Ghost Online, a unique side scrolling MMORPG has broadened our horizons. You may think; what is he talking about? Well, let me explain! Ghost Online is one of the few existing side scrollers which has an English version. Many similar side scrolling MMORPGs have not been able to survive in the though MMO industry, but Ghost Online has always been able to keep its head above the ground.
The game has many versions: A Global version (Netgame), a Malaysian version (Gameflier), a Vietnamese version, a Chinese version, a Japanese version, a Korean version, a Taiwanese version, an Indonesian version and a Thailand version. A game with nine different hosts (two English ones) must have something special. But what exactly has made Ghost Online so popular and why is it still alive and kicking?
The storyline of Ghost Gen is really amusing. It tells us more about the history of the game and you will find out what exactly you have to do. Let me quote a part of the storyline, written on Gameflier’s Ghost Online site.
"In the far and mythical alternate dimension, humans had done so many sinful acts that all of their spirits were sent to the Abyss to pay for the guilt that they had done in their past life.
However, even the Abyss did not have sufficient space to confine such amount of guilty spirits. This had caused a great chaos as the evil spirits that stay in the human realm continued their evil acts; hence threatening all the beings in the human realm and Abyss.
In order to restore the balance of nature, many adventurers had decided to join their power to send the evil spirits back to the Abyss. After a series of critical battles, a great adventurer by the name of Lord Tai He who led his 12 apprentices have managed to seal the evil spirits in the Temple of Ghosts. However, Lord Tai He had faced the corruption of his own spirit when the battle had finally ended. In order to cleanse his soul, Lord Tai He had assigned “Weak Plum” (yet to be confirmed) to lead the remaining apprentices while he set out to the western land to search for Grass of Millennium, the cure to stop the corruption.
Unfortunately, Rotten Flower, the other apprentice, felt that he should be in command and decided to take over the place of Weak Plum when Lord Tai He was out searching for the Grass of Millennium. So, Rotten Flower led his minions to the Temple of Ghosts to get rid of Weak Plum who was trying to complete the seal of the evil spirits. The battle between the force of order and chaos is about to begin."
The story gives you a great idea about what is going to happen and you will be able to choose a side; Order or Chaos. What I also like about the storyline is that the story actually continues in the game, which gives you more motivation to play Ghost Gen until the end!