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More About Anime MMORPG
The Anime MMORPG is a very specific genre that can’t be mixed up with Cartoon style or other types of graphics. Usually, the characters of these games have a specific appearance with enormous eyes, unrealistic body proportions and colourful hair. Many of the heroes often look cute or even too sweet, with no differences between different genders. Of course, this style contains different archetypes of the appearance, but the most famous and popular is ‘Kawai’ one. The graphics are usually bright and colourful, even a bit too much simplified, and the backgrounds look much more complicated, vivid and picturesque than in other games; sometimes it looks even better than projects with realistic environment. It will not be surprising that most video games of this genre are developed in the homeland of anime, in Japan.
Even though the term Anime MMORPG usually means only visible part of the game, these projects often have a range of specific features which are characteristic only for this genre. For example, these video games usually have a crazy huge number of beautiful characters (especially girls) as NPCs, mercenaries, villains, playable heroes or usual mobs, so even the most boring game can lure you for a long time. Also, anime games often provide players with deep and well-developed character customization.
Best Anime MMORPG
- Dragon Nest has pretty anime-inspired visual style, with picturesque cartoonish backgrounds and swift animations. It’s nor pure anime nor cartoon, but something in between. This game has an excellent character editor with many appearance features to choose from.
- Mabinogi is an outstanding game with anime style. Also, it has not only colourful graphics but also a flexible system of skills and unusual mythological fantasy setting.
- Final Fantasy 14 has an anime-inspired visual style, one of the most beautiful game worlds, and sophisticated character editor with many changeable features. This game is famous for its impressive graphics.