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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What are some of the most popular Asian MMORPG characteristics in 2019 you ask? Well, it wouldn’t surprise you to know that the formula still hasn’t change since the early 2000’s and the rise in popularity of games from the East. Here are some of the key characteristics and tropes you want to keep in mind if you’re looking for an Asian MMORPG to play. These aren’t necessarily good or bad, as everyone has their preference and you have the right to spend your time and money as you choose to. Race and Gender Locks Popular games like BDO and TERA gender lock their classes, and one wonders why this exists in the first place. If MMORPGs have a fun class and make it female only, the chances of cash shop costume sales could be pretty high. And the age old argument is probably valid, being that if the core gameplay is fun, who cares about gender locks? But there are folks out there that prefer playing what they want, over what they’re forced to. If someone … [Read more...] about What Are The Most Popular 2019 Asian MMORPG Characteristics?
Right now we are in a strange place in MMORPG history. Following the backlash of WoW clones and several high-profile titles that underperformed, major studios are becoming extremely risk-averse to creating big-budget titles the way that we saw not five years ago. Many former MMO teams are diversifying with shooters, MOBAs, and other safer and trendier titles. Yet all is not lost! MMO features continue to ripple out into all types of game genres and new titles continue to be produced — just not from the usual suspects. Instead, most of what is on our immediate horizon comes from either crowdfunded indie teams or eastern giants. The good news is that 2017 should see the culmination of many of these long-brewing projects and adaptations, hopefully resulting in a bumper crop of interesting online RPGs for us to play. So let’s run down the list of games that either are or possibly could be coming to you in 2017. We will provide an overview of each title, why you should care … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: All the MMORPGs coming in 2017
What are the top 5 most overused Asian MMORPG tropes? 5. Gender Locking Classes Popular games like BDO and TERA gender lock their classes, and one wonders why this exists in the first place. If MMORPGs have a fun class and make it female only, the chances of cash shop costume sales could be pretty high. And the age old argument is probably valid, being that if the core gameplay is fun, who cares about gender locks? But there are folks out there that prefer playing what they want, over what they’re forced to. If someone wants to roll a Male Dark Knight on BDO or anything other than a female Elin on TERA, they can’t and that’s one Asian MMORPG Trope that annoys a lot of people. 4. Style Over Substance Asian MMORPGs are pretty. They look good. The graphics are usually over the top, next gen and definitely awesome for screenshots. And honestly, this is one recurring theme I actually don’t mind, if the rest of the game can match the style with substance. Too often I … [Read more...] about Top 5 Overused Asian MMORPG Tropes and Themes
So all the way back in May of 2017, I made a video titled “The Best Free To Play Anime MMORPGs To Play RIGHT NOW In 2017!”. It has since gone on to gain almost 800,000 views, thousands of comments, and thousands of likes. Over the course of the year my likes and dislikes in terms of MMORPGs have changed quite drastically. I recall listing games like Maplestory, Eden Eternal and Twin Saga as Anime MMORPGs I thoroughly enjoyed, when in reality I believe those games no longer hold any semblance of relevancy. Stix did do a video on upcoming Anime MMORPGs just last month titled “4 Upcoming Anime MMORPGs You Absolutely NEED To Play In 2018 And Beyond!” if you’re interested in a few Anime titles to look forward to as well. Now, regarding what I believe should be listed.. Alright, so starting off at number 10 is Bless Online. Graphically speaking, Bless Online looks great. It does. There’s no denying that. It has giant beautiful open world landscapes, … [Read more...] about The Best Free To Play Anime MMORPGs To Play RIGHT NOW In 2018!