GPotato is best known for FLYFF – Fly For Fun. However, the free to play MMORPG portal features a variety of other games by various developers, ranging from the cute new Dragonica, to the amazing Rappelz. Gpotato even has a variety of amusing mini flash games on their site.
Dragonica is a 3D side-scrolling MMORPG developed by gPotato. It is gPotato’s newest addition to an impressive arsenal of free to play games. Dragonica is now accepting pre-registration for closed beta testing on its Europe servers.
Dragonica features cute anime-style chibi art. The style and gameplay are very similar to Maple Story. Already I have seen various websites comparing and contrasting Maple Story and Dragonica. However, although this game is side scrolling, there is more freedom of movement. You can move left and right (obviously) but also up and down in a 3D environment. The skills and animations are impressive and fun to watch. The characters are rendered in a simple but well-done 3D style.
There are four pretty generic classes, but each class must eventually choose one of two paths to follow (like in Maple Story… I guess I’m compelled to compare them too). However, some of the skills look amusing. The website is set up very well, allowing you to view the different classes in action on their respective information pages. I viewed the mage’s video (always my class of choice), and noticed what seems to be a fart skill. Unfortunately, there is no information about the skills. I guess we’ll just have to play the game to find out.
Unlike Maple Story, Dragonica has a pvp system. You can play one on one or 5 vs 5, in one of two different modes of pvp. This is a fun addition to what I am convinced is a cute and fun MMORPG. Other interesting features of Dragonica are a pet and housing system. Your house is fully customizable (reminding me of Wonderland Online… Aha! You thought I was going to compare it to Maple Story again, didn’t you).
The more I find out about Dragonica, the more I am intrigued by it. Hurry over to the website and register for closed beta testing.