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

Spooky Graveyard Trailer
~Elsword's Spooky Halloween Adventure~

A delightfully devilish spooktacular,
The mostly ghostly and ghouls are hosting…
A boneyard blitz, a who’s who of events,
A special place where the dead come to life, but only one is possessed by the night
It will be that he who's key that drops… the dead back into their dirt-nap box
May your strike be true, you only get one,
A hex and be charmed! We hope you have fun!

For more info - elsword.koggames.com/graveyard-adventures/

Register and play for free @ goo.gl/OeQU1y
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Jaire TyndalUmm hi excuse me. I haven’t played in a while but why did you take away the skill slot from under the health bar? I’d really like it back. Thanks

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Kazi TateyamaJason Lim

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Elsword updated their cover photo.

Elsword's Spooky Halloween Adventure
elsword.koggames.com/graveyard-adventures/
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Elswords Spooky Halloween Adventure 
https://elsword.koggames.com/graveyard-adventures/

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Eva Victoria Ramirezplssssss can be stored in shared bank plsssssss Dx event so hard Dx plsss

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Monsters that go bump in the night... Monsters that hide under your bed... Monsters that you don't see until it's too late!
Halloween is approaching, and we have some ghoulish activities headed your way!

Check out the GM Blog this week to see what's in store!
elsword.tumblr.com/post/166506810064/monsters-come-out-of-hiding-as-halloween-draws
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Monsters that go bump in the night... Monsters that hide under your bed... Monsters that you dont see until its too late!
Halloween is approaching, and we have some ghoulish activities headed your way!

Check out the GM Blog this week to see whats in store!
http://elsword.tumblr.com/post/166506810064/monsters-come-out-of-hiding-as-halloween-draws

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Leon KiokuIf it's one thing I do enjoy seeing from Elsword it's new Pets. (Even if Pets are semi irrelevant)

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Andrey RodriguesWhat are the things that we use Ghost’s Trace to exchange?

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Joseph Robert Loseriaga MarbellaAll i care about is the free consumables for my cbs 🙂

19 hours ago

Vũ Việt DũngOh that new pet... Good bye Phoru. I will miss you. . . Edit 2: Perm pet? Lmao

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Assiria CrabiniĐan Thanh its coming...

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Soren ReckerHurray...! Week No.5 after María and still no power to play Elsword...! ;-;... ...This sucks... pwp

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Agung Nugraha

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John Errol D Garcia

11 hours ago

Eva Victoria Ramirez....... wow.... no costume free... or... pet free.... woooow.... :/

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Kevin Djoliannow maintenance?

10 hours ago

Nguyên TrầnNo free pet too bad

1 day ago

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Johnlloyd DuranaI can't see can you send some pic?

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AS H ERfree pet oh yeah!!

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Khoirul Rohmannew pet .... oh yeah

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