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Blade & Soul

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

69

Top Critic Average

25%

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Based on 16 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCJan 19, 2016

Publisher: NCSOFT

Genre: MMO

Rise. Strike. Avenge. Your tale of revenge unravels across a breathtaking world where martial arts and mythology meet in a furious clash of fists and betrayal. Become a Powerful Fighter! The path of vengeance begins with determination. Choose one of four unique races, and use detailed character customization tools to shape your persona with near-infinite possibilities.

Blade & Soul Reviews

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Blade and Soul's excellent PvP is buried beneath a mountain of tired MMO tropes that are sometimes frustrating and rarely innovative.

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Blade & Soul's phenomenal combat isn't enough to make up for its dated quests.

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Blade & Soul has the PVP pedigree to stand at the top of the MMO heap, which is why the rather rote PVE stands out. You'll have to go through some soulless grinding before you get to the great PVP. If martial arts-laden PVP isn't your thing, there are better MMOs out there.

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Although Blade & Soul is rough around the corners with its outdated quests and PvE envrionment, its strength in action-based combat and PvP shines through. Nailing a 20-hit combo on a poor fool has rarely been this satisfying outside of the fighting genre. The in-game store for microtransactions is mainly for cosmetic items and premium membership which keeps this free-to-play title away from the pay-to-win model, with Daily Dash prizes as bonuses for daily logins. While gold spammers had taken over the global chat, the new block spammer button has neutralized the situation. With NCSoft's attentive support of the title as the US release continues to catch up with the Asian release, the remaining story acts, classes, and dungeons will hopefully fill in the gaps by way of the developer's aggressive post-launch schedule. For now, Blade & Soul has a swift but cautious kick of a recommendation.

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