Wuthering Waves recently had a closed beta for Chinese players from July 4, 2022.
As soon as the trailer was released, Wuthering Waves received a lot of attention from gamers around the world. The game is introduced as an open world game with the unique, free fighting style typical of Kuro Games. Choosing this style of play made Wuthering Waves suffer a lot of talk about a copy of Genshin Impact.
So whether Wuthering Waves will be a new super product to compete with Genshin Impact or just a luxury copy of the Mihoyo family, let’s find out through the following review of Game4V.
The plot of the game takes place when the world is going through the apocalypse, at this time the survivors have gathered, built new cities and started a new life. However, the cause of that apocalyptic catastrophe is still unknown, and no one is sure if the thing will return.
In an effort to find out the cause, the survivors accidentally found many people from the pre-apocalyptic period, who survived in a strange state, and especially these people after regaining consciousness. possessing many magical powers – the awakened one. The task of the player-awakened is not only to adapt to the new life, but also to find the cause of the apocalypse and ensure they do not return and destroy the world again.
Still following the direction of building the open world that is becoming the current trend, Wuthering Waves possesses an extremely impressive graphic background, the level of detail as well as perfection is very high.
Due to the influence of the plot, the world of Wuthering Waves is generally quite gloomy, most of the areas in the game are quite desolate with the ruins of the previous world. However, the game also brings the most pristine and vivid nature for players to experience.
Kuro Games remains faithful to the anime-style character design from the studio’s previous product. Accompanied by bold colors, both show the plot of the game and make a difference from the products on the market.
For visual effects such as shadows, reflections, physical interaction with the environment, etc., are of very high quality. The movement of the character even when fighting or exploring the world is very smooth and logical.
This is one of the weaknesses that need improvement in Wuthering Waves. The background music is not so excellent that it is difficult to create a sense of stimulation during the discovery process. Accompanying the background music is the music during the exploration, the sound of running water, wind blowing leaves, etc. are all just average. On the contrary, the music when fighting, the voice acting are all high quality (Chinese voice).
Choosing for themselves an open-world gameplay, Wuthering Waves directs players to freedom in everything from exploring the world to fighting in the game.
Kuro Games introduced two mechanics to differentiate Wuthering Waves: “Imitation Ability” and “Bounce Knife”. In which “Bounce Knife” is a counter-attack mechanism similar to the parry mechanism of fighting games. And “Imitation Ability” is a mechanism that allows players to learn a skill from the monster they have destroyed.
More specifically, players will be able to control up to three different characters and each character will have their own set of skills with four separate skills. When entering the game, players will be free to fight in their own style similar to Genshin Impact, and players can also combine with terrain, flying skills to create many effective combos, spectacular.
In addition, due to the long cooldown, the number of characters used is small, so in boss battles, players are forced to get used to dodging as well as the “Bounce Knife” mechanism.
Features and game modes
Since this is a beta, the number of features that players can use is quite limited. Specifically, in addition to basic features such as leveling, selecting features in “Imitation Ability”, some features to help explore the map more conveniently have also been added.
Currently there is only one game mode to explore the world map Wuthering Waves, other modes are locked in this beta.
The writer’s first impression is that Wuthering Waves is somewhat similar to Genshin Impact. This is inevitable, especially when the game from Mihoyo is extremely popular in the world.
However, it is completely wrong to say that Wuthering Waves is a copy of Genshin when from the plot, gameplay, world-building, and combat mechanics, there are clear differences between the two games. Not to mention open world games are inherently not uncommon in the game market these days.
Especially after experiencing, Wuthering Waves has its own unique charm, especially in the combat mechanism, fighting in the game requires a high concentration, precise manipulation from the player because only A small mistake will cause you to be destroyed by the boss.
That said, Wuthering Waves has no weaknesses? On the contrary, Kuro Games’ products have quite a few limitations. The first is in the music system – lack of emphasis; Next is building the world, even if it’s because of the plot, the world of the game is really too bleak.
Next is in the combat mechanism of the game, this is a picky mechanism when players will need to have a high skill as well as like challenges. Finally, the game requires quite high configuration with a phone with a snap 855 chip or equivalent to a PC with a Core i5 5675C chip, GTX 1060 and 16GB or more.
If this quality is maintained, the fact that Wuthering Waves becomes the next super product is undisputed.
Download and login
Because this is a limited test, players need to pre-register with the publisher via a Chinese phone number. On the day of the test, players will receive a message containing the link to download the trial version and log in directly via the registered phone number.
Readers interested in Wuthering Waves can learn more through the following link.
Link game: https://www.taptap.com/app/234280