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    Default Side-scrolling Blade Hunter starts alpha tomorrow

    What do you do when you just have an urge to log in and beat something up? R2Games invites you to come try Blade Hunter, a new free-to-play fantasy side-scroller billed literally as "The beat 'em up MMORPG." This browser-based action title begins alpha on Thursday, December 12th at 10:00 a.m. EST, and interested players from all over the world can sign up on the official site to be a part of the testing.

    In Blade Hunter's alpha, players can be either a Knight, a Rogue, or a Valkyrie. The game can be enjoyed solo, thanks to independent companions that can be gathered and equipped, but greater strength is achieved when forming parties and guilds. Players can also unlock Bladesouls, which are spirits of war that can change the course of encounters by creating such things as time-limited multiplayer events and ranked cross-server PvP duels. Check out the action in the official trailer below.

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    yay R2games!
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    So this is like, a DnF clone kinda-sorta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acreon View Post
    So this is like, a DnF clone kinda-sorta?
    Looks like it. but that could be a good thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitey View Post
    Looks like it. but that could be a good thing?
    Could be, if we could get one that's good and not as nexonized that would be pretty nice.

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    This might be the first browser game I try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acreon View Post
    So this is like, a DnF clone kinda-sorta?
    Whats funny is that part of the animations were ripped straight from DnF.

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    So is this going to be an open Alpha?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonStoneX View Post
    So is this going to be an open Alpha?
    I think so yes. They said anyone with a r2 account can log in and play.

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    WHY did it have to say BROWSER BASED....

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    Quote Originally Posted by killakev View Post
    WHY did it have to say BROWSER BASED....
    because you use a browser to play it

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    Damages... Damages floating everywhere @_@
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    Oh wow that's so awesome!! I mean it brings back the memories of the old school side-scrolling beat 'em up games like Double Dragon.
    If it's browser-based that means no installation right? Please correct me, I don't know how browser games work.

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    Isnt this just going to be another R2 game that plays its self?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiper View Post
    Oh wow that's so awesome!! I mean it brings back the memories of the old school side-scrolling beat 'em up games like Double Dragon.
    If it's browser-based that means no installation right? Please correct me, I don't know how browser games work.
    Well all browser games download their info, just normally a lot of it is streamed(think youtube) so yes/no. It's like runescape. Small initial download followed by short loading screens here&there.

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    Alpha seems to have started


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    Wtf? So, I was playing this game, and I got to the second part of the game... When I see Silica, from SAO! They named her Elina for some odd reason, but it is Silica, armor and pet dragon are the same!

    Silica: http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma...p1nwo1_500.png
    Elina: http://i.imgur.com/04j06am.jpg

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    I feel like I've played the heavily P2W version of this game on Android months ago already.


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    It's very basic so far (only level 23)but its not too bad...

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    lv48 and stuck for today. Its a fun and simple game. Did world boss event for gold. Seems Rogue has the strongest single dps by far. Also Jasmine boss is OP or bugged. Eitherway her beam in nightmare takes 8k hp. Seems Legit.
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    R2Games is the most P2W company that roams the gaming industry. The first part of the game is easy to pass through but then you simply have to wait ages in order to level anymore. I played Wartune a while back for a couple of months and holy shit was it P2W, all the top players cashed in more than 10k each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonk98 View Post
    R2Games is the most P2W company that roams the gaming industry. The first part of the game is easy to pass through but then you simply have to wait ages in order to level anymore. I played Wartune a while back for a couple of months and holy shit was it P2W, all the top players cashed in more than 10k each.
    Welcome to browser games. They're always pay to win. But so are 99% of all online game. Unless e-sport. Investing time or money. Its pretty much the same thing. Only money gets you more these days, then playing the game ever can. Thats the trend of today. And since some people always go overboard spending. You have to accommodate them. Its just more obvious in browser games.

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    I tried it for a bit. It was fun, but was quite turned off by the lack of any customization and a little lack of combos to the combat system. I logged in and was instantly bombarded with messages basically saying "Spend money on our game!" and it was a real repulse. It was enjoyable, but probably not something I plan on playing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharki3ait View Post
    I tried it for a bit. It was fun, but was quite turned off by the lack of any customization and a little lack of combos to the combat system. I logged in and was instantly bombarded with messages basically saying "Spend money on our game!" and it was a real repulse. It was enjoyable, but probably not something I plan on playing again.
    This..
    Also the armour you get for recharging is so powerful And, yes there is more, There armour set you get for recharging 30K diamonds...Is hella stupid.

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    I actually just turned in the review for this game. My major complaints were that it offered nothing new and the questing/dungeons were a repetitive grind. After reading this thread, I realize I didn't mention the OPness of the cash shop, unfortunately.

    I did like the retro-style because it gave me a feeling of nostalgia, which is always nice. The combat was fun, at least at first, but like most of the game it got repetitive after a while. Basically, you'll only play this game more than an hour or two if you are in need of a low-spec browser-based :P
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