Originally Posted by Cruxshadows
Besides being beautiful, and flight, what does this game have going for it that differs from other asian mmo's?
- In-depth character creation. Similar to Perfect World I suppose, though I haven't played it. But since Aion is divided by faction rather than species, you can create whatever you feel like being, for example, a dwarf or an elf. Very flexible system.
- Music is amazing in quality and quantity (IMO). Each parts of an area has like 3-4 BGMs with 1-2 Battle themes to go with it. Repetitive listening is semi-low compared to other MMOs.
- Battle system is somewhat unique. Aion relies on a chain skill system that in order to use some skills, you need to combo it from a different skill. Kinda like Guild Wars' skill system if any have played it before. Another thing, I noticed that I can get all my skills, within restriction of class & level, with little cost due to a lack of skill points. I suppose the theory is how you chain your combos that works best for you. There's also this thing where if you move in certain directions while fighting, you get bonuses like extra evasion or offense, depending which direction you're running at. For example, attacking an enemy while strafing gives you some kind of evasion bonus. I find it a little hard to do while casting skills, but I assume it takes some practice.
- Has some
WoW influence. No need to discuss about it.
- Balance grinding so far. Aion has made questing and grinding flexible with each other. I suppose it's similar to leveling in WoW, but I can't conclude on that. (has past WoW experiences, but limited)
Honestly, I think that the subtle features of Aion's battle system really keeps the game fresh. If I were to put it in simpler terms, it's like playing a fighting game or console platform games like Devil May Cry or God of War. If you're just attacking regularly and/or using 2-3 skills, you're not gonna get very far. Aion requires you to be active and innovative during battle.
But other than that and the super impressive environments (prettiest MMO I've ever played ), it looks and almost feels like some kind of generic MMO, but all it's subtle features really makes it all the fun. I liked to see this game as a suped-up F2P MMO, or maybe a bridge between F2P and P2P games.
Yeah, just a quick thought-up review. Dunno if I missed anything else worth mentioning lol. /goes back to AO
Side note: will be uploading more videos and later some screenshots.