Review by YuGiOh15

"The new generation of Ragnarok Online, and this time it's free!!!"

Maple Story Review
Submitted by: YuGiOh15

Maple Story is one of the more recent MMORPGs made. It was created by the company Wizet, and it is a 2-D side scroller. Recently, many players have joined the Maple Story community. Even if you don't like 2-D Online Games, prepare for an addicting and fun time!

Maple Story is a game which is like Ragnarok Online. You can create three characters, and customize them with equipment like weapons, earrings, accessories, and armor. You start off as a beginner on Maple Island and you begin your quest for experience.

Story: N/A

There is basically no story, but the gameplay, fun factor and the other stats replace that. The rating does not count but, here's the sum of the story. You create your character, venture out on a quest, and become stronger while time passes and while you hack and slash enemies.

Graphics: 9/10

These fluid graphics are great! The wide variety of clothes/equipment looks very cool, and if you know how, you can change the hairstyle of your characters! The backgrounds are pretty much professional, they add elements to the area you are in. The variety of enemies are also wide, from snails and mushrooms to stone golems and ferocious monsters, you'll be amazed at the graphics!

Gameplay: 9.5/10

The gameplay scored big for me on this review. The original controls are pretty bad to use, but the programmers let you change the controls to your liking so you don't have trouble. As I said before, you start off as a beginner, and when you venture off to another island, you can become a warrior, a mage, a thief, or an archer at lv10. You then train and become even more powerful, collecting items, trading with other players. You hack and slash monsters to get experience, do quests, and run errands for people.

Monsters can drop things and you can pick them up. You might need them for quests, you can trade with other users, or just plain keep them for a collection! As always, the wide variety of items will amaze you. Things like ores, leather, and even equipment are dropped by the monsters!

To make things even better, you can "party" with other users. Party basically means you go into a group and share exp and money. You can add up to 20 members in your buddy list, which makes things even better if you want to party with them.

Replay Value: 10/10

As many of the above sections show, this MMORPG has really good replay value. Like some classics, you'll spend a lot of time with this game, trying to collect items, killing monsters, or doing quests. And when you feel like showing off your equipment, you'll attempt to level up and equip fantastic gear using your painstaking time. Which isn't a bad thing, since it adds more to the replay value ^_^

Sound: 7/10

The tunes in this game aren't that bad! Some are pretty catchy, and the monsters make sounds when you kill them. If you have to stay in the same place at one time, the music gets repetitive and annoying. Not that much, though.

Fun Factor: 10/10

The above sections of the review show that this game is fun, whether you think it's a waste of time or not. When you try it, you'll definitely like it. This is nearly one of the classics you spend like a year or more on, and you'll never get bored!!!

Overall: 9

This game is REALLY great. You should download it and play right away.

Reviewer's Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Originally Posted: 01/18/05

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