Hi guys! Today I will talk about Albion Online. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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Albion is one of those MMORPGs that have lore for those that are interested but you don’t really get to experience the lore through the gameplay, at least in my opinion. For those of you that like a game to have lore I can say that you won’t be disappointed, but don’t expect the gameplay to expand upon this lore through quests.
The gameplay of Albion is not for everyone. At the start of the game, you do the tutorial where you choose the weapons and gear that you will use and those basically decide your class. Depending on your gear you will have different abilities available. You can freely switch classes at any point of the game, so you don’t need to feel trapped in a class.
The problem is that to be able to use better gear, you will have to do tedious tasks like killing hundreds of creatures or mining hundreds of materials. And if at some point you decide that you want to change classes, you will have to do the same process all over again from the start for the new class that you chose.
This game is 90% mining and killing mobs and 10% PvP. You will have to spend hours mining and killing mobs to progress in this game and the progression isn’t fast.
In the beginning, I found it fun that the game has no linear progression with quests, and that it gives you the freedom to do what you want, but after 30 hours of just killing mobs and mining materials, I got tired of it. I believe that to enjoy this game you need people to play together as a group, I wouldn’t recommend this game to people that want to play solo. I joined a guild but that didn’t change much. You have to have real friends that you can talk to to truly enjoy this game.
As for the combat mechanics, you will move with right-clicking with the mouse and activate abilities with your keyboard. The combat is nothing special, it’s the classic MMORPG combat system that you will see in most MMORPGs.
PVP is allowed on some zones of the game depending on the zone color(each color represents different restrictions to PVP, I won’t go into further detail here because you will learn all that pretty early in the game).
The graphics of the game aren’t anything special and the character models have little detail. That means that you will be able to run this game in lower-end PCs but when you visit areas with high player population the game will lag a lot and the fps will decrease a lot too.
Don’t expect to be amazed by the visuals but I have to say the game has its own personality and you can see that through the animation of the environment.
As for the character customization, you will have a lot of options like in most MMORPGs and I don’t believe that you will be disappointed.
I said it before and I will say it again, this game isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like grinding then don’t play the game, if you don’t have friends that will play with you, then I also don’t recommend that you play this game, you will probably be bored after 20-30 hours without friends.
The visuals aren’t great too, so the game isn’t for those of you that want realistic visuals and breathtaking graphics.
This game is for people that can play for 20 hours and do nothing other than mining and killing mobs to get materials to craft better gear and do that all over again and again. Of course, there are other things to do besides mining and crafting and killing mobs like PvP between players or between guilds but that isn’t what you will do in the majority of the time that you play the game. This game is grinding in its purest form and if you hate grind you will hate this game.
General Rating: 7.5
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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