Post Date: 21:30 15-06-2009Rating: 9Author: awesomedrakoComment: Right, I've reviewed this game before, but then I was younger and I only did really short reviews, so I'll do a more in-depth one now. Also, note that I don't play Acclaim's 2moons, I play Dekaron, which 2moons copies from, because 2moons can now only be played by people in North America, and I'm in the UK. However, Dekaron and 2moons right now are virtually the same in terms of gameplay, so my review will be accurate for both games. I enjoy this game. Why? I'm not too sure, there are a multitude of reasons I can think of, one could be the blood and gore in this game, which there is lots of, every slash you deal to a monster causes it to spray blood onto the floor. It may be because of the satisfying amounts of damage you deal once you get further into the game, and then you start killing monsters at a rate of a monster every 15 seconds, it could just be because of the graphics, I don't know, but many aspects of this game are great. Time till game can start: 7/10The game is 1GB download, so for people without broadband it could be rubbish, but I constantly download 1GB games anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me. However, be wary if your connection speed is low. Graphics: 8/10Graphics in this game obviously aren't Crysis-like, but they are stunning and pretty good, even at the lowest setting it looks good, though just by turning bloom on it makes the whole game look a lot better. In short, the graphics in this game are great, especially the skill animations. Music: 10/10Probably the only time I'll give a game 10/10 in music, why? Because this is the only game that has a built-in music player, you just copy all your songs to the game's music folder (it's somewhere in My Computer), and there you go, no hassle, all your favourite music without turning anything else on. Quests: 7/10The Quests in this game actually aren't bad, they are just typical hunt this amount of monsters style quests (though dungeon quests are incredibly fun, these are REALLY RARE), and I would have given it an 8/10, if it wasn't for the fact that there are SO LITTLE OF THEM!!!!! The game starts off with an abundance of quests, but pretty soon (after level 10 or so), there are rarely any quests (like 1 every 5 levels). Gameplay: 10/10!!!!!Yes, many people may disagree with me, but I'm choosing to give this game a 10/10 in gameplay! The skills in this game are awesome and look cool, and are fun to use, every single instance dungeon is a great experience, and when you get AoEs, it is VERY satisfying to just blow up a huge amount of monsters at the same time. Fun: 10/10!Fun as well, I don't know what it is about this game, but I really like it for a strange reason, every element of this game just makes me really like this game, the weapons, the skills, the armor, heck, I even like the quests because its almost fun to kill monsters in this game. Community: 9/10I can't really give this a 10, but I would if I play a lot longer, just to prove it to myself, because currently, every person I've met is friendly, and human! Surprisingly, when I talk to people, they reply in normal sentences, not l33t 53n73nc35, or txt spch, which is a relief, also, everyone's very friendly. Character Customizability: 4/10This is one of the game's weak points, there is barely any character customization at the beginning, every member of a class looks the same to start with, and there are 6 classes, so there are only 6 looks to choose from, and only 3 if you care about what gender you are (3 classes are male, 3 are female, and you can't change that), it gets slightly better later on, as you can buy costumes that don't do anything, but give you a certain look, and also armor makes you look different, though if someone's the same level as you are, and the same class, chances are, they would be wearing the same armor as you are, which is the best for your current level, so everyone that's your level range would also look the same as you :D Company: 8/10I'm playing on the EU Dekaron right now, so Gametribe owns my version, and they do a good job, though I think Acclaim might be doing slightly better, as they have two servers (Trieste and Abaddon), and Gametribe only has one currently (Insania), and Acclaim's version, 2moons, seems to be much the same as the original Dekaron right now, so I can't complain about them, except for them only allowing North American people to play on their version (WHY???), anyway, Gametribe is doing a good job. PvP: 9/10PvP is one of the highlights of this game, duels are usually fun, especially at high levels, since both people have really flashy skills that are just fun to watch even for observers, and PKing is allowed, though its funny as PKers can be targeted by anyone, so everyone on a map just goes after a PKer lol Overall: 9/10I really like this game, it captured my attention a long time ago, and now I've come back to it, it has once again captured my attention very well, the gameplay's good, the graphics are great, but more importantly, it makes me come back to play it, and I think I'm ready to play all the way to the high levels for a change. BTW, I'm playing a Vicious Summoner on Atlantis, INSANIA, on Gametribe's Dekaron, and it's called louis058. I recommend you try this game up to level 20 at least, then judge it.
Post Date: 11:52 07-05-2009Rating: 9Author: sesaquiComment: Graphics: 7/10. Bloom effect rocks, and the terrain is not too bad either. Just pulled it down due to lack of character customisation. Quests : 6/10 It was nice in the lower levels, but as you get higher.. dwindles like crazy. Forget about quests. Was fun while it lasted. Sound : 8/10 Why? After all the 1/10s? I agree default sound is lacking, but hey, there's the ingame mp3 system. Move them all into your 2moons folder and voila, your in game itunes. Gameplay : 7/10 Yes.. it's a grind. But. There're instance dungeons to cover it up. Bored of that? Party! Bored of normal grinding? Go to df, find a party and have fun. Bored? There're new maps, new party dungeons. Go for it. And.. there're the wings you get at 102! Note though, you get to 102 after some hard work, ie, exp is pretty steep, so don't expect an easy time to get your wings, and yes I do have a life, thank you. Probably what I like most about 2moons is that there's a pressure to keep getting the best you can get out of your equipment - ie goals, due to df/pvp or pk/dps. (Granted there's no crafting and stuff, but with such a pvp oriented system, I don't think it's absolutely necessary) Community: 8/10 I've been playing this since late 07, on and off, but I keep going back to it. Find yourself some nice solid friends and this'd be an awesome game. True there are jerks, but when you get pked feel free to move from shard to shard. If they follow you around, then that's another issue. As I get higher up, I see less and less of high levels pking the lowbies, ie more maturity. Some people just flag your for fun by the way, so don't fall for them. And also, get a guild! Pvp: 9/10 Love the free pk. Awesome for some drama. Shield helps as well. Then there're party pvp arenas, the pvp at the end of df, siege. : ) But either way, to me the not so hardcore pvpers and the hardcore ones can have some fun at the end of the day. Publisher/Developer: 5/10 for bad service, painfully slow when it comes to new content. 2Moons is very far behind the original Dekaron. Constant bots are annoying too - although the blacklist is pretty fine. Private Servers: Sucks. Yes nice to try around, have some fun with wings, etc. But at the end of the day it gets awfully boring fast. Zilch sense of accomplishment. I'll say private servers are just small time fillers and nothing else. Overall: 9/10, for being the only game that has held my attention for such a long time.
Post Date: 23:57 09-12-2008Rating: 7Author: eXoZmMComment: A game that MANY thought would become the next WoW(Solely because of graphics) but on July 31, 2007 that population of MANY was deeply disappointed. 2Moons was supposed to revolutionize the Asian MMO game type, but instead just made it look better. Gameplay - 6/10 - The best part about this game is when you first look at it. You look at the graphics and just can"t believe that this is a free game, but once you play, you realize why it"s a free game. The game itself isn"t that bad. Many places to go, things to fight, and great quests(Including a low level dungeon!) But once you hit 20+, you realize the constant repetition of the term better known as "Grinding". Grinding is a huge thing in this game. You grind the low levels to get the quests(Yes, the grinding starts at low levels instead of 20+ like in other games), you grind the mid levels to start PvPing, and you grind the high levels to get the high level quests/complete the game. If it weren"t for the constant grinding of levels, this game would be 20X better. Acclaim needs to figure out how to make exp go a bit faster. Although the grinding is bad, it"s not as bad as other games, which is why I gave the gameplay a 6/10. PvP - 7/10 - This game has wonderful PvP. You can PvP anywhere, even at low levels. All classes are semi-balanced so they can at least have a fighting chance if you put in the stats right for PvP. PvP though has one flaw for low levels, The Shield. The shield is the green bar above the red and blue bar in the picture. It"s kind of like a damage reductor. The damage will first go to the shield, then to the HP. As a low level, it"s hard to keep up your damage to take away the shield, so low level duels aren"t played much anymore. Another MAJOR flaw is that you can"t see people"s levels. Because you can"t see people"s levels, you never know what level person your fighting. Once, as a level 6, I challenged a hunter who I thought was level 4-5 because she had low level gear. Turns out she was level 12. Although you don"t lose anything but PvP points when you lose, this is still a problem that should be fixed. Many players buy low level armour or wear nothing to make it seem as though they are low levels, and start PvPing near the first town, where all the level 1"s are. Graphics - 9/10 - This game has the best graphics out of ALL free MMORPG"s in the MMO world. Acclaim made it a point early on that the game would be know around the MMO gaming industry for their graphics as a free MMO, and they certainly achieved that. Though I don"t agree with their rating for their graphics, they definitely made one of the best visual games on the market. The reason is didn"t get 10/10 is because of how the letters in-game and chat looks. It looks as though they ripped the chat interface out of Last Chaos or Legend of Ares and just stuck it in there, hoping no one would notice. Other than those two things, the graphics are simply outstanding for a free MMORPG. Community - 6/10 - The first day the game came out, the community was at least visible(I"ll explain later on) and it was also nice to have. I logged in one year later to find the first town FLOODED with gold sellers, so bad that you can"t even type. I also logged in to find many "1337" kids. The community is ok if you can find the right guild, but other than that, it"s impossible to make friends like you could on the first day it came out. Many people think that if your not a high level by a certain amount, your a noob and they tend to not leave you alone after making their fact loud and clear. The community on the forums isn"t so bad though. Actually, they are rather helpful to you throughout the game, unless you come across someone that calls you a noob, which from my perspective you probably won"t. The community itself could make the game better if they distinguish themselves as a game that"s helpful and not mean, much like most other games in the MMO World. Quests - 7/10 - The quest system was just fabulous. The quests are not your regular, find this guy, kill these things, gather me 20 of that variety. You do get those quests, but they are not repetitive. The developers have mixed the quests up, giving you a reason to want to continue doing them. Also, at a low level you are able to do a dungeon quest, which is great for getting people to work for levels and to keep questing. The quests range from the 3 quests I stated above(Get me this, kill that, meet this guy) to killing a boss and many other things. I think they did a great job on getting a good quest system into a game that was mainly played for blood, gore and graphics. They definitely did a good job sneaking in that part of a MMO. Overall - 7/10 - This overall is based on the overall experience I got from this game. The game itself has many different points that have to be touched upon before efficiently reviewing it, such as graphics, gameplay, community and quests. To some, PvP would be included here, but for me it isn"t because usually games are made to be played through the storyline, not to be a PvP fest.The graphics are what makes this game. They are the outside of the book. Acclaim did a wonderful job perfecting them, but graphics can"t be everything for gamers. The gameplay, which is what this game is lacking, is the "Beef" of the book. It"s what you get the game for, and Acclaim needs to step up their gameplay or this game won"t survive for much longer. The part of gameplay that kills the game the most is the grinding, and I don"t see Acclaim fixing that anytime soon, but you never know. Quests are the credits of the book, and Acclaim really did a good job making the quests so that they wouldn"t be ignored. In 2Moons, the quests are actually semi intriguing so that people will do them. Community in this game just doesn"t make the cut for me. The community REALLY needs to step up and help make the game more newbie friendly. When you enter the game, your chat box fills up with spam, not giving new users a great view of the game. In fact, it gives users an awful view because it gives them a view that Acclaim can"t handle bots. Bots/Chat spammers are where Acclaim needs to step up and fix it. They can fix the community, but it would be rather hard. The community is something that brings down the overall rating of the game, but it"s liveable. It"s not horrible like in other games, where you get insulted 24/7. You CAN find help, you CAN find friends, you just have to look for them. I"m going to be honest, don"t expect to just download the game and get help. You need to help yourself. People in this game are nice, but they don"t cater to new players. Overall, this game is a great game to try, and possibly create a long standing MMO career on. Every gamer should at least try this game, most of the reason is because of the Free MMORPG revolutionizing graphics. Although the grinding is tough, you may find the game fun, so don"t take everyone"s advice here, try it for yourself. You won"t regret it! 2b1af7f3a8