9Dragons – In Progress, Part 1
This game is another Acclaim free-to-play with micropayments. For some reason, the constant rotating of the camera with the right mouse button is less annoying here than in 2Moons. There’s no WASD movement in this game. It’s completely controlled by left-clicking where you want to go. W switches your weapon, A is for auto-attacking your target, and S opens your skills screen.
I prefer the graphics in this game to the graphics in 2Moons, but that’s probably due to the bloom levels in this one. The bloom smoothes out all the edges. The music sounds a bit more environmentally appropriate and the tutorials have actual voice actors with accents to help you understand how to equip your weapons and how to use them.
After playing for about 40 minutes, I came across this player who asked me to be his disciple. Apparently when you’re on while your master is on, you gain a serious bonus to your hit points and chi. Great system. Oh, also, the skill training system is actually a short mini-game with a sliding ball and you have to click when it’s in the red zone. This is for combat skills like using a sword, though, and I’m not sure if it applies to all of the skills in the game yet.
I’m still playing with it and I’m actually enjoying myself. I encountered a bug that is remedied only by quitting the game and loading it back up again where you can’t do combat at all while you’re under the effects of this bug. Irritating, but I looked it up and yeah, restarting the game fixes it.
I’ll get down to playing it some more in the near future.
Until next time, DFTBA!