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  • Summary: The MMORPG Age of Wushu recreates an ancient Chinese world of Kung Fu. If words like Wushu are new to you, fear not. In such martial arts movies as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonor Hero, heroes leap from rooftops and display death-defying feats of martial prowess. In Age of Wushu, you canThe MMORPG Age of Wushu recreates an ancient Chinese world of Kung Fu. If words like Wushu are new to you, fear not. In such martial arts movies as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonor Hero, heroes leap from rooftops and display death-defying feats of martial prowess. In Age of Wushu, you can perform all these unbelievably powerful skills and become a legendary Wushu master. [Snail USA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    82
    There are many cosmetic quirks that clearly indicate the smaller budget Snail Games has at their disposal, but overall this is a successful blend of familiar MMO concepts with plenty of unique twists.
  2. Apr 24, 2013
    77
    Age 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.
  3. May 2, 2013
    70
    While 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.
  4. May 7, 2013
    70
    As a PvP-focused game, its time-limited cash shop and cultivation skill system makes it inhospitable to free players, yet Age of Wushu brings fresh life to stale genre features, and even gives your character an intriguing, danger-filled life when you're offline.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 44
  2. Negative: 21 out of 44
  1. Apr 30, 2013
    10
    If 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 evenIf 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. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2013
    10
    I 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, aI 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.
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  3. Apr 10, 2013
    10
    This game gives me a chance to touch ancient Chinese background. Few westerners know what real Chinese Kung fu looks like before entering AgeThis 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! Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2013
    6
    The 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 oneThe 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.
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  5. Jun 9, 2013
    4
    This game had a lot of potential. However it was completely overshadowed by a western release that has been catastrophically badly handled. AtThis 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.
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  6. Apr 17, 2013
    3
    Somewhere underneath the muck that is the presentation of this game lies something worthwhile. Unfortunately the game is quite literally lostSomewhere 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. Expand
  7. Aug 17, 2013
    0
    Heard of this game before, but just tried it. Played nearly 2 days straight, and decided to uninstall it rather than waste more time. ThisHeard of this game before, but just tried it. Played nearly 2 days straight, and decided to uninstall it rather than waste more time. This game is similar to 9 Dragosn, which was released by Akklaim, pretty cool game. Big open virtual Chinese world, with factions, and developing skills, but skills there were more real, like a punch, or something. You learned them, and then to get new level you had to use it, you had to kick hundrets of times to lvl up, and get better kick, better move sequence. In Age of Wushu, you lvl skills by.. doing nothing. You can just stay somewhere, choose a skill to lvl, and it will slowly progress on its own. Stupid. You get some inner stuff, some attack move, defense, and some special stuff. All of them, to be developed by not even using them. This game is full of gold sellers, and PKs. No save zone. Wherever you are, you are in danger. Cant feel save anywhere. Of course, the higher lvl as always, everywhere, kill newbs. You cant get any better equipment, its hard. Hard to get anything, anywhere. You are going to be stuck with the most basic shop junk equipment. This game has no point, there is hardly any PvE, most quest cant be done, over, and over, and over again. They are like, take this, and give to him/her. Kill X monsters, take the loot. Thats all. The world might be big, but its not really. City here, and there. Nothing special. You can have a job, but all you can do is to play a minigame, constantly. They are all the same. Just get more complicated. One feature I liked, is the fact tha you get your own castle, and you can build buildings, expand it. This game is made for PvP people. Hardly ane PvE, gets boring after a while. The skills require time to be upgraded. On lvl 2, it actually take over 3 hours.. of waiting for them to upgrade. Imagine lvl 30, or higher, it will take weeks. This game is also for those who want to pay. If you dont pay, you are not granted a lot of usefull features, sure, not pay, not gain everything, but thats just wrong. You cant even use in game chat. Seriously.. Game is new, there is a players boom, as always. People come to see, and then they go. Thats how Age of Wushu will end. Expand

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