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I'm CobraGuru, I consider myself a hardcore gamer for more than 25 years now. I like FPS, RTS and mmo's, but also racing and adventure games. I hope you'll enjoy my comments, videos, etc .. Have fun and PLAY :)

Author: CobraGuru

Review of Asta

Posted by CobraGuru Sunday March 20 2016 at 11:24AM
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Asta is the latest mmorpg proposed by Webzen. Webzen : the editor of Flyff, MU Online, RappelZ or Age of Wulin, etc ...

Asta is a classic fantasy mmorpg.
You'll find extensive options for both solo and party play, with a flexible dungeon system and a ready-made party and raid finder that allows players to connect and group up in an instant.
Developed by Polygon Games, the game is set in a vast and vibrant world filled with colorful environments and unique characters, with an art direction and storyline inspired by Asian myths and legends.
Choose between 2 factions, 3 races per faction, and a total of 5 distinct classes, and discover intriguing and enthralling storylines and cooperative public quests.
 

Those were the informations given on Asta's website.

 

I made 2 videos during the open beta test.

1st part review :

https://youtu.be/Rof6hn3dr0c

2nd part review :

https://youtu.be/z30CdzHotpY

 

After enjoying the leveling till level 20, I started to have fears about the game. And I was right.

I've never refused grinding in mmo's, but Asta starts to get boring at some points.

Always doing the same quest style, the open world pvp in last levels kills the pleasure of the game as you can't finish your leveling till max level "quietly". No option yet to be out of pvp. And unbalanced classes that makes the hell to be able to find mobs to kill when you are near mages.

Difficulty of dungeons is intersting, but open "dungeons" places where you have single players quests and are opened to other players, require you to be in group to fight boss.

Imagine you have a bounty quest (secondary profession in game) and you have to collect an object which is located in the area of a boss. You'll never be able to do it alone. Are the devs serious about all of that ? It seems so

 

On Asta forums, lots of players have complained, and it seems already that servers are emptying regularly.

Univers is nice, cool, colorfull, interesting story, good features those secondary professions, as you can have only 2 crafting professions, you often try to level up those secondary : Treasure Hunter, Bounty Hunter and Fisherman.

If you still want to try the game, be aware that at the moment, there are still a lots of bugs. Webzen is not the developers so they just send back all the information until the dev team make fix.

Other problem, they made NA and EU servers but seems NA is often empty (or people don't chat much) so if you want to make a toon, use Eu server.

I have to say, that I'm disapointed of many things, even if I really enjoyed the universe, the mounts (riding a flying dragon huh!!) and the secondary professions, but this game is far from begin complete and finished for me.

 

Thanks for reading, have fun, and play :)