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While it “officially” got shut down recently, Scarlet Blade can still be played and there are some servers still out there. Sold as a more “mature themed” style of MMORPG. There were a lot of eyes on Scarlet Blade and let me tell you those eyes were not looking at the level design.
A Couple Of Huge Features
Let’s get the obvious out of the way right off the bat. Boobs!!!! That is what the developers were talking about when they classed Scarlet Blade as a mature themed MMORPG. The character designs in this game are great if you are a horny teenager. However, the way that there is also a pair of big boobs on display with 90 percent of the all-female cast. Or there is a lot of booties thanks to 99.99 percent of the characters wearing a thong! This has been chosen clearly to drum up interest and it did actually work initially, but in a day and age where female empowerment is praised. Trying to get a game that features a ton of scantily clad out of proportion female characters is a hard sell. I personally am not offended by character designs like this, but I have not played an MMORPG that had as much focus on sex appeal as this one does.
The way the game portrays women actually takes away from the fact that the world which is created here is pretty cool. It has a real Cyberpunk style to it and I think that the best way I can describe it is as a cross between Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XV. Unfortunately, your eyes are very rarely drawn to the locations due to all of the scantily (if they are lucky) clad women on display.
What About Class?
Class in Scarlet Blade? Well, that is not the kind of class I am talking about. Scarlet Blade has two different races and then there are six classes to consider. Everything is very simplified in Scarlet Blade and that is most evident in the skill system as there are only four for you to take on! When you pick from one of the two races and start putting together your character, you can tell that presentation was their main goal. In terms of abilities, there really are not a whole lot here and I once read a review that said there was not enough to differentiate the classes and after spending some time with the game I would have to agree with that.
What About The Gameplay?
Scarlet Blade plays things very, very safe. The combat is completely over the top and a battle can look like something out of an Avengers movie. The thing is this is all done to show off the games character models. The combat to be fair is not all that bad and it is very easy to get to grips with. However, taking on quests fighting other players, doing jobs for NPC’s and so on never really feels all that exciting.
The gameplay of Scarlet Blade is not bad at all, but there is just nothing really new here to grab your attention and keep you playing. One thing I will give the game credit for was that its free to play mechanics were more than fair and you can actually see most of what the game has without having to worry about being hustled out of a few bucks here and there for it.
I have to be honest and say that the enjoyment you are going to get from Scarlet Blade is all down to if you like games with large boobs and tiny thongs. That is clearly what was chosen to be the game’s biggest selling point and that is ultimately what led to the game not catching on as it could have. I do like the over the top combat, but I do not think I needed huge bouncing boobs to make it enjoyable. I am no prude by any means, but Scarlet Blade went to style over substance and there is just not enough to keep it interesting.
- Great if you love scantily clad women
- The combat is actually really cool
- Some of the armor can be crazy looking
- It is very easy to learn to play
- Free to play
- The way the game portrays women
- Everything is very simplified and not in a good way
Download Scarlet Blade
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Video games using sex appeal to get interest from gamers is nothing new, but Scarlet Blade went above and beyond with this! Before Scarlet Blade was released it was being touted as a far more mature MMORPG style of game. Well, let me tell you right away that this is not a game that is designed for kids.
I’m Looking At You……… Two!
The first thing that catches your eye when you look at Scarlet Blade is the character designs. The reason that Scarlet Blade is classed as a “mature” MMORPG is the fact that the female characters all have massive boobs and most of them are running around in some kind of thong! To be fair the character models do look pretty good, but in 2019 this kind of thing is not as tolerated so I can see why some may be turned off by it.
There is nothing wrong with hot female video game characters, but I will say that Scarlet Blade maybe goes just a little bit too far with its design of the characters.
I Want More Of The World
One thing that Scarlet Blade does not get enough credit for is the world that the team created for this buxom ladies to run around it. It has a rather, Bladerunner/Cyber Punk kind of feel to it and I think it looks fantastic. A lot of effort went into the world, but the game is more about the hot girls fighting in the world. I feel this is a bit of a missed opportunity, to be honest with you.
The character creation suit is probably what you expect at this point. It is all about showing as much skin as possible with your character, but before we get to that let’s talk about the class. You start by picking from one of two races and then you can decide which of the six classes you want to play as. The class system is very basic and you only have four skills that you can learn as well so they have kept all of this very simple.
I found that it did not feel like there was a whole lot that made the classes different enough and I would bet that in the grand scheme of things it does not really matter which class you pick.
Crazy Fighting Action
The best part of Scarlet Blade (apart from the hot girls of course) is the fact that the combat is completely over the top. It is actually quite fun and it is like a cross between Bayonetta and Lollipop Chainsaw in terms of the style. It is very easy to get the hang of and I would say that the combat is the part of Scarlet Blade that I enjoyed the most. As this is an MMORPG though there is more to do than just combat. You will also have to go and speak to various NPC characters and get missions from them. This is in addition to taking on main quests and there is also a player vs player option too. So they have put a lot of content in the game and I managed to experience most of it without spending a penny so that is great. The problem is that Scarlet Blade does not take any risks (apart from the character designs) as a result it can feel rather shallow and barebones. If the character models get you excited enough I am sure you could probably look past this.
Final Thoughts On Scarlet Blade
This is not the best MMORPG that I have ever played, but if the huge boobs and round butts that are constantly on display do it for you, you will have fun. The combat is actually quite fun and so is the world and I wish the game had more story. I think that would have made the sexy girls more appealing actually. The official servers for this are dead, but thanks to the fans it is still possible to play it.
- Let’s face it the ladies are hot!
- The combat actually feels pretty good
- You can get some interesting upgrades
- You can play it without spending a penny
- The cyberpunk style setting is cool
- Some may find the sex appeal a little much
- It is not a very deep game