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Post Date: 07:50 25-06-2010
Rating: 9
Author: velkure
Comment: everyone compares wow to aion because wow is the standard and everyone knows it so if you are playing wow and looking for a new game this one is worth a try.first the things it improved on wow. the character and water detail are amazing the terrain can leave somthing to want but still pretty good.character customization is kool because u never relle see a character just like you. combat is way better with combos and the biggest thing how it looks its not simple like wow but intriguing and interesting flight is kool but not all its cracked up to be andi over all found the creatures much more interesting. also they made all the instances relevant where i felt wow made icc the only instance worth doing.

now the things it lacks that wow has it doesnt have the huge and evergrowing map not that its small. it doesnt have the regular events like wow such as brewfest nor class depth and it doesnt have all the people wow has and no its not the wow killer because ncsoft will never have the money blizzard has but if ur bored of wow try this out u might just be pleased

Post Date: 19:57 12-06-2010
Rating: 9
Author: SajmiK
Comment: I played WoW for 4 years and became extremely bored of it. Bored of the graphics, quests, characters (all kinds), seeing the identical characters as I have created running around on the same mounts.. I found it so sad that all the old instances were never used after new content was put out. It all became just a big race to the finish to use the new upgraded areas and instances. Worst thing they ever did was open up power leveling to where it became ridiculously easy to go from lvl 1 - 70.
Yes, everyone says Aion is about pvp, but I don't pvp (yet)and I still thoroughly enjoy the game. I have been playing since Christmas and I play both sides. Just like I did on WoW (I don't care about factions, I pay for a game.. I want to see the whole game!!) Each side has Ninja looters and jerks, as well as some very decent, nice people.(hint* most don't talk in lfg channel..)
It all depends on what you want out of a game. I am a casual player that likes playing mmo's in my spare time. I just find this game to be much more of a challenge and a lot more pleasing to the eye.

Post Date: 07:22 10-05-2010
Rating: 8
Author: Tusker
Comment: Graphics are completely beautiful. However, Aion has very strict software requirements and doesn't work on many computers. Before you spend an upwards of $60.00 USD on this game, please be sure your PC can handle it.

Post Date: 20:52 16-04-2010
Rating: 9
Author: Aionplayer23
Comment: I have been playing Aion for about....5 months now I think. I have started many characters to see which one fits me best. Although I played WoW for maybe about a year, I think Aion is a much more interesting game. Although I know I should be listing reasons why I like to play Aion and not compare it to WoW, I would like to point a few simple things.

Graphics: Aion's graphics are the most beautiful thing I have seen in a Mmo...WoW's on the other hand look somewhat pixilated in my opinion. Yes, I know that many people's computers that are 2-3 years old may not be able to handle the capacity of the Aion graphics, but I have some new for you....I have a 3 year old laptop computer and that is what I'm running it on.

Leveling: Although many people think that Aion is simply a grinding game, they are very wrong...At the very beginning of the game you are given a quest...all of the quests have some story behind them...maybe a video depending on the level of importance that particular quest has. Sometimes it is easier to just grind a few levels, and that is totally possible...but don't think for a second that it is strictly a grinding game.

Story line: In the two Fraction, Elyos and Asmodeans, you are given two different stories...The Elyos character has forgotten his/her memory, and now has to start back at level one. The Asmodean is a simple low life human, who has his/her fortune told and soon learns that they are going to rise to be a Deava. The entire levels 1-10 are based on that story. Later you are just a regular Deava trying to do what is best for your part of the world...Until you hit level 25. That is when you actually start killing the other half of the fraction.

PvP: Yes, PvP is a major part of leveling once you hit level 25..but that is he point of the game! The entire story is about how the Asmodeans and the Elyos are fighting for Atreia(their home world). And every now and then these giant things called Balaur come out. But if you don't like PvPing don't get this game!!!Especially if you're going to bash on it.

Character Customization: The customization elements for your character are unlike any other Mmorpg game out there, unless I haven't heard of it yet. You can pick from how big your eyes are, to if you want big feet or a frown. It is almost like building a Sim, in the Sim 3 game of course, not the older one. The armor/weapons, are different too. Once in the Abyss you earn Abyss points, and if you accumulate enough you can take stuff to these vendors, and they will morph two things into one special weapon. It makes it so that almost no one will look the same as you or have their armor exactly like yours.

Grouping: In the Asmodians there are these things called Black Claws, they are probably one of the hardest things to kill..they are also Elites. Once you get to level 18 you are required to go into their village and mess with them....Level 25's have problems with these things. They are far as the Elyos have gone, I haven't leveled up a character enough to know if there is anything that bad....So yes they're will definitely be grouping, there may be now way around it.

Flying: Although most people say that flying is what makes it can't use it all of the time. You may glide anywhere you heart desires but actual flying is limited to areas. When you are in one of those areas fighting something on the ground it is easy to make a quick get away if you need it...but all together in Aion 2.0 they need to fix this.

Things to Come: In the new Aion 2.0 trailers they show better graphics(hard to believe), underwater cities, mounts, and house...and a lot more dungeons and instances. I hope I will be getting this expansion or whatever form it comes in....all in all I think this game was worth every cent!

Extra Fact!: In Aion the time you buy does not get used up on days you do not use it!!! (One of my favorite things....)

Post Date: 22:35 11-04-2010
Rating: 7
Author: Mazrem
Comment: A decent game, but it has it's flaws.

Starting with what I like about it though, the look and feel is amazing. The graphics are detailed, the character creation is well above the norm, the music kicks butt, the animations rock, and the environments are absolutely gorgeous. It's a beautifully crafted game, probably the most appealing on the market to date.

Game-wise, the flying mechanics are really well thought out. Also, it's got a nice selection of classes to pick from. All of the classes are diverse and have a distinct feeling to them. There's a bit of leeway too as to how each class plays, so even if you're a healer you can still get your hits in.

The main thing people seem to not understand, however, is that you have to keep in mind that this is mainly a pvp game. Yeah, there's pve elements early in, and you don't have to commit to it until around 25 or so, but you're not going to enjoy this game to its fullest if you don't enjoy pvp. Period. And unfortunately, that's where the game starts to suffer.

To begin with, class balance is a little out of whack. Some classes just can't get a break until they're higher in the levels and get certain spells/abilities. Other classes have it way easier and can mop the floor with most folks (unless the person they pick a fight with really knows their class). Also, those of the lower levels will find their leveling time to be far more frustrating because folks way above your level will find and kill you fairly often. Getting used to death is an important part of this game.

The biggest issue I have, however, is that the game overall feels too much like a time-sink. There's not much reward from doing most quests, and things just take way too long to do, or it costs way too much to use even the most basic services, such as going to the next area.

Not a bad game, but it's certainly not the best.

Post Date: 01:03 11-04-2010
Rating: 10
Author: notorious
Comment: AION is an excellent game!!

I've read many reviews down below and, to be frankly honest if you're going to rank this game lower than a 5, you've clearly not played many other games.

Yes, there are area's that are PVP, and yes at higher levels it is not really possibly too avoid it. but i mean, isn't that why you...level up? lol?

it doesn't take hours to find a group...or perhaps if it dooes, move on and go onto a different quest and then come back later when you're a higher level?

i mean really guys...don't give this game a bad rating just because you can't handle all the abilities it has to offer

it feels accurate to say that WoW and other MMORPG'S must have baby-sat it's users :)

Post Date: 20:32 04-04-2010
Rating: 3
Author: Senergy20
Comment: I really loved this game until I hit level 25. The graphics are brilliant, the lore and storyline is really compelling, etc. But Once you hit a certain level you can't really play solo, and there's virtually no way to avoid the PvP.

I'm a mother and a casual gamer, I like to accomplish what I can in an hour or two. So many times I've tried to just quest or grind some things out with what little time I have available, just to find that no matter what I do there are groups of other realmers waiting for me. Not only do they have the option to group kill solo players, they will wait until you have engaged a mob to make it easier.

As a new player, there was little room for me in a decent guild, the lower level guilds I joined rarely if ever even had players logging in...and left me completely defensless and I just found the whole game to be a big time sink with no objectives other than don't get killed.

I never engaged in PvP, and it also took hours to find groups for the group quests. I wouldn't recommend this game unless you either have a plan for leveling quickly to get into a decent guild, or have some support from friends or something.

Post Date: 00:30 25-03-2010
Rating: 1
Author: Audessa
Comment: Summary:
A very beautiful and entertaining MMO experience until you are exposed to the PvP aspects of the game.
PvP in this game is very poorly implemented and leads to harassment of new players trying to obtain the levels and equipment necessary to compete successfully in PvP activities. It supports and even encourages antisocial behavior that would never be condoned in real life. It is the perfect environment for the up and coming Charles Mansons and Jack the Rippers of our time. If you want a challenging, evenly matched PvP experience you should look elsewhere.

Post Date: 19:27 24-03-2010
Rating: 10
Author: Slythez
Comment: A very Enjoyable Game but ..... I never thought i would say this but this game has alittle too much grinding involved. My main critic is This game Lacks friendly relaxed People and It may lack that MMO feeling of discovering and exploring areas. Besides that Amazing Game and worth a 10

Post Date: 02:18 09-02-2010
Rating: 5
Author: futurekiller

Post Date: 19:22 07-02-2010
Rating: 10
Author: elwood
Comment: Aion is one of the best looking MMORPGs I have ever played. The only problem is that lacks the staying power of WoW.

Post Date: 01:15 21-12-2009
Rating: 0
Comment: NCScam banned me for third party software that i did not even possess or even used. the graphics blow, the pvp system you are forced into & you cannot enjoy the game without some sawn off prick ganking you and rubbing it in your face.
worst customer support ever from this company they need to be sued for their buisness ethics.

Post Date: 16:14 17-12-2009
Rating: 10
Author: crockdc
Comment: Excellent game! It has the immersive effect that I enjoy in a great mmorpg. This game is a taste of the future of mmorpgs.

Post Date: 08:40 15-12-2009
Rating: 10
Author: whiting1289
Comment: A lot of these new MMORPGs that come out that are called WoW killers, they really are WoW killers. It's just that WoW players are to addict to leave that game. Like WAR, it has everything WoW has, BUT MORE... Yet they still play their outdated game that was even outdated when it first came out...

Why is WoW on top and games like this float at number 3? Look at that new Mohawk Ad with Mr T in it and before that the Ozzy WoW Ad... THAT'S WHY, they draw in the mass morons to play that crap game and games like this never get to take the number 1 spot.

Post Date: 03:04 15-12-2009
Rating: 4
Author: Thallan
Comment: Aion has strengths; anyone who's played MMO's for a couple years will see bits and pieces everywhere. However, it needs a lot of work for the US customer base. It is definitely not a Wow-killer as it really only appeals to the elitest crowd- and that if you started early. On my server, most of the beta players went to one faction and practically dominate the server now. Transfers are still 3+ months out. Do not pay attention to realm population on the website- that only represents the number of accounts, active and inactive, per faction and has nothing to do with the quality of the community. Comparing the top 2 Legions on each faction... there is 20,000,000 point spread!

The zone you will spend the most time grinding in is for level 20-50, so when a Rift opens up and the other faction comes pouring could find yourself facing toons 30 levels higher than you. 'Gankfest' is the best, most accurate description of the overall PVP here and everywhere. Anyone 4-5 levels over you is practically invincible so even grouping with others in your range is no protection against getting wiped by a single 50! This is promoted by NCsoft who hides your level from the opposing faction. Armor appearance and speed are often good indications though and frankly, about the only warning you get is a blip on your radar, which is only active in the direction you are facing, and you're dead.

Crafting is ridiculously expensive; GM support is nonexistent. Since launch NCsoft has made only moderate progress at eliminating bots and RMT sales which could easily account for 7-10% of the population of each faction per realm; but the candid truth is to really enjoy the game you have to go RMT. EVERYTHING: travel to other zones, spells, bind points, equipment, every single point of crafting 0-450 costs alot and rises exponentially while loot and rewards are only increase incrementally. Savvy auctioneers can do well; but if aren't that kind of person or if you don't have the time to watch the 'Broker' 24/7... you are going to have trouble.

Flying is a nice feature, but your flight time is severly limited and if you bought the limited edition of the game- the wings that came with it aren't even equipable until you hit level 30- which will take the average person at least a month if not two to achieve. Quests drop significantly at higher levels where the XP needed to level increase even more. Getting from 35-40 takes as much XP as it did to get from 1-35, etc.

There are positives; but between the hassle of RMT/bots and then the fact you have ample reason to use their services coupled with Gankfest PVP action- it's tough to find them. I've played since opening and I keep waiting for things to improve...but it's too darn slow.

Keep in mind that Aion has been online for over 12 months in Korea- so many of these start up issues really aren't brand new- the fact they brought it over as is makes you wonder.

Post Date: 16:10 11-12-2009
Rating: 0
Author: Cilec
Comment: I dont like it...

Post Date: 02:05 05-12-2009
Rating: 4
Author: lullaby
Comment: This game is terrible.

Post Date: 09:41 30-11-2009
Rating: 5
Author: Fenix955
Comment: Aion is not better then new expansion on WoW thats sure but on all games u need to play a good 40$ thats sucks

Post Date: 12:27 11-11-2009
Rating: 9
Author: Bandole
Comment: Well, I loved this game, has the same jogability of WoW, but it improved a lot of ideas.
It has a huge PvP area, that you can combat flying, its pretty cool.

Some ideas that were implemented from other MMOs:

# Paint armor.
# Auction House.
# You can sell stuff in your own shop.
# Transport and Teleport.
# Professions.
# Pretty cool char custumization, you can build your char the way you want.
# Duels

I didnt get to end game yet, some are saying that is even better. Cant wait to test it.

Post Date: 23:20 08-11-2009
Rating: 9
Author: Haara
Comment: My only complaint, leveling gets a little boring.
9.5 out of 10.
Worth every penny.

Post Date: 05:31 06-11-2009
Rating: 8
Author: sass
Comment: I left WoW to play Aion...I have not regretted my choice for a second. I played WoW for a few years so it was time to move on to a better MMORPG.

First off, Aion is gorgeous! Everything from charcters to cities to yes water looks fantastic.

Next the combat is simple yet fun. While lower games try to reinvent the wheel; and be more like FPS, Aions combat system is a cinch to pick up and makes it fun to progress through a fight.

Flying is not as exciting as I wanted it to be. I wish we could fly anytime we feel like it.

Post Date: 21:05 31-10-2009
Rating: 9
Author: Review Meister
Comment: Write a review on it instead of criticizing other reviews.

I have played the game and I will write my review on it. Aion is one p2p that feels like it is in the same league as WoW. I could play Aion for a long long time and I know I wont be lonely if I do!

Graphics: 10 Just look at the H2O
Gameplay: 10 Combat is done the way it should be
Community: 7 Better than some games.
pVp: 8 Very cool PvPing with wings.
Long Term Stay Impression: 9 Aion is a great game to stick with due to its end game.

Post Date: 17:53 20-10-2009
Rating: 9
Author: xcriminal013
Comment: I have not yet played this game, but I definetly want to give it a try for it looks good, so I gave it a 9. But I have a much different reason for posting this.

"This game will own crappy WoW" "Aion is way better than that piece of shit WoW"... That"s not a review, thats saying how much you hate WoW. Look, I understand some people like or dislike WoW, but the point is don"t compare every new MMO that comes out to WoW. This is a review about Aion, not about how Aion is going to be better than WoW. Instead of giving reasons why WoW sucks, give reasons to play Aion and leave WoW out of it. You really can"t compare a brand new game that just came out to a game that has been out for years and has been successful beyond imagination. Besides, most of these beta players have only gotten to maybe level 20 at the highest in Aion open beta. I don"t think that qualifies you to judge the game better than every other game in existence. For all we know, the game could suck at end-game content (which I hope it doesn"t for I plan on buying it.) Anyways, my point is that you shouldn"t compare every new MMO that comes out as the "WoW killer" because quite frankly, WoW has way too many subscribers to ever "die-out". Just think before you post, people. It might help you all a little. To those out there that gave a meaningful review, such as jbody2nr, thank you.

Anyways, I hope I may get this game soon so that I can write a review on it for real.

Post Date: 17:13 12-10-2009
Rating: 9
Author: Pad
Comment: Now this is a MMORPG! The combat and PvP are superior to WoW. The graphics are are also better. My only pet peeves are that Aion is too busy to play sometimes and the gold spam gets annoying as hell. Other than that, I love Aion.

Post Date: 03:01 09-10-2009
Rating: 4
Author: seryph420
Comment: ripp-off of Myst AND WoW, crap flight and fight system does not make up for reused power bases other games gave up a sheep or let them know we want the next gen of games, not a new wave of crap.

Post Date: 04:44 27-09-2009
Rating: 8
Author: Joker
Comment: So far so good. Aion won't be WoW but that is just absurd anyway. The games Aion will really hurt are WAR, AoC and LoTRO. The flight is not all it is cracked upto be since it limited and u can't get ur wings until level 9 aftert doing a quest.

Post Date: 15:05 24-09-2009
Rating: 10
Author: buzzsaw
Comment: Aion is so much more than just a Wow clone!No doubt there are similarties between the two but Aion does WoW better than WoW lulz. The graphics feel more realistic in Aion. WoW is all cartoony. My human warrior looks menacing instead of looking so bland. The combat is also more fun in Aion because of combos. Flight is just a cake topper to a great MMO. Anybody who gave this game a zero for the antiscammer program is an idiot because there is not antiscammer program in the US! Expansions have really driven WoW into the ground.

To sum it up, Aion is better than WoW because.

1. Realistic graphics
2. Cool Combat
3. Better customization
4. No expansions yet
5. Flight

10/10 from yours truly.

Post Date: 00:26 23-09-2009
Rating: 10
Author: muzzle
Comment: i think aion is better then wow. wow is toomuch like a cartoon and verry hard to solo. and if you party up 99% of the ppl you party with take the game as if it were real life. wich is sad. you mess up they treat you like crap. and on wow they treat new players the same way and make fun. when in turn they were new at one point. so far Aion is more layd back and more solo friendly. so i have to say down with WOW and every one go for aion. but not at once dont want a flood.

Post Date: 03:48 18-09-2009
Rating: 10
Author: Willwo
Comment: You should not give this awesome game a 0 because it had server problems in beta. That is just stupid! Mark my words, Aion is the MMORPG that will finally beat WoW. Ofcourse Aion is like WoW. WoW was like eq. Eq was like UO. The great MMOs use the best from the past to make them better!

Post Date: 18:37 08-09-2009
Rating: 0
Author: guarded
Comment: please read first my game review!
aqion is a very beautiful game with a lot of potential BUT aion just killed my computer! you have to inactivate antivirus software and firewall because of the useless stupid gameguard otherwise the game will close down after a few minutes. after every autostart ptogramm is deactivated aion will close down anyway! after it has closed your computer is that slowly that you cannot even restart. (i have a very new computer with everything the game needs to run and dsl 10000) the stupid game laggs as hell! playing is impossible! no support! no one there to contact! and the worst is if you want to restart the game it takes 5 min to get to the log in scrren and then it says "cannot connect to authorized server" and the whole game closes again and you take another 5 min.
i loved aion since the last betas but that does it. forget aion now!

Post Date: 04:46 19-08-2009
Rating: 10
Author: webber
Comment: Aion may be the wow killer than Conan and Warhamma were not! Flying and PvP should be awesome.

Post Date: 15:35 30-07-2009
Rating: 10
Author: fishboss
Comment: Cool game and fantastic graphic

Post Date: 17:04 06-07-2009
Rating: 10
Author: thatguyoverthere
Comment: this game is better then wow... i just play wow for chat

Post Date: 14:49 05-07-2009
Rating: 7
Author: guarded
Comment: better than wow? of course!
but this isn't really hard because wow sucks!
graphics:7/10 water is really beatiful(best i've ever seen in mmo) but that was all, because the ground looks crappy wow-like, everywhere are paper textures and the only thing that is detailed are the characters
flying:4/10 nice idea - thats all! you can not fly in special areas with no reason. the map is not closed it consists of single parts which makes you bounce against an invisible wall(how lame is that?) your flight duration is 1min which is not quite much. that makes flying actually senseless. if you push the fly button by accident twice in air youre dead
gameplay:8/10 pretty much wow, as a hunter you need to change your weapon manually. besides i also disliked the idea of starting in a generell class until you are lvl 10, because if you want to play hunter you are pretty much an assasin until you can decide and it takes very long to get to lvl 10.
other things: you can't swim what really annoyed me because the water is so beatiful, to get from lvl 7 to 8 you need about 100,000 xp, the height of a character is weird, quests are senseless, if you didn't read the whole quest story in wow you won't start in AION so there is actually no story, if you die once you lose xp and you don't get to your body, you get to the place your soul is bound to and have to walk sometime 20 min to get where you've been

payment: if i would pay in europe like they pay in china 11 cent for 125min i would buy a time card for a year. but for 12,99€ the game is not worth it.

pros: character customizing, animations, water effects, graphics, fight system, flying
cons: quests, no swimming, flying not everywhere, expensive

if you want to quit wow for a new game choose AION it's as i said nothing special but at least you need more skill and it's not as annoying as wow

Post Date: 17:36 01-07-2009
Rating: 8
Author: fatmunkeyman
Comment: I hope this isn't too much of a bummer for you guys out there, but i have been researching this game and for those of you who don't know this already, this game is like WoW in the sense that there is a monthly payment

Post Date: 00:38 26-06-2009
Rating: 10
Author: jbody2nr
Comment: I have played many mmos in my time. Anything from WoW, to Warhammer; from Lineage and Lineage II to Everquest and Everquest II, City of Heroes/Villains to Age of Conan, Free to pay to play. You name it Ive tried it.

This game starts off the exact same way as almost every single other mmo out there. Free or not. Like jujdred said, kill this, gather this, bring it to that etc etc. Though after the first couple quests (Im in closed beta) when you get to the next area you notice one major difference that sets this game apart from all the rest. This game is the most beautiful MMORPG I have ever laid my eyes on. Stunning Graphics, hardly any lag. It all adds up to one of the best MMO Games I have touched.

I was worried though that after playing so many mmo's that the combat system would get to me fast. Click, push button, attack and wait. Same old system for all the same old games, BUT there are two things that made me feel like I was actually in on the action and not just watching it. When you move you character around your target you get bonuses of evasion, attack, and block depending on how you move. That coupled with the awesome combo system made me feel excited to kill things again. I fell in love and after you reach lvl 9 and do your daeva quest for your wings and class change it only gets better from there.

I dont mean to keep beating a dead horse here, but until you tried the flight system with these over the top graphics added to the combat system you have no room to judge this game. Period. The closed beta Events arent even over yet. The game is still months from being out and I have already pre-ordered. Along with friends that I play with. Its simply that good.

Pros: Flight, Combo system, Classes, Character Customization (I spent 30 minutes making my character), STORYLINE QUESTS WITH CUTSCENES. One big thing too no one has mentioned, Once in game you get put into channels which divides people up to save the game from OVERPOPULATION. Thats right OVERPOPULATION. Oh point was you dont need to relog to switch channels you can do it right from the interface.

Cons: flight speed is a little slow in my opinion, Costs alot to fly I think, and once you get out of the starting area it became increasingly difficult to find my way around town. Its so big O.O, but thats only after playing in that town for only like 30 minutes xD

About being a WoW killer. People talk about it all the time. When will the giant go down. My answer to you is never. People wont stop playing WoW for this game. It just wont happen. Itll never happen. WoW has to phase out on its own. Nothing will "kill" it, BUT I think if any game was to give them competition in number of subscriptions worldwide it will be this game.

Post Date: 19:09 25-06-2009
Rating: 8
Author: jujdred
Comment: Well. I am in AION beta. Got to level 10 that second weekend. And, well, it really starts out like any other cookie cutter mmo. Kill this, grab that, talk to him/her. blah blah blah. But, from what I can tell, by level 10 on, it gets interesting. Exciting if I may. You can start fighting bosses. You can fly, and that makes pvp awesome in this game, and I HATE pvp with a passion. Especially after being ruined by Warhammers lies about Bright Wizards and Warrior Priests. Another story there. But anyway, back to AION, yeah, I like it. I can't wait to see more in the future and I sure as heck they come up with more end game content to keep millions happy than WoW has. Otherwise, it will go kaput like the rest.

Pros: Graphics, flying pvp/pve, pve/pvp mixture gets CRAZY sick! Control is top notch, but I did notice that occasionally in my beta test that as you move forward, you would turn and suddenly skip back a few paces. Pretty annoying, but accepted as typical betaesque fodder. Playability. (Hope) replayability. So far, my entire legion just about has a big hankerin for more. So, here are at least 30 dedicated players atleast.

Cons: A bit intense for some lower level machines. They will not really be able to enjoy the true beauty of AION's world. And it is truly a thing to behold in game terms. Vanguard was nice. Warhammer was ok. AION is amazing!
You can't land on the big beasts that wander around the world. You fall through them. I felt that was pretty lame. I wanted to ride one.
You don't swim, you drop right to the bottom. sure you can fly out, but come on , who can't swim? It's become a stagepiece for mmo's, even if there is no water content (thank god for that), at least give em animation.

Also like to point out that I spent HOURS messing with configs, and yes, there is point and click, and yes, you can shut if off if you dont like it. That is a plus really, because if you are used to trying to click a target to attack, you will find yourself constantly running right past it. Turn it off FAST!
If you really spend some time messing with the graphics settings, you can find that you can turn some all the way up for beautifying effect and the not so important ones all the way off for increased performance. I was getting 30-45 fps with a GeForce 7950 with shaders down, water off, and texture cranked. It looked pretty good. Oh, and got to have distance cranked and background.

And as far as WoW killer, well, it really depends on how they plan expansions and how they execute end game content. Flying around and fighting is good and all, but you gotta have something to fight and a reason to fight it. I really don't want to see end game bosses end up as kite fests like Warhammers kings turned out to be. I quit the next day. Haven't looked back. And people say you can't compare AION to WoW, but yeah, you can. AION is on a different level, sure, but it is still an mmo that wants your money, so they better do something to earn it!

Post Date: 05:07 20-06-2009
Rating: 8
Author: aerkkion
Comment: Omg this is the 5th time WoW is gonna be killed! OH NOES! Ok anyone who play's WoW or who isnt an idiot know's that this too isnt a WoW killer. However, i would not hesitate to say that this can get very close to it. It look's very good so far. I have my recommendation on this game.

Post Date: 10:40 22-05-2009
Rating: 8
Author: aimeer1983
Comment: Sounds like a great game. Be really fun to try

Post Date: 00:28 15-05-2009
Rating: 9
Author: slybry
Comment: I actually have played this on the chinenes beta, and if the game is anything like what i played its going to make a killing pretty much as good of quality as WoW but with better graphics and combat animations plus an amazing character customization. and you get to freaking fly! at lvl 10! not just a mount but your character actually gets wings. it is one of the coolest things the game has, in air combat. And for you guys there are multiple ways to move point and click, right+left, awsd, and so on. there is also a great combo combat system. only bad thing i have found so far is you cant swim :/ but i figure once you have wings you can just fly out? cant wait till it comes out in the US this fall.

Post Date: 07:26 05-05-2009
Rating: 5
Author: Indispensable
Comment: Honestly people shouldnt review if they havent played the game, they just hear what they want to hear. Has a trailer ever deceived us?... Um yes, so unless you have first hand experience dont keep popping 10s on this. Trust me, if its as good as you guys think it is, then they dont need the help

Post Date: 16:07 19-04-2009
Rating: 10
Author: Tothegrind
Comment: My insight to this game:

Graphics will be top notch, as the makers include those who made Guild Wars, which also has amazing graphics.

The gameplay i believe will be dream.
I mean, its 2009, they havnt rushed the game, i can see many aspects of the best MMOs to grace this game.

The storyline, from what i have read, sounds interesting, if not another war between races, still i think this will be a good starting point for the game.

The WINGS!! i love this idea, everyone can fly.
well i assume after a small series of quests and some requirements which i believe wont be too taxing on your gamerhood.

Pvp, to be honest i havnt heard much about the PvP system but, looking at NCsofts other games i assume the PVP will be a fun and innovative experience.

To put it bluntly this game looks stunning, the scenery, characters, NPCs, skills, it all looks amazing and i cannot wait until this is released.

The one thing i have to bring up is that i believe it will have a monthly fee unlike Guild Wars, provided it is no higher then WoW, ill give it a shot.

Post Date: 12:49 07-03-2009
Rating: 10
Author: zeerow
Comment: Aion looks nice!

Post Date: 04:39 03-03-2009
Rating: 9
Author: Jewel
Comment: TBH I would rather have the game be point and click over this left + right click. I personal would find that annoying and confusing. I have played a few online games and the awsd control is not my favorite cup of tea. I have read a lot of forums about Aion and from what I saw, I think that this game could be fun, with the choice of how you feel comfortable with your movement and how you would like your character to look. It's better then a lot of those games out there, that give you a look that looks like everyone else. I also don't like games that are sex base classes lol.

Post Date: 04:31 06-01-2009
Rating: 9
Author: iceestorm
Comment: Well, I love to review games that I have played, I reviewed Warhammer but I haven't touched WoW here. My review of this game! Before I can fully review it I just need to know a couple of things:

Although awsd, point and click, can you left + right click to move as well? I just find that eaiser. As well as an autowalk like Num Lock or some other button?

Here are my hopes for this game.

My personal bias is I do play WoW often but I am looking to move to Aion once I get into U.S. BETA (when it comes).

One - Aion developers if you read these, you need to open this game up to a broad spectrum fan base. Easy move style, the point to click is annoying, point behind the mob you get stuck walking around it while it smacks you in the face, don't copy all the free MMOs out there like Cabal, Last Chaos, Shaiya. Point to click is crap imo. Easy interface, Bags able to click and show items on screen. And action bars, make sure we have easy access to all of our spells when they come in handy (and make sure we will need all of our spells).

Leave your interface open for Addons, I know a lot of players hate addons but more than not they like em, easy tracking, easy map coordination, keeping track of items in your inv, gold etc.

Don't let people get their gold easily, it sucks when you are starting a new MMO and the first mob you kill drops 1k + gold... WTH?

Let professions open up player style, items crafted that can only be used per class/specialization/player. It is fun to have unique items in each profession that can be utilized by everyone, not just say... Blacksmithing for warriors.

Let story enrapture the player. This is a visually stunning game, don't waste it by focusing on PvP alone. Like your website explains both books, let the story do talking as well through the quests (obviously some quests are mob grinds but that is to be expected).

Don't let this game go down the tubes like Tabula Rasa. Obviously when this game first comes out you will need to patch so we expect it, but don't release prematurely without trying to fix the major content bugs (like AOC & Warhammer did). Think of this as not competing with WoW (trust me a lot of players are getting restless), so you want this game to be fantastic e.g. listen to the complaints in your BETA forums.

I will review it fully once I get into BETA so be expecting it, for now, in anticipation I give this game a 9

Post Date: 06:02 03-12-2008
Rating: 10
Author: D1E53L
Comment: yep, this`ll do it kids. Bring on the evercrack.

Post Date: 04:11 17-11-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Draconais
Comment: Aion: Tower of Eternty
Let me see, this game will eat WoW for breakfast, Warhammer for lunch and every other MMO out there for dinner... The ASDW controls ARE there. People stop saying that they aren"t "cus they are and let me tell you, how the hell are you supposed to control the running, jumping and FLYING with click-click-click? ALL MMOs these days have ASDW and if they don"t then they should thier creators heads. Please people this game will be much better as a play to pay cus u won"t have people leveling up super fast cus they bought faster EXP thingies with real cash. If it is P2P then EVERYTHING will be avalible for ALL players at some point. If they put an Item Mall in it then they coud compltely screw around with the flying aspect and make people pay for the flying ability. which wouldn"t be good. The game had amazing graphics and as VlP3R has said, they used the Cry Engine which, as he also said was used for Far Cry but the first one. Not that lastest thing that would almost have the same effect as Crysis did with every computer in the world... But this is good new "cus people with computers that aren"t made for launching men to pluto will be able to play it. I might need a new comp come to think of it....

Well anyway, to wrap it up its gonna be a definate WoW killer for sure. Theres no way its not gonna blow it and its competition out of the water. If it fails im gonna eat NCSoft. It shouldn"t because its got AERIAL COMBAT AND PVP FOR GOD SAKES!

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: not sure yet but its gonna have to be 8+/10
Sound: I"ve heard some of it, 9/10
Overall 10/10 cus u can fly... OMG WIN

Post Date: 11:18 08-11-2008
Rating: 9
Author: mejdisama
Comment: You're calling it a WoW killer before it even comes out. You don't even realize how many games were supposed to be WoW killers. Although I play WoW, I am definetly gonna play this game. This game looks good but I still can't wait for Soul and Blade which is not on this website for some reason.

Post Date: 04:50 03-11-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Oracle
Comment: Ok, for the people that WAY under educated about this game, it is not only click to move. The WASD system is available for it. As far as the flight time goes, yes, in the beginning, there will be limited flight time, but there are potions and various other dealings that extend it. And for the ones that " hope this isn't a WoW killer", well, sorry, but it is. Another thing, for those who " yuck " at the Pay to Play issue, you damn right it is. Look at it? Visually stunning, superior to any other game on the market. It has an endless battalion of options when it comes to character customization. Add to that the wing aspect introduced into the character at lvl 10 when you ascend and become a Daeva and class change, the three factions, one of which is purely NPC operated. The environment will change according to which Faction is dominant. Prices will fluctuate, rain will affect spells as will snow and other weather changes. The music is directed by an award winning director, and the vocals are stunning as are the emotes. Anything less than a 10 for this game is just inexcusable. I look forward to play Aion, and I will for sure without a doubt be paying to play this. Good work on creating the cornerstone for MMOs, you developers deserver two very enthusiastic thumbs up. =D

Post Date: 22:01 04-10-2008
Rating: 10
Author: joker774
Comment: +1 guy who cant w8 aion realise in europe ..hope it will be soon..about the game i saw screens,video,read history...and i like it i am bored play L2,WoW etc..

cya's gl

Post Date: 17:29 27-08-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Gither79
Comment: Author: darklord2517
Comment: I heard that this game is only available in korea. Am I right?

yes but the game will be in closed beta soon in USA you need to wait like the rest of us. what i was told this game will be out Oct 30th 2008 not sure is thats in the US. one way you can see if it comes out look at just type in AION

Post Date: 13:48 13-08-2008
Rating: 0
Author: darklord2517
Comment: I heard that this game is only available in korea. Am I right?

Post Date: 22:04 28-07-2008
Rating: 7
Author: Chrissalty
Comment: Looks... like i will play till my eyes bleed.
but i really hope this dosn"t kill WoW.(do you really want all those crying litte WoW fans to come ruin this games community?)
i love point in click(diablo3 is coming out Hell YA.)
but choice... asdw controled movement if you choose so, HELL YA.
7/10, only because i havn"t been blessed with beta testing :"(

Post Date: 02:54 18-07-2008
Rating: 9
Author: VlP3R
Comment: Xenosaiyan your wrong, Crysis is powered by the CryENGINE® 2, on the other hand, Aion is powered by the Cry Engine as seen in Far Cry (2005)

But the game does look amazing, But the fact that you have a VERY limited amout of flight time ( under 1-2 mins each time with a 2-3 minute recharge (I hope they find a system to make it a longer flight time, ect, skill time/speed raises with your level or some stat,
Though, I'll definately be getting it at its release in '09!

Would have been a 10 except for the flight time.

Post Date: 16:58 10-07-2008
Rating: 5
Author: Samsta
Comment: hmmmmmmmmm..
seems ok, the graphics look promising. Xenosaiyan get a life. No offence...

Post Date: 02:36 10-07-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Xenosaiyan
Comment: This game reminds me of the most perfect game every made by the hands of a human and I have proof to back up those words: first of all, the graphics were made a crytek engine which is the same engine that made Crysis, the most graphically advanced game in the market today. Second of all, the game play is incredible, unlike Age of Conan, this game has smooth fast pace combat which really entertains me just watching it, I couldn't imaging playing it. Just a beautiful lush environment truly worthy, I really love this game, since the environment reminds me of a Final Fantasy game, just complete and ready. You get wings, now I'll never be trapped again, I can fly anywhere. The PvP sounds promising, but what matters is that this game is nice and relaxing, cannot wait, and NCsoft is a reputable company the masters of the MMORPG world.

Post Date: 14:58 05-07-2008
Rating: 10
Author: iron zeppelin
Comment: The game look as if it's gonna combine the best elements of all the big mmo's out there..........for starters
1. Low level Cap - This reminds me of NCSoft's other big game, guild wars and shows a move towards casual gameplay
2. Graphics - There isnt actually a single mmo that could challenge aion on this front
3. Wings! - Just like in perfect world flying will be available and an integral part of gameplay
4. Faction Based PvPvE - A lot like Shaiya with massive faction battles planned
5. Graphics (again) - 4 fucks sake just look at it!
6. Character Customisation - Like Perfect World again if the trailers are anything to go by with huge amounts of detail on avatars

Plz release this game NC soft!! PLZZZZ!!!

Post Date: 09:01 07-05-2008
Rating: 7
Author: Cake
Comment: I want to play this. Can't say much about hands-on gameplay, but it looks great graphic wise...Only thing is that, from what I've seen, there doesnt seem to be a wide spectrum on character/class development. Anyways, can't wait to try this one out...I think I was hooked in more-so by the strangly, cute ferret-people than the flying...

Post Date: 02:09 21-04-2008
Rating: 9
Author: jjdragon60
Comment: looks amazing!! looks like the graphics are in real life, and flying???!!! thats new!!!(lol,flyff) cant wait to play!!!(hope its not another korean grind...

Post Date: 23:42 02-04-2008
Rating: 10
Author: MetalEd
Comment: This game looks amazing. Insane graphics, huge game world, and awesome community. And yes, the game will be P2P. And who said it's just point and click? It's not! :P It's both WASD and point and click (Apparently you chose which one you wanna use).

Post Date: 12:04 17-02-2008
Rating: 10
Author: Matt712
Comment: Looks awesome, good graphics but from that picture it looks like itll be alot like the other beta tester game Darfall.Either way cant wait to try one of the 2 out.

Post Date: 20:36 14-01-2008
Rating: 10
Author: spook
Comment: Can't wait to play it. All the screens and video's look awesome.

Post Date: 14:46 18-11-2007
Rating: 10
Author: yeas123
Comment: Had a chance to play on beta test . It rocks

Post Date: 15:45 15-11-2007
Rating: 10
Author: d3lrith
Comment: The game will be prolly P2P so peace out.
+Graphics are awesome,having a implemented fly system is an innovating idea and servers will be dinamique that means u'll not have to farm 24/7 to become a good player like in a lot of korean games
-8 classes....hummm they better be very different from each other if this game wants to be better than WoW,we still do not know how the dragon's AI works and we are still not sure if flyng will be totally implemented in the game system or will be used only for transportation

Post Date: 13:17 11-11-2007
Rating: 8
Author: ipstatic
Comment: The idea is good and the graphics are awesome but that you said is clik and move and i hate and we don't already played it i will not pay if they don't do a open beta or 14 days trial so I think we need to take a look at it

Post Date: 19:01 15-09-2007
Rating: 10
Author: Avion
Comment: Looks so awesome, I am totally going to get this game!

Post Date: 19:24 22-07-2007
Rating: 10
Author: gh102030
Comment: I like the hole new concept of this game and i think that this game would be the totally difrent from all other mmorpg games. i think that it will break down WoW and all the other famus games because the world map is like a clobe and the midle of this map is going to be the pvp area and pvpve were the npc controlled mobs will help randomly if one of the nation is falling. and it will be diffrent abount grinding they said that it would not be like any other mmorpg were you have to kill 1000 mobs to complete one quest. they did not say how the quest is going to be but what ever they gonna make it will be diffrent. so i would give it 10 cause i have seen the video clips with 2 diffrent graphic cards and belive me the its 2 diffrent world. I just cant W8 to try it :o)

Post Date: 08:16 11-07-2007
Rating: 8
Author: Vampiricus
Comment: I liked what i saw on the website and i would realy like to tryit out if they give a 14day trial thing when its released. Point and click though i have never been a fan of.

Post Date: 19:37 06-06-2007
Rating: 9
Author: Nalmid
Comment: i dont know.. this game looks good, and the most important, they say that the actions of the servers will affect the environment,examples: you kill an evil raid boss and the whole server will look brighter..things like that, or someone attacks+fails on the big raid so the raid wakes up and uses his minions to attack(new mobs). i guess that cool will make everyone feel a bit more special and will be a difference between the servers.also aerial fights 100%player controlled ..just think about it.. :)

10:perfect game, the game isn't even released..duh
so i would give it a 8 cause it delayed for info+reviews+beta testing but i give it a 9 to attract more players.

Post Date: 19:12 21-05-2007
Rating: 7
Author: poopdog
Comment: Looks really good, but like the guy said, point and click is really bad. Looks like a p2p version of perfect world.

Post Date: 18:51 19-01-2007
Rating: 5
Author: d3lrith
Comment: Give 10 only because flying is possible,even if i don't know if that possibility will be well-integrated with the whole game

Post Date: 13:05 14-01-2007
Rating: 8
Author: sesaqui
Comment: Graphics are fantastic :D .. well since it's not fully released yet, let's put this first for the graphics. Love 'em.

Post Date: 06:48 03-12-2006
Rating: 6
Author: pimp_killa
Comment: i only like games were u could be evil or good ur choice but from the descpition it looks like u can do that ill try it out and post bak if i liked it but rite now ill giv it a 6 for the graphics :D

Post Date: 00:48 01-11-2006
Rating: 8
Author: alli
Comment: looks great but like he said, i havent played so i really dont know how it plays

Post Date: 22:33 05-08-2006
Rating: 8
Author: GoneRogue
Comment: NCsoft is a very good company. The graphics are insanely good. Hopefully the company will blow World of Warcraft out of the water. I suggest them getting a sort of cash item type stuff, so more students will be able to play since they dont have a credit card/pay pal... they cna ask their parents instead lmao. Im hopeing for no monthly payments, just a sort of cash shop

Post Date: 16:41 18-07-2006
Rating: 8
Author: omarer
Comment: Looks awesome but since its a beta i cant give it a perfect score.

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