Something is wrong in Telara. An evil ancient god is trying to recover the souls of his worshippers lost, deep in the world. For it, he forces portals into Telara from other planes. These portals are the Rifts, full of twisted magic, mystery and danger.
This time, Trion Worlds presents the Plane of Water, showing some gorgeous images of a water rift, for its upcoming MMO Rift: Planes of Telara. This plane is clearly influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and his Myths of Cthulhu, as shows itself with a deep touch of horror. One could even think of R’lyeh’s twisted and impossible geometry, when looks at the shape of the land of water, the crushing dark. For sure, we’ll all face terror, the unknown, abominations… things that should not be.
Where Lovecraft put Cthulhu, Rift: Planes of Telara puts Akylios the Abyssal. Some would think this is a mere copy, but I can only see a mere tribute. If Trion Worlds is capable of just getting close to Lovecraft’s ability to hook his fans, making then feel the thrill of mystery, this could be simply awesome. Will players be able to get into the Plane of Water to investigate the ancient and terrific cult of Akylios? If so, count me in.
Rift: Planes of Telara brings more content, in the form of a new plane and a new rift but, remember: “Is not dead what forever lie… and with strange aeons even death may die.”
You have been warned.
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