New MMO based on an Emoticon, No Seriously
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is the weirdest hook for a game that I have seen in awhile. It’s almost as bad as Dead Islands controversial teaser video, although I don’t think an emoticon will be able to hold grounds for the basis of an MMO.
The company behind this untitled MMO is NGames. They have created games in the past including Pockie Ninja and Pockie Pirates. Somewhat “cute” title names I guess you could say. Unfamiliar with these games I took a look to see if they were any good.
To my surprise these games were not just simple iOS games. Pockie Ninja is a browser based MMO with several popular anime characters including Naruto. The game starts out like any fighting game. The only thing is when you go to fight an opponent the game plays entirely by itself; you don’t get to control your character you just sit back and watch. It feels slacking to be honest, they should have allowed a lot more interaction in the fighting for this game.
Feeling disappointed by the previous game I still went and checked out the next game, Pockie Pirates. It is essentially the same game as the previous game just with one piece characters. It once again doesn’t allow you to fight with your character, you just sit back and watch. Both of these games are based on very popular characters, and yet they forgot the most important part of a game, actually playing it!
Now that we know this company has a less than ideal background for making “games” let’s take a look at their new emoticon based MMO. This is a quote from the NGames press release on the game:
“The upcoming, currently untitled game promises exquisite graphics with unique building models, cute characters, and an array of dazzling skills and special effects. A deep and tactically robust combat system offers players multiple fight modes, whether it’s completing quests; pursuing expeditions to become a great General; or simply challenging friends to a bout of fisticuffs for honour.”
Basically it looks to be the same type of game as their previous games. Only this time it’s with a way less popular set of characters, it’s an emoticon called Foxli.
To be fair the games this company makes do look fairly pleasing to the eye, but I would like to offer one suggestion for this next game. That is to actually let the players control their characters in the fights. But to be honest it doesn’t look like there’s a lot going for this game.