Blade & Soul Revolution – the next Black Desert Mobile? – Netmarble Corp, a global gaming company, proudly announced its newest mobile MMORPG- the Blade & Soul Revolution. This game is now launched in 24 Asian countries and can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
Initially, the Blade & Soul Revolution game was released in Japan & Korea. This name also rank first place on the Google Play Store download chart in both countries. Players and fans of this game love the high quality graphics from Unreal Engine 4 which brings about extraordinary actions in this game.
Get to know Blade & Soul Revolution
Blade & Soul Revolution is the MMORPG mobile version, created and adapted from, the popular online PC game, Blade & Soul. Just like the PC version of its predecessor, this game always maintains the quality of its graphics and large-scale content. Netmarble has also designed this game in its system and appearance to run smoothly on mobile devices.
In addition to the remarkable high-quality 3D visual graphics, players can also enjoy large-scale Faction War content in real-time as well as highly engaging martial arts. There is also Dungeon content full of tricks and strategies with active social features like in a real-life community.
This game attracted huge excitement, successfully ranked first in the Free App category on iOS Apple Store in several countries such as Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore, only after a period of 9 hours since pre-download is available
As the release celebration and also the achievement of a total of more than 2 million pre-registrations, players who have participated and pre-registered will get various perks as follow:
- 100,000 Total pre-registration achieved: 200,000 Silver and Protective Ring
- 300,000 Total pre-registration achieved: 30 Accessory Enhance Stones and Protective Earrings
- 500,000 Total pre-registration achieved: 2 Incense Burners and Protective Necklace
- 700,000 total pre-registration achieved: Weapon Enhance Stone and Protective Bracelet
- 1,000,000 Pre-registration total achieved: Master Class Costume
Netmarble will also hold various other interesting events to celebrate the release of Blade & Soul Revolution. For example, a 7 day Event Check-in player can then get a Hunting & Golden Helm Rare Weapon model.
Not only that, players can also get an exclusive Hajoon Medal Random Box when completing all missions. Players who participate in the Clan Event will also receive an Uncommon Pet prize. Meanwhile, the player who has made the first purchase will get a special costume as a prize.
Blade & Soul Revolution is a mobile game that brings the feel of a PC version of the franchise so that it can be played by people more broadly. This game is a remake that does not really need the player to get to know the game first in order to better understand the story and the fun of the gameplay.
The gameplay leans towards real time action where you have to set a series of combo attacks to print large damage to the enemy.
Broadly speaking for the gameplay itself, this game has a gameplay that is almost similar to MMORPG in general. That is, you can run quests to level up and kill monsters around to get items. But this game will also entertain us with a myriad of interesting PvP features like for example faction war or player kill.
Blade & Soul Revolution vs Black Desert Mobile, which is better ?
After the long discussion about the game Blade & Soul Revolution above, surely among the MMORPG game lovers to compare. Which is better: Blade & Soul Revolution or Black Desert Mobile where they are both MMORPG with immense faction war elements?
Before discussing which one is better, let’s first get to know this game called Black Desert Mobile. Pearl Abyss, a South-Korea based game company created the game Black Desert Mobile. Just like Blade & Soul Revolution, this game also previously only existed for the PC and console versions.
The first Black Desert Mobile game was released in February 2018 by Pearl Abyss, the developer. But at the beginning of its release, this game was only available in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Only in 2019, with the release of Black Desert series in Android and iOS, more countries can enjoy this game.
At present, Black Desert has more than 20 million users on PC, mobile and console. This multiplayer online game has raked in more than USD 1 billion since 2015. With the expanded availability to mobile devices, certainly Pearl Abyss will continue to see an increase in revenue.
Difference between Blade & Soul Revolution and Black Desert Mobile
Although both MMORPG games and the same type are faction war, both of these games have some differences in gameplay, graphics and others.
Before discussing which is better between the two, it helps us to first dissect the difference between Blade & Soul Revolution and Black Desert Mobile. This way, these aspects can be used as references to determine which is better.
1. Game Size
The most noticeable difference is in terms of the size of each of these games. For the Blade & Soul Revolution game itself, it has a fairly large size of around 4.7 GB. As for Black Desert Mobile, it has a smaller game size – around 3.9 GB. But as Blade & Soul is a relative new game, we can expect it to continually grow in app size.
The size of these two games are considered large for mobile games. But this is not without reason. The graphics configuration and gameplay of the game are getting higher, good and also like the real ones are some of the reasons that make it have a large size.
2. Graphical Difference
The thing that most gamers pay attention to when choosing MMORPG games is the graphics. The graphics from the Blade & Soul Revolution game are made from Unreal Engine 4. A game engine is usually used by AAA-standard games. The natural beauty of the exterior in the game and the detailed design of each character makes it very much alive. And almost very similar to the PC version.
As for Black Desert Mobile, in terms of graphics it’s not much different from the game Blade & Soul Revolution. It’s just that in some parts it looks imperfect.
The case on the graphic quality of the Black Desert Mobile game is quite unique. That is, on one hand we have an animation that is really lively and detailed. On the other hand, the quality of the visuals is far worse than mobile MMORPG games in its class.
You can see the graphic beauty of the Black Desert Mobile game when you leave the screen static. When the movement feels smooth, for some reason the graphics look broken when moving the character. The frame rate seems down, resulting in a messy texture.
An interesting improvisation is also done by importing PC assets into the mobile version. But unfortunately, this actually makes Black Desert Mobile less representative of the situation. This is because the world shown in the movie feels out of sync because the visual display is not the same. Besides that, the picture of the movie looks broken and a little unsightly.
Another uniqueness that we can see is the graphics that appear blurry when from afar, but look very detailed when you zoom the screen closer. Usually, most games have a tendency to look good when the screen is far away but look blurry when you hold it close.
As per the explanation above about graphics, we strongly do not recommend forcing yourself to play this game if the device used does not have the minimum specifications needed.
3. Gameplay Difference
The first difference is in the area of the game. For the Black Desert Mobile game the area is arguably quite narrow. So this makes you with other players have to fight over to farm monsters. Because this game does not provide much XP if you do not grind. As for the Blade & Soul Revolution game itself, it has a large area making it easier for you to find more XP in the game.
Another difference is when we want to improve skills. In Black Desert Mobile when we want to improve our skills, we have to pay with in-game money and also have to need certain books that can only be obtained from quests. Whereas the Blade & Soul Revolution game only uses in-game money only. In other words, Black Desert Mobile is arguably more P2W (Pay-to-win) than Blade & Soul.
4. Battery Usage Difference
In terms of battery usage, the Black Desert Mobile game is far more economical than the Blade & Soul Revolution game. One reason that makes Blade & Soul Revolution more extravagant is in terms of graphics. the higher the graphics in a game will definitely consume even greater power.
So which is better? In our opinion the Blade & Soul Revolution game is better than the Black Desert Mobile game. It has better graphics, gameplay and provide almost equal opportunities for everyone to be on top. Players who don’t want to pay anything to win should consider it. Although in terms of size, it is larger and also more battery-draining – this is just a trivial downside.
But still all back to you. Black Desert Mobile and Blade & Soul Revolution are the best MMORPG games at the moment, and they have their own advantages and disadvantages.