Dive into Seal: New World and experience a fresh take on the old RPG on mobile phones
Choose from three different classes, upgrade your gear, and train pets and explore large levels.
Enjoy a fast-paced and action-packed battle system: use powerful skills to down incredibly mighty foes.
Although Seal Online hasn’t always been popular and was launched a more than a decade ago, it did have a decent player-base. Its fans would be delighted to hear that an all-new mobile game Seal:New World which is based on the old game, is up, running, and waiting for you. That being said, it’s a classic 3D MMORPG that puts you in the shoes of a hero who happens to be the “hope” of the world. It features an fresh experience, thanks to a new story, cutting-edge gameplay mechanics, and portability. So, should you be playing it? Let’s find out:
Right off the bat, Seal:New World immediately blasts out a catchy K-Pop tune in the loading and character creation screen. It’s a pleasant surprise, but may put off potential players regardless. The game does NOT have a wide selection of character classes, which are only limited to three. You can either be a Swordsman, Priest, or a Clown, each with different skills and capabilities. Though it’s an MMORPG, its customization options are noticeably nonexistent. You can’t change your chosen character’s facial expression, eyes, and hair. However, you can change their costumes later on.
Seal:New World’s gameplay is its selling point, thanks to its fast-paced action RPG mechanics. The controls are much like any other game in the genre: a digital touch screen joystick on the left side of the screen and five action buttons wherein you can attack normally and activate skills on the right. It’s incredibly intuitive and easy-to-learn: even newbies won’t have any trouble learning it. The hack ‘n’ slash action is addictive, even if you’re using a priest or a clown. There is even a pet mechanic wherein a rabbit-like creature helps you in battle.
The game’s prologue makes you dive right into the action. You will be fighting multiple waves of monsters and finally, a big boss who happens to call himself a god of darkness. Considering that it’s just the start of the game, he will be an easy kill. This is the tutorial phase and once you finish it, the game’s lore starts to get a little blurry. You will be placed in a hub-like area, and this place contains everything you need, including quest-givers, pets, and other players to interact with. Here, you can also adjust your equipment, buy premium currency, and look at your character’s stats.
Seal:New World isn’t an open-world game. Rather, it’s a stage-based one, though there’s a hub and a global chat wherein you can actively meet and greet real players in real-time. Progression is based on these stages: entering them makes you go through a dungeon to fight off a horde of monsters and a boss at the end. Though the designs are linear and the early game is quite easy, dungeons get a little more challenging as you progress.
One of the biggest gripes we have on Seal:New World is the localization. The translation is sketchy and horribly done, especially when you talk to the NPCs. It negatively impacts the overall experience, but if you’re only after the action and dungeons, you won’t mind this. Meanwhile, the graphics are pretty smooth and run at 30 FPS on average, providing a decent visual experience. There are no noticeable drops when fighting bosses and activating skills and techniques that take up most of the screen.
Overall, Seal: New World is an action-RPG that is worth your time and effort. Though the customization options are lacking and the translation needs fixing, it’s provides a fulfilling mobile gaming experience. It’s simply one of those games you will be drawn into and end up playing for hours.