Dragon's Prophet: Open Beta Review
Dragon’s Prophet is a new MMORPG set to release on September 18th for PC. Most gamers are claiming that Dragon’s Prophet is just another generic MMORPG. Most gamers are very wrong.
One generic aspect of Dragon’s Prophet is the class system. There are four classes in Dragon’s Prophet; Guardian, Ranger, Oracle, and Sorcerer. The Guardian is a standard tank class, the ranger is a standard bow-and-arrow/leather armor class, and the Sorcerer is a standard cloth armor/magic wielding class. There is one class I find to be a breath of fresh air, the Oracle. The Oracle is a hybrid of a melee and magic class, almost as if you mixed the Slayer (from TERA) with any Sorcerer or Mage class from the MMORPG genre.
But it terms of generic aspects of the game, that pretty much sums it up. In reality, Dragon’s Prophet brings a lot of needed action to the MMORPG genre. First, the graphics are well done, even though the game is still in beta and is free-to-play. Character creator is very in depth…brings back vibes of making a Sim.
The true aspect of this game that really sets it apart from other MMORPGs is its combat style. There is no click-to-target system like WoW (and pretty much every MMO). Its combat style is closer to that of TERA’s ARPG crosshair style system. Dragon’s Prophet takes it one step further and removes the crosshairs from the game entirely. Aiming comes down to where your character is facing. Your target glows in red. It is truly a fun new twist on MMO combat.
For anyone who plays ARPGs over MMOs because they need the rush of spamming their left-click with their primary skill, Dragon’s Prophet is a game to check out. The combat is almost as fast paced as Diablo 3. No more worrying about getting mauled by a few monsters at once and having no way to survive, as was the case when leveling in WoW. On top of this, each class has loads of combos that work for different situations…think Tekken or Mortal Combat.
The icing on the cake for me is the sprint and double jump feature. I recently have been playing Age of Wushu and Guild Wars 2, both of which have movement related abilities. In Dragon’s Prophet, sprinting is an irreplaceable tool in and out of combat. The double jump just looks kind of cool.
If you aren’t sold on this game yet (which you don’t have to be…its F2P) then just note that I haven’t gotten to the game’s core difference from other MMORPGs…DRAGONS. Instead of a generic Riding/Mount System like in every other MMORPG in history, Dragon’s Prophet brings you a system directly entangled with the story of the game. You are able to find, capture, and train dragons of all different species and then use them in combat and for transportation. It is a truly epic twist on the traditional system.
So if you like fast paced combat, training dragons, and are looking for a new MMORPG, I’d check out the Dragon’s Prophet open beta. The game goes live on September 18th so don’t waste anytime!