Seven Souls Online Review
ByDate: 03-27-2012 Views:
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 2000
CPU: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4
RAM: 1024 MB (1GB) Free
HDD: 5 GB Free
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 or Radeon x1300
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 2000
CPU: 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo
RAM: 2048 MB (2GB) Free
HDD: 5 GB Free
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8600 or Radeon x3600
Let me start by saying Seven Souls Online is a decent attempt at a game for a smaller gaming company. SSO has certain features that could make a mmorpg great, and others that are unoriginal, and don't. Let's start with the classes, and races. There are 3 starting races Imeperial Guard, Exiled Avenger, and Manatech Rebel. There are not really class’s just weapons to choose from. There are 3 weapons per race Exiled Avenger (Dagger, Claw, Bow) Imperial Guard (Broadsword, Great Axe, Polearm) Manatech Rebel (Scythe, Chakram, Sword). Each race is gender locked the Exiled Avengers being the only female race; however there is a 4th race that hasn’t been put into the game yet. There are not a whole lot of customization options to choose from, and even though the game is only in open beta the population is low. Once you get in game getting to, and finishing quests is easy. There is a white dotted line that leads you to where your quests are, however sometimes that dotted line glitches. When it glitches you can look on the mini map, and follow the red arrow to your quests. Once you get to your quest area your quest target will have ! symbol over its head to show you what you need. As for the NPC’s/Monsters they are straight boring. For your first 10-12 level you are killing frogs, boars, pigs annoying little creatures like that. Leveling can also take some time even at low levels, and grinding is a no-no in this game. If you were to grind it would take year questing is the only way to go. Every time you level up you get a skill point. All of you skill points can be put into any weapon your race has, also every character has a common skill tab, and at certain levels you unlock new skill in there. You get a sprint skill at level 5 which looks exactly the running skill in Twelve Sky 2. Each weapons normal attack animations are interesting to watch, but start to get annoying after a few hours, but each weapons skill animations are all unique, and fun to watch. Each character builds up rage from fighting after the rage mode gets full you can toggle the rage button, and go into rage mode. At this point your character grows wings, and hits like a beast.
A feature that certainly is a help in the game is jackpot. Basically you gain point over time called jackpot point, and when you are ready you click the jackpot button located at the bottom right. After getting enough points, and hitting the button you can claim a reward which can be items, exp, gold, or buffs. For the most part you don’t get much for completing quests. As far as I’ve seen you rarely get weapons or armor. To get weapons armor you have to buy or craft them. I didn’t get to do much crafting, and the system most definitely needs attention. Chat is pretty bad in game due to low player population. If you need to ask about something in game I would recommend looking it up on Google, or going to the game’s forums. Each area has a manatech carriage that will take you to any location you have been to at a fast speed. It’s interesting that the graphics are probably one of the best features of the game, and they are okay. There are two types of mounts in the game fed, and not fed. Fed mounts all you have to do is unregister them, and re-register them to restore their levels. Non fed are just like mounts in any other mmo. All food does for mounts is makes them faster. When it comes to pvp the system is kind of unique there is no lost xp or item or anything like that. Every time you pvp you gain a debuff, and you lose a certain amount of hp, and mana for a certain amount of time. There is also infamy levels in pvp the greater the infamy level the worse the debuff gets. At infamy level 25 you lose half of your health, and mana. So obviously this can be annoying for you hardcore pvp players.
Overall I would say SSO is an okay game. There is a lot it needs to improve on, but the game could also use some more advertising. I would not recommend this game to hardcore pvp players because it is more of a pve based game. Also if you high player base games this is not for you. If you don’t have a decent speed internet you may experience a lot of lag because of the servers I would say at least 5 mb/s. Like I said before the game has decent graphics, but nothing amazing. Overall I would only recommend this game if you are bored, and have nothing to do.