Netmarble mobile MMO Lineage 2 Revolution has officially launched

As the Google Play app on my phone frantically notified me this morning, Lineage 2 Revolution has officially launched itself right on out of open beta and into the wilds of western app stores in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. In fact, 1.5M players apparently signed up for those same frantic notifications. We’re frantic notification twinsies!

Lineage 2: Revolution is a free-to-play mobile MMORPG based on the popular PC online game IP Lineage 2, which has entertained more than 30 million players since it first debuted. Lineage 2: Revolution stays true to its PC roots, displaying a stunning open field, raids, 200-player castle sieges, character re-designs and classes, all in a mobile environment. A fully-featured MMORPG provides seamless open-world environments, real-time 3vs3, 5vs5, 20vs20 and 50vs50 PvP battles, as well as lifelike fantasy world with dazzling graphics backed by the Unreal 4 engine.”

Netmarble is rather hoping the game does as well globally as it already did in Asia, where the title became “the top grossing game on Google Play and App Store in 11 additional Asian territories”; in Japan, it apparently “became the top grossing game on the App Store in just 18 hours.” It’s a high bar, peeps. Get to downloading!

Lineage 2 Revolution launch roundup

Source: Press release, Google Play, Apple Appstore
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Jeffery Witman

The pre-registration gift from the play store was nice. The item upgrade system is exactly what we’ve come to expect from modern mmos. Feed in other items to level up the ones you wear (for a large price). Four different currencies to obfuscate the relationships between game play and cash spent.

And, of course, the most striking feature of modern mmos, the ability to just skip any kind of gameplay in favor of managing gear, stats, and currencies, like a really pretty Excel spreadsheet. I mean it literally plays itself. All you have to do is tap the mission box every minute or so, upgrade your armor and weapons at the end of each episode, and maybe throw some cash at it if you don’t want to manage things too closely.

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Denice J. Cook

Now for the most important question while I download: Are the dark elves still bent over at a 45 degree angle when they run? ;)

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Xijit

after Archeage Mobile, I expected much, much, much worse … still would have preferred if NCsoft had just ported the actual Lineage to mobile (or better yet Lineage 2) with minimal UI adjustments for touch controls, but it isn’t too bad for a Mobile MMO.

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Jon-Enee Merriex

This game is developed by Netmarble not NCSoft.

Xijit
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Xijit

kinda my point … wish NCsoft hadn’t farmed it out to a P2W wallet milker and done it in house as a direct port.

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Jon-Enee Merriex

NCSoft is making a mobile Lineage game… It’s called Lineage M.

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Dug From The Earth

Wooo… time to take time off of work to….

wait.. who am i kidding. This game has freaking auto play. If im gonna take time off to watch something, its gonna be Stranger Things or the next marvel show (hello Frank) on netflix

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antheriel

No kidding! Why do devs do this? You literally have to try rather hard to stop this game from playing itself. It constantly switches back into auto-quest mode. What is the point? A beautiful world that will explore itself. A character that will play itself. I don’t see how it’s a game, really. You can try to play manually, but it strongly encourages you not to.

Nick
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Nick

I think the fun is more in managing your character and fostering his/her growth than the gameplay, though I hear some modes may require manual play to succeed. I only had an hour or so to play so far, but early game you just let the game play itself which does feel a bit odd…

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Nick

I’m tinkering around in the game. I can see many, many, many possibilities for microtransactions to come into play with this one. I wonder how far I can get without spending.

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