Big in Asia - Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9)
Jonathan and Randy delve into the high-flying combative theatrics of Korean origin in this MMO created by Webzen. Features shotguns, egyptian scorpion-dog hybrids, and a GameSpot editor losing badly at PvP.
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Seriously this comes up now?Its been out 1 year in EU/US and the original company was shut down then bought by Webzen get your facts straight
Hey Jon and Randy, great series, I'd love to see more of this on GS, always cool to see what's happening in the non-NA centric game-verse.
As a friendly suggestion, it'd be great to have the two of you analyze the game mechanics in a more prepared fashion. It's a pleasure (and informative) to hear the two of you bounce ideas off each other, but I can't help but feeling this series could be definitive, with just a little bit of scripted analysis.Don't get me wrong, the banter feels right, but directing the show at particular mechanics in a semi-structured manner could really take it to the next level. Still, appreciate all the effort you all at GS Asia have been putting into the site. Cheers!
How much of a P2W is this game? Really, that should be the first thing mentioned because no matter how you look at it that's really the deciding factor for those of us looking for intelligent gameplay. Generally I don't bother with just about every game as soon as I see that F2P anywhere, because it usually means(I know I know, not always) that the paid rewards are so MASSIVE that not paying essentially puts one into a sub-group that can't compete with the paid players. At all! Even if they are bad players, the paid rewards are so effective that they will often even negate skill... which obviously defeats the purpose of playing at all.
Dat trashy MMO UI and hot key combat filth. Pretends to be action combat, but forces players to spam hotkeys to attack. Haha.
I've just reached the level cap in this game, and have to say C9 is great. Good PvE, fluid combat and not a grind-fest. Not Pay to Win either; You can buy 'souls' with RL money (or in the game Marketplace with in-game gold) which you equip on costumes (which again you can buy from cash shop or Marketplace) that give SMALL boosts to crit chance, attack speed, Wisdom, Strength etc.
Good mix of classes too. The great thing though is its non-targeted combat system, which is nice and fluid and keeps the action going, not just a case of pressing hotkeys, waiting for cooldown, rinse, repeat. Graphics are good too, and as far as plot/story goes, it's not ground-breaking but it is coherant at least for an MMO.
I played this when it originally launched here and I have to admit the pvp is quite intense. It's definitely one of the better f2p action mmo games out there.
Guild wars 2 is still the best. Can any MMO can come with no subscription except buying it only once. I like it. All Hail Guild wars 2
One type of game comes, and the whole gaming industry jumps into that genre... Soooo many Free2Play but Pay2Win MMORPGs out there.. its a waste of energy and time.
The only one I play and have liked is GW2 for the different approach on levelling content and gameplay.
been playing this last year , i was enjoying this till lv 50 . after that the game becomes a grindfest .
idk iv been playing RaiderZ and a lot of free to play look good but are just jam up with spam bots and the whol cash shop pay to win junk iv had my fill
@Vu2010 Guess you've never played it.
@kohle36 Thanks for the feedback and thoughts; totally appreciate it! We'll definitely work something like that along the lines in future shows.
To those with the same question as my own, the info on the micro-transaction system is at around 14minutes into the video.
@Mr_BillGates It's a mix of a traditional MMO where you bind lots of skills to hotkeys, and combo based fighting game such as Street Fighter. It's really quite a lot of fun, particularly the PvP.
@Mr_BillGates As if hard to remember combos are better. The more there are, the less you remember.
@AskanTale whos fat? Jonathan and Randy look pritty slim?
@dangermouse2k look at this one-genre, one-platform gamer thinks every online rpg with skill icons is WoW.
anyway interface look more like silkroad
@Fantasy_Dragon @Vu2010 I played it and it was extremely awful. I think it is still free to play on steam. I'm not trying to do it an injustice, but it is really bad. You are better off playing Dragon's Nest any day.
@AskanTale One-genre one platform gamer? Where are you getting this babble from? 80% of the UI is exactly like the WoW IU. Exactly.
@griffy2013 Nah, I have both, by C9 is such a better game to me. Dragon's Nest is really good, too, though.