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Cloud Nine Online Review: Strong Rendition as Holic2 Part 1

C9 Online is a 3D anime type MMORPG, visually similar to games like Rose Online and Fly for Fun. For those of you who don't know, this game is actually an upgraded version of Holic Online, which served its purpose well before its closing date back in 2009. The story revolves around the land of Lunatia, a world torn apart by Gods who represent 6 human emotions. After speculating on the chaotic world below, the Gods of Hate, Emo (Sorrow), and Anger decided to fire up the human revolution by using their powers to aid people in the unholy war.

After realizing the folly of their fellow Gods, the Gods of Joy, Happiness, and Love decided to stop their misguided kin by battling against them. With death and destruction plaguing the land, it was also in this moment when The Divine God, (whoah, that's a lot of Gods!) Gloria rose up to put a stop to this meaningless argument, sealing all her fellow gods (rendering them powerless) in a stone to prevent the world from breaking. Much like any other MMO, it's the divine hero who can make a difference... that would be YOU... Good luck with the pressure lol.

After choosing the Nation you want to represent, you'll finally be taken to the character selection screen. All in all, there are 3 races to choose from: Seneka, Matsuka, and Koshare. In my opinion, you could say that there are 6 races in the game as their male and female versions tend to differ in terms of stat bonuses and specialties. Sexist much!?

C9 Gold was actually gracious enough to provide us with a nice set of default classes to choose from: Hunter, Warrior, Mage, Monk, Cleric, and Rogue. If you think that's all, C9 Gold also kept a rather nerfed version of Holic's subclass system, giving you the ability to customize your character in your own unique way. Flexibility is one of the best traits of this feature since you are not bound and glued to the linearity of your class. Players are only allowed to keep 1 subclass at a time, and must tend to them separately by switching to whichever class is useful at the moment. It's a recycled (yet nerfed) feature, but it does pay to have an extra class lying around in dire situations. Some races also work better with certain classes as their racial abilities tend to enhance a class' performance, but that shouldn't stop you from trying out different combinations.

The best feature in the game would have to be their Monster Taming System. For those of you who don't know, Monster Cards play a big role in this game, as they unlock certain taming items to allow players to acquire monsters, which can aid them in battle. These pets have their own attacks and special skills, and are quite essential if you want to gain the upper hand in combat. Similar to players and their classes, monsters also have their own specifications and are mostly different from their beastly kin, so always remember to keep an eye out for strong ones. Know that these pets can also level up and have the ability to evolve further as they progress with their new masters. While some monsters do extremely well in combat, others are acquired to act as mounts, allowing you to run faster.

[Source:Mmobread] [Author:Mmobread] [Date:12-03-05] [Hot:]
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