Espada. Sound like that character in that anime which its main hero cry out “bankai” and turn super strong. You know which one. Except this one is a game and have nothing to do with that anime. Nothing at all except that both have espada. Yes, actually espada meaning is sword. This game is called Granado Espada or also called The Sword of New World. It is a mmorpg (massively multiplayer online role playing game) from Korea, the land of online games.
Ok, what makes it different from other mmorpg games? Simple, the graphic, the gameplay and the music. I played GE last time during the open beta when I was in UTM. It was breathtaking and also taxing on my measly connection. Which always cause disconnect when I tried to load the game with team of three. And make me gave up to play it until recently. Three? Yes, you control 3 character at once. Meaning you can have a tank, healer and damage dealer all in one team.
After the public open beta, I thought it goes p2p (pay to play). Just when I check it out recently, (thought of playing it again as I just acquired a broadband) it turns out it is f2p (free to play). In other word, no more monthly payment. Except you can buy the premium item which I haven’t check out yet. Like special item, weapon or armor. So go out and buy it to support them.
As for the graphic, I can’t test the full potential of the game because I only have a Pentium 3 with Geforce Fx 5600. But needless to say, it is beautiful from the character, monster and the background. You’ll be stunned.
Add to that with endless classic piece mixed with techno. A good touch but can be annoying after some time.
The game play? Quiet ok except for the load time and I have yet to discover all the quest. I’m just restarting remember? You can recruit NPC and add them to your family. In other words, they become your character. And if I’m not mistaken, there are 5 barrack and each can support 9 character, so you can have about 45 character in all. Or more so check out the official website.
All in all, GE is worth playing and sure will take hours of your time. Better yet, invite your friends and create a faction and make war. Mafia anyone?
So visit the official website here and hope to see you soon in GE.