– The Heroes of Aden have an all-new threat to face and
conquer in Wonderland as Netmarble Corp. issues its latest update that brings the mad world of
the Alice in Wonderland novel to the popular mobile massive multiplayer online role-playing
game (MMORPG), Lineage 2: Revolution. Thanks to the mistake of Varot the curious cat,
players can step into Wonderland and join forces with Alice on a quest to save her world with
the new ‘War in Wonderland’ update. –

Lineage 2 Revolution is among the class of top end mobile gacha (gambling) games we’ve been seeing an influx of in the past few years.
High quality visuals, coupled with constant updates and timed exclusives make it an addictive title that can not only immerse the user, but their wallets as well.

While there were a few audio issues during the time I’ve had with this new patch, especially during cut-scenes (on both android and iOS), I have to say that the work Netmarble has put into the visual aesthetics of content is truly remarkable for a mobile title. Full action combat at what seems like 40-60 fps on high quality feels quite satisfying.

As for the update:
Inspired by the classic Alice in Wonderland novel, Lineage 2: Revolution’s War in Wonderland
update adds a special Temporal Rift Dungeon – Alice’s Dream – that lets players enter the
world of Wonderland at Level 10 where they will encounter weird animals, card soldiers, and the
Cheshire Cat as the final boss. An all-new Adena Vault – Queen’s Treasure Chest – will be
available for entry at Level 35 where expert players can conquer Card captains and soldiers for
rewards.

Other updates to Lineage 2 Revolution’s War in Wonderland event include:

Alice in Wonderland-Themed Items – Introduced in this update are Alice-themed items
for players to collect and enjoy. These include new costumes, an all-new Mount and
Agathion, and 3D Wonderland Wardrobe Tickets that allow players to try on all event
costumes for a limited time.

While the new costume and hairstyle were pretty excellent, I found the weapon skin to be somewhat too silly for my tastes.
Both the new Mount and Pet were also well designed, and looked/felt great.

Cloak and Costume Substats – Starting today, cloak and costume stats will be
categorized into ‘collection bonus’ and ‘equipped effect’ items. ‘Collection Bonus’ items
apply its bonus regardless of the player’s loadout while ‘Equipped Effect’ items only
activate when players equip them. Once all War in Wonderland costumes are collected,
players can expect 30,000 CP from these items.

Flat stat boost, nothing exceptional here, average power-creep.

Event Field Monsters; World Bosses – Later this month, monsters inspired the
rabbits in Alice in Wonderland, will appear in game and a new Event World Boss,
Elnagandr, will be added to the last half. These monsters drop special items when
defeated.

While I wasn’t able to experience this content in the preview, judging from current systems, it could provide some interesting gameplay if lag won’t be too much of an issue.

Lineage 2 Revolution seems off to me, even as I’ve become an avid mobile gamer (apparently comes with the gamer dad territory) with above average knowledge of similar systems. L2R is visually stunning and plays smooth as butter on a high end device, but, really needs some love when it comes to UI clunking up a visually satisfying title.
There is, of course, one other major elephant in the room.

I hate the store UI and navigation design. As a new player, traversing the store is an absolute nightmare.
I’m not complaining about how expensive pixels have gotten, but in just the sheer number of different options in purchases. With so many different currencies, boxes, upgrade materials, etc… It takes a deep understanding of the game just to know what to purchase for a smooth start. This, in my opinion is poor store design, and the game could use a complete overhaul in this aspect.

Otherwise, fun game, great update, and definitely worth checking out if you’re into top-view action combat for mobile. I mean, we all have phones, right?

 

 

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