Recommended MMOs 2P - July 2014 Edition
The new martial art MMORPG from PWE enters open beta on July 3. Swordsman Online is not trying to revolutionize the martial art MMO genre but the game does not bad in enhancing this genre. The game sets in the same era Age of Wushu is in, since both of the two games are inspired from Jin Yong's novels. Swordsman Online boasts the beautiful and eye soothing sceneries found in most martial art MMOs, and for storytelling, the game utilizes cut-scenes to bring you into another world of Jianghu.
Players can expect political intrigues, betrayals, love triangles, the death of close ones, and plot twists galore.
The combat system tries to find a balance between traditional holy-trinity and rock-scissor-paper style system. You will be able to engage your enemies with 3 sets of styles, with over 6 skills in each style. There are dodging abilities and combos that can help you defeat your opponents, and they are not difficult to play.
Guilds, instances, and group PvP are the most common features you can play and interact with other players. In Swordsman Online, you can interact with others with a feature that allows you to choose to play as several roles upon reaching level 30. There are Harmony players who can't attack others but can be attacked, and then there are Outlaws who can attack anyone but will be marked with red name. Avengers can hunt down Outlaws only. There are also Guild War players who can attack anyone outside the guild and Alliance War players can attack any player outside of their alliance.
If you want to know more about this game, please read the closed beta review here.