Slowly working on a rewrite.
Billy vs. SNAKEMAN is a free, online, anime-parody RPG that requires no downloads. I had seen ads for it before, but back in May, I finally decided to click on an ad and see what it was all about.
This game, in it's own way, is amazing! Being an anime-parody RPG, there's a lot of silliness. For instance, most of the Allies you can run across have funny and/or ironic names. For example, Emosuke is Sasuke from Naruto, Haus is a cross between Kabuto from Naruto and Dr. House from House (because Kabuto was a medical ninja), Right is Light from Death Note, and CiCi is C.C. from Code Geass (another pun because CiCi drops Pizza). The main part of the game is basicly Naruto (ninja ranks and your Skills are Genjutsu, Ninjutsu, and Taijutsu), but there's areas of the game that are based on Bleach, Death Note, Code Geass, and .hack as well. And the shot outs to other anime are too numerous to count. One mission in particular that cracked me up when I saw it was "Fly a Giant Robot". The description is "Stop your space colony from getting nuked!" and if you succeed, it actually says, "You jump in and instantly figure out how to fly the thing." Should be pretty obvious to any mecha fan which anime that's talking about.
As for the game itself, it has some elements of an MMO, but most of the game is done on a single player basis. You're the star of your own anime. You start out as a Gennin ninja of little skill and one of your first tasks is finding a Village. Most of the game is done with Missions and Quests, but as you progress along, you find so many other things. Like Zombjas, a zombie survival game within the game.
The MMO elements come into play with your Village. Through your Village, you can interact with the other people in your Village. Also, you can attack other Villages to steal resources and money from them. You can even track down and fight other players directly. Or just write their name on a Note Page and hope for the best.
Now, the game is technically text-based. But it's the most graphical text-based game I've ever seen. There are graphics and pictures, but you don't see yourself moving around in a world like WoW or EverQuest.
My main character is HirumaTeri of Spartan Village. He's largely based on the main character from my (yet unfinished) book. His Reaper Sword is even named Rakurai. Right now, I'm a Season 2 Level 66 Jonin. I have achieved Bankai as a Reaper. I have made The Trade in order to get my own Note, see people's life lines, and even mind control Village Leaders into lowering their defenses before I invade them. I have been to the Eye of the Storm. I've even Survived the Impossible. And I barely missed out in getting the Power of Greass and my own Knightmare Frame (though my other characters have).
When I first started playing, I just randomly picked a Village. It gave me Spartan. If I knew then what I know now, I would have gone elsewhere. Spartan was a fairly new village and hadn't even entered the War yet. And nothing really seemed to get done. But with my help, Spartan became a much more productive place. Somehow or another, I was named as one of the Vice-Kage of the Village and ended up being the guy in charge of invading other villages. We went from being a tiny village without much of anything to being a medium-sized Advanced Village. We're no where near the strongest Village, but we've progressed a LOT since I joined. And we keep growing and developing.
Anyway, long story short, you can find Billy vs. SNAKEMAN here. www.animecubed.com/billy/?7982…
It really is a good game. If you're a fan of anime and can at least tolerate Naruto (or better yet like to make fun of it since this IS a parody), give it a try. Just let me know if you do and I can show you the ropes.