T3Fun is shutting down its version of Granado Espada this month

    
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Considering that no updates or even maintenance has been done on Granado Espada (also called Sword of the New World) over the past year, most players probably saw the writing on the wall long before publisher T3Fun announced this week that it was closing down the game’s service in a couple of weeks in North America.

“It is with great sadness that we will be concluding service for Granado Espada NA as of 2021 September 16th,” T3Fun posted. “We would like to express our deep gratitude to all our users for supporting Granado Espada from the very beginning. It’s never easy to announce service closure of a game we all love and it’s harder knowing how much time and effort our users have put in to making Granado Espada into a enjoyable game. Our journey with you has indeed been memorable.”

However, if you’re still hankering to play Granado Espada, don’t fret: The imcGAMES-published edition is still running strong on Steam with regular maintenance. There are also versions running in Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Granado Espada is particularly notable for the fact that players field a small group of characters at any given time instead of a single avatar. It’s also got a pretty awesome soundtrack.

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Gaming With Nep

T3Fun is a failure the GMs and Staff went AWOL since Oct 2020 and they were caught doing some shady stuff such as corruption and they kept demanding money to fund their mobile version of GE which was a total failure. As an ex-T3Fun player in T3Fun’s GE. It should of died years ago then they kept pushing out pay to win events. Which the CEO lied to our faces saying it will never be “Pay-to-Win”.

The company who created the game IMC & Hanbitsoft were caught selling in game +13 upgraded weapons and armor and Elemental Jewels to a bunch of players. The person who did it was only given 1 year in prison and 2 years probation. The CEO said he was sorry to the Korean GE community. And they didn’t accept it they demanded more than a simple apology. Don’t play any of their games including “Tree of Savior”

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Chaos Engine

The grindiest and most p2w game I have ever played, but damn do I have fond memories.

Also I don’t think any game made me start over more often:
sGE, SotNW, Sword 2, T3FUN GE, GEEU (Eurogamez) and now the IMC version.

Soundtrack is second to none and it had some amazing concepts. Also the whole setting was pretty damn cool.

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Neurotic

The first game I ever worked on! Well, the English localization, anyway. Whenever I dip back into it, I always enjoy the idiosyncratic blending of various western European historical and style motifs with the fantasy elements. The whole thing is like an anime Alexandre Dumas world. :D Panfilo the chef always stands out in my mind.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, I played this a bit through all three incarnations (SotNW, SotNW 2, and GE). I still always dug the setting and some of the ideas like having a squad (if I’m remembering the correct game), but it’s definitely and old, lower budget MMO from the first wave of imports that’s had a surprisingly long life out west.

Though speaking of T3Fun…I haven’t checked in a while but don’t they have the Hellgate IP? Have they done anything with it after they did that weird single player spinoff thingy? I mean, I know probably not, but I’m almost curious enough to poke around.

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Vanquesse V

they made a hellgate VR game sitting at 27% on steam. They’ve also NOT fixed the framerate bug in the single player hellgate game on steam.
(I still hold a grudge against them for taking one of the most promising ARPGs of the time, Mythos, and completely destroying it with p2w and energy based playtime restrictions)

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mars omg

a lot of great concepts in that game, but wasted on linear path theme park.

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Vanquesse V

it’s also 15 years old.
It’s a shame more people haven’t tried something like this.