Bless Online is an MMORPG that’s been developed by Neowiz Games and was initially released on the 28th May 2018 for Steam. Neowiz Games have seen some previous success with titles such as CrossFire, a popular shooter in the East and Tap Sonic. With Bless Online, players are tasked with creating their own character and enjoy the world of Bless Online, mixed with a combination of both PvE and PvP (including RvR – Realm versus Realm) focus for the player but.
How to Download Bless Online
To play Bless Online click on the Download button at the end of the review. The game is available on Steam in early access.
The Game Review
Just like many MMORPG’s before it, Bless Online doesn’t exactly have the strongest story in its repertoire, but the general gist is this: there’s been a decade-long war between the nation of Union and Hieron and the player must pick a side to try and win the war for their faction. By creating their character with a certain race, that character will then be assigned to one of the two factions, causing them to be in a constant battle against the opposite faction and their races. Taking a page out of World of Warcraft’s book, the two factions will be against one another throughout the game, and unless the developers make a change in the future, this is here to stay.
Here are the races available in Bless Online
- Habichts – human warriors
- Sylvan Elves – sages from the forests
- Lupus – elf-wolf hybrids, forest hunters
- Amistad – humans with a small physique
- Aqua Elves – similar to their Sylvan brethren they love to tattoo their body and bleach their hair
- Pantera – human-lion humanoid hybrids
- Mascus – small frame humanoids from another continent
- and the upcoming: Siren, Ibis, and Fedayin
As to be expected from an MMORPG, Bless Online has players create a character and pick from one of (currently) 7 classes, with an 8th coming in the future. Each class plays completely differently from one another, allowing for unique and intriguing abilities for everyone’s favorite class. There are both melee and ranged-based classes in the game, so for anyone that’s played an MMORPG before, they’ll know what to expect from the class system.
A major gameplay change from the typical MMORPG is the fact that it’s an action-based MMO, rather than a hotbar-based one, such as World of Warcraft. Each character the player creates will have their own set of unique skills, which can be activated by pressing the pre-requisite key and then the skill will activate. Instead of having the player simply sit there and hit buttons, they’re expected to dodge out of the way, make epic maneuvers, and jump left and right to evade any incoming damage that comes their way. Combat in Bless Online is designed to keep the player engaged in combat at all times, without giving them a reason to get tired of it all so quickly.
The character classes you can play are the following:
- and the upcoming: Assassin, Mystic, and Warlock
Easily the biggest comparison to make would have to be something like World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2. Bless Online takes clear inspiration from both of these games, with having clear fantasy themes throughout a fantasy world, where many of the classes are similar to the ones featured in both of these titles. While not a carbon copy, Bless Online manages to be an interesting combination of the two, without too much effort.
As of the time of writing, Bless Online isn’t exactly the most stable game to play online, but looking at the core gameplay and experience the game provides, it’s set to be a fun and engaging MMORPG; something the market has been needing for some time it seems.