One of the latest MMORPGs developed in China, this is Journey to the West Online. And yes, what I love about this MMORPG is its authenticity towards the real novel. Over the years, I am sure MMO players have seen various titles with stories almost similar or blatantly copied from Journey to the West, but I assure you, this is as real as it gets. I did not actually go through the full background story for this game, but its supposedly to be after Sun Wukong (Monkey King) and gang finished their journey. How did I know? Thy have their respective Heavenly Titles under their names, which you can see in the screenshots below.
Here are some brief features found in the game – 72 Transformations System, mounted air battle, clan wars and many more. I am rather lazy to go through the full list, so pardon me :p
After the HD trailer, I will be taking you into the game for a brief look. Buckle up!
A small note, click on the screenshots to view the original size!
Can you spot another classic character in the screenshot?
This is where the 72 Transformations System comes in. Upon completing certain quests, players can get a Transformation Hair as a reward. It will state which classic character you can turn into, along with a certain status increment. This will only last around 20minutes though.
As you can see below, I have only 1 normal attack action (skill) now.
Skills are divided into Single Target, AoE Skill, Support Skill and Passive Skill.
I must now choose a faction to side with. I went with the Bodhisattva (or Buddha) faction.
Finally, I am out of Flower Fruit Mountain (the starting area) and reached the mainland!
By the way, there is auto-tracing, so doing quests is much easier!
My first few mobs! There is an auto-attack function, but sadly, there is no auto-looting.
Do note that there are many resources like herbs which can be gathered around every corner, but sadly I have not learn the life skills.
I used one of the Transformation Hair and turned into White Star Deity to escape.
It is now time for me to choose my clan!
Each clan specialise in one area of attack, like ranged, melee, tank, hybrid etc…