Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Oh, and One More Thing Today...

I nearly forgot to tell you all (all what, 3 of you?) that I got some time to play Grenado Espada... er, Sword of the New World over the weekend. Let me 1st say... "Holy horrid translation, Batman!" But it's beta, and they're working on it, so I won't hold it against them yet.

I was very confused by all the people with !'s over their heads, and just what it was I was supposed to be doing, so after following some of the tutorials (as best I could) and making my 3-person group, I went out of the 1st city and just started whacking things.

The combat, at the very least is brisque and fun, especially when controlling 3 people simultaneously. It's almost like an MMO RTS hybrid, and for that it scores bonus points. But if the company handling it wants it to succeed, they need to work and work HARD on the localization before releasing it. As it is now, people will pick it up and put it down straight away. It's just too confusing to play without proper translation and tutorials.

But give it some time and if they do it right, SotNW could be a very cool game when all is said and done.

1 comment:

pixie styx said...

I have heard from people playing on the oz servers in korea that the games is very good ... and very deceptive in its depth. Will be interested to see how this does. I really hope they localize this well ,....