Perfect World Review

Perfect World Review by George Teng

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•  Free-to-play.
•  Awesome graphics for a free game.
•  Great gameplay.
•  The best customization options of any MMO.
•  Active GMs.
•  No hackers and a very nice community.

•  Can be a little confusing in the beginning.
•  Some errors and glitches.
•  A bit slower combat.
•  Very slow download
•  Auto-patcher "fizzes out".
•  Un-original spell animations.

The Bottom Line - A very fun and addictive game that can take up a great deal of your time! 

Link: Official Site


Perfect World, as told by one of my friends, was the "World of Warcraft" of Asia/China. Myself being Chinese, I had to go check it out. It turns out that this game is actually one of the best, if not the best, that I have ever played. Take note that although I'm Chinese, I was born in Virginia and have been living in Massachusetts for 11 years of my life. Thus, the game that I play is an English Version. That being said, let's start the review!

This review is going to be a little bit different because I'm going to be reviewing every little aspect about the game. That's how I like my reviews, so that the reader understands my decisions. Each section will be rated on a 10 point scale.

1. Website Design/Infrastructure

The website for the version of Perfect World that I play is The site was very slow to load, possibly because the website servers are located in China. The design looks very different than your traditional MMORPG site, like Maplestory, Shaiya, and many others. I like this website design a lot more, it looks much crisp and cleaner and the use of Flash animations is very clean. The navigation bar is easy to use, and provides a great place for every bit of information you would ever want to ask. The forums are also nicely implemented in the "Community" tab, so that part was very easy and nice to use.

However, the site itself, again, was slow to load. I even tried to access it on 4 different browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari). The overall score is an 8/10

2. Game Launcher Graphics

This is just another average game launcher, nothing revolutionary here. The only problem that a whole lot of other users were experiencing was that the auto-patcher didn't work, forcing us to manually patch. This was quite annoying. However, the company says that they're working on it and this problem is very recent. Manually patching took a while, but I was finally ready to play the game. The overall score is a 7/10

3. Game Start-up/Login Screen

This can say a lot about a game. If a login screen is plain and bland, many users get immediately turned off and uninstall it.

The Perfect World login screen was very nice and very beautiful without being cluttered. However, the Message of the Day window that opened up contained an error, saying "File not found!" This looks a bit un-professional, but it didn't take away from the game. The MOTD screen worked before, the error started happening very recently. The overall score is a 7/10

4. Game Overall Graphics

The graphics are the best graphics I have ever seen in any MMORPG, even Rappelz. It's not just the character design graphics that get me, even though those are great, but its the entire game. The scenery is beautiful, the use of nature, like rivers and trees is seamless, and the overall game world is beautiful. Comparing this to WoW for the first time in the review, Perfect World's graphics are much more serious and realistic. The graphics are also better-looking in general. However, the graphics for spells are not too special. You see a cool animation and *BAM!* something happens. The overall score is a 9/10.

5. Character Creation

This is where the game shines. Creating a character is as comprehensive as creating one in the Sims 2. You can change everything and I mean everything! You could change the shape of the person's eye, the length of his/her nose, the width of his/her hips, the eye color, the mouth size, etc. The only part that I didn't like was the hair. All of the hair styles looked like what an American would stereotype an Asian to look like such as spiky hair, crazy hair, a bald head, and a bald head with dots on it, etc. The overall score is a 9.5/10

6. Gameplay

Finally, how the game is played! This is the game's strongest point. I honestly can't find anything bad to say. The amount of quests is amazing and it tunes down on grinding significantly. In comparison to the quests in WoW, Perfect World's quests are much higher quality. Instead of just "Kill _________ 'x' many times!" Or "Find _______, go quickly!" you'll find yourself leveling while having fun doing the quests. Combat is a bit slower paced than games that take a second to kill monsters. You actually get a battle sequence, unless you're a much higher level then the monster you're attacking. In that case the monster will take a hit and drop dead. Casting spells is also a bit slow since there is a spell preparation time.  Like in WoW, once the bar fills up, the spell is cast. As far as support is concerned, GMs are very active and helpful. There are also no hackers that I have ever met. The overall score is a 10/10.


If you want to play a very fun and addictive game that very well could take up a load of your time, then Perfect World! If you don't want to get hooked, then stay far away! You may experience patch problems, or small errors, but the developers team is very fast at responding to any concerns.

Game Ogre's Rating (out of 10): 8.55

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