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Lineage M Review: A Journey Down Memory Lane

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Being able to play games that once dominated the gaming industry is definitely a feeling that must be experienced in order to be understood. Be it players who once were ardent fans of the game or players trying out the game because of the fame it carries, such games are always fun to play. Lineage M is one such game. For those who are die hard followers of the franchise the game is going to take you down memory lane with a lot of the classical feature of the original game being included in the mobile version of Lineage, albeit slightly remastered. But the fame that the game has carried forward is undoubtedly visible in the way the game has been dominating the Korean gaming market from the minute of its release.

arnering millions of downloads within hours of its launch the game has definitely culled up the hype it requires and we can therefore most definitely expect NCSoft to make a global release of the game soon. For those of you wondering what Lineage M is all about or want to understand what exactly NCsoft has done with this game go through this article which essentially explores all the aspects of the game.

GRAPHICS
For those of you who are impressed only by those games which have high end graphics and are appealing to the eye, Lineage M is not for you. No, the game does not feature top notch graphics unlike most games which release nowadays. The developers in fact, have tried to maintain the authenticity of the original game which was released in the 90’s. So this is a game for those who are either followers of the franchise or for people who love MMORPG’s and are willing to look past the graphics element in order to have an enriched classical gaming experience on your mobile. The graphics are simple and have been portrayed with an intent to keep the originality. This is quite visible in the slightly pixelated way that the gaming environment has been created. However, in order to not make it too unappealing the developers have remastered the graphics to a certain extent which manages to save the essence of the original game. The game features an open world environment which can be explored by the players individually or through teaming up with others.



TUTORIAL
Now one might think if there really is a necessity for a tutorial for a game which was once hailed as the best. Well, the makers of the game do intend to make the game available to the general public where even new players can explore the game. Also, there are certain changes which are made from the original game since it’s been incorporated as a mobile game, so it is quite necessary that a tutorial be in place. Lineage M does provide an in depth tutorial on almost all aspects of the game. It teaches the players how to go about with basic movements and upgrading their characters and weapons. This is quite important as it is extremely essential to progress further in the game. Also, considering the fact that the game is still only available in Korean it would a useful tool for those players who can’t wait to get their hands on this game.

CONTROLS
The controls that have been featured in Lineage M are perhaps one of the most attractive feature of this game. The game has stepped away from the conventional method of offering only a single type of control system for the movement of characters or for attacking options. Lineage M gives the player two types of options when it comes to movement of the characters. The first one includes the standard fixed joystick at the left hand corner of the screen. The joystick however is hidden and can be accessed only when you tap on it. The only problem with this however is that it is a bit too unresponsive and takes quite some time for the character to change directions. The second type of movement controls that have been featured is the ‘tap to move’ system. This is quite comfortable as the character can be easily moved just by tapping at the desired location on the screen. The game also features an autoplay movement. So if you are a tad bit lazy to actually keep tapping on the screen you can always select the autoplay option and sit back and enjoy the game. Coming to the attacking controls, as mentioned above the autoplay system will ensure that you can have an uninterrupted flow in combat if you wish. However, the other method of attacking is by selecting your target and then engaging him in a combat. The combats aren’t stylish but it does contain an element of simplicity.

HOW TO START THE GAME
In order to play Lineage M you will need to start off by creating your character. You can choose your character from a set four available classes which are based upon the original classes that were featured in the first game. You can create upto four different profiles and can have a different character for each one. This will enable you to kick start our game or continue with any profile that you so desire. Once your character has been created you will have to select a server in order to start playing the game. Due to the phenomenal number of players who are currently involved in playing the game the servers are jam packed and quite busy at times. However, foreseeing this possibility the developers have incorporated almost 180 servers to choose from so that players can experience the game without any lags or interruptions.

MULTIPLAYER GAMING
Lineage M features a wonderful multiplayer platform where the players are given an opportunity to play with others and enjoy the game. The players can either explore the open world by themselves or they can join up with others in order explore the world. You can raid dungeons and defeat monsters with the help of your friends. In addition to this, you can form a party in order to get past those parts which seem to be too difficult.

RATING
The game can be given a rating of 7.5/10.
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