Rusty Hearts was an action MMORPG that combined traditional RPG elements with brawler gameplay. Its fast-paced brawler combat allowed players to fight hordes of enemies cooperatively while racking up their combo counters and completing quests.
|Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
Type: Action MMORPG
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Closure Date: Septebmer 15, 2014
Pros: +Fast-paced gameplay. +Great graphics. +Tons of customization.
Cons: -Repetitive dungeons. -Gender-locked classes.
Rusty Hearts Overview
Rusty Hearts was a free-to-play action MMORPG with brawler elements. Play as one of four characters—Frantz, Angela, Tude, and Natasha—that are the protagonists of the Rusty Hearts story, each with their own weapon specialization. Tude, for example, specializes in fist-based attacks and can use Gauntlets, Claws, and Demon Hands in combat. The characters are gender-locked, although every character had an opposite gendered counterpart available in the game’s cash shop that was released with in-game events. The game’s combat system shined for its fluidity, which was reminiscent of an old school console brawler. Players could perform combo attacks, filling up their combo meter to allow them to unleash powerful special attacks that chained in with regular abilities and added a skill element to the game. Players could also block and grab, allowing them to control the game’s playing field and take on more difficult challenges with friends. The game is similar to the popular Dungeon Fighter Online, thanks to its blend of brawler combat and an MMO-styled hub city where players could pick up NPC quests and meet up with friends to form four-player parties. Rusty Hearts also featured PvP at level 10, which allowed players to enter different game modes and fight other players in team deathmatch or free-for-all style, offering loot rewards that help with the single-player campaign.
Rusty Hearts Key Features:
- Fast-paced Brawler Combat – Rack up combos and decimate enemies with the game’s brawler-stylized combat that plays as fluidly as a console game.
- Four Playable Characters – Pick from four unique characters (Frantz, Angela, Tude, Natasha) that specialize in different weapons, with gender-swapped versions available in the premium shop.
- Tons of Multiplayer Content – Take on a variety of quests, dungeons, and raids or fight other players in the game’s multiple PvP modes: Deathmatch, Tag Team, Survival and VIP.
- Join a Guild – Team up with other players in an organized guild to take on greater challenges and make friends.
- Personal Storage Room – Every character gets their own rest room which features a chest for personal storage, as well as portals to areas that have been previously visited.
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Rusty Hearts Additional Information
Developer: Stairway Games
Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
Closed Beta Date: July 27, 2011
Release Date (Korea): May 11, 2011
Release Date (NA): September 20, 2011
Release Date (Japan): December 13, 2012
Releaes Date (China): August 8, 2013
Closure Date: September 15, 2014
Development History / Background:
Rusty Hearts was developed by Stairway Games, a Korean game developer, and published in the US by Perfect World Entertainment, Californian game developer and publisher responsible for games such as Neverwinter and Perfect World. It was published in other countries by Windysoft, Sega and Xunlei. Rusty Hearts was released with a strong marketing campaign, but was quickly abandoned, getting very slow or rare updates in the last two years of its four year existence. One of the first shutdowns that Rusty Hearts experienced was its Japanese servers hosted by Sega, which led to a chain of its international servers shutting down. After the game’s closure the original game developer, Stairway Games, began to offer 3D models and assets from Rusty Hearts on the Unity Asset Store for future game developers to use.
Rusty Hearts Private Servers
There is currently one private server/emulation project available for Rusty Hearts, but it is still a work in progress and is missing game content. Download and install the software at your own risk.