NetEase’s Age of Exploration MMO Ocean Legend sets sail for mobile


Multiple new-to-us games calling themselves MMORPGs seem to land on mobile devices every week these days. On our radar today is Ocean Legend. Live on iOS and Android in some soft launch beta hybrid mode, it’s a swashbuckling “Age of Exploration” MMO that’s a mix of Sea of Thieves and Pirates of the Burning Sea and Sword of the New World. Here’s NetEase’s pitch:

“Players take part in the growing naval empires of 15th and 16th century Europe. Choose between four different characters and five separate countries for your own oceanic adventure in the Age of Exploration! In single player mode, join Columbus and his shipmates on their third expedition, battle against pirates, then set out on your own to make a name for yourself as commander of your own fleet.”

Exploration is accomplished through “Cards of Discovery” – History, Theology, Architecture, Art, Biology, and Geography – each of which “opens up a new world of knowledge for players, and an opportunity to travel more and face new challenges, like difficult weather conditions, real navigation, and even other players in multi-player mode.”

Incidentally, NetEase’s press release (accidentally) linked to a totally different Ocean Legend game on Google Play that gave me a laugh.

Source: Press release

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Nemui Byakko

Well, judging by this it is not something like “Sea of Thieves” etc, but a variation of “Uncharted Waters Online”. Which is not a bad thing. But translation looks really sloppy.

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Not sure about that video… it’s showing some shit tier translation while not showing a whole lot of actual gameplay

Nemui Byakko

Well, it shows combat (it is more dynamic than in UWO), you will have 4 active skills (if I understand it right). You have several positions on your ship that you will fill with “heroes” as in all other mobile games, and probably it will be their main source of income ))). The same cities as in UWO (at least in this fragment, and you also get cards and need port permits), but the story is totally different (great!). You can trade, invest in cities for influence (as in UWO), combat is also in dedicated round battlefield. Interesting, do they have 3 type of career (merchant, maritime, explorer) as in UWO? Are there some explorations on land, outside cities? Ah, and of course – auto-travel, auto-combat, as everywhere in mobile ((. Travel time is also much faster. But, on the other side, UWO is often tooooo tedious, and takes too much time to get from point a to point B.
Anyway, it looks very interesting and I will definitely try it :)

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Also, oh my god how do you link to the wrong game in your own press release -_-

Either way, WHY THE HELL NOT.