Aion: The Tower of Eternity (PC) review - PAGE 1

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Nagare Sep 25, 09
I've been looking into this game, going to read the review now

Good that it gave a general score and brief background but it didn't delve too much into the various spells and items as I would've liked.
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Nagare Sep 25, 09
I've been looking into this game, going to read the review now

Good that it gave a general score and brief background but it didn't delve too much into the various spells and items as I would've liked.
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Dine_Agoti Sep 25, 09
I've been playing the game rather significantly, and so far it is a blast. Beautiful graphics, the best character creation system I've personally ever used, and just an all around polished game.

Of course, the real questions are whether or not the end-game is worth a damn, and if PvP is balanced. We'll see.
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VeGiTAX2 Sep 25, 09
It's a bit hard to comment on the depth of the combat right now :/ hitting gladiator was great but at this point I still haven't been able to capitalize on all of the new features. The basic combat system is forgiving and behaves like other MMO titles, the chain combat system can allow for multi-strike which is great and chain combination moves.

It's a sketchy line to pitch the fighting system as ultimately refined when we're a ways off from really tapping the peak of the game. PVP experience would have been great but at the same time we're working within the timeframe we have to get these things out. I mean honestly I would love to bill for the hours getting to the Abyss and battling it out but I don't think the site would sign off on that kind of thing >>
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VeGiTAX2 Sep 25, 09
It's a bit hard to comment on the depth of the combat right now :/ hitting gladiator was great but at this point I still haven't been able to capitalize on all of the new features. The basic combat system is forgiving and behaves like other MMO titles, the chain combat system can allow for multi-strike which is great and chain combination moves.

It's a sketchy line to pitch the fighting system as ultimately refined when we're a ways off from really tapping the peak of the game. PVP experience would have been great but at the same time we're working within the timeframe we have to get these things out. I mean honestly I would love to bill for the hours getting to the Abyss and battling it out but I don't think the site would sign off on that kind of thing >>
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Sharksinyourmouth Sep 25, 09
quote Dine_Agoti
the real questions are whether or not the end-game is worth a damn, and if PvP is balanced. We'll see.



That's what I'll be waiting for until I jump into the game. I have a friend playing it like a madman but I have this nagging feeling people are going to get to end game and not be happy.
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Sharksinyourmouth Sep 25, 09
quote Dine_Agoti
the real questions are whether or not the end-game is worth a damn, and if PvP is balanced. We'll see.



That's what I'll be waiting for until I jump into the game. I have a friend playing it like a madman but I have this nagging feeling people are going to get to end game and not be happy.
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Celes Leonhart Sep 25, 09
No real comparisons or explicit gameplay descriptions, grr. Is this just the case of a typical MMO wrapped around World of Warcraft with additonal pretty and polish?
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Celes Leonhart Sep 25, 09
No real comparisons or explicit gameplay descriptions, grr. Is this just the case of a typical MMO wrapped around World of Warcraft with additonal pretty and polish?
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ViNCeNZo Sep 25, 09
I wouldn't say it's related much to World of Warcraft. If it's comparable to any MMORPG I'd say it would be Guild Wars, but that's a different game as well. The graphics however show signs of similarities. The possibilities are a lot more and the combat system is very detailed. For example attack and damage calculation take into account your position towards your opponent. I'll try and write a user review once I've played it a bit more and done some PvP matches.

I have a pre-order Collector's Edition as well, and supposedly got a headstart of a few days. One thing that I didn't like really were the horribly long waiting times. I mean, half an hour wait for a game that just launched is acceptable but 4-9 hours is too long really.
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ViNCeNZo Sep 25, 09
I wouldn't say it's related much to World of Warcraft. If it's comparable to any MMORPG I'd say it would be Guild Wars, but that's a different game as well. The graphics however show signs of similarities. The possibilities are a lot more and the combat system is very detailed. For example attack and damage calculation take into account your position towards your opponent. I'll try and write a user review once I've played it a bit more and done some PvP matches.

I have a pre-order Collector's Edition as well, and supposedly got a headstart of a few days. One thing that I didn't like really were the horribly long waiting times. I mean, half an hour wait for a game that just launched is acceptable but 4-9 hours is too long really.
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Celes Leonhart Sep 25, 09
What are the similarities between Guild Wars and Aion other than graphics? And is combat a right-click and it's automated with intertwining skills deal (numbers excluded)?
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Celes Leonhart Sep 25, 09
What are the similarities between Guild Wars and Aion other than graphics? And is combat a right-click and it's automated with intertwining skills deal (numbers excluded)?
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Rey Sep 25, 09
Celes, the combat is pretty much like every other mmorpg (use numbers to atack, mouse button/tab to target) but in aion you have a few nice stuff like:

1.Weather effect your skills (not sure if is released yet)

2.The way you move changes your attack power (back - more def/less attack, up - more attack/ less def and so on)

3.You also have chain skills (Ex- in order to use x skill evade the enemy attack or in order to use x skill use x skill)

Other then that you have awesome graphics, good looking skills and wings to fly/glide.

As for GW and Aion similarities, well i never played GW but since both are made by ncsoft i guess they do have a few similar things, like i seen some similarities in l2

Still i'm gonna wait for APB(coming in 2010 summer and you should check it out), aion looks great but still not much of a difference between this and any other mmorpg(still maybe gonna test it xD).
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