6 years after its launch, Lien Quan Mobile (LQMB) has been evolving day by day to “close” to its famous brother, King of Glory.
Lien Quan Mobile (LQMB) has suffered many scandals since its official launch in Vietnam in November 2016. It has been nearly 6 years that prejudice from fans remains with the younger brother of the King of Glory. (VGVD) although the game has not reached the milestone of revenue success, until the influence in the eSports industry in Vietnam. The main problem that makes LQMB underrated lies in the two most important points of any game: Graphics, gameplay (how to play in the game, balance, champion diversity …) – However, time and effort collective is a miracle drug that can change everything and Lien Quan Mobile is no exception, the “junk” game that the community “stoned” in the past has been much different. Let’s review with Game4V the remarkable features of Lien Quan Mobile, after a relatively successful puberty through the hands of Timi Studio in today’s article:
Before delving into the analysis of each change of LQMB, Game4V would like to clarify for readers about the starting point of LQMB, the game itself when released in 2016 was oriented as an international version of LQMB. British VGVD released a year earlier in the domestic market. The reason for such an orientation is because the international gaming community will find it very difficult to “digest” the oriental image of the LQMB man at that time. Finally, the plan to change the appearance, design style or variety of names is applied to bring LQMB abroad smoothly. (LQMB has many different names in the regions it publishes from Arena Of Valor, Lien Quan Mobile to Realm Of Valor…).
Despite having to go abroad, LQMB is not fully equipped with features or graphics like its brother at home. This game is cut a lot of things from graphics, gameplay to interface. Invite readers to see the example photo below, if you look at the wall on the left side of the photo, you will see the cliff of VGVD is made very detailed, including many stone slabs against each other, decorated with more 2 different types of plants to increase the liveliness. On the opposite side, the wall of the LQMB is minimally detailed and only has a limited type of vegetation. If you pay attention a little more, you will see that the color and detail of the mid lane in VGVD is also more prominent than in LQMB. The photo above was cut by Game4V from a video comparing 2 games in 2018 – The time after nearly 3 years of release with both Timi Studio brothers.
Considering the time factor to see, after all these years Timi Studio and Tencent still have not “allowed” Lien Quan Mobile to be the same age as his brother, although at this time LQMB has begun to resonate. in Southeast Asian markets such as Thailand or Vietnam. Things started to change more positively for LQMB in the middle of 2019, when Timi Studio released a map update 3.0 for LQMB, this is the time when LQMB changed strongly when it was upgraded comprehensively both graphics and gameplay.
Although it has undergone a lot of big and small upgrades in graphics, perhaps the most impressive for LQMB players are still 2 upgrades of 3.0 and 4.0 (2019 and 2021) – These are 2 changes that help LQMB transform completely. All from ingame graphics, interface to character models. At the time of 2019 when the new map was updated, many fans had to “oh” because of the detail it brought, every tree, every blade of grass, to the river was meticulously cared for by Timi Studio because the child was far away from home. . The 3.0 update also started the time when Timi started to heavily upgrade the 3D model of the champion, both in the introductory interface and in the game, the upgrades focused on detail, frame for the model, color. brighter.
The 3.0 milestone was really a strong step forward in graphics for LQMB at that time when compared to VGVD, look at the picture below if you change the positions of the 2 generals and moves, many people will think that the image above is the new one. of VGVD.
In the “age” of 3.0 LQMB continuously released impressive SSS-level skins in terms of skill effects, almost overwhelming in beauty compared to the skins they’ve ever released, which can be mentioned a few names like : Tulen Chi Ton Kien Tien, Butterfly Phuong Cuu Thien, Violet Dimension Guardian – This is a very important skin to be released in 2019. It reveals the new graphic style of LQMB in the future (3 years later) that is the style of “animeization” as the fans often call it. Game4V considers this to be a very strategic move by Tencent when the anime game movement is now very developed with popular names like Honkai Impact 3 or Fate Grand Order (Not to mention a year later, Genshin Impact officially launched. launch).
The last year of Dynasty 3.0 (2020) marked many overhauls in appearance for long-standing generals such as Yorn, Omega, Butterfly, the most notable of which is Airi (The general is considered as Yasuo version of Yasuo). female version of LQMB – The reason is so called because Airi has a cool shape, with the style of Japan combined with a skill with surfing skills similar to Yasuo). The changes in the appearance of the champion are not only upgraded in terms of graphics, but also have other meanings that will be mentioned later in the article.
Following the upgrade cycle, on the 5th birthday of LQMB – Timi Studio released update 4.0 (2021) – The version that recognizes LQMB “successful puberty” in graphics. The most notable upgrade is definitely the new Anime-style map system with 2 super monsters Caesar Dark and Light Dragon, the entire main map of LQMB – “Endless Plains” is completely new Safer, more detailed, more unique with a big difference in the healing area of both sides. The most unique feature is definitely the area of Kraydus Dragon (also known as Light Dragon) and Dark Caesar cave. If you play both VGVD and LQMB games, you will realize that Timi Studio has transferred to LQMB about 70% of the power of graphics power when compared to VGVD.
Although the last time VGVD upgraded the map “strongly” was in 2019 – VGVD upgraded every small detail of the map according to the season, if you don’t play for a long time you will see a lot different, but if you play regularly it is very difficult. found. In addition to the graphics, the entire UI system of the game has also been optimized and streamlined to become much more “luxurious”. Timi’s goal when making such an upgrade, is to ensure the player’s experience, to help them not be distracted every time they operate. On this detail, the writer really wants to tell the LQMB player community: “The game maker really cares about your experience, although they can’t make LQMB as complete as you want right away, but surely Surely Timi Studio is not mindless with its “gold mines”.
Back to the present, the latest update called 5vs5 Festival – LQMB once again upgrades the appearance and skill effects for a series of familiar generals such as: Aleister, Tel’Annas, Veera or Arthur… Talking about the appearance of the champion, if you pay close attention, you will see that from the first changes in mid-2018, the champions so far all have a uniformity in skin design. The most typical example can be taken for Butterfly (2018) and Aleister (2022) – The two’s new outfits have in common the body-tight type, helping to make their body beauty more visible. The details of the costumes are also seamless, modern, very suitable for the context of the Athanor continent that blends technology and magic (LoL fans who read this part will probably ponder and think: “What is Athanor? I just look like Runeterra.”).
What makes a champion visually appealing is certainly not only the appearance, but also the default skill effects of that champion. It is very difficult for players to be interested in using a champion to climb rank if the appearance, and the default skill effects are not eye-catching, let alone invest in buying costumes for the champion. Before the real restoration of the champion’s default skill effect in LMQB, it was only possible to use the word “pale” to imagine, not to mention the movement when performing the move, if compared to VGVD, it is somewhat less, lacking in the ornate. . Please watch the following clip to deeply feel what the writer wants to pair, the content of the clip compares the difference between two generals with the same move, Thuong Quan Uyen Nhi (VGVD) and Zata (LQMB):
After watching the clip, you will see how beautiful Thuong Quan Uyen Nhi is in his movements, so much is Zata’s monotonous. Sometimes just that is enough to make you feel down on a champion, not to mention the eye-catching effect that the move brings. Of course Timi Studio is fully aware of this point, so they have planned to gradually improve. In the 5vs5 Festival update, the manufacturer has also announced to gradually update the skill effects for generals including Gildur, Trieu Van, Toro… The goal is that these generals have to “dance” cooler, more effective. react more majestically when developing skills.
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