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Aion: Tower of Eternity
« on: April 18, 2008, 06:59:39 pm »
New Korean styled characters with a heigtened sense of awesomeness to its far cry engine, i present to you, well NCSoft present to you.. Aion: Tower of Eternity. This thing looks good enough to blow ALL MMOs including WoW outta the water. Big time. The graphics are simply superb:


http://uk.pc.ign.com/objects/822/822535.html Some videos and pictures avail there, i recommend watching all the short videos, theres alot of them but its a bit like pringles, once you pop, you will not stop.

Preview done by IGN at 2007 E3 meeting: http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/804/804903p1.html

And some images for those as lazy as me..
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I didnt post the full size onces as i know some of you would be a bit distraught at that.. so theyre compressed, but ill only be posting in game pictures.


Some of the cool armor sets and people you can play as, you play as either the chosen or the fallen, typical split.


Some cool player action, i believe this is the sorcerer (mage) class, if you watch the videos they have done quite a nice job with animations and such on the reworked classes.


In game turtle-monsters will rock your world.


The sky city of the Chosen.


The game has quite a dreamy atmopshere to the graphics and the battle animation and fighting both PVE and PVP is quite cool looking and faster paced, maybe this isnt the case and it just flows smoother than what you would see in WoW. Or maybe neither, i'm still trying to find out, but from the videos i was quite impressed. Hopefully the gameplay is as good as the graphics.

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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 07:18:51 pm »
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 07:27:08 pm »
It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 07:32:27 pm »
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D

Just because it's NCSoft doesn't necessarily mean it'll be Buy To Play. NCSoft also runs Tabula Rasa, which requires a monthly fee.

That said, the game looks awesome and I wouldn't mind playing it if it really was Buy To Play :) (alas, Tabula Rasa gets my monthly tithe, and will continue to do so until I get bored with it)
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 07:34:42 pm »
Looks good, but I'm not all that keen on the "Korean MMO" graphics style. AoC is more my thing if something is gonna replace WoW.
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 07:36:02 pm »
It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P
SHOULD be...I wish :< Those are some graphics.
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 09:57:10 pm »
Awesome! :D

And since it's NCSoft, will this be Buy To Play, like Guild Wars? One can only speculate! :D

Just because it's NCSoft doesn't necessarily mean it'll be Buy To Play. NCSoft also runs Tabula Rasa, which requires a monthly fee.

That said, the game looks awesome and I wouldn't mind playing it if it really was Buy To Play :) (alas, Tabula Rasa gets my monthly tithe, and will continue to do so until I get bored with it)

Re-read my statement, please.

I meant that it MIGHT be buy to play. I HOPE it will do. ^_^
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 10:53:21 pm »
Well i'm glad this has the same support i wish to give it, i will update if i find more information! be sure to do the same if you manage to find more information on it.

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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2008, 01:52:52 am »
Adding to what I said in the WoW thread, I saw this ages ago and me and friends immediately decided it was gonna be awesome, and that was when they only had a page and a paragraph of text on the ncsoft website. I haven't look at it since but this is even more awesome than I remember it. It looks simply amazing and I look forward to it so ten time more than I do WAR (my second most look forward to MMO).

This game (or indeed Flyff) should be sponsored by Red Bull.

It reminds me of what Phantasy Star should be. :P

I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2008, 06:14:05 am »
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2008, 10:30:34 am »
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

Mm, I do agree with you about the fourth shot, certainly.

And yeah PSU could've been great :( But oh well, as long as RFO stays alive it's okay - it's practically a spin-off of Phantasy Star anyway.

But this is off-topic, and every time I look at Aion I just wanna play it more and more.

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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2008, 11:05:51 am »
Graphics don't look all that hot to me. The fact its another Korean MMO from NCsoft throws me off the most, probably another tedious and boring grindfest. *cough*Lineage*cough*every other Korean MMO so far*cough*
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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2008, 01:18:09 pm »
At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

i wouldn't go as far to say a "huge" disappointment. it's done alot of cool things and the gameplay, at its core, stays true to PSO. shame about the monthly fee, though ]:

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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2008, 06:20:15 pm »
I'm guessing you mean gameplay and graphically because the style is totally different. This is epic high fantasy, PSO was tech fantasy (my favorite type).

No, some of those shots looked like they could have come from the game. The sword in the first one, and then the fourth and fifth shots look like they could be in a PS game. I think so, anyways. I have no idea what the gameplay's like.

At any rate, I think we can all agree that Phantasy Star Universe was a huge disappointment. :P

Well as i stated they did come from the in game engine. All those shots are artisic yeah, but theyre in game graphics, so literally what you see, you will indeed, get.

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Re: Aion: Tower of Eternity
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2008, 01:14:04 pm »
ive preorded this game, and sooo long to WoW for me...