Now is the time for a new level cap, new baddies to brawl, and all of the goodies that those activities entail. Kritika Online’s Windhome content update has landed to the anime-styled MMO with all of the usual fanfare.
The eponymous Windhome region has opened to players of Kritika Online, offering four new danger zones and new quests that dig deeper into the conflict facing the Fox clan and Kirenos’ past, all the while bringing players to the new level cap of 70. These new danger zones offer up new Dusk gear items, which come with a new Prime Attribute bonus baked in that offers boosts to certain classes depending on the item’s type.
The update has also added new upgrades to existing gear in the game, and has smoothed the path to the Windhome region with Easy Modes for the Skyship Arcadia: Central Deck and Titan’s Rage danger zones.
More details about the Windhome update are here, while a trailer for the content launch is below.
We’re definitely curious if players of Kritika Online are following the game’s story closely enough that they actually want to learn more about the main baddie’s past or if they just wanna charge in and beat stuff up for shinies. In either case, we hope fans of Kritika Online are enjoying the new content.
Players of the anime brawling MMO Kritika Online are about to get more levels, more danger zones, and apparently 100% more fox people. The devs are set to unleash the Windhome update on the game and they’re ready to broadcast a livestream to show off what’s next.
Windhome will introduce the first level cap increase for Kritika Online, moving cap from 65 to 70. The update will also draw players to the eponymous Windhome region, home to the friendly Fox clan and, of course, a number of new danger zones. Windhome will also introduce new gear with a Prime Attribute system that unlocks powerful special abilities for characters.
The devs will be showing off a number of these new features today, April 4th at 3pm PST/6pm EST on the En Masse Entertainment Twitch channel. If you’re arriving to this announcement after the fact, you should be able to catch the VOD there as well. Or, you can wait for the Windhome release and play it yourself when it arrives on Wednesday, April 18th.
Another layer of progression for Kritika Online is likely going to be a welcome addition to players of the game at this point. We’re looking forward to learning more about this new content update for the MMO soon and hope that fans are excited for the news as well.
Well, lots of people figured as much and now the cat is officially out of the bag. En Masse has confirmed that the Kritika Online Monk class is on the way to Western players.
The Monk will land with the latest update to Kritika Online known as Chosen Path. As one would expect from a class named “Monk”, he brings a variety of powerful punches and kicks powered by a dark, alien corrupting magic. Monks will additionally be able to branch out as either the light-wielding Galaxy Lord or the dark-infused (and appropriately named) Dark Lord.
The Chosen Path update will also introduce a new Imprint system that lets players further customize their skills, a new PvP map and 2v2 deathmatches, and the introduction of new pet features and pet renewal.
The Monk is now available to play on the Kritika Online PTS. You can check out a video from the game’s producer talking about what’s happened last year, what’s to come this year and more, and also watch the kung-fu fisticuffs of the Monk in action in the trailer below.
Good eye to those who caught the early Monk slips! Just as we suspected, the new class looks like a blast to play and we’re very interested in hearing what Kritika fans will think of the Monk. After all, who wouldn’t want to karate kick giant monsters in the face?
Kritika Online fans are already putting together potential dots that the Kritika Online Monk class is due to arrive to Western players. An image posted by one of the devs and a piece of keyart that slipped through a livestream appear to be suggesting as much.
First off, the image, which was posted on the forums yesterday. While the central focus of the picture is meant to show off the UI for the Imprinting System on the game’s PTS, what caught the eye of fans is the player character on the far left side; someone who appears to be wearing the Monk outfit.
Additionally, the devs held a livestream about a week ago showcasing player fashions. During the slideshow of screenshots, one particular image of Monk keyart managed to sneak its way in. The devs did blow by that picture swiftly without acknowledging the matter, but Mother Internet never forgets and so you can watch the video embedded below, which should be queued up right at the point where the slip-up occurs.
This all could lead to awesome things for fans of Kritika Online; we love seeing new classes added to MMOs and seeing the Monk in action definitely looks like a good time. We’ll just have to wait and see in the meanwhile!
When it comes to video game weaponry, psionic powers and dual-wielded firearms are usually a couple of solid choices. But how about both of them at the same time? That’s what the Kritika Online Psion class is bringing as of right now in the action MMO’s most recent update.
The gun-toting, psionic sword-swinging class is named Éclair and she combines close-range attacks, mobility, and a presumed variety of pithy quips in her kit. For those who are looking forward to trying the new class, everyone will be granted a free extra character slot.
The new update also introduces what it calls a Fast Stage Alignment System, which brings a new NPC at the end of Kritika Online’s Danger Zones that lets players complete quests, salvage gear, or head to additional Danger Zones without having to return to a town hub.
In celebration of the Psion’s arrival, Kritika Online is holding a number of in-game promotions. A series of login rewards are being offered, along with a “Do Your Level Best for Psion” event that lets players set a level achievement goal and get rewarded for reaching it.
Patch notes for the new update are available here, and a trailer for the Psion herself can be seen below.
Apparently, if you use two firearms at the same time in a video game, you also have to be a one-liner dispensing machine. Tropes notwithstanding, though, we definitely hope that players of Kritika Online find a lot to like in the new Psion class.
If there is one event MMOs love to take part in more than any others it is Halloween. That is why in this list you’ll find 60 different games with Halloween events! We decided to leave out the MOBAs and Shooters from this list but if they were put back in it would easily have a hundred games in it. But which is the best MMO Halloween event?
This poll is all about finding out what your favorite MMO Halloween event is this year. The winner gets a badge on their MMOGames profile and bragging rights for the entire year.
If your favorite isn’t on the list, or you know of a game we missed let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add it as quickly as possible.
To take part just find your favorite MMO in the list below and leave a vote. You can only vote for one game at a time, but be sure to keep coming back as you can place more votes every day.
Voting will continue until the end of October 31st when the top three winners will be declared.
Which is the best MMO Halloween Event? Your vote will decide…
When you’re leveling up, it’s good to have content options and that’s precisely what the Kritika Online Shattered Memories update is looking to offer. The latest patch to the stylish MMO brawler brings an alternative leveling and gearing system along with a new end game area and quality-of-life additions.
The Fractured Memories feature lets players enter dungeons that draw from the game’s monsters and zones to create randomized encounters to challenge. Once a character is level 15, they can speak with the NPC Marii, set the encounter’s difficulty level, and hop in provided they’ve crafted a required item. Once inside the instance, players must harvest enough souls from slain monsters to fill a Boss Counter gauge and then defeat the summoned boss.
Shattered Memories offers additional character advancement in the form of account-wide Abilities. Players can select an Offensive, Defensive, and Utility ability, then have them level up with Ability Upgrade points earned by clearing Shattered Memories content. Bosses in Shattered Memories encounters also drop a currency that can be spent on equipment loot boxes, and the content has a class Leaderboard that offers unique rewards based on ranking every 12 weeks.
The new update also brings four additional stages to the Xanadu end game area, lets players in a party trade items among themselves, and removes GameGuard along with a host of other adjustments. The full patch notes can be found here, and a detailed brief on how Shattered Memories content works is here.
A random dungeon generator! Interesting. For those who are looking to grind their characters up, this content could be handy indeed. Here’s hoping that the latest update to this online brawler is both useful and enjoyable to players of Kritika Online.
Despite having entered Open Beta only a couple of months ago, there have already been a lot of exciting updates in the works for Kritika Online in Europe and North America. Late last month, the Shattered Table update was introduced that added an EX-Danger Zone to Starhenge with five challenging bosses, a reworking of the PvP systems, and improvements to the EMP Store. However, that was just the beginning and the most exciting updates are just around the corner.
Steam Release Imminent
The September update for Kritika Online, which should be coming any day now is taking huge steps to bring quality of life improvements to the hack-and-slash MMORPG. Most importantly, Kritika is expected to launch on Steam in late September or early October. Additionally, GameGuard is being replaced with Xigncode. Finally, the Xanadu side story, with four new Danger Zones with a range of difficulty levels, and the Random Dungeon mode are being introduced.
The move from GameGuard to Xigncode could be hit or miss because there are a lot of people that don’t like either anti-cheat program for various reason, but adding a Steam client could really help the game’s population. Obviously, Steam is quite popular among PC gamers because it allows the construction of a game library in a single, easy-to-access location. It’s also incredibly simple to download, uninstall, and reinstall games whenever something becomes boring or sparks an interest later down the line. Bringing Kritika Online to Steam is going to make it accessible to one of the largest gaming communities in the world, which should (at least temporarily) significantly boost the player population.
While introducing a few new dungeons is a nice touch and adding a Steam client is great for the game overall, what most players are probably interested in is the upcoming Psion class. The Psion will be the first class introduced into that game that doesn’t have any branching sub-classes. Additionally, while Psion is the class, players will actually be controlling the character Éclair, who is the granddaughter of the legendary swordsman Ruweiss. Her lineage consists of mixed mage and swordsmanship blood, which is represented in-game by her ability to summon Mana Swords.
During my time at PAX West 2017, I had the opportunity to test out the Kritika Online Psion in all her glory. My wife and I were setup with characters equipped specifically for this demo, both high-level Psions with top-tier gear. Being handed a new, powerful class that was armed to the teeth would have normally trivialized the play test, but we were being thrown into the middle of some of the most difficult content in the game; the developers had us facing off against the five new bosses from the Starhenge EX-Danger zone. Needless to say, it still wasn’t easy and a couple of the bosses required some decent coordination and timing. However, we managed to clear the zone without a single wipe. So then, how is the Kritika Online Psion?
Armed with both guns and swords, Éclair is deadly at close and mid-range combat. This combat style makes her feel a bit like a mix of the Valkyrie and Shadow Mage. Éclair’s range is rather limited with her sidearms, but many of her sword abilities still have a decent reach, which gives the player a lot of choices on how to utilize her. You can dash around the field getting up close and personal with enemies or stay at a slightly safer distance and focus on using guns or other ranged attacks.
Furthermore, as Éclair attacks enemies she builds up additional swords to increase her damage and they can be unleashed with her powerful cooldown abilities. One thing I noticed with the Kritika Online Psion class is that her damage is incredibly bursty. While her standard abilities are fine for clearing normal enemies, it was very important to time her cooldowns during key moments in boss fights or she simply might not put out enough damage. During one of the battles in the demo, the boss would separate from his sword and if enough damage wasn’t done he would heal back to full. This happened once after wasting my cooldowns early in the fight; thankfully, we were still nearly full on health and were able to make a comeback.
Another thing to note about the Psion is how incredibly flashy her attacks are. If style is just as important as effectiveness then this should be your go-to class. I mean, what’s cooler than being surrounded by a bunch of glowing swords? You can even summon more swords to spin around her and cut down nearby enemies. One of my favorite abilities that she has actually rains swords down from the sky to do massive damage (of course this one has a hefty cooldown attached). As far as over-the-top blade wielding women go, Éclair ranks up there with the Dark Knight from Black Desert Online on the coolness meter.
There is, however, one aspect of her “personality” that I feel is important to point out. She does happen to wear an incredibly short skirt and it doesn’t always cover everything. If this is something that offends you or would rather just not see all the time then the Psion should be avoided, or this just provides an excuse to buy a different costume from the EMP shop.
To wrap things up, there should be a Steam release for Kritika Online during either September or October with a few other addons like the Random Dungeon system, and Éclair should be coming out in October; you should definitely give her a try.
Let us know what future content for Kritika Online has you the most excited in the comments below!