VNG Corporation recently launched a new mobile MMORPG for the Southeast Asia region, Cloud Song. The overall presentation and visuals of the game were slightly towards the lighter and cute side, which no doubt will attract more gamers of different ages, which include our team. We decided to take a quick look at the game! In case you are curious, Cloud Song’s playable classes have both male and female gender, something which has become a rarity in the genre. On the first day of launch, VNG had to open nearly 20 servers to keep up with the population!
Boss monsters in Cloud Song usually have powerful attacks which players need to manually dodge even at lower levels, hence they have to be alert on all times. Standing still will just invite death to the door, literally speaking. The 5 classes should be familiar to all gamers, including Archer, Mage, Swordsman, Oracle, and Rogue. Throughout our experience thus far, our only main complain is how Oracles tend not to have too much healing power. Each class will have a further class advancement, with 2 to choose from.
As you can expect from a MMORPG, there are tons of PVE and PVP modes to test players’ character power and manual dodging reflexes. The first massive PVP battle we encountered was Starmoon Battlefield, where players are divided into 2 factions to conquer different points on the map. Similar to most of such similar mode, the faction with the highest points wins. A simple and easy introduction to the massive PVP modes in Cloud Song (other than the 1 vs 1 Arena).
A key feature of Cloud Song, if we dare say the main feature, is the pet system. There are various rarities, but only the SSR grades have the 3 stages of evolution where they change their forms. Pretty much similar to Pokemon or Digimon in a way, which is pretty awesome. There are many ways to obtain pets, including paid packages, quests, various game modes, and gacha. We are quite surprised the gacha system is focused around pets and not equipment, and do feel that is a good thing overall.
Unlike other RPG games, Cloud Song have up to 9 pets to be in array: 3 for major array, 6 for support array. Players’ stats will be boosted by all these pets, even if they are not in the main 3 array.
Tip: Each pet has a unique skill, and up to 3 of them will interchange and use them during combat. If you are into details, it would be best to use pets with syncing skills to unleash a great combo!
It might be too early to give Cloud Song a grade, but it is no doubt a genre most gamers are already familiar with and have a low entry barrier. As a Free-to-Play title, Cloud Song is indeed generous with the starting journey based on the free items and boosts given. If you are interested in finding a home in a new MMORPG with Southeast Asian comrades, Cloud Song is the game this month to enter.