First of the Next-Gen MMORPG?

#1 Posted by Alphiehyr (1083 posts) -

Despite the seldom reception in western markets,  I personally see this game as the first next-gen MMORPG due to it's beautiful graphics rendered from the Unreal Engine 3 and it's unique battle-system that incorporates a free-range attack style - does not require target lock-on/clicking when attacking. Apropos, it'll perhaps garner the much deserved contemplation of attention.

#2 Posted by Noted (120 posts) -

Hmm.. Googled a bit and watched a few videos. Definently interested.
 
 

#3 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -

Aion.

#4 Posted by FirePrince (1765 posts) -

APB.And Tera looks cool.If it ever launches in my lifetime.
#5 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -
@Yukoei said:
" Aion. "
#6 Posted by Brenderous (1107 posts) -
@Sjupp said:
" @Yukoei said:
" Aion. "
"
I played Aion for a few months. Tera definitely looks A LOT like it. So far the gameplay seems different and interviews with certain people on the project seem to suggest their aim for Tera is to be LESS grindy. Which is a plus for me 'cause that's why I left Aion.
Here's Hopin'
#7 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

The free range combat certainly interests me. It's just going to be difficult to factor in lag. 

#8 Posted by warpedzappa (74 posts) -

Personally, I feel 'The Secret World' from Funcom has a nice next gen feel to it. 

#9 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

Oh god, one month bump. No wonder I didn't recognize having said something like that.
#10 Posted by Tenshin (98 posts) -
@Geno:  Didn't seem to hurt PSO or PSU, as the workload (what the mob is doing) was shared between client machines and the server. It was always a bit weird that I would damage a mob right in front of me but in my brother's screen I was just slashing away at nothing. :P But it did it's job and was preferable to lag.
#11 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

I really dislike all these asian hi-fantasy themed MMORPGS.. All the western ones are often way too gritty.
 
 
I want to play wow badly.. *cries*

#12 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4745 posts) -

Early tester reports have said, spoiler alert: this is pretty much like any other MMO. They said the action is a nice change, but it's still "go here and kill 5 super goats." These were early opinions for the U.S. version so I don't really know how to take them, but considering the Korean version is set to launch this year, those reports don't make me feel to good. En Masse has said they want to tweak it for U.S. audiences, but NCSoft said the same thing about Aion a while back and look how that turned out...
 
There are 2 other major issues I have with this game. The first, and main one, being the graphics. If the system requirements get out of control then they're already off to a bad start. The second issue being just how much they're using sex to sell this game. I love some tig 'ol naked elf bitties as much as the next guy, but in 99% of the articles you seen for this game, the majority of the accompanying screenshots consist of exactly that. Half-naked elf chicks. I'm like "that's nice...but um...got anything else to show me?"
 
After APB shot itself in the face, FFXIV announced those crack-high system requirements, DCUO looking like it can go either way, and Star Trek online warped itself into the bargain bin; I'm dying to play an MMO that doesn't suck.

#13 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

That game only use the U3, the graphic demands won't be that high surely.
 
And Star Wars always gives hope.

#14 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

It's definitely a good-looking game but so many MMOs have claimed to be a revolution to the MMO genre or to be "eliminating the grind", it's going to take a lot of evidence to convince me that any one upcoming game is doing that.

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#15 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4745 posts) -
@Ineedaname said:
" That game only use the U3, the graphic demands won't be that high surely.  And Star Wars always gives hope. "
Ok, that's a nice sigh of relief. I didn't know this game was using the U3 engine so that's one of my worries gone. Now let's pray the grind is well-hidden if not gone entirely lol.
#16 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Looks good. That said, I'm still going to hold out for Guild Wars 2. Everything about that game looks awesome.
#17 Edited by ISuperGamerI (1880 posts) -

It looks neat but is there a equipment system cause all of the players had the exact same armor for some reason. I laughed at the ending of that trailer lol.
 
EDIT: It reminds me a bit of Phantasy Star Online.

#18 Posted by jkz (4050 posts) -
@zityz said:
" Looks good. That said, I'm still going to hold out for Guild Wars 2. Everything about that game looks awesome. "
#19 Posted by Cribba (293 posts) -

Gameplay seems to be more in the lines of a action game (Ninja Gaiden, God of War, Monster Hunter etc) based on actual dexterity and skill (blocking/dodging/attacking in real time) rather than dice rolls.. this is the type of gameplay system I've been wanting to see in an MMO for a long time now.
 
The developers seem to be made up of a bunch of people who know their stuff too.

#20 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Wooo bikini armor!

#21 Posted by raiz265 (2242 posts) -
bumpidy bump 
 
@PrimeSynergy said:
" @Ineedaname said:
" That game only use the U3, the graphic demands won't be that high surely.  And Star Wars always gives hope. "
Ok, that's a nice sigh of relief. I didn't know this game was using the U3 engine so that's one of my worries gone. Now let's pray the grind is well-hidden if not gone entirely lol. "
Game has been released in Korea this week, first guy hit the level cap after 2 days or something... From what I've read the "grind" is definately managable and there are enough quests "to level to max twice". It also seems to be heavily story while during leveling, with cutscenes and all that stuff. So it's probably nowhere near Aion in that regard (didn't play aion retail myself but afaik it turned out to be a masive grind compared to WoW... ok, wow is pretty "casual" in that anyway i guess)... 
 
I'm currently thinking about somehow getting a account for the korean servers if there is some sort of english patch/mod for the client 
 
The EU/NA version is going to be released at some point later this year, a date has not been announced yet. Also the EU/NA version are going to be "westernized" or something by western developers, so they might get rid of some of the boobage, no idea...  
 
it's rated 18 in korea btw, but i don't know whether it's due to all the titty-elfs or something else
#22 Edited by Trylks (829 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo said:

I love some tig 'ol naked elf bitties as much as the next guy, but in 99% of the articles you seen for this game, the majority of the accompanying screenshots consist of exactly that. Half-naked elf chicks. I'm like "that's nice...but um...got anything else to show me?"

It's sad that something that could be a nice feature in good games is only a way to make less bad games that are usually horrible.

I guess we'll always have mods. But it's still sad.

#23 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Unreal Engine 3 != Next-Gen

Semantics and software aside, Tera actually looks pretty cool.

#24 Posted by project343 (2837 posts) -

ArcheAge?

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