Ether Saga Review

July 30, 2009 at 08:02 | Posted in Ether Saga | Leave a comment

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Just looking at Ether Saga gives me chills, it’s so colorful, lively with amazing graphics. If your looking for a cute game: Then Ether Saga Online is the game for you!

ESO offers 3 different races all with their different looks and their very own pets. Yes you heard me, EVERY character get a pet at the beginning and the taming system to get other pets later on is very interesting.

Renzu are archetypal humans, Shenzu the demigod race and Yaoh is the race that were once animals.

A really neat system of ESO is birthdays, which I heavly recommend reading about on their official forum becuase different birthdays give different skills and theres actually this very handy person that made a birthday skill calculator for those that want to fit the birthday to the kind of character they want to have.

Another original system of ESO is the stat system, you don’t get stats every level but every 5 level you gain 5 points which you can use on the 5 elements: Oora, Unda, Windu, Pyra, and Erda. Confused? Don’t be.
Oora: +3 strength, slightly increase Chance of Critcast.
Unda: Health +20, increased Health Recovery Rate while not in combat
Windu: +1 Intellect, +1 Resistance, increase Resilience and slightly increases Critstrike Bonus Damage
Pyra: Intellect +3
Erda: Strength +1, Defense +1, increase Accuracy and slightly increases Critcast Bonus Damage
It’s almost as normal int/str/con/agi and so on, because in normal games if Int gives intellect (magic attack) it usually also gives more magic defence, and MP. Here they just explained it better for those who isn’t that experienced in the world of MMORPGs
It has both point and click and W/A/S/D

It also offers autowalk, so if you decide to grab a bite you can just walk all the way. but if you don’t like to walk between towns you can also teleport.

There are very few things that I actually dislike about ether saga, they fast cover up the things I want in an mmorpg: Easy explained, pets, good minimap, good chat system, cash shop and good graphics.

Now ether saga does have their bad points, one is their player ranking system. For some this is a great system, but for others it will just be used as a power tool to be the best and probably get really cocky if they are. They have rankings by level, gold, dominance, infamy and by virtue. Another bad thing is the grind, I started noticing it around level 10 when I suddenly counted that I as a mage needed 7-10 hits just to kill of an enemy!


And worst was I thought i got lucky, i had 3 quests to kill the same monster. Easy leveling right? No totally FAIL! It’s different then other mmorpgs where each quests will count the kill here you need to kill the 15 for quest one then the 20 for quest two which in the end makes 35 monsters. But who knows, it might get easier in a few levels when you get some more skills since people are already in their 90s.

But in the end, I just really enjoyed Ether Saga! And if you can handle the grind I say go for it.

What made me like Ether Saga?

– Adorable graphics
– Smooth music
– Cute pet system
– Intresting monster design
– Good tutorial at the beginning
– Mining system
– Own trade channel
– Tons of channels
– Interesting Stat system
– You get to fly on a cloud!

What made me dislike Ether Saga?
– Grind based future
– A lot of walking
– Few skills early on

Angels Online Review

July 29, 2009 at 12:04 | Posted in Angels Online | Leave a comment

So I decided to try out Angels Online, I haven’t before because it has bad graphics: I saw advertisement and screenshot and judged it on looks. Which has become a bad habit for me in my mmorpg life. But I just had to go and prove myself wrong: Angels Online is an Amazing game, yes on some places the graphics are bad and even dated but some of the scenery and systems they have in AO is just deligfull and I am impressed. They offer a housing system, pet system, 14 playable classes and tons of cute animations!

I think the only thing that ISN’T cute is our own character, they look awful to me: But it also has it’s good points. They have a large amount of hair styles, hair color and skin colors to choose from so you can be as original as you want to! If you agree with me and want to run away due to the characters looking a bit funky, don’t! This game have a ton of other cute pixels to offer: Like two butterflies dancing together in the air, sparkling water, adorable monsters and so much more!

I really like the story of the game, it isn’t just those typical go kill that go pick that with no purpose. Angel Online haveangel 2009-07-29 10-53-56-53 found a way to sew in a story to make it seem like there is a purpose without creating a half hour with reading material for us. You start off as a young angel, in school and you need to take classes and collect points. When you’ve gained enough points you can graduaget’s fun, you get to choose between 4 different towns to stay at each with their own scenery! I of course choose the forests because I love green and animals!

Another system which I really liked in Angels Online is skills, In normal game you get some sort of skill points which you gain every time you level. In AO it’s different: You have to level up your skills, which you do by using them. It’s angel 2009-07-29 12-49-06-32just like leveling yourself up! You kill monster and gain exp so your character can level. You use a skill and the skill get’s exp! Get enough levels and you can buy a scroll and your skills will become even more powerful!

So, if you end up getting careless or unlucky and die don’t panic! In Angels Online you get the option to either revive back in town or become a dead angel or ghost as some call it and revive at a nearby revival stone and theres a revival stone in every map!

On a last note I’d like to mention that it’s impossible not to compare this game to trickster, but it is not because their alike. It’s because they have the same set up on movement. This is very common, it’s the same with Maple Story: Every 2d side scrolling game out there people will scream and cry how it’s just another maple clone when it’s nothing alike expect the fact their 2d side scrolling. But there were a few things that really stands out to me that their different: Their angels with 14 hole classes, not animals with only 4 classes (or 8, but it’s only 4 but different gender different looks). Then theres skills, in Trickster being a mage is awfull the cooldown are high and how to even use skills are difficult but on AO it’s easy you can just click the fast keys while having the monster selected and the cooldown is really fast so you don’t have to run around like a maniac waiting to be able to use your skill again.

What made me like Angels Online?
express yourself– Class Options (14 classes)
– Great Music
– Great Crafting system
– Cute Animations
– Skills has it’s own level (When you use them you gain exp for them)
– Level Up Boxes

AngelscharWhat made me dislike Angels Online?
– Bad minimap
– No quest Signs
– No graphic option to remove black lines
– To much time on the same monster map
– Bad pixel graphics on certain things

– Cant see level on monster

Monato Esprit

July 29, 2009 at 06:50 | Posted in Monato Esprit | Leave a comment

Monato Esprit has a special system where you choose a star sign and a season for your character, you can of course pick your own star sign and the season of the year that you enjoy the most but be aware! Each star sign and season give different passive skills, some give more HP, others give physical defense and so on so you can also use it to suit the kind of character you want to create.

The long conversations in Monato Esprit really did turn me off, they had lines for your own character and a picture that represents you which changes with which class you decide to go for but the hair and color is completely different from what you may choose in character creation so for me it felt more that I was playing in some kind of anime game. But a lot of people like a good story! I personally prefer living my own ;D

charssssMonato Esprit isn’t that much of a cute game, the graphics are dated while they seem rather gray and dull. But if you don’t mind dated graphics then these small chibis that run funny might just be the game for you!

Sadly, this game wasn’t something for me, I finally get my character to level 5 after the tutorial with super long conversations and picked mage: It sent me on a quest to a garden and I was told to collect 6 quest item from a level 2 and a level 1 monster. Easy I’m thinking: But guess what.
They hurt, and took long to kill even with using skills. My exp bar went to 100% but I didn’t level.
Confused and annoyed I killed a million monster and finally got my quest items and when I got myself back to town and became a mage: It also made me level 1 again.  A million quests popped up around me and I started collecting, but I could only carry 20 quests at the same time. I decided to log off: I’ve seen enough.

What made me like this game?meclient 2009-07-29 06-48-56-85
– Star sign give passive stats
– Monsters were kinda cute
– Easy to Learn
– Healing spots in town.

What made me dislike this game?
– Hard to kill lower levels? -> Grind hell in future?
– Normal attack gets canceled
– No stat points
– Can’t see Npcs on maps
– Can only see quest icons on minimap
-Turns back to level 1 at first job advancement (why need to become level 5 then?)
– Dated graphics

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