Glory Destiny Online is a new MMORPG by Taiwanese developer, X-Legend, which went into Open Beta back in June if I remember correctly. X-Legend is known for its other games in the English market, most notably under Aeria Games with titles such as Grand Fantasia, Eden Eternal and the recently closed Kitsu Saga.
I will like to stress this is not a review, preview or professional article in anyway, just my thoughts on the game. Perhaps one of the cutest game around, if not the cutest, Glory Destiny Online does not fail in presenting the anime-ish style game world to me. Not needing a powerful system as well in displaying the clean graphics and vibrant colors of the world, coupled with the really adorable characters and emotes. the game is an absolute eye-candy!
There are 3 races to choose from, each with 2 classes which are not gender locked. But the classes are racial locked, hence there might be some players whining over this. To the right of the character is the God Beast mode players may change into. At level 20, my change only lasts 14 seconds! Character wise, I am really glad there is an attack speed stat, where it can be increased using equipments etc. This is perhaps one of the most neglected and left out stats nowadays in online games.
The combat got me for a few minutes as I was used to selecting an enemy and pressing the skill button expecting the skill to be activated. In Glory Destiny Online, players will have to click on the skill macro (1, 2, 3 etc) and right click on the mouse to activate it, instead of selecting a target and clicking on the macro. I know there are several other games doing this, but it has been some time since I played one with similar controls… I think Legend of Edda was the same?
As you can see from the videos, the camera angle gives players a “globe” feeling when moving around, like the characters are walking on a sphere. I can’t seem to locate a camera adjustment option, hence I see this as one of the flaws. Legend of Edda has this problem as well, and camera adjustment was added to the game after players’ feedback. I hope Glory Destiny Online gets it too.
Some other flaws include an obvious lack of social and community features, including an auction house and party finding system. Seeing how X-Legend updates their games’ content frequently, these 2 are basic features which must be added as soon as possible. I am having trouble with the first instance and there is no way I can find a party unless I join a guild. I hate typing in Traditional Chinese!
Glory Destiny Online at its early stage is a game with features found in most games, including battle pets, mounts (cash shop only), simple upgrading and socketing system and PvP arenas. Even villages can be taken over by monsters! As explained in one of the videos, some NPCs might disappear if a town or outpost is occupied by monsters, hence players will need to defeat them and the town totem as well.
Overall, Glory Destiny Online is a solid game for now, but I am still seething at the lack of community and social features. The lack of classes and advancements compared to Eden Eternal is something which is worrying as well. But still, it is an enjoyable game with minimal fuss. A few features and content updates will make this game shine even brighter! I am currently at level 20 now, I guess I will explore the game a little further~