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  • Summary: A fantasy MMORPG whose story is modeled after Europe's exploration of the New World, this original title allows players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control (MCC) system. This fantasy adventure unfolds its lusciousA fantasy MMORPG whose story is modeled after Europe's exploration of the New World, this original title allows players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control (MCC) system. This fantasy adventure unfolds its luscious graphical style through a story comprised of thrilling missions and quests. Swept by an exotic New World fever in the 17th century, this fictional yet historical exploration of the new found continent includes features that are all-new and exclusive to the U.S. version of the game. K2 Network's version offers a new character customization feature with hundreds of costume options, while an improved control scheme and in-game tutorial makes controlling multiple characters familiar and comfortable (for MMO players). In addition, the game includes an all-new story with hundreds of new quests. Control three characters simultaneously - While most games allow you to level just one character at a time, Sword of the New World allows players to develop, mix and match a team of three distinct characters simultaneously. Get the best of both types of MMO worlds with Player vs. Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) combat fully integrated into gameplay. Sword of the New World also includes additional combat options, Family vs. Family (FvF) dueling and City vs. City (CvC) in specific arenas. Character classes include the traditional melee champ Fighter; the spell-casting Wizard, and the dual-purpose assassin and healing Scout, with more classes to be announced later. Each class can learn and perform unique stances and unlock advanced skills. [K2 Network] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. PC Gamer
    90
    If you're tired of the grind, make your way to Granado Espada, where life is exciting, convenient, and most importantly, fun. [Nov 2007, p.70]
  2. 80
    A compellingly good MMO at an amazingly attractive price.
  3. Hardcore Gamer
    80
    It's like candy for your eyes. [Vol 3, Issue 2, p.56]
  4. My biggest issues with the game are the plodding pace in which your characters advance combined with the fact that you must be high level to truly partake in faction PVP. Flaws aside, the free-to-play model makes it easy to trade in your Arcanite reaper for pistol and cutlass, even if you plan on only vacationing for a short time in sunny Granado Espada.
  5. AceGamez
    70
    It contains some well-crafted elements, while the refined and altogether very usable MCC system makes controlling three characters a breeze, yet still manages to retain an incredible amount of depth, thus scaling exceptionally well with player ability.
  6. You’ll need a very forgiving attitude to begin playing Sword of the New World, because it still needs quite a bit of work.
  7. 40
    Only a revisit after about six months will reveal whether or not Sword of the New World manages to reach its potential...if anyone's willing to wait that long.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. ImranK.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    This is one MMO you don't want to miss. Amazing graphics and mindblowing stances make this game unbeatable.
  2. SouvikM.
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    A fantastic MMORPG adventure with breath-taking graphics which will keep you entertained for months together!!
  3. Jaruri
    Aug 13, 2007
    10
    The game has clean graphics, godly music, and good effects, though there is the occasional crash or failure, this game is still GODLY.
  4. JulianS.
    Jul 18, 2007
    9
    Cool graphics, awesome mcc and sexy pk maps.. its only ftw!
  5. Jan 7, 2016
    8
    Fascinating music! And awesome gameplay! The game graphics is also excellent! One of the best Multiple character control system I have everFascinating music! And awesome gameplay! The game graphics is also excellent! One of the best Multiple character control system I have ever played. Glad to have introduced this to my friends, never regretted it! Expand
  6. NikolausB.
    Oct 13, 2007
    7
    This game has so much potential. The art is fantastic, and the multi character control can lead to tactical movement which could keep this This game has so much potential. The art is fantastic, and the multi character control can lead to tactical movement which could keep this game interesting for a long time; however the world falls short in it's quests. The quests are so bland and generic. (95% of the quests I have seen thus far have all been of the "Go kill this many of this" variety.) Simply writing in interesting quests would perk this game up so much. The other problem is the enemy re-spawn rate. The enemies respawn so fast that most tactical maneuvers will result in you getting flanked of ambushed by monsters you killed mere seconds ago. The character costume options present a nice variety, but there are no options in physical features. I feel like I MUST own a hat to hide the fact that my hair looks exactly the same as every other character of the same class. This game has so very much potential, and all of it's issues could be fixed in a simple patch, I'm ready to give it a 10 in a moment's notice. It's so frustrating when a game comes this close to being great. Atleast it's worth the $0 it costs to play. Expand
  7. NigelH.
    Jul 12, 2007
    2
    This game has potential - a really underexplored genre, but it is critically flawed because th game basically plays itself! Combat is This game has potential - a really underexplored genre, but it is critically flawed because th game basically plays itself! Combat is monotonous, and you can actually have the game auto-fight for you for up to half and hour! No need to pay for expensive botting services, why not just get your own pc to do the playing for you! I'm disapointed. The game has some Korean screens appearing now and then, and the translations are sometimes a bit funky. But if it was fun to play I'd be a fan. Sadly, not yet in this case. Expand

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