Martial Arts MMOs are largely influenced by codified systems and traditions of well-known combat practices.
- Wushu is Chinese martial arts that consists of several hundred fighting styles that developed over many centuries in Ancient China.
- Wuxia is a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial art heroes and well known martial art figures in ancient China.
- Xianxia is a Chinese martial arts novel genre from the Wuxia genre that is influenced by Taoism and Buddhism.
We are listing these games based on their titles in ascending order.
Last Updated: May 26, 2018
Jonathan Lien, NCSoft’s Associate Producer for Blade & Soul has posted a producer’s letter for Spring 2018 to talk about Blade & Soul’s state and give previews of the content that we should expect for the game in the coming months. On top of the exciting news that the game will switch from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4, players can now look forward to a new greatsword-wielding tank class.
The new tank class will be powered by brute strength. Unlike other classes, this class will consume HP instead of Focus to use certain skills. Players will need to choose wisely. The class will have abilities to mitigate damage and gain temporary immunity to incoming status effects. More details will be shared later this year.
Blade & Soul‘s latest update titled Eternal Night is now live as of today and it brings new raid dungeons with it!
The new 12-man raid, Nightfall Sanctuary Part 1 throws players in with the Celestial Emperor’s automaton guardians. Players must complete The Emperor’s Tomb – Chapter 5 to partake in stopping Chol Mugo from gaining more strength and power.
NCSoft’s quarterly earnings report for Q1 2018 have just been released and while the company’s giant spike in mobile games revenue continues to even out, several MMORPG titles appear to be making a comeback.
Guild Wars 2 sales dropped by 32% in comparison to the previous quarter. This is to be expected considering the stabilization after the success of the Path of Fire expansion in Q4 of 2017. Aion’s sales jumped by 48% which was fueled by the change in monetization scheme. Comparing the sales of NCSoft’s top PC games, Blade & Soul is leading the way as their highest source of income from PC games. As a speculation, this could be the result of the combination of a large number of updates done to Blade & Soul in the recent months and the hype from Blade & Soul Mobile at the end of last year.
Blade & Soul‘s PC version is finally upgrading its graphics and converting to Unreal Engine 4! The highly rated action combat MMORPG has been played publicly on the dated Unreal Engine 3 for over seven years while its more recent mobile and console counterparts are being developed in Unreal Engine 4 already. Here is to hoping that NCSoft will take full advantage of UE4’s graphical additions and cinematic options.
It’s hardly been a week since NCSoft went live with the last content update for Blade & Soul, and now they’ve announced that the game will receive a new major content update called Eternal Night on May 2, 2018. The update will include the first half of the Nightfall Sanctuary raid, the Sandstorm Temple dungeon and new legendary soul shield and gear to be discovered. Players will also be able to continue the Emperor’s Tomb storyline in this update.
We’ve combed through all of the MMORPGs that has shown up in the past two decades and chosen the most eye-pleasing games with the best graphics and beautifully rendered assets to offer.
We have and will only add MMORPGs that are already or nearly playable in the West to this list. However, keep in mind that this is an on-going list, so upcoming MMOs that would otherwise be on this list like Ashes of Creation, Peria Chronicles, Moonlight Blade or any other games that deserve to be listed will be added when they are fully released in English.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order.
Last Updated: April 11, 2018
PvP (player versus player) has always been a highly criticized criteria when it comes to MMORPGs. Some desire harsh-punishing and ‘hardcore’ systems that let you take the loot of your fallen enemies, some desire optional or casual instanced-based arenas, while others would rather walk a different path altogether. Here is a list of MMORPGs from the current decade with impressive PvP.
We are listing these games based on release dates in descending order. This is an on-going list that will be updated every time a new impressive PvP centric MMORPG reveals itself.
Last Updated: March 28, 2018
Blade and Soul is set for another update, “Blade and Soul: Fire and Blood” on March 21st. There is a decent amount of content in this update such as two new dungeons, a new raid and the addition of the Lyn as the available race for the Gunslinger class. It’s great to see the Lyn race finally able to play with guns. Many in the Blade and Soul community have requested it for some time even before the release of the “Rise of the Gunslinger” update back in September of last year.