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.

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Alyssa PursellThey can bear-ly handle the joke

11 hours ago

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Cody SmallThis doesn't add up.

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Kaylin PatelIts un-bear-lievable you actually posted Add content

11 hours ago   ·  1

Soren ReckerI could happily live the rest of my life without seeing any more characters dressed like this... It is just weird seeing characters walking around looking like teddy bears while committing virtual genocide on dungeon mobs...

10 hours ago   ·  1

Corgi Pupiu can also say it add-roble 😀

9 hours ago

Joanna Zheng*steals and hugs DiE*

11 hours ago

Seah Moranoadd don't look good at this costume 😀

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Žaneta BessonovaConsidering that it's the artist KiO and they have been posting pictures of normal chung and corrupted chung, Imma say it's corrupted Shelling Guardian/ TT

12 hours ago

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Kyrene Kye TaaffeAra because she's the only one I can think of to ship with Chung since I have ships for every other character except Rose :3

18 hours ago   ·  3

Andy TsangThe players who tried to love him but then realized he's not what we thought he would be.

1 day ago

Lucas Fongno one, it is actually him doing that to a picture of himself on a monitor

1 day ago   ·  1

Aljon IgnacioFallen TT =w=

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An Diepelesis?

1 day ago

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Timothy PersaudA phoru

1 day ago   ·  4

Isaías De León Reyeswell since i cant see him my guess is that he is john cena

1 day ago   ·  4

Dana QaisVanille Okazaki You.

19 hours ago

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Nathalia Pereira AmpieDark TT uwu

1 day ago

Thanh CellyFallen TT =)))

1 day ago   ·  1

Rick Moouse RamosRena 7u7

1 day ago

Laura López CalderónAdd... obviously.

1 day ago   ·  1

Mạc Tử DiIt's him but his Fallen

1 day ago   ·  1

Brenda BeronLol elsword

1 day ago

Kendrick Fernando Yepéz Noboaelsword 7w7

1 day ago

David Murillo RiveraAra.

1 day ago   ·  1

Emilie WilliamsProtecc

1 day ago

Matheus PeixotoOf course is elsword, duuur

1 day ago

Ugha AmkOMGGGGGGG CHUNG MY LOVE!!!!!

16 hours ago

Ugha AmkI believe its ME

16 hours ago

Venus SohFallen TT >.>

1 day ago

Dante SanjiroAdd no more no less

13 hours ago

Edgar Emmanuel Hernandezit's a trap!!

1 day ago

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~Weekend PVP~
Chung vs Rena, who would win a 1v1 match??
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~Weekend PVP~
Chung vs Rena, who would win a 1v1 match??
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Andrew Lupvp loses, because almost everyone in pvp these days is gear carried and doesn't have skill. ruining the purpose of pvp

2 days ago   ·  16

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Princess B. MaralitDepends on the player 😎

1 day ago   ·  2

Fernando AedoRena Nw es mas facil de usar que chung Dc, si fuera una pelea entre principiantes, tendria mas probabilidad de ganar la rena ya que su dificultad y variaedad es nula casi.

2 days ago

Suede TubbesingWe've got spammed arrows vs repeated jump and whacks. It's gonna be a tough one folks, a "battle of the repeated victories by one battle plan only"

17 hours ago

Soren ReckerI give the win to NW because she would just charge a just enough mp to use her traps while DC uses zzvz<>(repeat at LEAST 12 times if the DC has bad luck with loading passive) to load cannonballs. Then the NW will get to the DC before he has the chance to even say "OH SH-!!!" and spam traps on the poor DC. And if at any point, the DC breaks free, NW will just run around laying traps waiting for the traps to do all the work for the NW.

10 hours ago

Alyssa PursellChung because why not

2 days ago   ·  1

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Yan HTJulien Uy make your choice 😡

24 hours ago

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Nevasca Metteli play both.. and i choose DC.. it's super effective..owo

1 day ago

Dimas DwikiDeadly Chaser with KFlonic as the player

2 days ago   ·  2

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AJ Cortezdepends on the level... because battling a lvl 99 with a lvl 40 is the same as nothing! Fix the PVP!!!

22 hours ago

Oskar Bunkierchung by ją zajebał rena mocna ale nie tak jak on oraz jest bardzo tankowaty ale z addem LP by nie wygral

2 days ago

Chase HaynesThey're both super fast. I think the traps and DoT give NW and advantage though

12 hours ago

Ayasaki Hayateits depend on their gear if one of them wears a +8or +9 henrir gears +9 weapon with good enchant 1 of them is going to lose asking us this kind of question is kinda pisses me off since pvp here is not balance unlike GC which automatically restats all player in pvp with the same stats

1 day ago

David Murillo RiveraThe trap girl won to the trap?

2 days ago   ·  1

Rakka AlhazimiRena will win, because I am playing nw and because I am saying so.

2 days ago   ·  2

Luis Enrique AzáldeguiTraps vs Trap.

2 days ago   ·  1

Giovanna DominguesNight Watcher has more pvp skills than Deadly Chaser

2 days ago

Jerry ShareCentral KoffieI main both. But i use NW more so...

2 days ago

Adrian MartiDeadly chaser maybe

2 days ago

Septantyo Tri PamungkasDC if lucky got berserk mode with 1 bead otherwise NW

2 days ago

Sumater SumatraChung and Rena! Best loveteam for me!

1 day ago

Dann ReyesRunners and campers win!

19 hours ago

Serena TranWhichever has better gear. 🙂

1 day ago

Nics NacsNW ❤️

1 day ago

Sarah LuongChung is too stronk to beat ;000

2 days ago

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