Well ill beging this review with some information on the game. It is called Age of Conan: Unchained. It is a Free to play game to a extent as there are limitations( Such as Lotro, DDO, Etc) . The Premium is well worth it in my eyes though as ill explain later. Well the game is based off of the Robert E. Howard Conan Series and shows alot of it. They did a pretty well job in my eyes bring the series to life.
Now lets start off with the Graphics. The Graphics in this game are amazing to the point that i haven't seen in any other mmo and ive played alot of different mmos. The water moves as swim (Properly), The grass blows in the wind, the tree look like tree and i can go on and on and on... but that would just get boring. The Character Models are quite good to as they actually look like humans being, there customization options for there characters is pretty detailed also but could use a few touch ups but nothing too serious.
Now on to the combat, well the combat system in AoC is very different from all the mmos out there. It is a "Action Combat" Oriented style but in a different way. Instead of clicking your mouse buttons like Tera Online you use arrows with 3 hotkeys each one hits a different way. Your skills you get all have certain directions that need to go and when you hit a skill you must hit the correct arrow to get to hit. Now when your using your combo you will get a series of arrows to push and for every hit you miss docks 15% of your final attack. So when your combo'n you have to time your hits properly making sure they all hit. In my opinon it is one of the funnest combat systems i've played. But yet again i know this system isn't for everyone as some people prefer the Traditional way, but the refresh of change is nice.
The Story line of the game is pretty well detailed and interesting to go through. Now this is going to be a short paragraph as i don't really want to spoil the game for anyone who feels like starting age of conan, but ill give you the basic gist of the starting of the story just so you kind of have a idea where your heading. You start off gettting (dunno the correct term) but beached, after surviving a shipwreck, and you find out you were a slave aboard that ship and you must go kill for your life..... and ill leave it at that.
The Community itself in the game i've found to be one of the best i've seen, as people will talk to you and help you out. I have had no problems with meeting people on this game, even had some people come to me (Kinda Surprised me). As one of the things that deters me from most MMO's nowadays is everyone is so focused on leveling that they ignore the social part of the game. I am a very social person and find that if your playing a MMO, you should be social or you mine as well go play a single player game. Lets get back onto the subject, Guilds seem to invite players no matter there level and bring them up as a team.
Why should you get premium? well you should get premium cause it is a really good game, but then again if it's not for you its not really my place to tell you should get it. So i guess ill leave it at that.
free to play
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