Blade & Soul for PC and PS3 is a MMORPG game featuring Far Eastern combat art which focuses on fast-paced clashes with opponents. The game takes place in a land resembling Asia, with the story revolving around the characters from the Korean mythology.
The gameplay involves exploration of areas infested with all kinds of monsters, located in high mountains, forests, caves, castles and dungeons. The environment which we traverse changes during the game, and we must always be ready to clash with giants, angels of death, oversized insects and characters controlled by players. These encounters frequently end with a fight. We inflict damage upon our adversaries using both melee weapons (swords, daggers, axes, etc.) and fighting from a distance with the help of spells. Our skirmishes are reminiscent of acrobatics, and the injuries we cause with combinations of blows are expressed in numbers. This allows us to easily see if the weapon we use is effective and when the attacked opponent loses strength.
We can control our character with the use of mouse and keyboard. The specific nature of the game allows us to move very quickly not only on land but also in the air, using various stunts such as somersaults or running up the walls. The authors focused on the spectacular character of their project, as evidenced by the use of Unreal Engine 3.0. This tool has enabled the developers to create diversified locations, provide the players with characters dressed in meticulously made costumes moving in the wind, as well as introduce advanced physics into the gameplay. Blade & Soul also features numerous animated cutscenes, made directly on the game engine, and the atmosphere of the game is further emphasized by the dynamic music, which changes according to the pace of the action.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Quad Core 3.0 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 512 MB GeForce 8800/1 GB Radeon HD 4850 or better, 22 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/7
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz/AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.5 GHz, 3 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600/Radeon HD 4650 or better, 22 GB HDD, Windows XP(SP3)/7