Bless Online finally got a Western release when it launched on Steam Early Access last week. Along with the questing and dungeons we've come to expect from any MMO, Bless promises a dazzling and expansive world inhabited by various races, including the cat-like Lupus and the tiny Mascu. All servers are PvP-enabled so you can expect large-scale clashes between two opposing factions via battlegrounds as well as open-world PvP.
Bless was first announced back in 2011 but only managed to muster a lukewarm reception during its time in the East. Since then, the game has had a major overhaul, so the question of whether Bless will fare any better in the rest of the world looms large.
Bless could make it into our list of the best MMOs on PC.
It didn’t get off to a brilliant start. As Bless Online hit Steam it immediately suffered lag, server crashes, and extensive login queues. But, less than a week later, Neowiz seems to be getting a handle on these problems. The speed and effectiveness of the developer’s response to these almost inevitable MMO launch issues is a good sign for the game’s future.
It's too early to offer a comprehensive opinion on whether Bless will hold its own in the over-saturated MMO market. However, we've picked out a few of the game’s more interesting features, which should help you decide whether you want to give it a go.