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  • A Look From Beta

    MMORPG.com has filed a report on their impressions of Hero Online. This is a look at the game from beta, before a full preview.

    First Look

    A highly successful MMORPG in Asia, MGame USA brings it to the English speaking world. At first look, it feels and plays like a cross between Street Fighter and Diablo – lots of martial arts moves and click-to-move/fight/equip/drink unlimited potions. Hero Online looks pretty simplistic at first glance. You are given a choice of four characters, two male (Hunter and Warrior) and two female (Assassin and Physician). Each has a description which tells you the type of combat it is good for and the weapons you can use. You also choose a profession (or class) at level 10, and despite their descriptions, any character type can elect to be any class – Assassin, Hunter, Physician or Warrior.

    Learn more about Hero Online at MMORPG.com. Stay tuned here at Ten Ton Hammer for all the latest news and information on your favorite games including the forthcoming Hero Online.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Can You Make a Better Zone?

    Gamersinfo.com posted a preview of the forthcoming addition to The Saga of Ryzom, Ryzom Ring.

    We’ve all done it. We may not admit to it, but we have. “Oh, I could’ve done better then that stupid quest!”, “That quest was teh suk!” or perhaps something not quite as intelligent and simply filled with words caught by the profanity filter of many MMO’s. Armchair quest writing is quickly gripping the world of massively multiplayer titles. Of course, there’s not really any way to prove our self-toughted abilities, but we’re usually quite certainly that our guild or friends or whoever happens to be within earshot will agree…at least to our faces. At least, there was never any way…until now.

    Keep reading to see how Gamersinfo.com rated Ryzom Ring. Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for all the lastest Ryzom news!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Actiontrip Takes a Look at The Burning Crusades

    Actiontrip.com posted a preview of WoW's forthcoming expansion, The Burning Crusades. Did they like what they saw or think that it needs to head back to the drawing board? Keep reading to find out.

    It goes without saying, but yes, World of Warcraft is the most successful MMORPG of all time. It is the 800-lb gorilla of MMORPGs, but what’s striking is that WoW is the first game to truly bridge the gap between hardcore gamers and the mainstream crowds. Blizzard’s giant cash cow is becoming a part of popular culture, supplanting The Sims as the “it” game of choice for both gamers and non-gamers alike.

    Head over to Actiontrip.com to read the rest of the preview. Don't forget to visit WoW Ten Ton Hammer for all your latest WoW news and information!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jul 10, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Feel The Power of Godhood With Gods and Heroes

    Worthplaying.com posted a review of the forthcoming MMO Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising. In this game the player has the potiental to become godlike in power controling minions to do their will...

    The premise is interesting: Players will be the offspring of a mythical god. As you advance in levels, you'll gain core abilities from your parents, such as lighting from Thor. (Any takers on what Venus's ability will be?) You'll get the powers by completing quests offered to you by the gods.

    Did Worthplaying proclaim Gods and Heroes a hit or miss? Head over and find out.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Jul 04, 2006
    LadySirse
  • MMORPG Travels to France to See Ryzom Ring

    Our team at Ten Ton Hammer weren't the only ones to travel to Paris, France to get a look at the upcoming expansion to the Saga of Ryzom. MMORPG.com has posted their preview of Ryzom Ring.

    Nevrax believes they can change the way people think about MMORPGs. When the Ryzom Ring launches this fall, The Saga of Ryzom will become the first major MMORPG with significant player created content. The Ring is a tool kit that enables players to craft, test and then launch their own quests and live content scenarios into the live game. Last week, we made the hop to Paris to see their progress.

    Head over to MMORPG.com and find out what they have to say about Ryzom Ring.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Eurogamer Checks Out Hero Online

    Yesterday Eurogamer.com posted a preview of Hero Online...

    "He likes liquor. He never made a friend throughout his entire life. In his life crazed about martial arts, only one thing he considers to be his friend is the liquor. People say, you can find him pouring liquor in his mouth on days he killed another."

    Such is the way of liquor-soaked MMO Hero Online "a masterpiece created by three generations of distinguished martial art novelists" that boasts a "complex combination of story content and plot twists, free from prearranged paths, that brings a whole new gaming experience" written by first generation martial arts novelist, Kum Kang.

    Find out what they had to say about Hero Online.

    Features, Previews
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Gameplay Preview #8 - Spellweaving

    The official site for Funcom's Age of Conan offers a look at spellweaving. Keep reading to see what you can expect from this forthcoming MMO.

    This week we take a look at the dark and arcane arts that are part of the magic system in Age of Conan, and in particular our unqiue spellweaving system!

    In Age of Conan we wanted the magic to reflect the world in which the game is based. Dealing with the arcane arts and siphoning the power of ancient gods is not something to be taken lightly. Just like our melee system, our magic system will also call upon the skills of the player. The player learning to balance their lust for powerful affects with the dangers that calling upon such extraordinary magic incurs.

    Head over to the Age of Conan site to read the rest of this preview!

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jun 26, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Still In Beta But Holds Promise...

    Silkroad Online is a recently translated Asian MMO that is currently in beta. GameZone posted their preview of this interesting title.

    The Silkroad was the major cultural and economic trading route connecting ancient China with Islamic and European civilizations. It was a hazardous byway, often haunted by thieves, merchants and those who would protect the merchants from the thieves.

    In an increasing trend, yet another Asian massively multiplayer online game has been translated over to English and is in the testing phase. Silkroad Online does carry some Asian influences, and some of the combat styling could be likened to KOEI’s Dynasty Warriors franchise (in a tiny way), but the game also carries some of the influences of other Asian-generated MMOs, like Lineage II.

    Read the full preview at GameZone.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Developer Journal: The Weapons of 9 Dragons

    In the fifth of a series of developer journals Ken Johnston, CEO Real Time Worlds, talks about the weapons that will be found in 9 Dragons. 9 Dragons is a MMO that is set in ancient China around the Ming Dynasty and s the first authentic martial arts massively multiplayer online game.

    That world was ancient China during the Ming dynasty. They were dangerous times; the land was filled with bandits, wild animals and strange monsters. Still, there were those brave souls who mastered different forms of Kung Fu and heard the call of Martial Chivalry to combat these dark forces.

    In a previous article I told you about the monsters and also some of the specific monster clans that are in the game. Now I want to talk to you about some of the weapons you can use to defeat these monsters.

    Read this full journal entry at MMORPG.com.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hero Preview and Screenshots

    GameZone posted a preview of Hero Online.

    If there is one game that Hero Online can best be equated to emulate, it would be Diablo II. The game is, by default, a third-person hack ‘n slash. It is easy to jump into and play, and it is rather entertaining.

    Read the full preview at GameZone.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Jun 21, 2006
    LadySirse
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