take part in competitions and embark on exciting quests as you watch your story unfold before you.

You can enjoy Star Stable for free up to level 5, this is a great sample of the game and gives you an idea of whether or not the game is for you. After that you need to become a Star Rider Member. Becoming a full member unlocks the following bonuses to you:

  • Progress beyond the free-player level cap all the way up to level 15.
  • Access to thousands of member-only quests and exciting adventure areas.
  • Access to special member-only clothes, equipment and horses.
  • Receive a weekly allowance of 100 Star Coins every Saturday morning.
As a grown up who admittedly enjoyed the game play of Star Stables, I can see why it is so popular with the younger generations. 

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