AION is a fantasy MMORPG free to play in Italian released for the first time in Korea back in 2008, a game that still has a considerable number of registered players from all over the world. Especially after the transition to free to play servers have regained strength and also many Italians have decided to try the experience offered by this title. Despite the Italian translation was never announced it planned, it still remains an MMORPG within the reach of all, understandable by anyone with a modicum of experience in the industry.
The game is set in a fantasy world where war between the two races in their battle for dominance. Players can choose which side to side, opting for the Asmodians or the Elyos, who in turn offer four main classes (Warrior, Scout, Mage and Priest) with two subclasses for each.
First you will need to create your own character, choosing race and class before moving to the more in-depth customization. You will have many defaults, but you wanting to take advantage of the advanced editor to shape to your liking every detail, from the color of the eyes or skin scars on his face, the facial shape to the body and so on. When selecting the class you can opt for a male or female character, and to make a wise decision you have to consider the characteristics of each archetype. Also remember that each class will offer two subclasses unlockable in time, which will allow you to further specialize your character in the abilities of your liking. Once you have completed the creation of the fighter you’ll have a way to start your adventure by accepting the first quest and completing some simple goals.
AION presents itself immediately as any other classic MMORPG with quests to complete in series and always new areas to explore in search of items to collect and enemies to kill. Are entirely absent automatisms now typical of most of the new role-playing games, such as the ” autopilot “that allows you to automatically move the character to the areas required by the quest. Therefore you will need to use the map and the localization system to see inside the map areas to reach, then move your character step by step until it reaches the places required by the missions.
Level will require a lot of time from the earliest levels, as well as the objectives of the missions often require to take rather long walk. It is a title where time and dedication are essential to achieve remarkable results, in contrast to what happens in many next-generation MMORPG that tend to favor a rapid progression focusing on the development of end game content. As for the most original and interesting is its ability to fly from the tenth level on, getting the wonderful wings to exploit to move more quickly. Initially may be used for short periods of time, while following the duration may be increased in various ways.
AION provides a graphical respectable, even though it is not a title of a new generation and it was launched back in 2008. characters were really made ??with care, especially in terms of facial features and expressions, while in any time you will see your hero is that the various NPC gesticulate freely as if they were real people. Unfortunately, the same care has not been addressed in the construction of the garments, which contrast in a sense the quality and detail of the textures used for the development of the faces of the characters, environments and creatures in general. During the fighting can attend animations and lighting effects that accompany the use of any attack or skill, while from time to time between missions and the other you will be shown short video clips with narration and English subtitles.
In the game world there are fantasy animals of all kinds, some similar to the royal races and other completely fabricated, some of which looked more friendly and already terrifying at first glance. In terms of environments scenarios are really lovely, colorful and different from each other, some immersed in nature between the green and the vegetation and other less realistic but at the same time really impressive. You will pass through forests in autumn colors, visit small villages, explore remote areas in nothing, discover dangerous camps populated by hostile beings and enjoy all the variety and creativity used by developers to realize the full explorable world of AION.
AION provides a combat system is well proven conceptually not so original but at the same time dynamic and fun. Represents a good compromise between role-playing classic and modern, static and action, providing a system based on open world exploration and entrusting the player an infinite number of quests to complete, which as usual will aim to find certain objects and kill specific hostile creatures. All this will create a necessary and inevitable grinding, useful to reach the level cap and get the best equipment without which it will be impossible to tackle the dungeons and the most difficult challenges.
The aspect that AION is more pressure, however, is undoubtedly the PvP. We find a neutral zone called the Abyss, where the heroes of both races will not only need to be careful of enemy creatures but will also have to watch their backs and be ready to counter any attack by other players. You can then give birth at any time either in individual battles between heroes among Legions, or those that commonly are called guilds. Even the quests themselves will push participants to clash, as well as doors that open randomly leading player in a hostile land populated by members of the opposite race. It is therefore particularly suitable for lovers an MMORPG PvP, due to a whole range of aspects at the same time will be able to annoy and alienate those who like to play alone.
Aion is a MMORPG in Italian total complete and well done, technically up to expectations despite the number of years elapsed since the day of the official launch date. The graphic provides a yield of respect, as well as the gameplay is able to meet the needs of players despite the inevitable grind and repetitiveness of the missions. The many aspects in order to encourage the clash between participants makes this particularly suitable for passionate MMORPG PvP, though at the same time in the long run could discourage those who prefer to play mostly solo and without fear of being disturbed by other players. Overall this is definitely a title to be taken into account, although it does not present the most avant-garde and originality.