The game is not really that famous compared with others, but it caught my eyes after some massive online advertisements on the China websites. Intrigued, I decided to give the game a try once Open Beta began. I do notice that the art style is really trying hard to mimic Blade & Soul’s, and no one should be surprised at this.
A typical point n’ click online game, Dragon Seeker Chronicles’ first positive impression was the availability of 7 core classes, each with 2 specialization branches once hitting level 20.
They come will different skills and will excel in different areas, not just some lame name change. 1 more core class is in the works as well.
However, the classes are now all gender-locked. I suspect this feature to be updated in the near future, given that there is a male/female tab seen in the character creation page.
I chose the mecha class, which is piloted by this really tiny race which bears resemblance to the Lyn class in Blade & Soul. It is really a rare type of class seen in online games, and the mecha’s looks can be changed when upgrading to higher level gears. Awesome!
Combat is awesome, despite my reservations over the traditional point n’ click system. The skill cooldowns are fast enough to be spammed, and the effects, while not top-notch, just gets the feeling right.
This is the 2nd time I am loving the old combat system in recent times, the first being Saint Seiya Online with its mana-less skill system.
There are tons of events and a couple of dungeons, but the game is sorely lacking in content during certain levels. That is when quests really dries up, and somehow players are forced to participate in events, while there are only 2 dungeons at level 30+, with each having an entrance limit of once per day.
1 of the more unique mode is the solo tower defense map. Players will have to place towers manually, upgrade them and fight along with them. This is really tough, even if I have some pretty good gears.
Dragon Seeker Chronicles is not trying to innovate or claim to conquer the market, but it is 1 of the better China-developed games in recent times which plays and looks just right.