- Status: Released (2016)
- Genre: MMORPG
- Developer: NCSoft, Team Bloodlust
- Publisher: NCSoft
- Platforms: PC
Blade and Soul is an action-orientated MMORPG developed by NCSoft’s Team Bloodlust. Players take part in an epic martial arts war between good and evil. Choosing between two factions, players are going different ways to get stronger and subdue the evil forces. Over the course of the story, the player meets different factions where he always has to decide on one of them. If he wants to change faction, he has to acquire the corresponding clothes.
When creating a character, players can choose between four races. Those are the powerful Gon, the ambitious Jin, the beautiful Kun, and the mischievous Lyn. After choosing a race, there are a lot of possibilities to customise the character giving them a unique touch. Depending on the race, the player can then choose between different classes. Overall, there are nine different classes. Those reach from traditional Kung Fu Masters to deadly Blade Dancers. With a vast amount of physical and magical skills, fights are never going to get boring with those classes. The player can actively target enemies and avoid their attacks if necessary. With single target and group target abilities, he can then kill off the enemies very swiftly.
The storyline of Blade and Soul is mostly straight forward. While following the story, a lot of quests and dungeons await the player. Each has a different approach and needs sometimes a particular strategy to be surpassed. Depending on the group, enemies in dungeons have more or less health and even their damage scales accordingly. The same goes for the rare Monsters that can be found all over the world. The dungeons vary also in difficulty depending on the minimum participant number. There are solo dungeons and dungeons for four and six players.
- Fast-paced combat with unique skills and active dodging
- Vast among of PvP and PvE content
- Characters strong customizable
- Martial Arts action
- Classes depending on race
- heavily depending on connection latency in fights
- Heavy grinding dependent sometimes