While we are not sure how many China companies were over at E3 2019, we were certainly surprised to know that Seasun Games was there showcasing its latest Chinese mobile MMORPG. The company, known as 西山居 in China, is a highly-respected developer in the country and made high-quality fantasy wuxia games for the PC. The mobile MMORPG at E3 2019 had an English name, titled Eastward Legend: The Empyrean, which launched in China this past week published by Tencent Games. As we are still wondering if Seasun Games is aiming to bring the game to the west, we decided to take a quick 2 hours spin. Faithful to the game’s original PC version, Eastward Legend: The Empyrean delivers a vast and immersive MMO experience on the mobile platform. There are 5 different schools, each with 4 playable characters, but 3 of them need to be unlocked via in-game achievements. These “extra” characters are much more powerful, and can be switched any time in-game once unlocked. … [Read more...] about – Classic Chinese wuxia MMORPG debuts on mobile
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This turned out to be quite the week. Not as many “releases” as previous weeks, but a hell of a lot more popcorn moments.Weekly Byte of MMORPG News! Let’s kick this off with some positive news, first.World of Warcraft: Classic will be launching in Summer 2019. WoW: Classic isn’t so much of a vanilla server like the old Nostalrius days, but rather, a modern reinterpretation of the vanilla days – featuring all of the back-end improvements made to the game over the years.Battle for Azeroth can opt in to the new Classic server and vice versa without having to pay any additional fees, ever. Next up, we have news of another buy to play MMO going the free to play route – Portalarium, the Texas-based gaming developer released Shroud of the Avatar officially earlier this year as a buy to play MMORPG to.. to say mixed results would be an understatement.Shroud of the Avatar is now 100% completely free to play.Ultima Online, and aimed to provide … [Read more...] about MMORPG News: Ascent Infinite Realm, Kurtzpel Closed Beta, WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal and More!
I've been wonder why half of novels disappeared from qidian.com (Chinese web novels) and after search in Chinese press I've found out why. Looks like they got hit by a China censors again. Source: Sina, google translated. The Chinese website has not fulfilled its management obligations on the dissemination of illegal and illegal information, and has been interviewing the responsible person of the operating company on issues such as misorientation and vulgar pornography, and ordered it to self-examine and correct itself immediately. During the rectification period, the “Urban” channel “Science Superpower” and the “N-Dimensional” section of the “Girls Network” channel were suspended for 7 days from the beginning of May 21st to May 28th. Time. I think 'misorientation' in this quote means 'wrong direction'. Example - going against the government, LGBT, fight against religion etc. Famous Chinese writer 跳舞 told … [Read more...] about Qidian Authors hit by Chinese censorship
Earthlock from Snowcastle Games is an absolute nostalgic joy to play. Originally launched as "Earthlock: Festival of Magic" over a year ago, the game has undergone significant improvements with a sort of "Director's Cut" on PC and the Switch, as well as other consoles. Feeling at once both reverential for classic 16-bit JRPGs and novel due to its western stylized setting and systems, Earthlock is a grand start to an RPG trilogy, and well worth the meagre price of admission. Read on for our full review. advertisement In development for nearly five years, and successfully kickstarted by Snowcastle a few years back, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is one of three planned chapters of the Earthlock trilogy. You, as Amon, journey across the planet of Umbra which stopped spinning thousands of cycles ago. Now, one side is perpetually hot and sun-ridden while the other is dark and cold. Amon stumbles upon a relic and an unlikely companion, which leads him on an adventure … [Read more...] about A Classic RPG, Finally on the Switch
It’s been over a month since I last checked in about Shroud of the Avatar. In that time, there’s been heated debate on our forums about Portalarium’s KickStarter-backed indie title, covering everything from the core mechanics, to whether it even qualifies as an MMO. I’ll be getting to both of those questions later on in this wrap-up, but it clearly demonstrates how divisive this is. One player’s perfect experience is another’s critical miss. advertisement That conflicting opinion can even be seen as far back as our ‘early access’ review. In August 2016, Markus Rohringer praised the diverse sandbox but was disappointed by dated visuals and minimal content. In the 18-plus months since that initial steam debut, has Richard Garriott and team managed to turn things around?The answer, predictably, is complicated. On the one hand, there’s now an abundance of content blended with an intriguing dialogue-based quest … [Read more...] about Does Classic Charm Make for an MMO Worth Playing?