Welcome to World Runner - dice of Destiny, where your destiny is controlled by the dice. Get it? You better hope that the dice is on your side because if it’s not, you’re going to be in heaps of trouble.
A Korean version of the much beloved and popular Monopoly game, World Runner sets you in a magical world where you face off with different people and creatures on a 3D map. You must roll the die and obtain as many lands as possible while using your skill cards and mind, with a bit of luck, to bankrupt the other player.
When I first saw the game, I really wanted to play it. After all, it had such cute graphics and looked like it was loads of fun to play, but sadly, the game and I weren’t meant to be. Its first mistake? Boring me to death with its really really long intro. And not only that, but all the grammar and English mistakes. Yes, it’s a Korean game, so translating into English is probably not its strongest suit, but if you’re trying to cater to English-speaking gamers, try spruce up your English. Yes, the intro can be skipped (if I remember correctly), but I thought that if I didn’t know take a look at the intro, I’d have no clue as to what was going on. After reading the intro, I still had no clue as to what was happening. I lost interest a quarter of the way in.
Going onto the game play. It seems that the graphics are nice but upon further inspection, they were a bit horrendous. I just had a feeling that the game was somewhat incomplete and the atrocious English inside didn’t help its case. That’s why when I used my skills cards, I got all confused and didn’t utilize them correctly. Thanks game, but no thanks.
I just felt that the game was unorganized, jumbled up. Yeah, the character expressions were sweet and adorable but I just couldn’t handle the terrible English contained within. If it takes me more energy to decipher the meaning in English than it does to play the game, it’s really not all that worth it. And here’s another thing I have an issue with: it claims that it’s the mobile version of BlueMarble. Uh, what? It’s a mobile game too. How can World Runner be the mobile version of BlueMarble, which already is a mobile version? Does that even make sense? SK Telecom, until you can fix up your World Runner, I’m going to stick to the cuter and more refined game that is BlueMarble. You might want to learn a thing or two from them.
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