Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy New Years and Florensia Online Preview

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the long time between posts, I'm at home for the holidays and its been quite quite busy. But without further adieu, I'll get to my next preview. Its for a new MMO called "Florensia".

Although there is little info on this game, as its still in development, they do have many of the game's features up on the website: http://en.florensia.co.kr/ . The basic premise is similar to Pirate King Online (which is posted in my archives); as the game has a pirate theme, complete with town siege and becoming a merchant.

As for the core systems of the game: there appear to be at least nine classes, ranging from:
Explorer, Voyager, Producer, Manufacturer, Merchant, Shipbuilder, Soldier, Mercenary, and Pirate. It is important to note that this is pre-liminary information, and the list may be much longer or shorter. It appears that the Explorer and Voyager explore both land and sea to find new islands, treasures, and write maps to sell to other classes. Whereas the producing classes deal with city development, such as building/developing cities (and their defences) and trading with other cities..etc. Which is a marvelous idea in my opinion as it adds a new perspective to the game. Goonzu has a similar system (see my archives).

The last batch of classes, the "warrior" style classes, deal with all things piratey, including commanding your fleet of mateys, laying siege to other cities, defending your own city and all things in between. From the sounds of it, they have a class to satisfy everyone, and enough action to keep things exciting for quite some time.

The graphics appear to be using the Unreal 2.5 engine and thus are very similar to RO2 (both games are anime based) from the looks of the videos. The equipment is rendered on each part of the body and didn't appear choppy, so nothing to fret about in this department.

Although there is little info released, if the current ideas are developed properly this could be a massive hit. Yet, we must always remember the problem with false promises (see Dark and Light), so I'm not getting too excited about it. But this is definitely a game to watch out for, I'll keep you updated if they post any information about the core system (character development).

Link for a video of the game on YouTube is: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-uRC1Msneag

Advice:
WATCH

Also, Cabal Online Closed Beta ends on January 2nd, if you have any thoughts on it, please feel free to post in the comments, I read them all.

Thats all for now, have a Happy New Year everyone!
-RF

3 comments:

moneyrules7547 said...

Nice job showing the game I cant wait to try it out I look forward too reading from your nice blog!

moneyrules7547 said...

Does this game work on macs?

seanyboyyo said...

Thanks for the preview.

awsome looking game, I may give it a try thanks alot.