Tag: fiesta online



While waiting to see if I will be able to keep playing the US Fiesta game or not, I decided to try out a new mmorpg. Most of them look pretty boring – a few interesting ones were not for EU players of course. Sigh. (The moment Concerto Gate gets a server that allows me to play, I will try it right away. Looks awesome.)

In the end I decided to try out Holic. Here’s a stream of thoughts and comments that came to mind during my first attempt at the game.

After installing, I find out that this game has a strange way of launching. The exe points me to their website, where I have to press a button that opens up the launcher. Huh. The launcher screen is very pretty though! Which is a good thing since I had to wait forever for all the updates to install and get ready.

Character creation. The graphics in this game are really cute, and there are more possibilities for costumizing your character from the beginning than in Fiesta. This is also where I noticed something different in this game – there are two races. You can make your character look like this:

Isn’t it adorable? Makes me think of the Moogles in FFXII.

I enter the game and realise that the NPC’s have voices here. I also realise that this game runs badly on my laptop with constant lagging – just enough for the game not to notice every other button I press, and for the music to skip around constantly. I try re-installing it on my other computer, and here it runs fine. Guess this game is a little more demanding than Fiesta is.

Don’t I look cool?

Looks like people ride around on giant birds in this game. I also hear that you can make use of a “human cannon” to travel between distant places.

As mentioned the graphics in this game are decent, but I think the mapping is a little lacking in some parts. I mean, this isn’t exactly the most exciting plain I’ve seen.

Could be better in other areas though. At least there aren’t illogical invisible walls all over the place like in Fiesta yet.

One of the other curious things in this game is that apparently your character can have two classes at the same time, and switch between them. I haven’t tried this yet though, so I don’t know how well it works.
And I really have to get used to the new controls again. At first it annoyed me that the camera couldn’t zoom out very far – until I noticed that this is something you can adjust in the game options. And I’m sure I will end up wasting many potions out of the habit of clicking “2” every time I kill a monster…

Guess this game is decent enough for me to try out for a little while longer, although it feels kind of odd so far. Hopefully I will be able to return to Fiesta at some point as well.

Die, Slime!!

Die, Slime!!

After being asked several times by M12, I finally tried out the MMORPG Fiesta Online today. It’s been quite a while since I played RO, so the only other game of it’s type I can really compare it to is FlyFF (Fly for Fun). Here are my thoughts:

The graphics for the game are nice and cute, and the characters aren’t as short as in FlyFF. On the other hand, when creating characters, there are very few choices (1 face, 3 hairstyles, 3 hair colours). On the log-in screen I later spotted a “50% off character customization!” ad = FAIL! Looks like this game could be an even greater cash cow than FlyFF. It kind of annoys me that everyone has to look this much alike in the game – I seriously hope you’ll get a chance of changing these things at some point without having to pay for it.

The town is pretty easy to find your way around, and when the different graphic options are turned down a notch I don’t experience a lot of lag. I generally liked the world design in Flyff better though, and the controls too – having to click the mouse to change your point of view all the time is a little annoying. But maybe it’s just because I’m more used to the Flyff controls. (At least you can use the keyboard for moving around, a feature which was missing in Mabinogi in the few minutes I tried it).

Hmm looks like you can get some kind of flying-like transportation in Fiesta like you could in FlyFF (although I don’t think you can ‘fly’ as high?), so they are pretty even there.

Plusses for Fiesta:
I saw someone riding around on some tiger-like creature in town. It… was… so…. CUTE! I want one!!! <3
Also, I really like the HP and SP stone feature. It’s practical. The “house” thing is fun too – in Flyff you would just be sitting down. The outcome is the same though.

All in all Fiesta still wins, since I was getting really tired of FlyFF lately… but I guess it’s just a matter of time 😛 I don’t hate it as much as it sounds like.

I was also supposed to update AO today. I still hope I can make it in time, but this page is a pain to finish <_<

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