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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LolStar GAOhh, i just realized, you're going from last to first introduced character. Well, then next one is Eve, then Raven, Rena, Aisha and finally Elsword

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Soren ReckerThe one up next is Eve's Code: Ultimate

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Antonio GrahamThe next job for reckless fist

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Devlin Kincaid BlackAisha

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Alyssa PursellEve

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Alejandro Lemus^_^

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Mark DonizaEve woooo!

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~12 Days of Elsword~

“I won’t back down. I will protect everyone I know!” - Comet Crusader

With strong willpower, this guardian of war protects his allies and dominates the battlegrounds by charging into the midst of battle like a comet.

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~12 Days of Elsword~

“I won’t back down. I will protect everyone I know!” - Comet Crusader

With strong willpower, this guardian of war protects his allies and dominates the battlegrounds by charging into the midst of battle like a comet. 

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Manh Hung Nguyenhe looks more and more like a she after each class advencement I mean seriously, that hair clip looks like a princess' tiara. Plus those red and blue ribbon, he could be the next Disney Princess

20 hours ago   ·  12

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Ed GibsonWhen KoG screws over Gigantic Impact, so you mold it into your very being and proceed to crush the competition.

14 hours ago   ·  1

Kazi Pulokare we gonna have 3rd job change for all class or specific ones or every class has the same job change path?????? can some1 clear me out here????haven't played for a while

15 hours ago

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Jacob VigilIiiiIt's a girl....definitely a girl. Can't change my mind until someone checks her pants.

18 hours ago   ·  1

Melody C. FremontThe further Chung goes down this path, the girlier he gets. It's kinda funny. 😛

20 hours ago   ·  1

Serein EveI don't play Chung, but he's truly pretty! 😍

19 hours ago   ·  1

ガルシア ジョエルhahaha and thats what you call a TRAP! 😂😂😂😂

14 hours ago

Rushawn RagoonananY’all have done a disservice to Chung.

20 hours ago

Chris RebelI hate all of you... Ruined a beautiful boy.. in a half way *coff coff*(?) Still love him meh..

11 hours ago

Pablo NuñezChung is Argentinian now lol

21 hours ago

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Tara HillsI still don't know if Chung is a he or a she .

20 hours ago

Mario GuerreroI see Chung is still gender challenged...

10 hours ago

Levi PamaTheir 3rd job skill is like 40k percent of their damage

20 hours ago

James GinosI personally don't use Chung, but... ...Dat hair doe. And does he scream more?! 😆

20 hours ago

Alyssa PursellHis cannon looks a lot similar to his IP cannon

21 hours ago

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Dominic G NealIs it a purposeful move to make Chung look more and more like a trap the more he advances?

20 hours ago

Matthew David Togar SiraitJust make him a reverse trap already!!

20 hours ago

Yassine Sefianiis this a new Job for Chung if yes is there 4 Jobs now ?

6 hours ago

Oussama HajjThe cannon looks amazing :O

20 hours ago

Rāfael Vaynë CristǿbalI want to download this game please help me

21 hours ago

Andrew Luhis hyper is pretty much a glorified gigantic impact with a pull and power stun...

16 hours ago

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Brian Francisco MejiasThis game gets worse and worse.

3 hours ago

Jessica WangSelene Kong Kimberly Grecia I really don't know if Chung is a guy anymore T^T lol

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Jake Yato WilsonShe looks beautiful 🤤❤️😂

21 hours ago   ·  3

Jonathan NoguetI'm late to the party but when is the 3rd Job change happening??

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Elsword was live.

Empire Sword, Tempest Burster, or Apsara?
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Which one of these beautiful ladies holds a special place in your heart, even though you haven't quite met her yet??
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Leash MartinAra, I love the other two but out of those I have to go with the woman who has the help from a spirit fox, my animal lover side demands I pick her. XD

1 day ago

Yizhen JiI would say that for Add.He is the worst developed character in the story(especially with that psychopath features)

1 day ago

Crischan OlayerPlease KOG,Try to Release an Free Job Change Ticket Event this Dec20 with 3rd Job.....I wanna Change my AsR to Sakra Devanam😢Still HOOPPPIINGGG!!!

13 hours ago

Soren ReckerElesis is and always will be my favorite gurl~♥ But if you wanted to really make me tear myself apart, wait until all 3rd jobs are out and then ask about Empire Sword, Crimson Rose's 3rd job and Asura's 3rd job! Those are my top 3

9 hours ago

Awhina WaihiI think people are hearting it cause of the game not the lady lol

1 day ago   ·  1

Awhina WaihiIsn't this game 2d or something? Or is that another game 😂

1 day ago

StygianNightThe Red Paddle Girl, The MegaRose and the Selfie Girl <3

23 hours ago

Robert BellIf only this is how all elections worked

1 day ago

Kevin PiñeroTEMPEST BUSTER IS OPPAI BUT I VOTE FOR ELESIS-SAN <3

1 day ago

Jimmy LaxtonCan I get uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Erbluhen Emotion 3rd job

1 day ago

滝山和人Ara is the best girl I like ... She's so beautiful

1 day ago

Wei CheungSince I play elesis in this level up event, I like her skills set as well as a killer boby

1 day ago

James GinosElsword What if I've already met Ara? Can I still vote for her? :3

1 day ago

Kuyang MOoI miss these game 😭😭😭 i want to play it again

1 day ago

Emmanuel UnkownedOh okay, thought the middle one was chung for a sec

23 hours ago

Ram ZiI stopped playing elsword cause of ara players hhh

1 day ago   ·  1

Pedro CabreraElises IS and VC for the win xD

1 day ago

James Ridgecan I just nut in all 3 please i mean what

1 day ago

Michael HöhensteinElesis hase a special place sinds the beginning of the big "grand chase"

1 day ago   ·  3

İrem Arzu ÖğrükTempest Burster is really cool I like it. 🙂

1 day ago

Jordan AgrellasAra will always have a special place for me

1 day ago

Michael TranThe left is elesis, the middle is rose and the right is ara

23 hours ago

John Paul de AquinoWhat's the name of that job though?

24 hours ago

Wong Wai Siongshut up and give me 3rd job 😂😂😂

24 hours ago

Peter SuMy most favourite character will always be ara

1 day ago

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