Kritika SEA enters closed beta until May 30
Playpark are bringing in a new online action RPG called Kritika SEA, the first English localization of the made-in-Korea Kritika Online. Those curious to see the game in action can now participate in a PC closed beta that runs until May 30.
Kritika SEA’s approach appeals to the time-pressed gamer. While similar in appearance to most MMOs, the game’s instanced dungeons can actually be completed in 10 minutes. To compress all the action into such a short time frame, Kritika adopts a fast-paced combo system that certainly isn’t shy when it comes to style – players will get to unleash all the flashy crowd-clearing, aerial-juggling skills to their heart’s desire.
What’s even more interesting is the game’s compatibility, which supposedly runs on everything from modern ultrabooks to “ten-year-old systems running on Core 2 Duo and GeForce 7000 series graphics cards.” Kritika’s stylized, cel-shaded art was pointed out as the key component in keeping system requirements low.
The focus on short sessions and wide compatibility can be traced to Korean developer All-M, the studio behind Kritika: The White Knights for both iOS and Android. Moving to PC gave the developers room to expand on the experience, providing players with more skills and a better dungeon experience overall.
“We receive many requests from hardcore gamers in SEA to bring more fast-paced games to the region,” said Ivan Seah, Operations Director at Asiasoft Online. “We hope players will enjoy the blend of dynamic graphics and gameplay in Kritika SEA.”