Maybe it’s the weird gaming lull that’s going on right now, but MapleStory 2 has picked up a good amount of press and player eyeballs (ew) as the newest MMORPG on the block. The verdict? It’s mixed, although Nexon’s adorable anime is generating more discussion than it otherwise would have in a more active market. “It is worth checking out if cuteness isn’t a dealbreaker,” said The MMOist. Fellow blog Unidentifiable Signal Source agrees, but cautions: “I have some friends that will never play this based on aesthetic alone. They simply don’t tolerate the cute chibi type of thing.” Endgame Variable said that he failed to find the title engaging for adults: “It appears to be a game for children. I don’t ever remember acting like a child even when I was a child, so to find that mindset of frivolity to enjoy this game is completely beyond me.” Contains Moderate Peril: LOTRO — The … [Read more...] about Global Chat: Is MapleStory 2 too cute for its own britches? (Yes.)
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MapleStory 2 is finally here, released globally after three years since its arrival in Korea. Nexon has pulled out all the stops to ensure a smooth launch for global gamers and now the game is live on both the Nexon launcher and Steam. What is MapleStory 2? It’s a free to play MMORPG – the second in the Maple series – and it features cute cartoony characters in a pretty large anime fantasy world. You pick one of 9 classes to adventure with, using the game’s ARPG style hack and slash combat that feels really good. Players earn levels and gain new skills, all while exploring the world’s many map zones, and following the main story to hit level 50 and begin the end-game progression. We’ve spent a lot of time in the head start and launch, so here’s what we think of it so far. There’s A Good Amount Of Content For a cute and cuddly anime MMORPG, it’s easy to mistake this for just another run of the mill MMO clone of many others out there. … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why You Should Play MapleStory 2: MapleStory 2 Review 2018
It’s fair to say that MapleStory always did appeal to an audience that was into a very specific look and feel. If chibi anime designs, frantic big-number combat, and goofy storylines were your thing, then you have more than your fill here. Now that MapleStory 2 is taking the franchise to 3-D when it officially launches on October 10th, the MMO-starved west seems to be taking a surprisingly serious look at Nexon’s latest offering. I’ll admit that I was curious as well. The cheerful design, enthusiastic community, and constant communication from the dev team that I saw over the past few months gradually warmed me up to the idea of trying MapleStory 2. So when I was offered a chance to take part in the head start, I gladly engaged to satisfy my curiosity. So what is MapleStory 2 like? Is it too childish for grown-up gamers, too simplistic for elitist number crunchers, and too unorthodox to be real competition for the fantasy MMO market out there? Yes, yes, yes… but … [Read more...] about MassivelyOP’s first impressions of MapleStory 2, Nexon’s latest MMORPG
In their latest announcement, Nexon have showcased the full contents of each of their founders packs, and also begun their Closed Beta pre-sale event where 20,000 Founders Packs will be sold, and no more until after the Closed Beta event. Perhaps more importantly however, they have also revealed exactly what the MapleStory 2 “Premium Club” bonuses are. As we covered in our previous article about the MS2 founders packs, there will be 3 tiers of founders packs to choose from. The Explorer Package ($24.99) The entry level founders pack will net you 30 days of their Premium Club membership, the Mark of The Founder hat, the Founder’s Regalia name plate, the Prismatic Harmony Unicorn mount, 2,000 Merets ($20 cash shop value) and CB2 guaranteed access The Master Package ($59.99) At the middle tier, you get everything from the Explorer package, 3,000 more Merets (for a total of 5,000) another 30 days of Premium Club (for a total of 60 days), the Gold Ribbon outfit, … [Read more...] about MapleStory 2 Founders Packs On Sale and Premium Club Benefits Revealed!
While we did do a weekly news video just yesterday condensing most, if not all interesting MMORPG news within the week, it just so happens that a little bit more snuck out! Which is of course never a bad thing, so without further ado let’s get started. The first bit of news I’ve got that’s pretty awesome, especially for those of you who’ve played the MapleStory in the past but also for those of you that have been waiting for MapleStory 2 to finally come out in English. Now while I will point that it isn’t 100% confirmed it is likely and therefore worth mentioning. So it’s speculated that at the Maplestory Fest on the 14th of April the MapleStory team will be doing a live Q&A session where they’ll have an exclusive announcement. That is of course not the only reason many people believes its coming out but also because Nexon America is now hiring for new testers, all of this happening not long after the game launched in China, which is … [Read more...] about Is MapleStory 2 Finally Coming Out In English (NA) Soon?