Genre(s): Action/3rd Person
Massively Multiplayer (MMO)
Metacritic User Score: 6.22 (out of 10)
PCGamer UK awarded Gunz the Duel a 55% (out of 100%) score in December 2005.
Gunz the Duel also known simply as GunZ, is an FREE online third-person shooting game. It is free to play, with a microtransaction business model for purchasing premium in-game items. The game allows players to perform exaggerated, gravity-defying action moves, including wall running, stunning, tumbling, and blocking bullets with swords, in the style of action movies and anime
In Quest mode, players, in a group of up to 4 members, go through parts of a map for a certain number of stages, which are determined by the quest level. In each stage, players are required to kill masses of creatures, and the game ends when every member of the player team dies or completes all of the stages. Quests can take place in the Prison, Mansion, or Dungeon map.
Players can make the quests tougher and more profitable by using special quest items to increase the quest level that can be bought from the in-game store or obtained during a quest. Quest items in-game are stored in glowing chests randomly placed around the map; certain items may be dropped depending on the monster killed. Players run through these to obtain an item randomly selected from the possibilities of that
A significant and unique part of the gameplay is the movement system. Players can run on walls, perform flips off of them, and do quick mid-air dodges in any direction. Advanced movement and combat techniques are commonly referred to as “K-Style” or Korean style; a variety of techniques fall under this category. These usually exploit the game’s animation and weapon switch systems through a series of animation cancellations to allow the player to perform another action rapidly after the first. One example is the wall cancel; unlike the normal slow method of running on walls, the player can simply jump, dash mid-air in the direction of the wall, and upon hitting it slash or stab with their melee weapon.
GunZ’s networking system in most parts of the game is peer to peer. Players connect to other players through their client, instead of through a central server.
Publisher: MAIET Entertainment/Ijji
Developer: MAIET Entertainment/Ijji
Release Date: June 2005
Players: Massively multiplayer online
ERSB: N/A, but likely “M” due to it’s warfare-like violence.
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