Jade Goddess – Onward, to battle!
Action Browser RPG – Forget Kratos and embrace the Jade Goddess! Wait, what? Yes, Jade Goddess is the most recent free-to-play Action Role Playing Game from 101xp. Loosely based on certain parts of the western mythology, Jade Goddess drops you into a warzone between two rivaling factions. We gave it a try and here is our report.
Official Jade Goddess Trailer
Jade Goddess resembles a neat mix of MMORPG and Action RPG elements in your web browser. As per usual, you start out as a greenhorn. You don’t have any powerful weapons nor enough cash to buy proper gear. Best way to change that is by doing quests for the many people of the realm that are in dire need of your help. Slaying monsters, hunting for treasures and helping random strangers are usually the best way to get proper income. Same goes for Jade Goddess. By accumulating gold, experience and certain artifacts you eventually become able to unlock your hidden powers, access new abilities and will maybe even become powerful enough to liberate the realm from the impending doom.
Swordsman and Paladin at your service:
Right now you can choose between two different classes: Swordsman and Paladin. While their name might imply that they are both relying on heavy armor, it couldn’t be any more different. Only one of those classes, namely the Paladin is cladded in heavy armor, wielding sword and shield to decimate its foes. The swordsman on the other hand basically dropped his armor and uses the additional maneuverability to swing his huge sword with more precision and even more power. For our test we played both classes for a while and even though both are melee based, we really enjoy to cut through the hordes of demons. The gameplay itself is fast-paced, fluent and also pretty good looking in terms of visuals.
More tuning than in Fast and Furious:
The initial lack of class diversity is compensated though. With each level you will continuously unlock more abilities, features and tuning options. Especially in terms of character customization and fine-tuning, Jade Goddess unleashes some of its biggest potential. No matter if it’s the Forge-, the Inlay- or the Mount-System, each of those gives several tweaking features that will eventually allow you to get the absolute maximum out of your character, while also guaranteeing late game occupation.
Activities for everyone:
Speaking of the late game. In terms of longevity, Jade Goddess also offers quite a bit. Sure, on the one hand you have the aforementioned features and customization options and on the other you have team instances, space battles, arena mode, treasure hunt, airship escort and, just believe us, tons of other activities that you can participate in. While some of them are only available at certain events or dates, others are always available and make sure that there is always something that you can do or participate in. So far we have only participated in a few of these events and while some of them were rather short, others really got us. At any rate, we are hoping that 101xp are going to add even more of those in some of the next updates, since they do really play a huge role for the overall charm of the game.
- Free-to-play Browser Action: Just sign up and you are good to go – Jade Goddess is free to play and does not need any download or installation.
- Swordsman and Paladin: Decimate the hordes of darkness as an unrelenting swordsman or noble Paladin.
- Crazy character customization: Dozens of cosmetics, upgrades and other customization options are waiting for you.
- Longevity ensured: Space battles, arena mode, treasure hunt, and tons of other activities are waiting for you.
- Fluent and fast-paced gameplay: Overpower your foes with style and enjoy the fast-paced and fluent gameplay of Jade Goddess.
The Bottom Line
Well, we didn’t forget Kratos but the once thing we did forget was the time, while we were playing the Jade Goddess. The free to play Browser Action RPG Jade Goddess is just about to be released and from all that we have seen so far, we really have the impression that the initial release does have what it takes to become a success. The gameplay, the combat system and especially the character customization really add up to the pile of decent features of Jade Goddess. A little downside is the fact that, there are only two playable classes at the moment. But considering all the other things, that’s just a minor dent in the overall presentation of Jade Goddess.