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  • nik88
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    Sign up for a chance to check out THQ’s venture into the free-to-play MMO market for yourself next week.

    “THQ*ICE, a joint venture between THQ and ICE (a Shanghai-based MMO
    publisher) recently announced that the closed beta for its upcoming Dragonica Online will be starting next week. The closed beta starts on June 30 and will run until July 14, and you can sign up at the official website, the official Twitter feed, or the official Facebook group.

    http://media.1up.com/media/03/7/3/0/lg/511.jpg

    For the uninitiated, Dragonica is a combination free-to-play
    MMO/side-scrolling action game. So instead of mouse-clicking and
    spamming the number buttons to watch a bunch of combat animations, you
    actually have to do stuff like run, jump, and attack like you would in
    an action game. In fact, the game’s combo counter even tracks how many
    successful blows you’ve landed; a successful string of attacks (let’s
    say 50 hits on the combo counter) usually results in an experience
    point boost. Another gauge, the monster counter, tracks how many foes
    you’ve beaten in succession without being taken down yourself; beating
    up 100 monsters in a row could earn you a special treasure chest with
    even more loot than usual.

    Other gameplay details include “friend points” (earned when in a party
    of up to four players, and redeemable in town for experience points), a
    crafting system, player-versus-player gameplay, achievements (called
    “Accomplishments” here), and microtransactions for character
    customization (mostly in buying newer and fancier outfits). While the
    game is slated to go into open beta later this summer, and then launch
    in the fall, next week’s closed beta is a good opportunity to check
    this game out, to see if fighting shark pirates (yes, that is exactly
    what they are) in a side-scrolling action-RPG is for you.”

    Article courtesy of http://www.1up.com. Original article here.


    This game looks pretty sweet. I think the graphics are very stylized and the side scrolling element could really add some fun and nostalgia to the game. Totally looking forward to playing this, hopefully I can get in on the closed beta.

    nik88
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    Post count: 340

    Sign up for a chance to check out THQ’s venture into the free-to-play MMO market for yourself next week.

    “THQ*ICE, a joint venture between THQ and ICE (a Shanghai-based MMO
    publisher) recently announced that the closed beta for its upcoming Dragonica Online will be starting next week. The closed beta starts on June 30 and will run until July 14, and you can sign up at the official website, the official Twitter feed, or the official Facebook group.

    http://media.1up.com/media/03/7/3/0/lg/511.jpg

    For the uninitiated, Dragonica is a combination free-to-play
    MMO/side-scrolling action game. So instead of mouse-clicking and
    spamming the number buttons to watch a bunch of combat animations, you
    actually have to do stuff like run, jump, and attack like you would in
    an action game. In fact, the game’s combo counter even tracks how many
    successful blows you’ve landed; a successful string of attacks (let’s
    say 50 hits on the combo counter) usually results in an experience
    point boost. Another gauge, the monster counter, tracks how many foes
    you’ve beaten in succession without being taken down yourself; beating
    up 100 monsters in a row could earn you a special treasure chest with
    even more loot than usual.

    Other gameplay details include “friend points” (earned when in a party
    of up to four players, and redeemable in town for experience points), a
    crafting system, player-versus-player gameplay, achievements (called
    “Accomplishments” here), and microtransactions for character
    customization (mostly in buying newer and fancier outfits). While the
    game is slated to go into open beta later this summer, and then launch
    in the fall, next week’s closed beta is a good opportunity to check
    this game out, to see if fighting shark pirates (yes, that is exactly
    what they are) in a side-scrolling action-RPG is for you.”

    Article courtesy of http://www.1up.com. Original article here.


    This game looks pretty sweet. I think the graphics are very stylized and the side scrolling element could really add some fun and nostalgia to the game. Totally looking forward to playing this, hopefully I can get in on the closed beta.

    vgenforcer
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    The animation style looks very cartoony to me.

    nik88
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    Post count: 340

    Ya, it may look cartoony, but it’s still something new and pushing the envelope. It actually reminds me of like a side-scrolling Fable MMO with a fantasy twist. I think it looks really good and if I had time to play any games right now I would totally be playing that when it released.

    mmodude
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    The cartoony aspect of it is what actually makes me want to get into this game! I am going to need to make some time to chek it out, did you see the weapons screens they put out for this? Check it out, 1248463429522

    gamepimp
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     How is Dragonica?

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