Combat system detailed.
Austin, Texas -February 17, 2011 -UTV True Games, an international publisher of multi-player online games, today revealed new details behind the unique visceral combat system in the upcoming MMORPG,
Faxion Online. The hellish combat-driven game puts a cheeky spin on
the fight between Heaven and Hell as players engage in battle for ultimate dominance. Now in closed beta testing, players can visit www.FaxionOnline.com to obtain a beta key and play the game.
As the player journeys through Heaven and/or Hell, they will encounter both NPCs and other players and launch into sinfully entertaining combat at the drop of a feather. Faxion's fast paced system may seem confusing at first, but the development team has provided a plethora of information for the player to keep track of their health and welfare while laying out their wrath on unsuspecting enemies!
The first cue players should make sure to look out for is contextual colors; by watching the text scrolling above a character's head it gives vital up-to-the-second information about what's going on. A normal attack is simply white, while special attacks will show in yellow. Casting an offensive spell results in a enviously green tinge, while bestowing blessed healing will show in blue. Critical hits arrive in deadly red while the player's screen flashes ominously.
If color-coding isn't to a player's liking, Faxion also provides iconic clues for a player to ascertain their current status. All of the following states will provide icons: Damage Over Time (DoT) & Heal Over Time (HoT), Buffs such as Flight, Debuffs including Knockdown/Stun/Snare/Confusion, and the mysterious Vortex Effects, which affect the player's display and/or viewing area.
Unsurprisingly, there is room for precisely 42 persistent effect icons, and they are easy to tell from a glance via picture and color what they represent. DoTs are divided into elements, each with their own cue -- it should take no time to determine a poison debuff compared to fire. Blocked attacks throw off sparks associated with their element; block a holy attack for a shiny shower of golden particles.
Last but not least is a fully-fleshed out combat log which scrolls as players wrestle for dominance in the war between the two dominions.
Checking how that dastardly Brunken Drawler knocked you silly is just a mouse-wheel scroll away. Accurate logging allows players to learn from their fatal mistakes quicker, meaning a reasonable learning curve from the lowliest noob right up to the hardcore veteran who swears his fingers "just slipped--honest!"
The rule of thumb in Faxion is simple: the more severe an effect is, the stronger the notification to the player will be. Learning the basic color and icon scheme will allow players to quickly respond to their foes and be consistently victorious in a world with little sympathy for failure. After all, there's nothing more annoying then dropping motionless to the ground, a pitiful death scream and a chat log message declaring "You have died from your wounds."
"Faxion Online is about non-stop addictive, combat driven fun and the visceral and very visual cues in our combat system takes players there," said Frank Lucero Studio Head at UTV True Games. "We don't want players to rely on the same old visuals instead we want there to be an instinct and intuitiveness to this combat system that also allows them to know their status quickly so they can dish out more pain to their enemies."
Faxion Online delivers aggressive and robust PVP game play and a unique territory control system that allows the different factions to battle for the fate of the seven deadly sins. Players begin their quest for dominance war-torn limbo battling their way through each location in the game represented by the sins. With a unique multi-classing system, players will have the freedom to play the way they want with achievement and glory through adventure and combat.
For more information and to register for the closed beta test, visit www.FaxionOnline.com
About UTV True Games Interactive
Based in Austin, Texas, UTV True Games is an international multi-player online game developer and publisher founded by a core team of MMO industry veterans with extensive experience in publishing and operating online games. UTV True Games brings new and innovative development ideas online, delivers them with a state-of-the-art game platform, and leverages micro-transaction revenue models. UTV True Games offers such titles as Warrior Epic, Mytheon, Faxion, Planet Crashers, and Sky Legends. For more information on each product, visit www.utvtruegames.com.
They are working with world-class publishers to license existing online titles and world-class developers to create games exclusively for online play. The company has multiple titles in development at its wholly-owned development studios based in Austin, Texas and Beijing, China.
UTV Software Communications Ltd (UTV), India's first integrated global media and entertainment company, holds a strategic stake in UTV True Games.
About UTV Software Communications
UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.