Swords of Legends Online offers free merch in exchange for beta feedback and shares new gameplay videos

    
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For those who took part in the recent Swords of Legends Online beta test, the devs would like to know what you think and are willing to hand out free schwag in trade. Players can get things like a labeled notebook, lantern, mug, and fan by heading to the giveaway page and earning entries by answering a few questions about their experience. After all, who wouldn’t want a fan emblazoned with gorgeous wuxia fighters?

Meanwhile, the game has been cranking out videos once more, recently dishing out a preview of PvP gameplay (which will be a pretty robust feature of the game by all accounts) as well as seven minutes’ worth of alpha gameplay of Dreamworld, a fiery realm full of demons (and a place that really doesn’t sound like a dream at all). We’ve got both videos embedded for you at the bottom. While you’re at it, make sure to check out some impressions in our Four Winds column.


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psytic

My feedback is the game feels like a super generic theme park. The only differentiator is the Wuxia themed environment. They need to come up with some new hot feature. For me personally just playing in Asia is not a hook. I was kind of hoping this would be more sandboxy like Age of Wushu, I had a ton of fun on that game back in the day.

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_a4

It’s not exactly Wuxia when the characters have Western weapons.

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psytic

I stand corrected. Thanks.

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Bereman99

Not as corrected as you think – it’s a Xianxia setting, which is like a high fantasy version of Wuxia.

The weapons have nothing to do with it, despite the other commenters continued insistence (they’ve made the same claim in other articles).

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_a4

Sure, but the point is it doesn’t look authentic Asian. That’s what I expected when I saw it. There have been multiple similar Asian MMOs and they were all so much more authentic. Even obscure ones like Aurora World: https://youtu.be/la3aKQWivbA

This one just doesn’t look right at all. I look at it and I just can’t see anything appealing that would justify for me to pay the asking price to play it. In fact, even if it was F2P, I would still skip it, honestly.

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Bereman99

I think I’ll defer to the Chinese developers and studio that made this game, and trust that they understand how to create a game with an aesthetic that is true to their culture, myths, and legends.

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_a4

I’ll make sure you will have more reason to shill for this game.
But in the end it will be funny and hilarious when it fails miserably.

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Bruno Brito

That’s a really weird hill to die on. Are you this mad because you got corrected? It’s Xianxia, it’s what the devs wanted it to be, and just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean the game should fail because of it.

Grow up.

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_a4

I don’t mean to correct you or argue with you, I just want to say that the main reason I don’t like the game is mainly because it’s not Wuxia – the weapons are too Western and generic, it breaks the immersion for me.

But you’re right, I’ve seen gameplay of the game it’s just a standard theme park with some shallow action combat like TERA or whatever and an Asian theme on top, that’s really the defining features of the game.

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T h e n o n y m o u s

What weapons are western?

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Sleepy

I think he means they’re not ridiculously oversized. I could be wrong though.

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T h e n o n y m o u s

Since when are oversized weapons a hallmark of eastern games?

Personally I find WoW, almost the quintessential western game, to be the king of tacky oversized gear lol.

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krieglich

No, they offer a chance of winning that stuff for beta feedback, that’s a difference to “offering free merch in exchange for beta feedback”. Headline is clearly misleading.