Elsword Review: Its not 2D nor 3D, so what is it?!

Elsword Review: Its not 2D nor 3D, so what is it?!

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It is no surprise that side scrolling MMOs were a hit back in early 2000s thanks to the trendy and cute Maplestory franchise. Elsword is one of the many descendants to the infamous 2D side-scrollers in MMO history. So what makes it so unique and successful, enough to stand its ground against other games like La Tale, Wonderking, etc?

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Unique visual appeal and theme: A comic adaptation

If there is one thing unique about Elsword is the addition of comics. Background story, cutscenes and interactions between NPCs seems more comical and engaging suitable for both adults and children of all ages. As I am sure you’ve noticed, Elsword also consist of 3D elements especially in maps where you walk AROUND it, literally. While it is still categorized as a side-scrolling MMORPG, but to place it under the conventional 2D MMO is definitely not it. Aside from that, casting of special skills or combos, triggers certain cutscenes that were made to seem 3D with a bit of anime/comic style which we do not see nowadays. In short, the comical feel to it is astounding and highly suitable to the game. So, job well done!

Classes and customization

Now, MMORPGs nowadays are expected to have a lot of classes, or at least, job specialization that would pull you into the game. Do no fret because Elsword paints a picture on it all.

In addition to having your standard 11 classes, each play style is different to better accommodate the player themselves and what sort of influence they have on the environment. Note that each class is fairly balanced and solely requires the skill and reaction time of the players themselves, making PVP all the more exciting. While there is a class named Elsword, the typical main character swordsman of any comic, other classes do have their own backstory or class quests. So do not feel like you’re an outcast, just take it as if your character hailed an underdog story or a spin-off series. Trust me, you will not feel like you’re the side character.

One thing about this game that really bugs me is the character customization. Each class is gender-locked and you clearly have no way around it. Customization is EXTREMELY LIMITED, so much that the developers rather have you pay real money to make your character seem more unique compared to others. Well, gee no thank you. If you’re someone who emphasizes the term, “look good, play good”, then go ahead and spend some money to flaunt yourselves.

Gameplay, combat and roleplaying.

Elsword combat system functions on a combo system, requiring you to time yourself and dish out a set of movements or skills to allow maximum damage. It’s not all about dealing the most damage, but disabling, knocking out and also assuring that your enemies have no chance to counteract. It is all strategy and skill. Of course, if you’re just looking to blast, slice apart and demolish your enemies then that is also applicable to this game. Who knows, you might be good at it?

Summary

As far as playing the game for a few hours, I’ve come to realize that this game is not essentially living up to the term of MMORPG but merely RPG itself. With the right set of skills or movements and disregarding armour, you can literally solo any boss fights or dungeon. That is why I feel that this game is a competition between other players, interaction, joining parties and role-playing is not heavily implemented into it. Role-playing is already fixed into each character by their story and cutscenes.

Game Facebook Updates

Elsword updated their cover photo.

Celebrating 5 Years of Chung with some awesome events, an amazing trailer, and cool facts all about Hamel's Prince Seiker!
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Celebrating 5 Years of Chung with some awesome events, an amazing trailer, and cool facts all about Hamels Prince Seiker!
http://elsword.koggames.com/chungs-birthday-bash/

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Owen Chenhey its my birthday too .-.

3 hours ago   ·  1

Estelle ToulminYay...i'm not on my Chungs though...

26 minutes ago

Matthew AlbaneseAbout dang time they did this

2 hours ago

Muhamad Fajar Susantohpbd to her-- I mean him

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Cristopher Sanchezwow

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Edward ArrietaTraps day

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David VondrovicFirst ^^

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Joana Mae PerominganGaaaaaayyyyy

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Leyda GutierrezMariana 0: !!

2 hours ago   ·  1

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Vicky MontiDieGo Pavón :3

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Elsword was live.

Chung PVP Livestream Tomorrow
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IzayaWill the accessories from the item mall,event items(permanent) like costumes and accessories be put in the magical wardrobe? xD Will we get more transparent items like transparent costume suit or transparent costume pieces? 🤣🤣

18 hours ago

Zach TaylorOh my goodness. Srirachalada, you're so cute with glasses 😳

19 hours ago   ·  1

Long TranChung <3.......DC!!

19 hours ago

Đào Trung Hiếu._.

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithOMG CHUNG UMBRELLA!

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithCUTE CHIBI CHUNG

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithSee ya!

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithAwesome!

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithChung?

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithYAY!

19 hours ago

Daleron DavisHi

19 hours ago

Jacquelyn SmithPvP?

19 hours ago

Joanna ZhengI thought it was Add ;-;

19 hours ago

Rain RainielPRAISE FOR THE PALADIN OF HAMEL!!!!

19 hours ago

Dante SanjiroTime?

15 hours ago

Rain RainielITS CHUNG'S BIRTHDAY

19 hours ago

Paskalis BernadoRight

12 hours ago

Ovelia Scarlet=v= lets see if i can get in once

17 hours ago

Karima CortesChungbrella♡♡♡♡

9 hours ago

Cecily Cambell Tokihai don't have chung

14 hours ago

Kiên Kurowhat server,INT or NA '-'

19 hours ago

Brianunipin is error?

13 hours ago

Gi Gichungbrella :3

17 hours ago

Thỏ NhùnPika chung :3

10 hours ago

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Elsword was live.

Chung Class Battle
~Which Chung Class is the BEST Chung Class?~
Do you play Chung? Why did you start playing him?
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Moisés Vargas PérezTT is god tier... DC is lovely with hes mp cost , IP is really strong and have a little amout of def...(they need to give him more) I think the IP is the best

22 hours ago

Tristan Manampani created Iron Paladin cuz i saw this job of Chung can tank 50 boss 😎😎😎 more or less you could say he's like a boss when it comes receiving damage though 😎😎😎

11 hours ago

Estelle ToulminI made Chung for the Tactical Trooper release. Hasn't always been the best character since it keeps getting nerfed so often, but he is a decent Chung to play. I think Deadly Chaser is the easiest path to start with though!

20 hours ago   ·  1

Prince SeikerTT, because is a tanky and long ranged, DC is easy to play as starter, IP can buff a lot and has a lot more defense than other classes

20 hours ago

Ruu CieruuAssassin's Creed: Elrios The Deadly Chaser Simply Because he's really good at both PVP and PVE and whats more cooler than a Gunslinger with a Cannon? I freaking love DC with Spec A at max. All skills for half the cost + his two passives.

20 hours ago

Tyson DanhIt's weird how DC is popular out of the 3 chungs but all I see is TT in the game now

22 hours ago   ·  1

Chris HobenNo love for Trap Chung. TRAP CHUNG IS BEST CHUNG 😭😍 IP ALL DAY

23 hours ago

Sakariye AliTactical Trooper seeing them cannonballs fly mmhm very satisfying

21 hours ago

Lâm QuếI like IP cuz he cute OwO strong and helpful Also shouting and smashing xD

19 hours ago

Teo Zhong YiDC,seems it was go for starters as the bullets can ricochet making easier to hit things

20 hours ago

Kamarul ZamanGM...PLEASE GIVE ME JOB CHANGE TICKET...I WANT RETURN BACK MY DEADLY CHASER....PLSSSSS

23 hours ago

Andrew CoffillTT is love. i started chung because he is a more technical character to use. he actually takes skill to string his attacks together

21 hours ago

Brandon Isaac RogersDc is just so much fun with his combos and how mobile he is, you can't NOT have fun as him

22 hours ago

Romain LenormandDC with the proper Heroic set and ER gives you -80% mana consumption on skills.

22 hours ago

Jboy Abcede BañaI hate the fact that Chung has a cannon but also Rose.

20 hours ago

Trilly PsuenomyDC, ive mained him since release so this august i would have mained him for 5 years now. Honest i chose shooting guardians job change by mistake, but i just clicked with deadly chaser to the point i decided to quit Raven/BM just to main him and couldnt be happier

18 hours ago

Daphne BianCrystal Li Kira Bunni wow seiker fam seems like such a long time ago

20 hours ago   ·  1

Winnie H. YuanIp in 1v 1 cuz their kit makes it almost impossible to trade with. Tt for 2v2/3v3. Dc for pve.

21 hours ago

Last KingI don't get this I am level 91 and when I do PVP WHY TF DO I KEEP FACING LEVEL 99!!!!

20 hours ago

Jan Zachary Andal BarteIP because of his survivability so i can hunt items without dying

21 hours ago

Kornel KondraciukI need notes or midi of "Playing with fire" for piano, I can't find it ;-; please help, it"s important for me, I'm looking from mid-year ;--;

21 hours ago

Mikhaela AntonioI started as a DC main, changed to TT and then I fell in love with IP. I sticked with IP for 3 years now. <3

14 hours ago

Remi SerisThe best chung is eve :I

23 hours ago   ·  1

Adisa E. Telpesi dont play chung, he is 2 trap 4 me

22 hours ago   ·  1

Ron PelechTactical Trooper looks like a gundam.

21 hours ago

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