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Edited by Brandino

Played the beta off and on and it's surprisingly really fun. Martial Art Film lovers will really enjoy it.

Edited by GaspoweR

Ah Jet Li is a Wushu practitioner. Having him on though is a good promotional/marketing bullet point.

Posted by Gerhabio

Looked interesting, then I realized it was an MMO...

NO THANKS

Posted by VaultDweller13

I've seen so many tv spots and banner ads for this in the past week. It's really getting a huge marketing push.

Posted by Veektarius

This made me want to watch Hero and CTHD. And it kinda made me want to play the game, too.

Edited by sylviaallen

Do they have single player version as well?

Edited by vikingdeath1

running up that wall looked pretty sweet

Edited by geezer_man

MMO? do we really need another one?? geez...

Edited by pablonguyen

I can't believe this Chinese game running TV spots on Comedy Central today.

Posted by Brandino

I can't believe this Chinese game running TV spots on Comedy Central today.

CC is mostly aimed towards stoners and a lot of stoners enjoy kung fu movies so it kinda goes hand in hand.

Edited by Elwoodan

dude, if the movement feels as good as it looks, this'll be sweet!

Posted by Tesla

This looks a lot cooler than I expected.

Edited by Bakumatsu

This just makes me want a Jade Empire 2.

Edited by YungLukeSkywalker

Jet Li's spirit commanded me to post this comment.

Edited by BabyChooChoo

@brandino said:

Played the beta off and on and it's surprisingly really fun. Martial Art Film lovers will really enjoy it.

Really? I was ready to write this one off, but now I am intrigued.

Posted by geirr

Having been a fan of Hong Kong and Chinese cinema for decades, this game seems like a wet dream to me so I'm excited!

Posted by Voxus

WAIT IS THIS THE SEQUEL TO THE ONE STARRING THE JET LI???????

Posted by SusanRamsey

this game gives me a chance to travel back to acient China.

Posted by BettyCarney

anyone wants to join me? I've made my mind up to choose Wudang. their skill looks gorgeous~

Posted by Landon

This is not the Jade Empire sequel I am looking for.

Edited by BooDoug187

Almost thought the title was "Age of Waifu". Thank god I was wrong!

Edited by Mr_Skeleton

This reminds me I should play Jade Empire again.

Posted by sheldonalston

what a huge client, the game gotta be good downloading now

Posted by YapaPanda

This may be the nerd in me but seeing the Nine Yin Skills Manual sold me on this game

Edited by Dallas_Raines

This game and that Forge of Empires thing are constantly advertising on basic cable.

Posted by Nonentity

This game has possibly the worst UI of any game ever, and is kind of badly translated.

However, the CEO of Coinstar/Redbox has her tendrils in this game for some reason and she's going to be promoting the crap out of it, hence the TV ads.

Edited by Zelnox

what is the combat like?

Edited by WeaponBoy

Have they added inverted mouse support yet? I liked the idea, but f that noise.

Posted by MarquisArcadia

Has anyone mentioned that there is a way to get people drunk by throwing up at them? This game is basically the best if you like you mess with others.

Edited by Geralt

Did they ever translate kung fu novel in the west? I suggest you guys try them out, especially by Jin Yong and Gu long.

@brandino Is it direct control or "MMO" style of control?

Edited by eshchan

Did RZA trademarked the name wu-tang clan? Cause in this game, the wu-tang clan is changed to wudang school which is a great opportunity missed as I will pay money to play as a black blacksmith in the wu-tang clan in ancient china whose fighting style is the iron fist.

Edited by Nettacki

hey guys, remember the other martial arts action game starring Jet Li on PS2? You know, Rise to Honor? I remember that game being okay.

Posted by selbie

In before CDC

Edited by heatDrive88

Sorry, already got my fix of real-life kung-fu action stars in video games with this:

And this:

Edited by probablytuna

Looks like a high res PS2 game or an early 360 launch game. Still, looks interesting and I'd try it out if it weren't an MMO.

Edited by Dozeworthy

For those hesitant to try it out, its free to play and bears a lot of similarities to classic sandbox style MMOs.

Edited by Reisz

There is only one thing I want to see out of an MMO; A setting where dimensional rifts have pulled feudal Japan and the wild west into post-apocalyptic Russia. It could be called RADIOACTION: Of Gun & Sword

Posted by Hugh_Jazz

@reisz said:

There is only one thing I want to see out of an MMO; A setting where dimensional rifts have pulled feudal Japan and the wild west into post-apocalyptic Russia. It could be called RADIOACTION: Of Gun & Sword

I'll back your Kickstarter.

Posted by Shtinky

Blade and Soul looks better.

Posted by PHARAOH

MAKE A QUICK LOOK OF SCARLET BLADE FREE TO PLAY MMO ITS THE MOST PERVY MMO EVERY CREATED PLEASE LOL.

Posted by JohnDudebro

Truly, this is the age of Wushu.

Posted by MeatSim

Jet Li is getting paid, that's what he does.

Edited by ThatOneDudeNick

It's actually pretty fun. I'd like to see a quick look on it. It's not a typical MMO in that you have a chain of quests to teach you how to play. In the first hour you get a ton of information thrown at you and a bunch of moves. You do with it what you want. You can run through your school quests and be overwhelmed by the end. Or you can learn a few moves and find someone to test it out on and figure out on your own how to chain it together. The game wont tell you what to do. Trying to run through the early quests quickly will result in a lot of frustration if you don't take your own time practicing before learning anything else.

The whole game is open PVP. Anyone out in the world can kill you. It's very much a sandbox mmo. You can find encounters and quests just by listening to random NPCs in the world talking. No quest markers. If you don't know the gossip, you can very well miss a whole chain and not know. New moves and abilities can be learned through books. There's no real classes, just learn and use what you find if you want. Run around and find stuff to do with other people.

The combat gets very complex. There are 8 different schools of martial arts to go into, then each one has three disciplines. You have jobs, clans, ect of course. But it doesn't play like a lot of other MMOs. There are no player levels. You have gear and upgrade gear but it's not the focus. You level up your moves with time, and they are all action-based. No standing around hitting your rotation. You have to move and quickly read your opponent. For example, I just learned an elbow hit, which causes me to fake a low punch, then hit the person with the opposite elbow in their face.

There are moves which cause more damage if the opponent is blocking, so the person fighting has to be aware (by sight) if your opponent is about to use that type of move and parry it with a combo instead. Dodges and parries happen because you pulled it off, not from a random dice roll. Steep learning curve, but very satisfying combat for an MMO. You succeed because you performed well, not because of gear, RNG, and dice rolls.

I forgot it was F2P. I never felt the need to even look into the benefits of VIP or felt like anything was happening too slow to enjoy. I think it's $9 a month for faster cultivation (leveling your skills), and you can take jobs and train while offline if your're a VIP. The game never bugs you about spending money, just a reminder when you log out that you can continue progressing offline if you subscribe. One click and the message is gone and the game exits like normal.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

As a full game it just does not looking that interesting, I don't see how it will be a fun game after a few months of playing. If the person above me is correct, 90% of the developer effort is focused on the fighting....that will get old. Some MMO fat was cut off, but it looks like it was replaced with the wrong sort of content.