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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. 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. It's like candy for your eyes. [Vol 3, Issue 2, p.56]
  3. Those who aren't wired for the Korean MMO experience of heavy grinding and repetition will probably find that level 1 to 20 is just enough to sate the urge to try something new. I personally think Sword of the New World is very well done for what it is, but I don't quite gel with the style of gameplay.
  4. Something about Granado Espada is fiendishly addictive. What stops it from being truly great is the fact that it's both simple and rather boring at times. [Oct 2007, p.83]
  5. This game offers a beautiful, highly stylized, world to explore, but sacrifices meaningful interaction.
  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 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26