Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling game mechanics in an immersive anime inspired world.
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"A Korean side scrolling, mmo, rpg, with a manga style. Very colorful, fun, with multiple characters to play, and constantly updating with new content."

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14 жовтня

Enter Ariel’s Nightmare – Halloween Dungeon

Halloween horror escalates! Locating Erilot was just the beginning, Elpeeps. Soon you must face the terrifying troublemaker in the event dungeon, Ariel’s Nightmare! Find out what’s been scaring Ariel sleepless in there…



First, you’ll have to fight some ghostly guards, which seems pretty easy if you can defeat them fast enough. But once they’re defeated, the nightmare warps you into another beast to face mimics of some very familiar adventurers. Awooooo…



Finally, face the creature responsible for Ariel’s troubles. The nightmare ends if you defeat the right one.



Along with this Halloween dungeon, the limited edition costumes from Halloween Monster’s Souls return, and the pieces for Ara, Elesis, and Add are in! You can earn a Halloween Monster’s Soul by conquering Ariel’s Nightmare. For those who are not familiar with it, the Halloween Monster’s Soul works much like Ice Burners—it gives out a random prize from a list of useful items and featured costume pieces. Start collecting the costumes early tomorrow!

ItemMall Goodies
While the Halloween dungeon reward item randomly gives out a piece of any character’s Halloween costume, the Shiny Halloween Monster’s Soul from the Item Mall may turn out Halloween costume pieces for just the character you’re currently playing.



For a limited time, you’ll also find a new edition of Ara’s Ice Burner in the Item Mall. Nine Tails will soon steal the spotlight decked in the magnificent Salvatore Solace outfit. Collect the set!

Get in as soon as tonight’s patch kicks in!

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7 жовтня

Halloween Pre-Events

Track Down a Creature of Nightmares!

Halloween is just a few weeks away! Had any nightmares lately? Most times, having nightmares is a sign of one’s hidden fears or unresolved troubles. But what if some other creature is actively giving you bad dreams?! Spare us the horror plox! D:



Our usually bubbly Cobo representative Ariel has surely seen some scary stuff around Elrios, but unfortunately a particularly cruel nightmare creature will cause her several sleepless nights. Help poor Ariel find this villain’s hideout, and you can earn awesome loot. Start the quest after midnight tonight!

ItemMall Goodies

What are Add, Elesis and Ara up to now? Seems to me they’re rocking out! Check out their new Idol Band outfits—I’m sure these are pretty good for Halloween and beyond!



And if you fancy a mecha look, don’t forget the Tracer’s Nasod Battle Suit from Add’s Ice Burners!



Get in the game after midnight!

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Рецензії

"A great experience right from the beginning — there is so little downtime that you'll find yourself pulling off combos in no time. Combat is where the game truly shines."
--Gamezone

“Winner: 2011 Best Sidescroller”
--http://www.onrpg.com/videos/first-annual-onrpg-online-gaming-awards-w-jamesbl0nde-and-dizzypw/

"Top 3 Action Games - Reader's Choice"
--MMO Site

“Beautiful, 3D stylized scenes cleverly accented with manga charm.”
--GirlGamer

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Про цю гру

Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and deep customization to bring a unique manga experience to life.

In Elsword, you star in your own comic book while experiencing all the excitement of a massively multiplayer online game. Get ready for fast-paced gameplay, stunning animation, and epic bosses. Whether conquering hordes of enemies in dungeon runs or showing off your skills in the PvP arena, Elsword is the most intense free-to-play action RPG to date.

Key Features

•Co-Op Gameplay - Party-up with friends to explore over 50 unique and beautifully rendered dungeons, towns, and secret levels.
•Unique Characters, Unique Stories- Players can choose from six customizable characters, each their own unique story, play style and special skills to develop.
•Skill-Based PVP Combat- Elsword offers intense and strategic PvP with matchmaking and multiple competitive modes. Challenge your friends in matches of up to 8 players at a time.
•Customize like Crazy- Each character features multiple job changes, dozens of skills and endless opportunities for customization. Create or discover your personal look.
•Community Support- Constant game updates, item and content expansions, and special events including GM Livestream play sessions, community contests and PVP Tournaments are all a part of the Elsword experience.

Вимоги до системи

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows 2000
    • Processor:Pentium 3 800MHZ
    • Memory:256 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce MX 400(32M)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1300 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Pentium 4 2.7 GHZ
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX5700/ATI Radeon 9600(128M)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Корисні рецензії покупців
18 з 24 людей (75%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2,037.1 год. зареєстровано
This game has just gone downhill nonstop for the longest time. I don't even know where to begin, but I'll try...
(Real long read, but want to make sure to steer you away from this terrible, terrible game)

First - Cashshop.


It's a free to play, sure, but it fails absolutely miserably at handling its cashshop. Power, not convenience, is for sale. Just take a look at what you'll want for a new character:

Do you want to use more than 4 skills at once? 9$
Same with items? 6$
Want a full costume (which greatly increases stats for PVP)? Anywhere from 15-32$
Do you want skill notes (which greatly improve certain skills)? 1.50$ a piece, can use up to 6
Want a powerful pet? 4$
Want a powerful mount? 23$

That's an instant boost to character power unobtainable in the normal game. You're looking at easily $60+ per character, and that's not even touching the subject of +11 weapons, which cost hundreds of dollars to even -attempt- for, let alone get. Also gives them twice your firepower, because they're obviously more loved by their parents' checking account than you.


Second - Balance.


Short version: There is none.

Long version: Oh boy.

KOG's idea of new content is a new, more broken character. That way people will go "AWESOME" and pay $60+ for cashshop goodies their new broken character will want.
And then they release another, even more broken character.

Right now the game is suffering from the cancer that is Add, the worst designed character ever. He's pretty much a fan-designed Mary Sue made canon, let's check out one of his moves:

Arc Tracer gets Panzer Buster: 150 MP (and 40 DP but that's nothing) for a directional damage move, enough damage to clear mobs, enough range to cover two screens, fires quickly, can be aimed.

Grand Master, slightly older character, Saber - Extinction: 200 MP, also a directional damage move, mob clearing. Half the range or less, magic damage on a physical class, can be fired quickly, can be aimed.

Code Nemesis, one of the oldest characters, Assault Spear - Judgement: 200 MP, also a directional damage move, mob clearing. Terrible damage, almost no range, fires slowly, cannot be aimed.

Examples speak for themselves, each character gets progressively better stuff while the old ones are left in the dust. There's no balance to it when the newest character gets a vastly improved version of your skill.

That sums up Elsword's balance in a nutshell. I could go on for ages and ages about the various brokenness of all the different characters, but this review would be about 20 pages long. Let's look at the combat system itself then.


Third - Combat.


So there's PVE and PVP. Originally both took skill to be good at....
Not anymore.
With the last dungeon revamps we had ages ago, everything's been buffed with fake difficulty. Bosses ignore combos with length super armor while hitting chunks of your HP off, or get ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ like flat out invincibility/smaller hitboxes.
Even the normal mobs are getting stoic counters to break free from your combos. Because ♥♥♥♥, what is this, a fighting/combo game? Oh, it is? Well ♥♥♥♥.
The end result is that the game is becoming more and more like a maplefest game. No skill, just button mashing and potion chugging, spam your highest damage move whenever the CD is off.

So what about PVP?

AHAHAHAHAHAHA oh god...
As should be evident with the cashshop and balance sections, PVP is ♥♥♥♥. Doesn't matter how skilled you are if you pick the wrong class and don't have as much cashshop as the other guy. They only need to be slightly competent to beat you.

But assuming you're equal in everything, class, cashshop, how's it go then?
Laughably. This is a terrible excuse of a fighting game.

99% of PVP is catching, which is hitting your opponent first so you can combo them. The actual combos are brainless, you memorize a small string of button inputs and that's it. You repeat that forever and you know PVP. Catching is the only hard part, which naturally gives the edge to the players with more range. Guess who everyone picks.

Look at Add, newest character. Starts match with DP mode, spams nearly undodgable homing shot, teleports into you for combo, never runs out of DP unless he kills you enough. Nothing counters it.

But even ignoring Add, this game is still a joke compared to real fighting games with it's massive casual approach.


Fourth - Content


This is probably the final nail in the coffin for me. Elsword and KOG either don't understand, or more likely, couldn't give less of a ♥♥♥♥ of what the players want. We haven't had real new content in almost a year now.
Our current endgame is summed up in 5 dungeons, the Secrets. You only run them to construct a Secret set, which takes at most a month. Then you have nothing else to do but PVP. Congrats, you won Elsword.
This is yet another ploy to make you make another character and spend even more on cashshop, but considering how ♥♥♥♥ing boring it gets to play the same things over and over.. that won't last long.

You could try to argue PVP is the heart of the game, but as I've tried to make clear, the PVP is ♥♥♥♥. Even the rebalances are jokes; Season 3 revamped a total of 2 out of 26 classes, and completely ignored (and even NERFED) classes desperately in need of it, like Code: Nemesis again.

Not to mention, again, the complete lack of cashshop separation from power. Nothing nerfs costumes, +11 weapons, skill notes, extra skill slots when it comes to PVP. If you didn't pay cash, you will with your losses.

So yeah, you can't call this game "PVP focused" when it's as trashy as that.


Fifth - Regional differences


I mentioned them a bit already, but it goes a lot deeper. If you play Elsword in KR, it might actually be somewhat better overall. Anywhere else? ♥♥♥♥ you.

So what does NA get? Summed up in a few words: Cashshop events, cashshop releases, grind 70 dungeons for a minor accessory reward.

Meanwhile KR gets so many EXP boosting events, crossover events, fun little stuff like Bingo events, even a month long Harmony festival with cashshop rewards/costumes/exp boost/stamina boost/free healing items/and more all rolled into event that's still going on. We don't get anything like that anymore.

So tack that on top of the already increased EXP requirements and bland general events.

But wait, there's more! They even ♥♥♥♥ us over with updates!
In KR, Henir and Secret revamps came with new level 70 sets, could trade your old 60 sets for them.
In NA, ♥♥♥♥ you, all the work you put in the 60s? Do it again, make 70s from scratch with the vastly inferior 60s in dungeons designed for much stronger equipment.

We can't even get voice acting yet, we're still using KR's voice overs, while even the UK managed to get English dubbing.

Our GMs do make an effort to have silly mini-events, but they're powerless against the greedy grubby hands of KOG.

And this is all because the MMO market anywhere else aside from KR is pretty slim. KOG can tell us to eat ♥♥♥♥ and we have to, because we don't have many other options.
Which is why I eagerly await DFO's return, KOG is about to burn their own ship with this ♥♥♥♥.


Sixth - Hacking

Unsurprisingly happens, but KOG also does ♥♥♥♥ to do it. Patches to take out hacks are few and far between, and it really kills the fun when you're fighting someone who takes zero damage and can spam the same move every single second.


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So hopefully you've at least got the gist of that, and will now know why Elsword is so terrible and avoid it. Pleeease avoid it. KOG doesn't deserve a penny from you. Tell your friends, too, don't let people fall into their greasy little clutches.

If you want a fighter MMO that requires skill, combos, with minor cashshop influence, massive content, and is one of the top ten favorite MMOs in KR, a region FILLED with free MMOs... Then just wait.
Dungeon Fighter will be back soon.
Додано: 7 жовтня
Чи була ця рецензія слушною? Так Ні
10 з 12 людей (83%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
92.5 год. зареєстровано
+Fun to play? Yes.
+Glitches? No.
+Unique characters with nice flashy skills? Yes.

-Repetitiveness later on? Yes.
-Pay to win? Yes.


Overall: Still fun to play :D
Додано: 6 жовтня
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4 з 4 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
153.9 год. зареєстровано
Probably not worth your time.
If you like anime, some fan-service, sidescrollers, and grinding you'll be fine.
The Elwiki is a great resource if you're going to play.

I've been playing on and off for a long time.

The game makes a ridiculous effort to cockblock my attempts at progress. There's a stamina bar that limits how many monsters that can be killed in a day (it's manageable, especially with unlimited stamina weekends), but more importantly the EXP rates screw you over around level 45. I've been forced to grind several times in between dungeons around Velder for that reason, and it appears at the same spots on every character.

The progression itself doesn't feel very spectacular. You only get a skill every five levels which isn't too often when the cap is 70. Once you finally do get a variety of skills, you're locked to only using four at a time unless you pay $10 for an expansion. Changing jobs is what pathes the way to more skills, but it also gives you new combos to use in addition to your character's base ones. The problem here is that most of these combos can be impractical to use, so having more than one of a character can feel incredibly repetitive.

You mostly play the game by using combos. You also have to practice catching opponents in PvP and knocking them down wastes a good opportunity. Knocking down monsters reduces the damage they take and they may retaliate with a strong attack. Combos are pretty easy to do in PvE, especially since you can just obliterate the first 20 dungeons without a care. btw don't solo. Love yourself (and your stamina). Monsters tend to be more aggravating than they are challenging.

The art is pretty and the outfits have a unique style, but the characters have been driven to almost exclusively fan-service. This is most apparent in the recent customization options (cash only) that have appeared in the Korean server. Most (if not all) of the new female art is sexualized.

There haven't been many efforts to upgrade the "anime" quality to the game. They've stuck to the same assets they've had since the beginning which is ironic when I see ads saying "Play your manga!" as if that were the main appeal.

The characters weren't amazingly unique but they had their own things going for them. Effort has clearly dropped in development, however, and this is most apparent in their most recently released character, Add, a blatant ripoff of Accelerator from A Certain Magical Index. Although it makes sense to try to appeal to anime fans in this way, it exhibits the disrespect the game has for its own storyline. The character preceding was an imitation from their previous game--a callback and a bit of respectable fanservice--so it was no foul, but, to be fair, it also wasn't the pinnacle of creativity.

The worst part is I'm going to keep playing.
Додано: 4 жовтня
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8 з 13 людей (62%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
19.8 год. зареєстровано
Kawaii uggu animu platforming fighter uuuuuuu!!!~~
Додано: 25 вересня
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
42.0 год. зареєстровано
ITS JUST BUTTON MASH THE GAME SO IF YOU LIKE BREAKING YOUR Z AND X KEY TO WIN AT THE GAME WILL THIS GAME IS FOR YOU AND IF YOU LIKE EASY AS ♥♥♥♥ GAMES THIS IS ALSO FOR YOU AND ON TOP OF THAT YOUR PLAYER IS SO EDGY AS ♥♥♥♥ PLAYERS WELL YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE AND IM NOT SAYING IT BAD AND IM ALSO NOT SAYING IT GOOD SO YEAH GIVE IT A TRY P.S ITS A PAY TO WIN AS WELL SO IF YOU LIKE TAKING MONEY FROM YOUR MOM OR DAD TO BUY ♥♥♥♥ GO RIGHT A HEAD AND MAKE YOUR PLAYER EVEN MORE EDGY THEN IT ALREADY IS
Додано: 25 вересня
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
4.3 год. зареєстровано
eauh this game is boring >:( majority of the time all you do is press z and x and arrow keys >:(
Додано: 2 жовтня
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2 з 3 людей (67%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
95.8 год. зареєстровано
This a interesting game with a nice story line. When I first started playing it reminded me of super smash bros, but with the mmo aspect combined with huge numbers, that feel so satisfing when you see them. It is relativly easy to lvl up, and there are many combos, and abilities you can use and get. The PvP is kinda broken at first, but when you start going up the raks it is easier to fight, and find a good match for you. This is a MMO, so you need people to beat dungeons. The dungeons are easy at first, but they get insanly harder to do, I tried to solo the whole game, and it has been working till now, however it gets ever so harder for me because of the bosses (some of the most agravating bosses I have ever faced in mmos). But over all this game is extremely addicting, and if you are a mmo player you should definitly try this out.
Додано: 28 вересня
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3 з 5 людей (60%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
14.9 год. зареєстровано
gets repetitive
Додано: 8 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
87.4 год. зареєстровано
personally been playing this game for a long time much longer before it even came to steam. It's a fun casual play but like most mmo nowadays if you wanna triumph in elsword you gotta cash..
Додано: 3 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
27.6 год. зареєстровано
play it if u like 2d feel
Додано: 7 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
72.9 год. зареєстровано
Fun filled with adventures.
Its like getting new experience every level.
Додано: 5 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
212.8 год. зареєстровано
I like it
Додано: 6 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
220.7 год. зареєстровано
Very fun game i am very addicted to it
Додано: 8 жовтня
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1 з 2 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
10.0 год. зареєстровано
This game. Just. Amazing. It changed my life. It's a wonderful game if you like MMORPGs and side-scrollers. :)
Додано: 10 жовтня
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.0 год. зареєстровано
I don't recommend this to anyone because the game feels to easy when doing quests and such
Додано: 1 жовтня
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.7 год. зареєстровано
it sucks so bad omg i cant stand it ♥♥♥♥ you devs and ♥♥♥♥ everything i hate this game so much it is like wanting to take a ♥♥♥♥ but you cant take a ♥♥♥♥. ♥♥♥♥ you once again this game is ♥♥♥♥ing bad and suck really really much.
Додано: 10 жовтня
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5 з 10 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
268.4 год. зареєстровано
Nah, i'm done with this game, played it since spring 2013. Sure its one of the best side Sidescroller mmorpg cause there isn't that many but...reason i'm done with this game cause its nothing but repeat(everthing you do in this game is nothing but huge repeat),to expensive(30$+ just for a full perm outfit, i'm use to playing f2p mmorpg games that give full perm outfits less then 20$ or in between the price.Also the mounts be 23$ for a sort time and to even get a mount you have to burn fossils for 70 cents each that can also lead up to over 40$ to even get good luck, the gambles for ibs and fossils isn't fair, plus the board that be selling drop rate rare items, ib sets and pets and mounts be over billion of ED, no free player could ever get that much unless they field and grind all day for rare stuff but it so much work for little things in this game) the rewarding is terrible, the game rely to much on drop rates, which is really bad(cause you to go back and fourth over and over and over in duns just to get what you want. The Ice burners sets are the worse of all. They are a doller each, you have to burn to get all 7 pieces, but the problem is your luck is really bad, plus it give you worthless stuff most of the time.(at less give stuff like a costume pieces for 7 days or rare drops from dun.(yes it give Accessorys but no weapons or gear) so cause of the low luck, you will have to burn more then 100$ of ibs just to get a set, which is Pathetic and it shows they care about money more then the players. I also feel this game is more about fashion then having fun, this game got award for fastiest updates in mmorpg but the only updates they really have which is ever 2 weeks is just more and more outfits and ib sets to waste 100$ over. I also never heard of f2pmmorpg you have to pay so much for an extra skill slot, you use to get it for just 4$ for 30 days and it use to be 6$ perm, now they rasie it for 9$. I'm just done, this game maybe free to play, but its pay to win...
Додано: 9 жовтня
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.9 год. зареєстровано
It's ok and has some character and even has A paladin named Chung which is what I always play first and foremost, but lacks replay value and is mostly 10-12 year olds; which makes the community very unwelcoming and childish. Don't be mistaken by hours played. I played this game outside of steam.

PROS

Character classes are unique = my fav was Paladin capable class "CHUNG"

Combos are kind of fun.

Quests at first are fun and easy to get some ok gear.

Store has some nice looking skins

Cool visuals



CONS

Grinding fest once higher levels becomes a bit taxing and not worth it.

Combos in this fashion are a bit outdated.

Quests are repititive and maps are same maps as before just different colors and maybe 1-2 unique changes, but otherwise the same. Boring factor 7/10 at minimum.

The DEVS and Support do not back their products. Out of myself and a dozen other friends 10 of us out of 13 had purchasing issues ....currency not showing up, items NOT in queue = once you buy the currency = auto bought all items and it's supposed to prompt for confirmation, even a couple instances of buying one thing and recieving something else and quite a few other store bugs, BUT WHAT IS WORSE IS THEY DO NOT REFUND THEIR ERRORS. Unless you fight through paypal you have no chance of refund. Unless of course you pay your bank fees or Credit card fees to cancel payment.

Game for the most part runs smoothly and I never lagged hardly ever, but when it does it's the worst ever!

Lack of real fixes to the game that are needed

New content looks like things prviously just different colors and 1-2 unique adds

END GAME = pretty boring, uneventful and quick to complete

Game needs more content



All in all I give it about a 4/10 ...if they make it to where it plays as well with a Keboard s it is with a Controller = 5/10 ...if game mechanics fix = 6/10

...I had fun, but it lasted only for a brief time = MORE CONTENT
Додано: 10 жовтня
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.8 год. зареєстровано
it's a ok game but not as gud as minokraft 8/8
Додано: 11 жовтня
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2 з 4 людей (50%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
0.4 год. зареєстровано
No sound for me, horrible intro, overly chibi tone, badly written dialogue, and it even has the gall to automatically boot up IE.

0/10 would not waste life on
Додано: 12 жовтня
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