A World of Fantasy
Forsaken World: Gods and Demons is the newest title set within the universe of Forsaken World, the open-world fantasy MMORPG developed by Perfect World Entertainment. Yoozoo Games’ pocket-friendly mobile adaptation of the desktop version doesn’t skimp out on any features.
Forsaken World has been around since 2011. If you’ve played Perfect World’s title or other MMORPGs, Forsaken World: Gods and Demons will feel familiar. The game’s aesthetics come from both European and Asian mythologies. One of the very first creatures encountered in the game is a gryphon, an amalgamation of an eagle and a lion, which fits perfectly alongside the flying airships of Forsaken World.
Perfect World’s declared aim is to incorporate Chinese aesthetics and characteristics into the games they develop, and that is evident in Forsaken World. Yoozoo Games maintained that stylistic choice in Gods and Demons. Even though the world is a mixture of cultural themes and mythologies, it clearly showcases Chinese designs. The intricate architecture and locations in the game are an example of this.
One thing to keep in mind is that the onscreen text doesn’t always match the audio. Yoozoo Games is a Chinese company, and it’s understandable for things to be lost in translation. This doesn’t mean that the audio and text aren’t understandable. It’s just that the audio paraphrases the onscreen dialogue, which is more detailed.
A Wide Range of Classes
For mobile MMORPGs, the available classes are usually whittled down to three or four choices. Forsaken World: Gods and Demons offers seven classes, with each then having two subclasses available. The first is the Warrior, the equivalent of a tank, with the highest survivability and midrange DPS. The Priest is your support specialist, providing buffs and healing to allies.
The two ranged classes are Gunner and Ranger. While the Gunner is a hybrid class with a dual focus on damage and support, the Ranger serves as a jack of all trades. They provide crowd control and ranged damage, with one of the subclasses capable of summoning offensive pets.
The three remaining classes are powerhouses. The Rogue is perfect for PvP play, fulfilling the need for a stealthy melee class. The Mage, on the other hand, rains down pure damage on enemies. One of the available subclasses for Mages is a support role that focuses on crowd control.
This leads to what has been one of the key selling points of Forsaken World: the Vampire. It’s rare to find a Vampire class in MMORPGs, and in Gods and Demons they provide dark magic. Their focus is on debuffs and survivability, mainly due to their ability to leech their opponent’s life in order to heal themselves. With all of these classes and their subclasses, there are at least 14 possible playing styles and multiple opportunities for personalizing your character.
Forsaken World: Gods and Demons doesn’t veer away from one of the features that MMORPGs have become famous for over the years: character customization. This mobile version doesn’t skimp on the choices available to the player. It goes beyond just changing the gender and hair color of your character and allows you to either recreate yourself (within reason) or your ideal character.
This type of personalization isn’t always available when it comes to mobile MMORPGs, and choices are often limited. Thankfully, with Forsaken World: Gods and Demons, the very same customization options found in desktop MMORPGs have been repackaged for your phone. You can even tailor your character further by dropping cash for exclusive items from the in-game store.
Is It Hardcore?
Without a doubt.
Forsaken World: Gods and Demons is simple enough that both new or veteran MMORPG players can enjoy it. Minor quirks like the audio and onscreen text not matching don’t detract from the game. All in all, it is a pocket-friendly version of desktop MMORPGs and worth a play.