User reviews for MapleStory
7.3 / 10Combined Score
-Many features of character customization require NX points
-Economy is ridiculous compared to other games'
-In the later levels, leveling up can be arduous
-Can be hard to get an original name for your character
-Graphics and detail
-Sometimes the game can seem to be out to get you
I'm going to start this off by saying that if you want to play an good RPG, but don't have the money for a subscription (IE: World of Warcraft, Runescape etc), that Maplestory is a good direction to head in.
While the gameplay seems a wacky concept of a Sidescrolling MMORPG, it feels very solid in its foundation. That doesn't mean it comes without flaw, however. Sometimes, the platforming can be difficult (Especially in some areas and a bad graphic card) but for the most part it's all right. There are many cla...
- Everything revolves around Nexon Cash.
- Cash Shop items expire.
- Nexon Cash Charging.
- Too many hackers.
Much more bad than good, as you can see.. Oh well, I'll just start with the good.
Elaboration! There are a ton of quests, while most of them are a bit hard and require parties, I still think that it is fun to try to finish a quest (especially the event ones) because it's like a treasure hunt. You have to go find what the mafia- I mean, err, NPCs, want. Once you do that, you'll get a nice reward. Sometimes the reward isn't worth it, but you get an even bigger award than what you see! You get the feeling of accomplishment. And that's enough, isn't it? No, not really, but if they made NPCs rich they would get assassinated, now wouldn't they?
Party Quests are the best. I think that MapleStory revolves around Party Quests, but it's great for spending some time with your fr...
-After level 50 leveling up becomes tedious
-The global version of MapleStory is overpowered (Other versions such as the south-east Asia version and the European version have adopted this as well)
-Cash shop items are expensive and expire 90 days after purchase (45 days on MapleSEA but clothing items on the original Korean version don't expire)
-Community on most versions sucks
Note: Classes/Locations etc. are wrote in the name order: Original name from KMS/Global MapleStory name
Ok, so how to start this review... started playing MapleStory around a year ago, got to level 7 then pressed the quit game button and didn't go on it for another month, anyway, I started playing again and found much potential from this game.
Basically you start at the beginner location depending on what class you want to be...
- The game is 2D
- It is really Easy to hack
- Game Masters were inactive for the first half of the game, but are starting to get a bit better (Hacking has been resolved a tiny bit)
- The Games idea isn't spread out enough once you are high level
- The games Armour looks really bad, almost forcing you to buy NX Cash
- Nexon unfairly sells double Experience coupons for unfair game play to the poorer players
- The point of "Fame" in the game was ruined after Hackers made everyone hav...
A little Repetitive
Laggy in Channel One
Report system still needs a little more work.
Maple Story is a Korean 2D side-scrolling MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). It has incredible detail and this is my review for this great game I've played.
You start at Victoria island, with 5 small towns Lith Harbor, Henesys the Bowman town which has become renowned for Mushmom and Henesys Party Quest(Level 10-200). The next city is Perion the warrior city and it's well known for being rocky and of course Guild Party Quest. Kerning City is Thief central and it shows gangster style things.ex: graffiti. It is also the home of the famous Kerning Party Quest. Finally there's Ellinia the magician city which is incredibly large and contains the docks for the boat to Orbis.
The next continent is Orbis. It takes of...
Too many hackers
GMs at the moment, but improving.
The background graphics and music are great on the eyes and ears. Some of the users are friendly, but some are just idiots.
You start on maple island, a lowly beginner with three skills, that you can't even use yet. A friendly NPC tells you the controls and how the game works to an extent. Almost all beginners look the same, but as soon as you hit level 20+, everything changes.
There are 4 classes, Warriors, Bowmen, Rogues (Thieves) and Mages. Unlike most games, you start as nothing. At level 8 or 10 you can become a job, which is when the fun starts. At level 30 you can branch out of your job, and then level 70 advance further into whatever job you chose.
Each job has its own pros and cons, mostly leveling speed.
Mages level slo from 1-10, but then take off until around level 40
Thieves level slow from 1-12, then if...
The game is mismanaged and poorly run. Kill stealing is rampant along with stealing of items accidently dropped. There are frequent outages and not being able to connect. The translation of the story line is horrible all you do is run around and talk with NPCs who want you to bring stuff to them. It really doesn't have a linear storyline. chat channels get spammed and no game master is there to stop it and continues on for hours. Administration really doesn't care about abuse reports and only lets you report one abusive user a day. Even though there are so many, you can only report one a day. I could see not allowing you to report the same user in the same day but they will only allow you to report one instance of abuse in a 24 hour period. They obvi...
Fighting is really the only option availabe and leveling can be very slow but the game does pick up later and and turns out well
If you like fighting games and you have a good quality internet connection, then this is the game for you. You have to possess great patients though as the game takes a long time to level, roughly level for level with World of Warcraft. The spells at high levelsa re very illustrated and the audio quality is awesome. If you have to choose between Maple Story and games like Runescape and Neopets.. go Maple. If you got money its a real tie between the great visual quality of WoW (which servers allways crash) or a smooth running quiet ...