Apr 10, 201310This game gives me a chance to touch ancient Chinese background. Few westerners know what real Chinese Kung fu looks like before entering Age of Wushu. To be honestly, I don't know exactly what to do from the moment I log in. Gradually as I walked deep into the story line, I get addicted. Great game!
Apr 11, 20133Ok I have only spent a day on this game but first impressions are really bad translations are terrible and explanations are really confusing.
Gold spamm sellers dominate chat and the "gossip" function mean they can't be blocked "joy".
The graphics are nice and the kung fu is spot on its just a huge shame fights are almost in slow motion and are really clunky.
I did alot of reading up on this game prior to playing and alot of the stuff they spouted just is not true you have to pay for VIP just to broadcast chat messages.
The first group quest is shocking the NPC runs in and aggroes the whole base but dont worry it buggs out you cna sometimes stand still and complete the quest by proxy one poor guy had 3 runs and did not complete it therefore his story quest could not continue very poor game mechanics.
overall it is brain overload with little or no explanationa s to what your supposed to be doing ore waht path your supposed to take it feels like someone has force fed you the wrong type of mushrooms and let you loose in a crazy land where nothing makes sense.
I really will try for one more day before hitting perma delete and awaiting neverwinter, i`m gutted as I thought it would last until then.
Bottom line buggy clunky and painfully confusing… Expand
Apr 10, 201310This game is the english version of It's popularity in asia speaks for itself. I didn't expect much from a F2P title, and was very surprised at the level of polish and depth it presents.
The guy rating this a 0 has his views, it's definately not suitable for him, hehe.
But if you like a asian themes MMORPG with a structure resembling Guild Wars 2 but with open world PVP instead of WvW, definately worth checking out.
My mates played the Asian version of this tell me it's a game worth investing time in, and I also very like what I see so far.
Reviews from CC and joystiq are pretty spot on imo!
Glhf all ^_^… Expand
Apr 11, 20130Ok. I have seen 100% better English translations when I watch KungFu movies in their native language with English subtitles (the Ip Man series, for instance). Really takes away from the gameplay. UI is horrid to say the least. Lag between when an action bar skill comes off cooldown and when the action of pressing the button is available. Cash Shop, Cash Shop, Cash Shop. But, you want one single example of why you should stay away? The only viable way to repair your gear is with Cash Shop Gold converted to Top-Of-The-Line Silver currency. Not to be confused with Bottom-Of-The-Barrel game coin currency. Now wait I hear an AoW fanboy shouting from the back: "You CAN repair using Bottom-Of-The Barrel game coin currency!". Well, ok, yes you can. But it will cost you a wheelbarrow of the stuff, and every time you do, your gear will suffer Permanent and Unrecoverable damage to its durability. Eventually destroying it So, ya think that is a good option? Bottom line: if you like poorly translated, poorly transferred, Cash Shop rip-off games, then AoW is for you. Otherwise, stay away. Stay far away.… Expand
Apr 17, 20133Somewhere underneath the muck that is the presentation of this game lies something worthwhile. Unfortunately the game is quite literally lost in translation. Catastrophically restricting policies on the free version coupled with incessant spamming, uninspired instanced environments and some seriously questionable design flaws ultimately make for a frustrating and unrewarding experience.
Apr 24, 20135The game has an interesting concept but this game was done lazily. The sometimes clunky camera control, The easily abused and sometimes unreliable auto path finding system, Numerous glitches, and terrible design choices such as paper flowers and leaves, gif fires, and png water splash effects with HDR lighting slapped on it makes this game not a worthy download even though the game is free.
Apr 11, 201310I have to tell you I'm NOT A martial arts fan. The reason I started to play this game is I saw a pvp clips by chance on youtube maybe, a Tangmen(more like rogue in other mmorpg) Vs. Shaolin(warrior, monks), at the beginning, monk token tons of dmg and kept blocking. At time his fury was full that allowed him to cast some ultra skill called 'bring flower to buddha', then he got close to rogue, broke blocking, astonishing combo. Tang nearly lost this duel, with very low hit point, Tang stun him, with his dagger combo attack lasting like 30s finally knocked monk out. i never have such experience in any other mmorpgs, I was shocked, JUST Fxxking AWESOME!
And I have different story about the localization. I don't know the meaning 'bring flower to buddha himself' or 'three cricles around the moon'(but l do love a song called Cricles Around The Sun) like all of you, so i googled those names, then a brand new story just appeared, other culture story, raw translation this time really worked.
If you like to know some new stuff, hit the amazing pvp experience, you don't want miss this game with absolutely no doubt.… Expand
Apr 11, 20132I tried this game, not expecting much. Even then, I uninstalled it a few hours later, disappointed.
I can't say the game is completely bad, but the few hours I've played it were devoid of any fun. It was clunky, sound effects were aggravating, animations were way too basic, quest text was barely even present, tutorials were intrusive, graphics and ambience music were OK.
It seems to me that this studio tried something too ambitious for their budget. The quality just isn't there. Glad I didn't have to pay to try it as I had to do with so many other bad mmos.… Expand
Apr 11, 20136The game has a fairly decent pvp system that requires some good skill to master but the pve side of this game is absolutely terrible. For one the experience/cultivating system limits you to spend numerous hours of being online before you can "level up" and also has a huge amount of "potential" exp that you can only use if you pay for it with gold, the currency that requires money to purchase.
The game seems to hardly base itself off of gear and rather this cultivating system to level up skills which might appeal to some people. You can't "grind" for exp, gear, currency which is somewhat annoying because after you finish quests you feel like there is nothing to do.
The life system is a pretty standard crafting system with blacksmithing, tailoring, etc., but there are some interesting additions to standard professions like musician, beggar, farmer. A downside is that you are once again limited to how much you can grow these skills daily.
Instancing isn't really that enjoyable.. very little strategy involved and mainly skill books instead of gear as rewards.
The events have very little explanation on how to do them and forums have little to no information on the events as well.
So many f2p mmorpgs I've played in the past have daily events and they are a very good aspect of the game but so little of these games actually explain the events to the players and so newer players can miss out on very important events in the beginning which can put them at quite a disadvantage to players who played the beta and know exactly how they will advance their character.
This game has too many aspects that aren't even explained it's ridiculous to even list them all but all yesterday the chat was cluttered with "How to do this event" "I'm stuck on this quest" "What does this mean?"
It'd be a great game if it had a better exp system, a better gear system and had more tutorials on some events/ character traits.… Expand
Apr 25, 20130I played this game for a couple of hours and must say, that this game is just what snail game is about. A crappy low-budget game with a weak developed game-engine, graphics which are punched with all those blurry light-effects and a free-mium mentality.
I recall those people talking about the greatest game-engine in the world but the movement are extremely clumsy the jump-distance is way to long for a normal jump and and and
I could criticize this game the whole day. Thats why I am giving this game a deserved 0-point-rating.… Expand
Apr 26, 20134Game is a very deep game, takes 10's of hours to understand its concepts fully, crafting, pvp, story lines, and pvp in the sand box is interesting and enjoyable. However, with so many MMO's out there it gets tough to want to invest time into a game you are not sure about. I played free to play from April 1st April 29th of 2013 and felt more over that the fighting mechanics were just too clunky. Skills did not chain as quickly as you feel they should, movement of your character is slower paced for an action mmo.
I will say it is super cool to fight in the air and drop someone all the way down 300 feet into a river. I think the game is worth trying out, but for me I am a PVP Junkie who likes a real combat challenge and this game feels as if it is more a button masher with cookie cutter builds.… Expand
Apr 22, 20133If you go into Age of Wushu thinking you will be playing an MMO version of Street Fighter or Tekken, boy are you going to be disappointed.
Age of Wushu is developed along these lines, but with poorly responsive controls, clipping issues galore (I can't count how many tables I could walk clean through in a town), a 'real time' transport system between towns which takes forever if you don't have them marked as teleport points, and other issues, I absolutely cannot recommend this game.
Add to this open world pvp with no controls, and you'll find yourself dead in the middle of a major city if you get up to go to the bathroom. Not cool, not fun. Add in a mix of Engrish in poor translations, very poor pathing and even mistaken locations on the map where quests exist and I gave up on the game.… Expand
Apr 10, 201310Great game! I love the fighting it does NOT get boring and only gets better as you go. However a lot of people will be turn off because its not WOWish. If you put the time into learning the fighting it is SOOOO rewarding. The first Instance has 5 bosses and was a blast! The game is "free", but I see alot of people getting butt hurt over the mico transactions. I look at it this way... WOW got $230 bucks from me my first year! $50 for the game and $15 a month. From what i can see $230 could go a long way in Wushu. How cool is this? I am about to leave my toon(fisherman)by the water and sign off, by doing so i get xp when not on line-sick! From what I see the all the servers are full. I see tons of people playing. my screen would be fill with toon! You can press F9 btw to hide all player toons, and just show floating names. Pretty cool idea if it gets to cluttered or you have a slower pc.… Expand
Apr 26, 20130I've been playing Age of Wushu since April 10th, and over the sixteen days that have followed I've found myself playing less and less of it. So far the game has only felt like a chore and all I've been doing is running from npc to npc to complete by-the-book Asian RPG quests. If there is any reason to go out and explore the open-world, the game makes it excruciatingly difficult to find one. I've already made an unreasonably huge effort in trying to find anything that might hold my interest, but I feel so tortured from it that I've decided to just give up.
The combat system is basically “Rock-Paper-Scissors” as strikes, blocks, and feints with an occasional “super attack”, but it feels about as engaging as the former. Me personally, I didn't particularly care for it. The graphics aren't jaw-dropping but still very impressive for a free-to-download MMO. While I liked the beautiful environments, they didn't make the constant “hike to the next npc” any less grueling.
Being a regular player for asian MMOs I tried so hard to like this game, but after having played it for a little over two weeks, I cant imagine any kind of audience that would find it to be anything more than “busy-work”. If there are any enjoyable features for this game, which I'll have to assume there are, you'll have to do a lot of patient digging before you find them.… Expand
May 16, 201310I gave this game a 10 because I see people have given this great game a 0, which is absurd. My real score is 85. This is by far the best MMO I have ever played, I'm a long-time and retired WOW vet, I have played every MMO that has ever come out. To me, this game sits on the top, second to none. There are some bugs, and bad translations, but compared to any other MMO, this one is much more solid. I look at MMO's like SWTOR and GW2, these titles had 10x the budget, and were 10x less an MMO, I'm a huge star wars fan, but that did nothing to help SWTOR, I'm not going to get into the game, and explain how everything works, it's free to download, and free to play. This is the Eve of Kung Fu games, beautiful graphics for an MMO, great controls, great music, and replay value is off the charts. I have made 8 google accounts to experience all schools since you can only have one toon, which is something that I hope gets changed in the future. Overall, this game demands attention and skill that most will never understand probably.… Expand
May 15, 20130First of all, I am a huge fan of the "The Smiling, Proud Wanderer"; That's the book that this game is loosely based on. But this game is more like a Dynasty Warriors game where you just pvp and rape peasants and ultra weak soldiers on the battlefield; Most of the time, you will be the peasant. With this said, they should of just made the game into a dynasty warriors game because I was mislead to think that this game would be role play based. There are some people who just want to play the game with out the constant killing. As soon as you spawn into the world, you die. And as soon as you spawn at the re spawn, you die again. If the developers want the game to be open pvp, then it's their choice but have fun losing the great majority of your players.… Expand
Jun 9, 20134This game had a lot of potential. However it was completely overshadowed by a western release that has been catastrophically badly handled. At current, the game is completely overrun by gold farmers and their bots. Any resource nodes are camped 24/7 by characters with names like ibuyg0ld57. All chat channels are constantly flooded with 20+ different spam bots making communications almost impossible. The economy, by effect is so bad the smallest thing is ridiculously overpriced and making money as a non-bot crafter is near impossible. A huge population of the players on the western servers don't speak English. All of this is all but ignored by Snail games who seems to think that all the responsibility for these issues falls on the shoulders of the player base making us put them on ignore rather than deal with the issue.
Communication with the western publish team is hit and miss at best and the business model is a crime. All items purchased are extremely expensive and 'rented'. Your real money disappears as you are forced to shell out more for more rented items. You don't get to keep anything you buy on your character. It was really too bad too because a good sandbox with a martial arts theme could have done really well in a western market. As it stands now, the only thing in 6 months that will be western about this game will be the server locations.… Expand
Apr 26, 201310To all you wow kids giving the game bad scores after only playing an hour and giving up, stick with wow. When I first started it was tough to learn. I am glad I stuck with it though cause now I'm hooked. Every mmo I have tried recently gets me bored after a few days or less. This one however has enough things to do that I don't feel like im doing the same boring every day. I plan on sticking with this game for a while. Give it a try if your not afraid of challenge.… Expand
Apr 30, 20139Though I've only been playing for three days I've only seen a fraction of what this game has to offer. This is not your average run of the mill MMO. This is a true open sand box experience with a beautiful setting and a fun dynamic combat system. If you're used to games like WoW or Tera you may find this game lacking in the traditional content department. Instead of grinding your way to endgame you spend your time helping those in need, farming, bounty hunting, raiding, participating in guild battles, dungeons, open world pvp and more. The game has a heavy focus on the martial arts and it takes it to an entirely new level that I personally have never seen before in a video game. Wall running, aerial combat, sprinting across water and much more are at your disposal in this game, though you're going to have to work for it. This is a truly unique game that's certainly worth trying out, and it doesn't help that its entirely and completely free.… Expand
Apr 30, 201310If it isn't obvious enough from the review ratio already, this is one of those games that you either love or hate. To be honest it's not even worth attempting to write a review for a game this complex. There is literally too much information to cover within the 5000 character limit. Let me just say that if you're a fan of sandbox MMOs, this is a game that you have to play.
Apr 30, 201310The game has many new and interesting mechanics not present in recent MMOs Combat in PvE is pretty standard but the meat of the game is in PvP and combat in PvP can be very exciting. Many complaints I hear about the game are about how hard it is to actually get into and being too confusing. But really all you need to do is watch or read one of the many tutorials that come up with simple Google search.… Expand
May 5, 20132Though the concept was great the actual game play was not well thought out. The movements and controls were complected. I also had a big problem with there being no voices for the characters when interacting with them. When I saw the trailer for the game I believed that it would be up there with A Prefect World, Aion, and World of Warcraft but instead it was disappointing and I uninstalled the game from my computer. Also it should be played on a laptop even a gaming one as it becomes clunky and slow to load.… Expand
May 12, 20133Age of Wushu is a good game if you started with the game. If you plan on joining now its not the best Experience. Making gold is dificult, you cannot make legal gold unless you buy it. There are very few Mines, animals to Hunt, fish, lootable good usable in game items. Most of this places will get you killed by PKrs if you get near. If you dont buy money from Hackers it is imposible to get good weapons or Items.
Since you cannot farm or get gold otherwise at low levels.
Legaly it would take 2 or 3 months to be competitive. but it is painful. most places are full of PKers, who only hunt low levels to kill. If you have a high level no one will ever touch you. but having a label Realized Potencial or Less, you become a PKer Target imediately, they wait next to Quest delivering NPC, at the roads between Maps or next to the Teleports. to hunt low levels comming in.
If you plan on Joining AGE OF WUSHU, you better do it late at night, and avoid weekends.
Walking at 50% speed becouse some one just killed you for 15 minutes is not fun.… Expand
May 17, 20132I played this game for approximately a month and really enjoyed it. I had to quit due to security issues which I'll address at the end. This is a great quasi sand box PvP centric MMO. If you don't like PvP or like MMOs on rails then steer clear of this game. Your first few hours/days in this game will be confusing because your hand is not held, translations are rough, and the MMO systems are far from standard. The game play is deep/confusing and there is a lot of different things to do but most of it requires a group and a good guild. The game still has a lot of bugs which is a red flag considering it has been released in China for over a year. They should have fixed many of these by now. There is also a lot of latency for many people which is not good for a PvP centric game.
The solo PvE in this game is very lack luster. It is the same old kill 10 of this, gather 6 of that type quests. They are not gathered in quest hubs but are very abundant. The xp gained from solo quests is very low and it would take ages to advance if you only did these. This game is not for solo PvE players.
The group PvE in this game is pretty average. Many types of instances that give good xp and good rewards. The one different aspect is that in many of the harder instances, the boss minion mobs are controlled by other players. This makes those fight's difficulty highly variable based on the skill of the players pulled into the instance as "bad guys". I enjoyed this aspect very much.
The PvP in this game is very well done. It is open world PvP but not full loot. There is really no death penalty. Sometimes you lose a bit of money but not every time. Like others have said, it is a rock paper scissors type of PvP but takes a while to master and is not just button mashing. There are lots of opportunities for PvP to advance and lots of reasons to not go around ganking people just to make their life miserable. There is a criminal system that makes ganking painful after a while, including jail time and public executions of your character.
The cash shop in this game is one of the biggest issues I have with it. ViP access (subscription basically) is need to really advance at a reasonable rate without being logged in constantly. It is only $9 a month for each character which is reasonable. Everything else you buy is overpriced and temporary. All clothing you buy is only good for 30 days. Mounts are only good for 30 days. Extra inventory space is only good for 30 days. I was very disappointed in the cash shop.
The biggest problem I have with this game, and the reason I quit, is the poor security and customer support from Snail Games USA (the publisher). There are many accounts being hacked with in-game and cash shop gold being stolen. Snail Games USA is refusing to assist the players and blaming the players for getting hacked. They will not even acknowledge the problem or allow it to be discussed on their forums. Myself and a few of my friends were hacked in the same weekend and all of our money, three weeks of work, stolen. Snail refused to assist in any way.
Bottom line is that the game is fun if you like the things I described above. If you play, expect to be hacked, don't use credit cards to pay (they accept many gift cards), and change your password often. I'm not sure I would put any of my personal information in their database.… Expand
May 2, 201370While there’s no doubt that AoW has levels of intricacy that are unusual in MMOs today, those intricacies are numerous, and the localization an ongoing effort, making the whole experience difficult for many. Not everyone has the time or the patience to read through scads of text, assimilate and apply those many, many lessons. For those that do, power to you. Here’s hoping you find plenty of gold at the end of that complicated, text-heavy rainbow.
Apr 24, 201377Age of Wushu is successful for what it is and it has a community of players who enjoy the game and developers who actually care about their community. The translation is iffy, combat can be awkward, and there are some confusing elements to the game, but it does encourage interaction with other players and has plenty of content.