Gone are the empty promises of other MMOs.
Other games promise a rich and fulfilling game, with a superb environment, and fighting system.
None of them delivered anything unique.
According to Nexon, this summer they are releasing the NA server Dragon Nest game, after last year they pushed it back in favor of Vindictus (worst decision ever). For those who are excited about it, here’s the gist of the game from me, who has played the game already in Asia.
For those who have no idea what it is, here’s an overview anyways, and I’ve tried writing it in the easiest way for you to understand so even without video game shirts or background, you can easily pick it up.
Dragon Nest is the first of its kind, combining what used to be only possible in Console based games for the PC and actual adventure.
The closest thing I could relate to it is Rakion, an old fighting game, except Rakion had no adventure storyline to it, nor was there what players would call PvE.
Dragon Nest has all of it, and even more.
Assuming that the reader has experience with games, here’s a simple breakdown:
- There is no targeting system. Targeting systems are for those who can’t aim. Dragon Nest’s skills all activate in an area and range specified by the skill itself and where your camera is pointing.
- It’s like a 2nd person Shooting Game, except more mythological like. Granted, you can change the camera view to 1st person (then it’ll feel like an FPS) except in PVP, being able have a larger viewpoint matters.
- For those who know the game Super Smash Brothers, it’s exactly like that, except with a lot more moves, combinations, and better reaction. Also, it’s 3D, not a 2D side-scroll game. This is the first of its kind in PC games that can have multiple people playing at the same time in 3D, fighting real time battles without a targeting system.
Can normal people play this game, even without prior experience in video games? Yes, but they should probably stay away from the PvP, their reaction time will not be able to compare with those experienced.
If you consider yourself to have the basic skills of a gamer, and you want a challenge, get into this game, try out the PvP, and realize that you might be way out of your league. APM matters a lot, especially depending on your class. Combos are huge (and the ability to escape combos), and while the ability to keep on combo-ing and juggling is important, none of it matters if you react slower than your opponent.
The Acrobat class, for instance, has the best solo-comboing ability, assuming the player has about 300 APM.
Other classes fore-go APM for strategy and a much higher reliance on skill-shots, such as the Mage class and Warrior classes.
Is it exciting? Yes. Are the Nest Dungeons (basically WoW’s equivalence of Raids) hard? Yes. Is it better than every other game Nexon has released in NA up till now? Yes.
Will you rage? Most likely, yes.
More than Mario Kart? Well, maybe not. But those Blue Shells have got nothing on some of the Dragon Nest Dungeons.