Maplestory Reboot review

What does the Maple Reboot server offer you!?

Maplestory Reboot review

Introduction

Today we are going to once again look at Maplestory but this time we are going to look at another aspect of Maplestory, the Reboot server of Maplestory which tries to eliminate the aspect of pay to win and turn Maplestory into a single-player game. If you have not yet read the review on the standard Maplestory, I suggest doing that first. We will not be featuring a story in Maplestory reboot, as that is covered in the standard version of the review.
https://www.reviewsbysupersven.com/2021/09/02/maplestory/
The sound and graphics section is the same since it is still the same but just another server.

What did I think before playing Maplestory Reboot?

My wife and I were very interested in playing the reboot version of Maplestory. We thought if the dailies are gone and the pay to win elements removed, we might have more fun in playing Maplestory without having to stay up long nights. In reboot, there is no trading allowed, thus you need to farm your equipment as well as upgrade it. This can be quite difficult unless you have a lot of friends to help with the harder bosses. For more information, we went to the Maple Reboot page!

The Maplestory Reboot

https://maplestory.nexon.net/micro-site/4928
This page gives a good idea of what you can expect in the Maple Reboot server. The enemies will be stronger, but they will also give more experience points. You will need to farm the mesos for yourself, which you can use to buy certain items for mesos in the cash shop instead of using real money. We wanted to find out if this system worked better for not having your soul taken by Maplestory!

Rating

I rate Maplestory Reboot with a 7.5.
The idea sounds great,  maybe too good to be true actually, in this review we are going to see if that is indeed the case!

Gameplay

Maplestory reboot follows the same gameplay principles as in the standard Maplestory servers. You pick your favorite job, and you will end up whacking a lot of enemies in 2D style. However, in Maplestory reboot the enemies will drop more loot for your job.  This means that if you have a mage job, you will only find magician equipment.

Since there is no trading in Maplestory reboot, there is also no auction house where you can buy a pet. The pet must be bought with real cash in reboot or with maple points. The reward points that you can earn in game will not suffice. This means that you already need to spend a lot of cash to have a pet that will pick up the loot for you. This is very important in Maplestory reboot since you need the mesos, there is no other way to earn mesos and picking up everything takes too much time!

There is a huge emphasis in Maplestory reboot on dealing with monsters that are your level. The punishment for fighting stronger enemies is increased drastically, this means that you will still level slower than in the standard Maplestory servers. Whereas we could easily take down monsters 20 levels higher in the original Maplestory, this was impossible in the reboot server.

Every equipment that you find can be enhanced using mesos, this means that you need a huge amount of mesos that can be hard to farm, then when you hit level 200, the dailies come back but this time you need to do them for real! Since there is no way to buy items that you might need in the auction house, it all comes down to you. Maplestory Reboot has a lot of flaws and gives you even more sleepless nights. 

Rating

I rate the gameplay of Maplestory Reboot with a 4.0
This is a great idea for Maplestory and I like that you can buy items with mesos in the cash shop, however I feel that this version of Maplestory needs a lot of work. Spending mesos to clear the dailies, for example would be great,  or buying a pet with mesos, maybe even making everything purchasable in the cash shop with mesos! Lessen the punishment for taking down harder enemies. We were always running out of Mesos thus you need to make a special character to farm mesos! These are all quite big problems with easy solutions.

Sound and Graphics

Graphics

The graphics in Maple are quite good and have aged well. The new jobs that get added over time also have flashy new skills. However, seeing what is going in the map can be hard sometimes when you have many skills going on. There are a lot of different maps to explore and enemies to beat up. You might need a strong computer to prevent lag spikes when playing together.

Sound

There are many soundtracks and sound effects in Maplestory. For some classes,- there is even voice acting and videos! There are also quite a few fun soundtracks in the cities where you can stand safely without getting attacked., unless someone opens a monster bag!

Rating

I rate the sound and graphics of Maplestory with an 8.
There is nothing wrong with the 2D graphics of Maplestory or soundtracks!

What did I think after playing Maplestory Reboot?

My wife and I had a great time leveling all the way up to 200 in the Maplestory Reboot server but once we hit level 200, we felt that it was done, we did not want to give Maplestory reboot power over us with the dailies that you need to complete, not doing so will have dire consequences! All in all, this feels like Maplestory, but with more grinding and punishments.

It is better to play the normal server unless you enjoy the heavy grind and feeling of not having enough mesos all the time. A pet can also be earned when you can defeat certain bosses, but you need to get strong first, to get strong you need a pet to pick up loot, this is a huge problem!

Rating

I rate Maplestory Reboot after playing with a 2.
It is insane how much grinding it takes in reboot to actually achieve anything, you need to grind up several characters for link skills, you need a meso farming character and much more! It is a never ending loop of grinding!

What are my personal thoughts about Maplestory reboot?

I had a lot of fun when leveling up to 200 as did my wife, but that is exactly when the fun ended for us. Maplestory has always been a great experience, but it comes with a dark side. Be careful when starting this game!

Rating

My personal Rating of Maplestory reboot is a 1.
I am done with Maplestory now for good!

Last Words

Pros

Cons

Reboot will be fun for a little while but then the fun fades and you just want to quit Reboot.

Final Rating

5.4/10

5.4

Let me know what you think of Maplestory Reboot in the comments!
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30 Comments

  1. Hey there !

    Nice review of reboot, the time sink server!
    Even tho Reg server needs almost the same grind reboot does, link skills, legion, and more, but reboot is a slower version because you can't pay to progress faster, and no frenzy.

    Regarding the pet, you can get free pet in reboot, rng from Hilla, or wait for events like the current one that gives a free pet, then you can revive it with maple reward.

    The community in reboot is a guild & discord, specially if you are playing the eu version of reboot.
    Reboot isn't a bad server but its the game that is designed this way, you have to look at it as a work xD! which is sad but this is the grinding game.

    Reply
    • supersven

      Hey!
      Thanks, It took quite some time to write a review!
      Yeah, there is a lot of grinding indeed!
      Yeah, the problem with the pet is that you need to get strong first, for that you need a pet to pickup loot or play a janitor and pick up everything! Luckily there are bosses and events that can grant you pets when you are stronger!
      I played mostly with my wife, we only encountered like ten people! I hope the GMS server is filled with more people!

      Reply
  2. hmmm, think i'll stick to maple syrup. no, not a typo

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    • supersven

      Maple syrup sounds much better, maybe you could use waffles with that maple syrup!

      Reply
  3. click click click

    Reply
    • supersven

      Are you playing mouse clicker the game?

      Reply
  4. halil kaplan

    Thanks for the review. 😉

    Reply
  5. Hmm, really doesn't seem like the type of game I would enjoy either!

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    • supersven

      It can be fun till you realize it takes too much time!

      Reply
  6. Samet Yalçın

    seems look funny to playing.

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  7. Looks cute and fun.

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    • supersven

      Until you need to do over 3 hours of dailies everyday lol

      Reply
  8. Javier del Ríos

    Not a huge fan of grinding, I´ll pass.

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    • supersven

      Grinding is not for everyone!

      Reply
  9. Good review. Grinding games should be introduced as punishment to prison inmates!

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    • supersven

      haha, that would be a good punishment!

      Reply
  10. Seems a fun game, great review

    Reply
  11. Vaclav Slavetinsky

    Insanely addicting = nothing for me

    Reply
    • supersven

      I agree, it messes with your life to much!

      Reply
  12. to much grinding for me xD

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    • supersven

      There is indeed too much grinding!

      Reply
  13. too much grinding for me xD

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    • supersven

      There is indeed too much grinding!

      Reply
  14. Not something i would play probably but 2d graphics looks cool.

    Reply
    • supersven

      The graphics are indeed fun!

      Reply
  15. Ray -

    I agree, MS has great nostalgia value, but too many great games in 2021 to bother with grindy ones.

    Reply
    • supersven

      I agree but we are working on another MMORPG which is less grindy!

      Reply
  16. Simone Krijgsman

    Back to the roots where gameplay is harder is good, but the no way to get REAL amounts of coins? That just is a big nono.

    Reply

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