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MapleStory 2 Review
MapleStory 2 is a free-to-play fantasy 3D MMORPG made by Korean game giant Nexon with more than 50,000 players monthly. This game has many similarities to the first MapleStory while adding in current gen twists to pull in new players.
- Real-time combats
- Unique system of character creation
- Weekly updates
- Distinctive visual style
MapleStory 2 Gameplay
MapleStory 2 is a cross between a real-time MMORPG and Minecraft in play style. The world is made out of blocks instead of standard 3D graphics. You can choose to design your own home or clothes in this game. This gives a new social section to this game as some players focus on building up their estate or fashion line to show off to other players. There are even little communities you can move into. The Maple world is still full of lively storyline and tons of lore to flesh everything out.
On the combat side of things, you have a selection of 11 different classes to choose from. Classic classes like thief are back from MapleStory while new classes like Soul Binder have been added into the sequel. Each class has a label that lets the player know just how difficult it is to use the build, and what they're primary in-game attribute will be. You will get skill points as you level up and must build your skill points around the appropriate attributes to properly use your class. As you level up, you can unlock new skills to set to your hotkeys, making combat more entertaining. Experience points can be gathered from defeating monsters of completing quest lines.
Combat in MapleStory 2 is real-time based in which you must use your skills, attack, and dodge to be successful. Enemies typically wander around on the map and can be avoided or easily engaged. The game does have an angled top-down view which gives combat a unique feel. PvP is more prominent than in the first MapleStory, and the game features gear-based PvP areas.
The character creation is unique and lets you make an avatar that looks just the way you want it to. Clothing options are limited, but the in-game store is a favorite among the community with new clothing options being added every week. The store does cost real-world money, but many players feel that the free-to-play build of MapleStory 2 justifies the prices.
MapleStory 2 is easy to pick up MMORPG that has a great social network surrounding it. This game is perfect for players who are looking to party up and go on adventures. The real-time fighting will appeal to gamers who like faster-paced games, but the strange camera angle may push others away. This game is easier to solo than the first Maplestory making it fun to play on your own. In addition, the building elements offer a unique twist sure to please more casual players. The 3D build of this game will need a medium powered computer to run correctly.
MapleStory 2 Classes
There are 11 classes in MapleStory 2.
- Wizard - a ranged class that uses elemental spells.
- Thief - a stealth class. Uses daggers as a weapon.
- Soul Binder - a user of mantras. A support class.
- Runeblade - a damage and support class. Uses two-handed swords as a weapon.
- Priest - a support and healer. Uses Holy Powers to support the team.
- Knight - a physically strong support.
- Heavy Gunner - a long-range damage class.
- Berserker - a mighty warrior who prefers close combat. Uses massive melee weapons.
- Assassin - agile medium-range class. Uses throwing knives as a weapon.
- Archer - long-range damage class. Uses bows.
- Striker - mighty warrior who uses two-handed knuckles as a weapon.
MapleStory 2 System Requirements
- Memory: 4 GB
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530
- File Size: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7 32-bit
- Memory: 8 GB
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
- CPU: Intel Core i5-650
- File Size: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit