If you didn’t know, Scarlet Legacy is actually known as Xuan Wu Online in both Taiwan and China. Developed by Taiwanese studio, Interserv, publisher GamesCampus has gotten the rights for the North American English server. I did not try the original Taiwan version, as there are too many programs needed to install and register. Luckily, the China version went into Closed Beta just yesterday (no wipes) and I finally got my hands on the game. Initially impressed with what I saw in screenshots and videos, how did the game fare?
Well, to cut it short, I love it. The combat, while being a traditional Point-and-Click, is miles faster than most games with the same system. Pressing just the skill buttons, I do not have the face the target, no chore of having select them manually as the system automatically aims the enemy nearest to my character, even if not in sight. The skill combo system is nothing new, but being only able to activate some after casting some pre-requisite skills reminded me of the Blade & Soul videos I posted in my YouTube channel. And oh, you can move around when casting spells, especially for the Mystics. Awesome!
The combo system actually “sucks” players into grinding, but I have no complains since the skills are really eye-candies. And once again, combat is fast. When players hit 1000 combos, or 1000 straight kills, the system will flash a message across the screen congratulating him or her. I shall not go too indepth with the features to avoid spoiling the other features. Click here for the North American website!
There will no doubt be some grinding involved, but personally, the skill graphics and the speed of killing mobs is a very welcome factor when compared with most F2P MMOs. Players from Southeast Asia should take note as there will be a Chinese and English server coming soon published by Asiasoft Online. The website for the SEA version can be found here.