Slice And Dice: Swordsman

By Jim Rossignol on June 22nd, 2010 at 9:04 am.


Chinese mythology MMO Perfect World is one of those Lineage-like free-to-play MMOs that basically vanishes under RPS’ boredom threshold. We barely gave it a second glance. And I’m kind of expecting similar fare from the next game from Perfect World Entertainment, which is called Swordsman, after the popular martial arts novel by Louis Cha, which has spawned a bunch of Asian TV shows and movies. That said… well, the target set by the E3 trailer is very interesting indeed. If it looks anything like this “scene setting” CG-but-apparently-in-engine piece then it’s going to be a breed apart in GrindTown. Go take a look. (The same company is funding the Torchlight MMO, it is worth noting.)

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8 Comments »

  1. HexagonalBolts says:

    The bits where the player was surrounded by several dumb identical bears and soldiers reminded me very much of grindtown. The fact that they even made the trailer makes me suspect that in actuality it may fit in there.

  2. Sajmn says:

    +1 to MMO’s having more sophisticated combat systems.

    I’d wager it’s still gonna be a grindfest though. (also: drinking potions through scarves)

  3. MadMatty says:

    so unlike Diablo and WoW ;) … lets see how it plays out.
    “A sword fight is like a game of chess, you have to think….. before you move”

  4. Sam A. says:

    The find some way to include the original Swordsman movie theme, then I will be more interested.

  5. Lobotomist says:

    Jim, you cant be serious…

  6. Alexander Norris says:

    Sadly, it looks a lot like an Nth super-grindy MMO. Shame. I wish someone would do a good wuxia game. :(

  7. Squirrelking says:

    what is this? a bushido blade mmo?

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