Ons On Soft, the developer of Fiesta Online, is moving their upcoming MMORPG/Strategy hybrid game, Rodinia War, to closed beta. Rodinia War is a combination of 2D strategy gameplay and 3D action within one MMORPG, playable for free either in a browser or as a downloaded client. Players create their hometown and build empires by forging alliances or conquering their enemies’ cities. However, gamers don’t just rest in their castle to watch the war from the sidelines but support their efforts within the strategy part by completing missions and fighting enemies in a huge, open 3D world with their knights. Attracting and developing heroes of one of five knight classes is a key element of the game. Experienced knights will also be useful for the players’ kingdom, as generals in wartime or governors in peace.
Closed beta started yesterday, May 7th, in the Western and European markets and requires you to have received a beta key from the game’s site or from a giveaway somewhere. I do like the genre mix here, it kind of reminds me of the old Actraiser games where you have city building aspects and then action aspects so the idea could work in my brain. On the flip side of that though, if the game embraces the bad aspects of both of these genres’ cash shops, we could be in for a wild ride!
If you get a chance to check out the game, let us know your thoughts below!