Swords of Legends Online offers a free limited-time demo on Steam

    
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Steam Next Fest, the marketplace’s big showcase of upcoming titles from a wide variety of genres, is being used as a platform for Swords of Legends Online to stir up some hype for itself. Between now and Tuesday, June 22nd, players can take a free peek at the upcoming martial arts MMORPG by way of a free Steam demo.

The demo does offer some notable limitations, such as a level cap of 15, inability to make any in-game purchases, and demo character progress not being transferred over to the full game. Otherwise, pretty much everything else SOLO has to offer is on deck, such as the opportunity to tinker with the game’s six classes and even try their unique specs at their respective class areas, get a taste of some of the game’s questing, and play with friends online. For those who are curious about experiencing what our hands-on impressions did, now appears to be your chance to try.

source: press release
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ihatevnecks

The game’s visuals and music are both gorgeous, and I’m a sucker for the setting.. but christ it’s rough. Absolute bog-standard early 2000s questing.

One thing I didn’t expect, because it shouldn’t be happening in a game that’s not even new, is that the audio files all seem to be completely messed up? I chose original language instead of the English dub, and yet half the dialog still ends up playing in English.. often times characters will even switch between the two.

There have even been times mid-scene when dialog completely unrelated to the conversation starts playing, or a character’s English voice changes into a text-to-speech bot or a different character entirely.

Seems like a pretty big issue for a dialog heavy game that’s supposed to be out within the next few months.

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jay

“demo character progress not being transferred over to the full game” Alpha/Beta Characters are being brought into the main release?

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Vanquesse V

No, but that’s the exact wording used in the description of the demo.

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Bereman99

Correct – during one of the beta streams they confirmed that there will be a character wipe before the game actually launches. The only thing that does carry over is if you purchased the cash shop currency (the item purchases themselves do not carry over, when the game goes live you get the amount of currency you bought plus an extra 20%).

I was actually surprised that it hadn’t happened by the time the demo went out, but it will happen before the game actually launches.

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wratts

So what happened to the class and gameplay article promised for a week after the world and cash shop article 5/27?

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Stormwaltz

I’m very interested in this game, but an 80GB download for a mere four days of play isn’t happening in a world with bandwidth caps.

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styopa

My question exactly. I have a 100/100 connection, so it’s not that painful but who cares enough to d/l, install 80 gigs of game to ‘try it’ for a weekend?

I wouldn’t waste the time installing* it if someone handed me the install disks.
*esp now that a disturbing number of games like to install ‘anti cheat’ software that’s practically a virus by itself….

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Bereman99

I do know it’s not using Easy Anti-Cheat and there’s not the obvious “anti cheat software is loading” box/graphic that tends to show up, but beyond that I have no idea what kind of anti-cheat protection they might be using.

And agreed, 80gb is steep for a short demo period. I’m guessing it’s just the same demo/free trial you’d download if you were trying the game after it launches, the way you can with many other MMOs, but for such a short time it’s a hard ask for those not already both interested and with the available data.