Excerpt: One of the biggest dangers for a developer of a payable MMORPG is that only few gamers will give a game a second chance. For many the 30 free days are enough to know whether they’ll spend months or even years online, or ditch it in the dustbin after the trial period is over. Aion: The Tower of Eternity is the latest “big” MMORPG to have been released but whether it fulfills all its promises is something that deserves further investigation!
Excerpt: The world has been shattered in two; only the Daeva, winged heroes, can restore this balance. Will the player take the side of the shining white Elyos, or instead become a dark, maned Asmodean? This question and more can be answered by playing NCSoft's newest MMORPG, Aion . A game that brims with interactive storytelling and a deep, interesting crafting system, the game is pulled down by the lack of character balance, the necessity of grinding, and the issues with the...
Excerpt: Aion created Atreia, the world in which both Asmodians and Elyos live. During the Cataclysm, the Tower of Eternity was shattered into two halves. Lying between these two fundamentally opposed halves is the Abyss. The Balaur were involved in the destruction of the Tower of Eternity and banished to the Abyss, where they have recently managed to escape from their prison. Wielding great power, this race wishes only death upon other inhabitants of the world.
Excerpt: I apologize ahead of time for this wall of text as reviewing an MMORPG requires a more expansive analysis due to the multitude of content and mechanics therein. This is not a short review, so read at your discretion as time allows. Atreia was once a beautiful world. Picturesque and serene, now shattered irreparably by an ancient cataclysm, the planet continues to struggle from within.
Excerpt: The MMORPG genre has been dominated for so long by World Of Warcraft that it seems almost impossible for any other titles to get a long term foothold. Developers keep trying however because this market is so lucrative and today we look at the much hyped MMO entitled 'Aion' from far east developer NCSoft.
Excerpt: A persistent question throughout both Aion's beta and the early days of live was "Will this game kill WoW?" It popped up in the world chat channel more often than "Can I borrow 10 gold?" That by itself is pretty mind blowing, but really, it's a stupid question. No, Aion is not going to kill World of Warcraft . No game coming out in the foreseeable future is going to knock WoW from its throne, but that's the wrong question to ask anyway. Why should it need to?
Summary: Aion is definitely a refreshing looking MMO; online gamers tired of certain other franchises will initially feel like they're really doing something new. Of course, after a few hours it'll become apparent that there isn't much radically different here, but it's all very well polished, very well balanced sameness.
Pros: Lovely graphics and music, Interesting environments, Compelling PvPvE
Cons: Typical MMO startup tedium, Some terrible voicework
Summary: At first glance, Aion’s bright colors and sheer amount of saccharine will probably throw a lot of people off. It’s clearly meant to appeal to a larger audience than many MMOs on the market today, or at the very least a younger one. Once you get past that the game, though simple, is fun to play and the story is rich and interesting.
Summary: Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players, consisting of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.
Summary: Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.