Release: Jan 2003
Reviewed on: PC
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Planet Calypso (a planet inside Entropia Universe) offers a unique MMO experience that has its game currency closely tied with real money allowing players to potentially profit from their activities in the virtual world.
The game started back in 2003 and has gradually evolved into an amazing experience that is packed full of different environments to explore. The popular Planet Calypso has players taking on a science fiction role playing adventure with their own customisable avatar.
Planet Calypso is all about hunting monsters, crafting and even mining in a realistic, dynamic and visually impressive game world. The currency of the game is Project Entropia Dollars (PED) and has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 to the USD. This means that every activity in the game can be easily converted to a real world value.
While the game is free to play players will have the best experience by investing a small amount of money into the game to get started with most players making the money back later on in their adventure. For those looking to make the game an entirely free experience it definitely can be done but will require some extra work on your part. If you’re joining Planet Calypso to focus on the social elements rather than the role playing side you can easily get by without ever investing your own funds.
Because of the real currency conversion the game has a strict one avatar per person rule but this shouldn’t impact most players. Character creation has plenty of visual options allowing for great variety between inhabitants making it feel like a realistic world. Changing your look from one day to the next is also very easy so you don’t ever feel like you have to stick with one setup.
Planet Calypso is a very unique experience and can even be used to earn some extra money once you get your feet wet in the game world. The mixture of gaming, role playing elements and social experiences makes the game a very attractive option for a wide audience.
- An impressive science fiction MMO.
- In game currency is tied to real money.
- Large amounts of content to experience (with lots of variety).
- Potential to make money in the game world.
- Originally launched in 2003, making it one of oldest games in the genre.