Blade And Soul is a free MMORPG mixed with fighter elements. After a popular release in Korea thanks to its interesting mix of gameplay styles, the game has become available to Western gamers.
Thanks to its use of fighter style combat, Blade And Soul is an MMORPG with an element of originality and high level PVP combat. Players choose a unique character and then level up through experience based environments and PVE missions. While similar in style to many other titles, the game has a high level of polish which adds to this simple content. The best parts of the game are the later PVP sections where the combat systems shines. Similar in style to combo-focused fighting games, fighting other players feels like a real test of skill rather than just having better gear. Each of the playable races have their own play style, from brawling to complex tactics, offering a compelling meta game at high levels. Blade And Soul has an anime inspired art style popular in Korea which may be less familiar in the West.
Blade And Soul is a highly polish MMORPG with some interesting innovations. While the basic PVE elements and the art style may be more suited to the Korean audience, it is still a solid choice for a free online game.