Kritika Online is shutting down in the west in April

    
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Sad news for Kritika Online fans today, as En Masse Entertainment has officially announced the shuttering of the game on April 30th of this year. That gives the game just about a two-year lifespan in North America and Europe. New account creation is already disabled, and players with outstanding balances in the game’s microtransaction shop will be issued refunds to use in other En Masse Entertainment titles. The refunds should be available as of March 15th, so if you’ve got some unspent money you want to make use of, now’s the time to find the new game you want to spend it in.

Unusually enough, the compensation also extends to players who want to jump into the game’s Korean version, which is both still running and offers players a free costume for swapping service. It’s a nice sentiment, although the localization gap means that it seems unlikely to win many converts. So we offer our sympathy to the staff and players affected by this shutdown.

Source: Official Site; thanks to Colton for the tip!
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Chosenxeno .

Cool game but there are too many better versions of it now. SoulWorker for one.

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rafael12104

Too bad. It wasn’t a bad game. The combat was fun and the game was generally entertaining.

I don’t like to see this.

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Akagi

It was just too repetitive, I couldn’t stand it past level 30 after some 6-7 hours of gameplay.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I like the game, but I can’t say I played it regularly. It was a fun game to play when I was on my work laptop because it was a small install and wasn’t a big load on the processor.

That being said, I don’t know why people say the graphics were bad. They looked fine to me. The game is meant to be run with a 1-2GB video card, so for that spec of a computer, it looks great. If you’re comparing it to a game that requires 16GB of RAM and 4GB+ of VRAM, that’s just unfair. That’s like comparing SWTOR to BDO.

Had some fun playing it when I could and jumping into a stream or two with MJ.

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McGuffn

Yeah, that isn’t bad. Better than a bunch of live games.

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Arsin Halfmoon

Yeah, you’re totally right. If I were to compare this game’s graphics to BDO, it’s completely unfair. But even with limited resources, polish would have gone a long way. I played it because it was quick, gave me my action combat fix, and it ran on a potato.

Those screenshots are beautiful too, really shows how nice the game looks. But what really tears me up is how the UI didn’t scale up well when you switch the resolutions, and the text just looked way too big, and there was no way to adjust these so the screen was just so cluttered. And when prompts were put on the screen, it was just slapped in front, so once again, it looked sloppy.

Finally, the overall aesthetic just didn’t stick with me (which probably should have been what I said instead of what I mentioned before). I really wanted to be a warrior, but small-head-big-hair just didn’t work for me. I ended up playing Psychic(?) which was awesome, but many of the design choices were so generic, I couldn’t help but feel the “color-by-numbers” design of each character from aesthetic to skillset.

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camren_rooke

I’ve tried standing like the blue bunnygirl before and I don’t see how they do it unless one leg is shorter than the other.

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Arsin Halfmoon

I played quite a bit of it back in 2017, but my biggest problem with it was the graphics. It was not a very pretty game, the texture quality was low, and it looked like the game ran at 720p rather than 1080p. I had to stop because even with some good gameplay and a satisfying gameplay loops, those graphics were hard to get past for me

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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McGuffn

This is perfect with the comment from Arsin. I guess the graphics really were bad.

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rafael12104

That was great. Lol!

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Utakata

:(

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Schlag Sweetleaf

2 sad faces in a row from you….😢

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McGuffn

i think it’s maybe the pink hair photobombing a burning building.

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camren_rooke

Pink floofs can be pyromaniacs too.

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Utakata

…and that too. :(

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Utakata

Which has nothing to the quality of the editorial memes you are posting. Rather the sad state of the subject matter you are depicting that makes me a sad panda. I hope you are not offended. :(

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Schlag Sweetleaf

None taken here, Uta. This too shall pass:)

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camren_rooke

Ah poetry. I like those parts.

Conan O’Brian actually said something similar a bit a go.

“All our graves go unattended.”

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Utakata

Edit/Erratum: Which has nothing to do with* the…proper.