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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 2:38PM Loopy said

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Not sure how to feel about this game. From some of the gameplay videos it looks like an Aion clone, with one clip playing the EXACT SAME Aion music.

On the other hand, it's going to be Free to Play, so i lose nothing by trying it out :).

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 8:10PM Langx2 said

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@Loopy
@Kismet

Prius predates both aion and aika. It was originally called Anima Online. If I remember correctly, it was around back in 2006/2007. It was fairly successful and many games have copied FROM IT, not the other way around.

We western players don't ever get to see even 1/10 of the mmorpgs that have been released in korea and japan. Many of the innovative or unique features that we think originated in our favorite games actually were done elsewhere long before.

Here's an old forum post about it with some videos and screenshots. Not sure if they still work.

http://www.onrpg.com/boards/48730.html
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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 9:35PM Loopy said

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@Langx2

Thanks for the info. I actually wasn't aware of that. I kinda go by the way games are released in the US :)
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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 2:40PM BigAndShiny said

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Pushing The Boundaries of F2P gaming, and yet advertising the exact same way, with some scantily clad fantasy people
truly original.

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 2:47PM TexRob said

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Geez, what is this game called "A**less chaps online"? Bare butts aside, that tail kind of looks more like a penis coming out of her back, which isn't something I personally want to look at while running around in 3rd person, not that there's anything wrong with that...

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 2:49PM Oskiee said

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Am i the only one who noticed how skimpy those outfits are?

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:01PM Vorender said

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Play our game. We show asses n' stuff!

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:02PM Vorender said

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Honestly...this is pathetic.
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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:11PM Magnux said

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All over that lol...

Looks interesting from the screenshots not sure about the video though, it was kind of weird, I was not sure if it was a guy or a girl. And whats with the whole kid running around with you? Kind of creepy, 'Come here little girl I got some candy for you.'

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 9:55PM Averice said

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@Magnux

That's your "chlid". You raise it. That was one of the big sell points of Prius to gamers in the East.

This game made huuuge news awhile ago (a few years?) because of the couple that played it so much, raising their in game child instead of their real one, that their real one died back at the house while they were both at a PCbang. They didn't just ignore it for a little and it drowned in a tub like facebook woman, they'd go to the pcbangs for long amounts of ties and it just died from malnourishment.

But yeah, that kid is one of the major sell points, it's supposed to eventually grow up and become a 'real companion' or some such.
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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:19PM Integral said

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I've been really curious about this game. The art style looks more mature than other gpotato games imo. But I share some of the already expressed doubts.

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:44PM mxt4347564czjv00q9w9qb1tppfr46hb said

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From the page on PvP:
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Prius will also feature a more traditional PK System along with the other more PvP oriented styles of combat. This PK System will be accessible to players level 25 and above via toggle on their Hot Bar. You will notice an overlay on your screen to help you indicate whether or not you have toggled the PK System ON or OFF. While there are significant penalties associated with PK'ing, there are rewards that are equally as enticing.
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So, a few comments:

The web site is, at best, poorly translated. At worst, it was written by someone who isn't a professional writer.

The line of "a more traditional PK System along with the other more PvP oriented styles of combat." just makes me laugh and set the bar for lameness even lower. (Because a PK System isn't a PvP oriented style of combat???) I thought Allods had dropped the bar in the dirt, no no, Prius lowers it even further. At least gFailtato is propping up both.

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 3:57PM hami83 said

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@mxt4347564czjv00q9w9qb1tppfr46hb .... How is Player Killing NOT a form of Player vs player?

Oh and you only really had one comment, which was about what you believe to be poor grammar on the website, you spoke or nothing else, thus there is ONE comment, not a few.
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Posted: Feb 18th 2011 4:22PM Plastic said

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What does everyone have against asses?

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:21PM DiscoJer said

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The old trend was showing cleavage in MMO artwork. Now it's their rear. (Earthrise does this too)

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:21PM Laguna said

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yayyyyy another korean grinder i'm like so excited and stuff

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:33PM Syesta said

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Hey, this isn't about hybrid automobiles at all...

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:51PM (Unverified) said

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Two butt cracks in one image? Someone's trying to compensate for something, methinks...

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:52PM (Unverified) said

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Two butt cracks in one image? Someone's trying to compensate for something, methinks...

Posted: Feb 18th 2011 5:59PM kismet137 said

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Has ANYONE else noticed that Prius is almost a blatant ripoff of Aika?

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