Idle Online Universe is a clicking / auto attack game with a few RPG elements mixed in. It’s pretty simple, yet pretty deep. Before anything else though, you might get confused at the very start of the game as there are no tutorials that will be holding your hand, you just log in, you start the game, and that’s it.
The main goal of the game is to adventure to all of the available planets and find as much treasure as you can. Sounds simple enough, right? But doing so requires a lot of patience, time, and a bit of planning. You start off as a level 1 adventurer, and you can gain experience in a variety of ways. The main way to gather experience though is by killing monsters, which can be done by clicking the monster in front of you, or just waiting since your character will auto attack every few seconds, clicking will make it faster, but is not really necessary. Another method is by wood cutting, which will give you experience and wood, which is a resource in the game used for upgrades. There’s actually a lot to do while you wait for your character to level up as it automatically kills monsters. You can also mine for stones (again, resources), you can shop once you get enough gold and resources, you can train your pets, and there’s also a social option where you can talk to other people playing the game. Once you level up, you can (and probably should) move on to the next enemy, which will be either one or a few levels stronger than you, and keep doing so until you get to the planet’s boss. This cycle will continue until you beat a planet and move on to the next one.
The game, which you can play here, is pretty huge, and it might take more than a few minutes to actually figure out what’s going on, aside from figuring out what you should be doing and how you’ll do it, but it’s pretty fun once you get the hang of it. Idle Online Universe is a great game that anyone who wants to play RPGs, but doesn’t have the time or patience to grind for levels, should try.