- Status: Release (2008)
- Genre: MMORPG
- Developer: Beijing Perfect World
- Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment
- Platforms: PC
Perfect World International is free-to-play MMORPG that puts a huge focus on character customization. It is inspired by Chinese mythology and takes place in the mystical world of Pangu.
At the Start, the player can create a character that is fully customizable. He can either choose from a few presets, put it together with preset details, or he can fully customise it with sliders. The body can only be changed by few sliders, while the face can be heavily customised. The player can choose from the six races: Humans, Winged Elves, Untamed, Nightshades, Tideborn and Earthguards. For each race exists two different classes. This gives the player the possibility to choose from twelve different classes. Each has their own way of fighting.
In the game, there is a wide range of possibilities to strengthen the character. This begins with the well-known equipment, stats and skills of a character. Other ways to strengthen the character are Genies, Meridians, Glyphs, Runes, the Star Chart, War Avatar System and some more. The player has a lot to do in order to strengthen his character. Genies, for example, are little, fairy-like creatures that support the players in fights with buffs, debuffs or other unique skills. Meridians and Star Charts raise the stats of a player to make him stronger and War Avatars are cards that can be collected which also adds different stats to the character.
The world in Perfect World International is nicely designed. It is lively and has a vast flora that covers the lands. The world itself is very big and players have a lot to explore. If the world is not enough, players can also roam through different realms that were once sealed and are now accessible again. There is a total of five continents and five realms which the player can explore. His journey starts in the realm Celestial Vale which was introduced in the Eclipse expansion.
The player awaits a huge amount of quests which tells him the story, leads him to hidden places and other secrets. Some of them also help with different possibilities to strengthen the character. The player won’t run out of things to do anytime soon in Perfect World International. This is also due to the constant updates which the game receives.
- Plenty of races and classes to choose from
- Vast customizations of character and playstyle
- Wide variety of mounts including flying mounts
- Large-scale PvP battles
- Daily rewards
- Known bugs
- Heavy grinding
- Boring, slow-paced combat
- Uninspired quests