Valiance Online devs take the alpha client out for a test drive

Early access is for chumps. If you really want to be in on the ground floor, you need to land yourself a spot on the development team so that you can experience early, early access. Of course, that takes years of work, possible relocation, and actual skill, so let's explore the next best thing, which is to watch the devs play the game while you drool a bit in envy.

Speaking of which, the team at Valiance Online is definitely enjoying the game's alpha client, as evidenced by several of the videos posted on the official forums. For the low, low price of clicking a button, you can see these superheroes in action, combat, leveling, the user interface, and other various mechanics.

Source: Valiance Online. Thanks Nate and Elderan!
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Captain Capitalism

Ok, rough, yeah (dang people are picky here...) but I'm seeing improvement. Getting excited to play this superhero game when they get it ready for publishing. Hurry up and take my money!! :)

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semugh

ugh, dat shadowboxing... guys connect those punches and kicks. It feels very floaty.

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ogged451

Needs more Super Jumping.

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camren_rooke

I popped in and played around with Valiance months ago when first allowed, it was really rough, and i mean really rough, but the bits and baubles of a supers game was there.

You all at VO have come a ways in improving on this. Keep at it and good luck!

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Duane Does not check email

Agreed. I go back and forth whether or not releasing these alphas help or hurt a game. Patiently awaiting until beta...

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mistressbrazen

I wish developers would stop posting videos of games in development. Steam Early Access has everyone confused and ruined. We never used to see the Alpha stage game play and I think that was better. Wait until you have something more polished because people today will judge a game on early development when they wouldn't have even been able to see that early development 8 years ago.

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Nathaniel Downes

No arguments here.

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Yoshi Senpai

Yikes... Definitely not ready for prime time or even the light of day really.

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Peregrine Falcon

"Yikes... Definitely not ready for prime time or even the light of day really."

Which is why it's called ALPHA.

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Yoshi Senpai

I can read, but just look at the comments. This is not going to hype people up and can only hurt peoples perception of the project.

People ask for transparency all the time, but devs really need to just make their game and show off when the game actually looks like something the finished product is going to be. All I see here is bad graphics, bad animations, bad combat and what appears to be a bad connection. I laughed out loud when after what appeared like some auto attacks that killed the mob and sent him flying the second dev says "WOW". After that I felt like that was as good as it was going to get and came down to comment.

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Valiance Online

It's almost ready for Alpha testing, actually.

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Valiance Online

Regarding the graphics, this is Alpha where we are focused on systems and gameplay and the graphics are not at all representative of how they will look in Beta, much less the finished game.

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Captain Capitalism

Thanks for the clarification. Can't wait to team up with my pals in this game! Keep up the good work and thanks for the updates. :)

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NeoWolf

I think I may have become a graphics snob in my old age as this looks dated. It is also a little too City of Heroes looking. I mean I realise these were all inspired by COH but as awesome as COH was it failed, recreating COH isn't likely to change that outcome the forula needs to be improved upon and modernised.

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Valiance Online

Though we've been called a "spiritual successor" we are creating our own game and, as you say, trying to improve and modernize.

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NeoWolf

I hope so, I'll look forward to seeing the final iteration.

City of Heores was an awesome game for its time but it still failed, a game that simply repeats what they had isn't likely to fare much better. And we all want it to fare much better as losing games is never easy, especially with the Supers genre having been pretty vacant of anything stand out for far too long.

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Dug From The Earth

Honestly.... Anarchy Online, a game that came out in 2001, looks just as good (maybe even better) than this does right now. Sure, its still in heavy alpha... but come on... a game thats 16 years old shouldnt hold its own to a game being made in 2016/17. Not to mention the fact that this game has been in development for at least 2 years already.

Im a huge CoH/CoV fan, and very much want a new superhero mmorpg. Doesnt really look like this is going to be one of the competing games I will have to choose from at this point.

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