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Massively OP Podcast Episode 125: Secrets, Mordor, and Argus

On this week’s show, Justin and Bree talk about walking into Mordor, warping over to Argus, delving into secret conspiracies, battling on a comet, resurrecting super villains, and more!

It’s the Massively OP Podcast, an action-packed hour of news, tales, opinions, and gamer emails! And remember, if you’d like to send in your own letter to the show, use the “Tips” button in the top-right corner of the site to do so.

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Kritika Online slams into open beta

No delays. No excuses. No mercy. Action MMO Kritika Online is not slowing down in this final pre-launch period, moving into open beta today as it prepares for its western release.

Just wait, there’s more! Kritika is filling its open beta with plenty of special events, including one for leveling, one for attendance, and one for PvP. Anyone interested in giving Kritika Online a try can sign up for an open beta spot on the website. Check out the open beta launch trailer below, but only if you’re strapped in to your seat!

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Kritika Online’s open beta starts next week

Closed beta? That’s old news for the Kritika Online crowd. Now it’s all about the open beta, which the devs just announced is starting on Thursday, June 29th. Founders who splurged on one of the packs get in a couple of days early on the 27th as a perk for their purchase.

The open beta is important for Kritika, since it will effectively serve as the soft launch for the game (and no, there will be no wipes once the OBT begins). The “official” release is slated for later this summer.

The team posted a wrap-up of the beta in infographic form on the site, revealing that (among other stats) players collectively clocked in over 34 million hours of testing during the closed beta, with 7% of the population making it to level 65. Check it out after the jump!

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Play Kritika Online’s closed beta today with one of our keys!

En Masse’s action MMO Kritika Online is deep in the midst of its closed beta as gamers test its four class types, progression systems, and storyline. How does it play? You can check out our impressions of the game so far or our stream… or you can grab a beta key from us, which not only gets you into the beta until June 13th but includes a mini catspaw minipet.

Click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to take one home yourself!

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Kritika Online sends beta testers into the danger zone

First things first: You need to open this up in your browser while you read this post. Trust us.

Be careful if you are playing Kritika Online’s closed beta this week, because the danger zone might just suck you in. The upcoming MMO is hosting a community challenge to encourage players to record their own runs and submit them for a possible leaderboard slot.

Those who earn a spot on the top 10 for danger zone scores by the end of the closed beta will be showered with glory — and also an intensely cute statue. Nothing says “hardcore expert” like a toy catgirl reaching for her beloved fishie. Maybe our own MJ will win it?

Disclaimer: The author of this post listened to Danger Zone on a loop until this was fully written and posted. It’s the lengths we go to in authenticity with our readership.

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The Stream Team: A quick look at Kritika Online

Still not sure what to think about the upcoming Kritika Online? How about getting a look at the fast-paced game in action! Massively OP’s MJ is diving into the closed beta to show off the classes and the combat. At least with no character customization she only has to choose the class and the name. Wonder how long that will take her! Tune in live at 7:00 p.m. as MJ dives head first into…

What: Kritika Online.
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

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En Masse sends Kritika Online to closed beta today – come snag a beta key!

Happy closed beta day to Kritika Online! Joining today’s never-ending roster of launches and pre-launches is En Masse’s new action MMO, expected to run in a closed testing phase through June 13th.

“The nonstop action of Kritika Online will be on full display in this closed beta, as players select from 4 character types — the Warrior, the Gunmage, the Rogue, or the Reaper — and rampage through the lavish 3D worlds solo or with friends, defeating bad guys and super-sized level bosses using oversized blades, alchemical superguns, and dazzling acrobatics. In addition to Kritika Online’s over-the-top action, the closed beta gives players their first hands-on look at the game’s deep progression systems and story.”

The game will be free-to-play come its eventual launch but for now is accessible only through founder packs, the cheapest of which is currently on sale for $14.99, though you can put down up to $74.99 (again, it’s a sale) for even more perks. Orrrrrr you could grab a key right here! En Masse granted us a truckton of closed beta keys, so click the Mo button below (and prove you’re not a robot) to take one home yourself!

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Kritika Online launches website, sells founder’s packs, and announces closed beta

Is Kritika Online on your radar yet for 2017? You may need to revise that answer after today, as the cel-shaded anime MMO just launched its website and announced the dates for its western closed beta test.

Kritika Online is running its CBT from May 24th through June 13th, and players can either sign up for a chance at a key or secure one by purchasing one of the founder’s packs (which are, by extreme coincidence, discounted right now). “Those chosen to participate in the closed beta can get an early hands-on experience with Kritika Online’s fast-paced, combo-heavy action combat, streamlined quest system, and deep character progression,” the studio said.

En Masse Entertainment is handling the import of this Korean game, and it is promoting Kritika’s action gameplay as strongly as it does with TERA’s. Massively OP’s Eliot got his hands on Kritika Online at PAX East earlier this spring and deemed it “surprisingly fun.”

Check out the closed beta announcement trailer after the jump!

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PAX East 2017: Hands-on with the surprisingly fun Kritika Online

It’s pretty much a rule of nature that at least one game is going to be far better and more fun to play than I expected on the PAX East show floor. This has been true every year, and while the past couple of years have involved my spending a bit less time on the show floor overall, I’ve still walked away with some surprises. This year, it was Kritika Online.

What I expected from Kritika Online was… well, nothing particularly impressive. I didn’t expect it to be bad, but that was because I didn’t expect much from it at all. It was a game that En Masse was bringing over that sounded, at a glance, like the sort of game which fades from memory shortly after you play it. What I actually got was a game that has a clean purpose and remarkably fun mechanics, like the pure product of an MMO marrying a Dynasty Warriors clone.

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En Masse is bringing Kritika Online to the west in Q2 2017

The explosive and hyper-kinetic Kritika Online has been confirmed for a 2017 release in the west. En Masse Entertainment, the publishers of TERA, announced yesterday that it will be releasing the cel-shaded anime MMO in the second quarter of this year.

Kritika features four classes and an over-the-top combat system that utilizes intense visuals, high-powered combos, and fast-paced play. The MMO is structured more like the original Guild Wars, as players will share questing hubs but will then go into instanced zones for their missions.

The title was developed by Korean studio Allm and is currently accepting closed beta signups on the website. Check out the game announcement trailer after the jump!

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The MOP Up: Ingress players show love for Orlando (June 26, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

Following the June 12th attacks in Orlando, MMO players have shown support and love for those affected by the tragedy. Reader Nordavind pointed out that Ingress players have worked together to create a virtual heart over the city by capturing select portals. How cool is that?

We’ve got plenty of other news tidbits for you after the jump, including patches, MMOs in testing, videos, and more!

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Kritika Online heads into open beta next week

Kritika Online is one of those MMOs that seem to take the “action” label very, very seriously, as it’s always portrayed to be in hyper-motion. The game’s development is moving forward as well, with an open beta test scheduled to start next week.

Steparu’s keen eyes spotted a notice on the Japanese game’s Facebook page announcing the OBT date as June 8th. He said that there was an English version of the closed beta, so hopefully that will be making the jump to the open beta test too. Kirtika recently conducted a southeast Asian CBT in late May.

Check out all of Kritika Online’s playable characters in the video after the jump.

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