'Trials of Elsword' brings popular Korean MMO magic to Facebook

'Trials of Elsword' character menu
'Trials of Elsword' character menu

Bright colors, soothing background music, loud sound effects, cute character designs, and cartoony hack-and-slash action arrives on Facebook today in 'Trials of Elsword' -- a self-professed "manga-styled" game that's meant to complement and promote Elsword Online, which is a South Korean MMO that had its North American debut by Kill3rCombo in March. MMOs, or massively multiplayer online games, are very popular in South Korea. They are often free-to-play and centered around magical action fantasy.

Since Trials of Elsword is one of many companion games making their way to Facebook, fans hoping for a real Facebook MMO are going to be disappointed. Also, as far as such games go, it's not fully fleshed out. It's more like the Puzzle Quest 2 Mage Trainer than Dragon Age Legends, which means that eventually, you're going to run out of content. But it's still of a ridiculous high quality for a Facebook game (woo-hoo, 3D!) and able to deliver a few hours of fun.


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