It’s important for people to enjoy what they do, and when it comes to video games, that couldn’t be more true. After all, if you’re not enjoying the game you spent money on, well then you wasted your money, and no one wants that. The MMORPG genre is a little trickier though when it comes to contentment, as that has to be sustained throughout a long period of time. But, when you enjoy something, you’ll know it, and one Blade & Soul player is certainly enjoying his time with the game.
Reddit user n00bvin began a discussion about why he loved Blade & Soul, and how it compared to other MMORPGs he has played. First, he praises the voice acting of the title. Which if we’re being honest is something that can be overlooked in video games, unless it’s bad, because that you’re going to notice. Anyway, he feels the talent in the voice acting is good, or even excellent, which ties into his next praise: the story. Between the main story and the cutscenes, he never felt it was weak. For the cutscenes, he loved how it “weaves in your progression”, and actually took the time to explain why the player character was getting stronger. Something that many games won’t even bother to do.
“I only play a few MMORPGs. Most of them have forgettable story, except for two: -Lord of The Rings Online: have excellent story-telling, thanks to the lore being based on a famous novel, and competent story writers. You do not simply follow the footsteps of the Fellowship of the Ring, but also involve in behind-the-scene areas. -Blade & Soul: it has engaging story where your emotion can overflow as the story unfolds…” –Momo_Kozuki
As for how it compares to other games in the genre, he noted that in his opinion, the game is close to Star Wars: The Old Republic, at least in terms of story. Though as he joked, it’s EA and Bioware, so a good story is kind of required. As for World of Warcraft, he thinks the story and lore are good, but he never felt immersed in it, which is what he likes about Blade & Soul.
Many fans commented on his post, a lot of them agreeing with him on the story aspects. One even noted that Blade & Soul actually cares about the story, which makes the players care:
“I played a lot of mmorpgs in the past 10 years and blade & soul with guild wars 2 are the only mmorpgs where I even bothered reading story quests and watching cutscenes,” said player KaziVanCheef.
Some didn’t agree with all of his sentiments, but that’s natural when it comes to video games. Darkshadovv commented, “The only thing I disagree with is the flow of Act 2: we’re told not to kill Yonkai and he still gets axed off by Jinsoyun anyway which makes the former a moot point.”
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