'NEStalgia' Takes The MMO Beautifully Back To 1987

What if Dragon Warrior or Final Fantasy were playable online with other role-playing heroes? We'd have something like NEStalgia, the newly released multiplayer online RPG that looks old school, but plays modern.

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NEStalgia's creators describe their free-to-play game as "Dragon Warrior 3 meets World of Warcraft," complete with quests, "epic loot," player-versus-player action, an auction house for goods and much, much more. There's an optional subscription fee, but players really just need to download the client and sign up for a BYOND account.

Grab at the official site, if you're game.

NEStalgia [Official Site via Indiegames.com]

DISCUSSION

Oh lord, SilkWizard appearing on Kotaku.

I used to play BYOND a lot back in the day, but I got tired of the endless stream of Naruto and Bleach games gaining infinite popularity while other, decent games died from inactivity.

Silk was one of the people I enjoyed as an original developer for BYOND, his games were among the best in my opinion.

After all the drama surrounding Acheron's Awakening though I stopped caring for his games. The beta he had for it was a blast, sort of like World of Warcraft with Proelium's combat and controls, and I still don't see why he canceled that and made this game instead. A game which, at the time I tried it out sometime last year, felt and played too much like his Dragon Warrior Online game.