I recently had the chance to play this new online game for a while, but I wasn’t really impressed to be honest. Developed using the Unreal 3 Engine, Peach Garden Online (direct translation) is an anime-ish turn-based MMORPG from China. There is a small backdrop of the Romance of the 3 Kingdoms in the game, as players can complete special quests and summon generals found in the novel to fight alongside you. The game also has around 20 classes (including advancements), most of which are pretty unique on the battle field.
But that were all the positives I found. I can’t remember why I hated turn-based MMORPG, as i actually liked Atlantica Online, but Peach Garden Online has several features which irked me. For example, pets. Yes, you can capture only 3 pets and have on in battle with you, meaning this game is heavily dependable on party play even from the start. And the skills, even normal attack cooldowns just frustrated me.
Being a game still in the phase between Closed Beta and Open Beta (China games have tons of weird test phases), I could understand if the social features are lacking. But I couldn’t really see any to be honest, other than the normal partying, trading and whispering. The game looks awesome, but the core content is somewhat of a letdown even if the armors at high levels look like a winner.