February 21, 2014

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace Comes to PS Vita and PS3 in April

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace makes its way to North American shores on April 1st. Trailer inside!

For those who don't know what the game is about, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is a complex world of world exploration, monsters hunting, enormous boss battles, and plenty of upgrading of characters, weapons, and abilities.

The US PS Blog says that "The game’s highlights are its battles against enormous bosses, in which players use their gravity-defying powers to fly circles around the giants and take them apart piece by piece."

This comes out on the PS3 and PS Vita, and looks like it is capable of cross play. So you can team up with your buddies on a different console. Not sure if it is cross-save, though.  

Fun? Check out the trailer below to see more of the action. 

Let us know below what you think. Do you know how different this is from a Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice, or a Monster Hunter? 




18 comments:

bubby bubbins said...

Meh

Datguy said...

Might think about first day buy, if its cross buy XD

Josip said...

I have been waiting for this announcement since the first one came out lol! I am glad they finally have a release date and I know I am hearing a lot of scrutiny about the game, but when I got to play it on my friends PS VITA, I really enjoyed it. I mean so what if the story is lacking, its no different in Monster Hunter (which is the most common comparison). I am glad that they took a Ragnarok game and made it into something that I feel is fun fresh and exciting to play with friends especially when you fight the bigger bosses.

Ultrapieguy said...

Already have Ragnarok Odyssey, so I'll probably hold of on ACE in favor of God Eater 2 or Conception II.

Ultrapieguy said...

The hunting games are actually dramatically different, despite everyone saying that the other games are clones of Monster Hunter. Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice, and Ragnarok are all more fast paced than Monster Hunter (at least to my current knowledge). Soul Sacrifice is based around using spells instead of primarily focusing around weapons and other equipment bases, likely making it dramatically different from the others. Ragnarok has a dashing ability which is not exactly present in the other games. Toukiden utilizes abilities of the Mitama, souls of the dead, which you collect during the course of the game, so that you can use special abilities. The hunting games are actually rather different in feel and play style, so I would recommend testing each of them individually before going out and buying any of them thinking that it would be the same game as the others.

krysodlak said...

I agree, Monster Hunter may have started this genre and other games are inspired by MH, but that doesn't make them clones. If they were clones, then we'd have to call every modern FPS a "Doom clone" :)

krysodlak said...

I haven't yet played Ragnarok Odyssey aside from the demo, which failed to impress me. But now that I've seen this trailer I might buy Ace

Berserker1137 said...

I played the demo for the original, and wasn't a very big fan. Nevertheless, this looks like a vast improvement.

Keine said...

I'd say Conception first since GE2 wont be out in a while (unless ur importing)

bubby bubbins said...

I prefer battledoom clone over call of doom clone because is has vehicles. And i also preferred crashmario kart clone over mario kart.

bubby bubbins said...

This game is alot faster than the other hunting games, has more of a beat em up feel to it. i liked the card system and the huge bosses but the rest left me a little let down, plus i like bots to hunt with when im solo. After playing soul sacrifice which had a great story, and a more interesting (in my opinion upgrade system) i kinda fingured this one aint for me. But it does have a healthy community so i hope others enjoy it. Im currently giving toukiden a spin.

Xenagos said...

I've honestly heard mixed opinions about the first Ragnarok Odyssey game. Roughly 50-50, half tend to think of it as an incredibly mediocre RPG game, and the other half seem to be genuine fans. Ultimately a sequel looks more like volume for the Vita's library than a promising great game. But hey, I'm just giving an opinion based largely on what's happening in most of the Vita's world. Unfortunately we're still not getting games (other than the overly hyped up Killzone game) that we've been wanting since the system first came out. Yeah, the library is growing, and no it ain't all Indie titles either, but there's still a notable lack of AAA games for the Vita thus holding back it's potential. Thanks a lot Sony. The Vita's a great system, now if only Sony treated it as such, it would then live up to the potential we all know it has.

Matt said...

... "perfectly" is a large over-exaggeration. The only screen technology that plays "perfectly" outside is the electronic ink screen that the original Kindle uses.

Both models of the Vita are equally difficult to see in direct sunlight.

Xenagos said...

Well, if it weren't for poor lighting on the Vita's screen I'd say that the 2 are about the same. Provided the actual image we see on our screens has decent lighting then I have no worries about BL2 on the Vita. And that really shouldn't be a problem, they said to take the images with a grain of salt.

VITA said...

Please post whatever he sent you

Rattlemebones said...

As long as the game doesn't lag and have constant framerate drops then I'm fine I could care less about the graphics of a cel shaded game to be honest.

Alkaporty said...

Looks like a nice game. I really love that you can play with PS3 players; I was waiting for a game to play with my friends like this one on PS3. I hope it will be 40-50 bucks

Davala said...

I think the group play on the Vita will be great! I don't know if there is any voice chat, though...

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