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Ragnarok DS

Ragnarok DS
Xseed

February 16th, 2010







Price: $19.99

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Platform: Nintendo DS

Rating: 3.2 / 5.0 (13 votes)

Released: 2010-02-16

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Ragnarok DS by Xseed

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Brand: XseedCategory: Role-PlayingPlatform: Nintendo DSESRB: Everyone 10+
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Description

Throughout the world, the people of the major powers throughout the land live in peace and prosperity, unaware that a great evil lurks on the horizon. There is a clandestine group, under the guise of scholarly research, plotting to resurrect a goddess whose time has long since passed. To achieve this goal, they need two things; a vessel of flesh and blood to house the spirit of the goddess, and the lives of every living being offered up as a sacrifice. It is against the backdrop of this coming chaos that Ares, an orphan from a small, forgotten village, sets out to seek his fortune as an adventurer. At the start of his journey, he encounters a beautiful young girl with mysterious powers named Shiera, who has not only lost her memories about herself, but also of the world around her. Together, they embark on an adventure that will ultimately decide the fate of the entire world. Ragnarok Online, the international massively multiplayer online (MMO) phenomenon, now comes to the Nintendo DS. With over three million registered users in North America, Ragnarok DS brings the same addictive game play of exploration and customization to a handheld platform, giving the huge number of online PC players the next best thing when they are unable to log into their regular Ragnarok Online account from a computer.

Features

  • Armor and weapons can be upgraded by a blacksmith, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters. Blacksmith upgrades will improve an item?s overall stats, while effect cards boost specific features.
  • Characters earn both status and skill points each time they gain a level, and these points can be allocated to customize the skills across a wide range of different job classes such as Swordsman, Thief, and Merchant.
  • All attacks and commands are performed on the Touch Screen. Slash with the stylus to attack with your sword, and circle or tap the intended target to unleash magic spells.
  • Play through more than 50 floors, featuring randomly generated maps and completion conditions with up to 2 other friends via the DS multi-card wireless play option.
  • Special items for the original PC version can only be obtained through the DS version of the game. By providing cross-game connectivity with the PC version, fans will be able to further enjoy both versions of the game.

Editorial Review

Ragnarok DS is an action role-playing game (RPG) for the Nintendo DS/DSi systems that is based on the popular web-based PC game Ragnarok Online. Incorporating the same gameworld, storyline and action of the original, Ragnarok DS contains engaging quest driven RPG action, three-player online support (local or Wi-Fi) via a Nintendo DS wireless connection and DS touch screen functionality that mimics the mouse driven controls of the original and allows for easy character customization and weapons/equipment upgrades.

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Customization screen from Ragnarok DS
Easy customization, upgrade and equipping functionality.
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Touch screen driven attack in Ragnarok DS
DS touch screen action and attack controls.
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Multiplayer screen from Ragnarok DS
3-player online support both locally and via Nintendo Wi-Fi
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Story
Throughout the world the people of the major powers throughout the land live in peace and prosperity, unaware that a great evil lurks on the horizon. There is a clandestine group, who under the guise of scholarly research are plotting to resurrect a goddess whose time has long since passed. To achieve this goal, they need two things: a vessel of flesh and blood to house the spirit of the goddess, and the lives of every living being offered up as a sacrifice. It is against the backdrop of this coming chaos that Ares, an orphan from a small, forgotten village, sets out to seek his fortune as an adventurer. At the start of his journey, he encounters a beautiful young girl with mysterious powers named Sierra, who has not only lost her memories about herself, but also of the world around her. Together, they embark on an adventure that will ultimately decide the fate of the entire world.

Gameplay
Ragnarok DS is an action RPG featuring the same gameworld and quest based gameplay type found in the original Ragnarok Online PC game, with special tweaks designed to enhance handheld gameplay. Features specific to Ragnarok DS include: attacks and commands optimized for implementation via DS touch screen, three-player online DS wireless support, multiple levels of job classes and multiple ways to upgrade equipment.

Two Ways to Quest
There are two kinds of quests for players to tackle in the world of Ragnarok DS: scenario quests to advance the story, and optional side quests that can be completed at the player’s leisure. Scenario quests will become available as you progress through the main storyline of the game. Players will be required to complete scenario quests in a predetermined order to continue through the game. To engage in a side quest, players can either go to the tavern in each city, talk with various NPCs, or advance in a specific job class. Many side quests have various prerequisites before they become unlocked, and other of them won’t be available until after the main story of the game has been completed.

Key Game Features

  • Flexible Character Development System - Characters earn both status and skill points each time they gain a level, and these points can be allocated to customize their skills across a wide range of different job classes such as Swordsman, Thief, and Merchant.
  • Upgradable Weapons and Armor - Characters’ armor and weapons can be upgraded by a blacksmith, or by affixing effect cards dropped by defeated monsters. Blacksmith upgrades will improve an item’s overall stats, while effect cards boost specific features.
  • Gameplay Optimized for Touch Screen - All attacks and commands are performed using the DS or DSi's Touch Screen. Slash with the stylus to attack with your sword, and circle or tap the intended target to unleash magic spells.
  • Party-based Multiplayer - Players can take on the Mirage Tower with up to 2 other friends via local wireless connection or Wi-Fi With more than 50 floors, randomly generated maps and completion conditions, and the chance to obtain rare items, players can enjoy this feature long after the main story has been completed.
  • Job Classes - Job classes are broken down into low level jobs and high level jobs with two special jobs unique to Ragnarok DS. A high level job can only be achieved by following the corresponding development path from its low level job.
  • Easy Customization and Character Equipping - Customize your character with the single touch of your stylus. Equip weapons, armor, and accessories you obtained simply by tapping them with the stylus.
  • Two Ways to Quest - Ragnarok DS players enjoy both story-driven scenario quests as well as optional and ample side quests.

More Details

Publisher: XseedCategory: Role-PlayingBinding: Video GameLanguage: English

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