Scarlet Blade Game Review

  • Gameplay
  • Combat
  • Graphics
  • PvP/PvE
  • Story

Alternate Title: Queens Blade Online
Developer: LIVEPLEX Co. Ltd
Publisher: Vendetta Gaming Network
Model: Free-to-play
Platform: PC
PvP: Duels / Faction Battlefields
PvE: Dungeons, Raids, Questing

Scarlet Blade Review - Is It Worth Playing?

Scarlet Blade offers various classes to choose between – The Defender, Shadow Walker, Whipper, Punisher, Sentinel, Medic, and the Cyberblade.
Each class differs quite a bit from one another – having very distinct playstyles. I opted for the Punisher, my wife MrsStix went Medic, Wiggy went Shadow Walker and Wiggy’s boyfriend went Cyberblade.
This was to attempt to showcase as many different classes as we could in a single video.

Character creation was alright. The character models themselves were absolutely gorgeous, honestly, and although I wish there was more.. customization options, I was fairly satisfied with what I’d created.

Plus.. when all you see is their behind most the game.. you really can’t complain all that much. We all went ahead and purchased some unique outfits from the store because why not? They’re pretty cheap and my wife is kind of an outfit whore.
Every time they release a new outfit in Blade and Soul she absolultely, unquestionably, unequivocally has to, at any cost, purchase the outfit and model it for me. We ended up matching in the end as well.. which is kinda cute if you think about it.

The questing system in-game is the same as in any other MMO.. except every NPC is semi-voiced, with pre-recorded lines and.. about as little clothing on as they can legally get away with.
So after being forced by my wife to leave what can only be explained as Heaven, we ended up on some weird.. alien planet. Then.. if this wasn’t already a little weird, we began taking quests from the.. flora. Like, legit.. the fucking weird alien mushroom things.. and they even told me a poem.
“The sky turned red ~~ The caustic wind blew ~~ Alas I was deflowered ~~ How I wish it had been you!” – What the actual fuck? Yup.. this is essentially the first thirty minutes of Scarlet Blade. Taking quests from plants.

So I mentioned earlier that the questing system in Scarlet Blade is about the same as in any other MMO, and I wasn’t lying. There is a small exception, though, and that is that the vast majority of quests are both taken and completed while out in the field.
There’s no real need to actively seek out NPCs to take or complete most quests. Keyword being “Most.” There are still a few that require you go up and socialize in person.

To tackle quests we set up a unique system.. Generally, Wiggy and her boyfriend went one way, and my wife and I went the other, splitting into two different groups and killing more than we would have if we had camped the same monsters.
Not that that was an issue though.. the game is packed with monsters, everywhere.

After around an hour and a half, we happened upon our very first dungeon. Naturally, we were very cautious and made sure to take note of all of our surroundings.
At least, that’s what I wanted to say, but I may have.. lured.. a monster over to our group that ultimately resulted in my wife being murdered right before my very eyes.
Sadly, she was the healer, too, so no reses!
Being furious at my own lack of power and inability to save my wife, I attempted to avenge her! .. I failed.
Then Ev, not wanting to be emasculated by my heroic deed charged in to save Wiggy.. Admittedly, the only person to NOT die in this dungeon was, unusually.. Wiggy.
The boss fight wasn’t much of an issue as there were 4 of us and we’re a pretty formidable team together. We’re just not very good at communicating.

There happens to be a skill tree in-game that provides a fair amount of customization. You have very limited skill points so you’re required to think on what you want to level up.
This makes it possible to have varied builds and to play how you want.. although admittedly I’m sure there’s the normal “cookie-cutter” build that everyone follows anyway, right?

We proceeded to spend the next two or so hours wandering around the large open plains that was.. whatever region this is. Enocia? I think it’s Enocia.

A very, very unique feature we learned about towards the end of our first day was the mech.
It’s a unique frame built specifically for your class, each class having their own unique look and skillset associated with the mech. From what I was able to tell, they gifted us with quite significant boosts to our base stats as well.
This made combat much more entertaining as we had – in essence – a secondary class we could transform into and just.. wreak untold amounts of havoc.

Now, based off of what we were able to see on our journey to level 30, the game offered quite a few differences to traditional MMOs.
The combat, although not action, was semi-action oriented. Your AoEs were capable of hitting more than one target and some skills didn’t require a target at all.
The way you obtain and complete quests was actually fairly reminiscent of Guild Wars 2. The character models, outfits, and.. admittedly, fact you could actually go completely nude is something you don’t see in MMORPGs.
Or normal games even, for that matter. The ability to suit up in a large custom mech-suit and just.. decimate the enemies in the immediate area – and not only that, but have your own unique skill set for that mech.. is, and I’m not over-exaggerating, so fucking cool.

At the end of the day, the game is a little dated, but that doesn’t really mean anything when games like RuneScape and WoW are still alive and kicking, right?
I’d recommend you give the game a shot and see how it holds up for you. We’re gonna try and hit endgame, and you’re more than welcome to join us for that!

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz / AMD Athlon 2600
Video Card: GeForce 7600 GT / ATI x800 or better
Hard Disk Space: 5GB

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.5 GHz / AMD Athlon II X2 or better
Video Card: GeForce 8600GT / ATI Radeon HD4450 or better
Hard Disk Space: 5GB

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