IWinWithPewPew: reminds me of ROSE online
Danny Vo: Review I spent an hour on for Steam, but since I didn't download it on steam I can't post a review.
Aura Kingdom stands as a testament to everything that is ugly and wrong in MMORPG's. After countless hours playing this game with 2 friends, I can say without a doubt that I absolutely despise this game.
There's quite a bit of diversity of classes and jobs that a player may choose. There is a total of 11 classes to choose from. Does it change up the usual MMO formula? Not really, but it's familiararity will make things easier for first time players.
1) Guardian, which assumes the melee/tank role.
2) Duelist, which assumes the melee "damage per second" role, aka DPS.
3) Ravager, which assumes the melee/DPS role.
4) Wizard, which assumes the ranged/DPS role.
5) Sorcerer, which assumes the ranged/DPS role. (Support)
6) Bard, which assumes the healer/support role.
7) Grenadier, which assumes the ranged/DPS role.
8) Gunslinger, which assumes the ranged/DPS role.
9) Brawler, which assumes the melee/DPS role.
10) Ranger, which assumes the ranged/DPS role.
11) Ronin, which assumes the melee/DPS role.
Each class comes with its own unique special ability, like the Ronin's soul meter, or the Brawler's "charges" for self buffs. This adds a bit of replayability and personality since each class has different skills and animations to go through, if you so choose.
And you can also "sub" a class at level 40. By subbing a class, you can effectively have 2 classes on the same character, thus increasing your damaging, defending, or supporting capabilities to party members or yourself. You want a tank that doesn't lose aggro? Go Guardian/Duelist, so you can soak up damage whilst adding on "damage over time" debuffs, aka DoTs, on bosses, and never lose aggro. Want a healer that can also contribute to the fight? Bard/Sorcerer or Bard/Wizard can fulfill that role easily, since Bard is the main healer class, and Sorc or Wiz can debuff and stun enemies respectively.
The game also has a lot of fanservice for its players through dressing up in costumes and hairstyles, and changing the skin of their weapons.
I'm going to be honest. Even with all of these "varying" classes, THE GAME AND THE COMMUNITY GIVES ABSOLUTELY NO crapS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE. Running a dungeon with random party members, but your movement speed isn't high enough to keep up with them? YOU'RE OUT OF LUCK. AND IT'S YOUR FAULT FOR NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE REST OF THE PARTY TO ASSUME WHATEVER ROLE YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE. Chose the healer class, but your gear isn't up to par? DON'T BOTHER HEALING CAUSE EVERYONE freakING SUBS BARD ANYWAY, AND THEY DON'T NEED YOU. Chose the tank role and you can't keep aggro? PREPARE YOUR INBOX WITH A crapSTORM OF HATE MESSAGES AS THEY RAIN DOWN UPON YOUR UNHOLY ASS. You already completed the dungeons to the point of where you have to wait? GO SPEND REAL MONEY TO RESET THE DUNGEON, OR SIT YOUR ASS DOWN AND WAIT FOR THE TIMER TO RESET. YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT, THE GAME'S DUNGEONS COME WITH A TIMER AFTER YOU COMPLETE THEM A SET AMOUNT OF TIMES. AND WE ALL KNOW HOW MUCH WE LOVE WAITING FOR TIMERS TO END SO I CAN PLAY THE GOD DAMNED GAME. And how do you get gold in this game, oh good question, BY RUNNING DUNGEONS OVER AND OVER.
Oh, you're still going to play this game even with the timers, then guess what, Aura Kingdom comes with a system called "Fishing". You either "manually" fish, and get the bigger fish for a chance of better loot, which consists of weapon crates or armor crates, and then you sell said armor/weapons. Or, you can let the game take the reigns and "auto" fish. How long does it take to fund yourself via fishing? WEEKS UPON WEEKS OF FISHING, SO GO ORDER SOME freakING TAKEOUT, AND PREPARE FOR YOUR ASS TO GET SORE AS YOU SIT THERE FISHING, AND YOUR ENERGY BILL TO SKY HIGH PROPORTIONS BECAUSE YOU NEEDED SOME GOLD FOR ONE PIECE OF GEAR.
You want to customize your character and give your toon some personality? FISH FOR WEEKS, UPON WEEKS TO GRIND UP THE GOLD AND BUY IT OFF THE MARKET. OR, BUY RUBY COINS FROM SOME RANDOM. OR SPEND SOME REAL MONEY TO GET THE RUBY COINS TO USE ON THE PARAGON TABLE. Oh, you're actually going to spend real life money on a costume in a game that only you care about? WELL GOOD LUCK TO YOU, BECAUSE YOU AIN'T GETTING crap, UNLESS YOU LIKE TO GAMBLE YOUR LIFE AWAY.
The paragon table is a gambling simulator that lets you use "Ruby Coins", where it'll slide an arrow on a row of items, like costumes or buffs. BUT, IF YOU HIT THE SHARDS ON THE FAR LEFT, YOU'RE ONCE AGAIN OUT OF LUCK. So guess what you're expected to do. SPEND SOME MORE OF YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY, OR USE YOUR MOM/DAD'S CREDIT CARD ON SOME freakING RUBY COINS AND HOPE FOR A BETTER OUTCOME. THANKS FOR PLAYING. TEN OUTTA TEN.
The in-game shop to buy costumes isn't much better. You open a box, and that box contains an assortment of random items, including said costume. BUT, OH LOOK, ANOTHER GAMBLING SYSTEM. I HOPE I CAN GET THE COSTUME INSTEAD OF 1 EXP BOOK, AND 1 TREASURE COUPON HYUK HYUK HYUK...
Aura Kingdom is, and always will be, one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing. It stands as a testament as everything disgusting and awful about MMORPG's, and takes microtransactions to a blown out of the water proportion. The game's combat mechanics are nothing new. It's another "Tab and push buttons in a specific pattern". Getting to level 60, which is revered as being finished in the game, can only be achieved through the storyline, and that'll take you 4-7 days, 6-8 hours a day, to complete. But getting the end-game gear? You'll have to spend weeks grinding up gold, or selling ruby coins with real money. Merching might yield a bigger intake, but good luck, because the community is absolute garbage. Everyone acts like they're the next top player, or "God", if you will. There's no seamless grouping like you'd find in Guild Wars 2 or Final Fantasy XIV. All that matters, is if your costumes are worth a damn, or if your gear score is out of this world. Great.
All in all, do not spend any of your time on this game. There are hundreds, hell, even thousands of games out there that are worth your time. If you still want to try this game out, please for the love of god, don't cave into spending any money on this game, because we don't need more publishers and game developers thinking that these mechanics are what make a good game.
a nectarine: best part about the game?
you can jump on buildings.
Shadowknight: Is it possible to be run by a potato?
The Gaming Snake: This game seems pretty cool let's hope it doesn't turn out be a pay to win/play
Miso Soup: fun game. Its pretty good
Toy Bonnie: I am downloading it. Thanks for the awesome video. It helped me alot.
Samar Ya-ha: is there a chance it will run with 2 GB ram and run smoothly ?
LlWEl: Available on Mac?
Ben McIntyre: anyone wanna team up with me?
FMboo: This is the closet i can get to SAO... but that isn't really my objective of trying this game out. For starters, im looking for games with a different atmosphere and perspective. Nowadays these games run along the same baseline. "Shooting, mystery-solving, questing/hunting", the basic concepts. I suppose this is different... but im guessing this is also a quest-based type of mmo. I hope it has more variety along the way, then maybe i can consider this a game-changer.
Eduardo Rivera: Hey I heard you can get for your characters Date A Live customs, is that true or some sort of mod?
Dan Clark: the review has some flaws. Ive noted that around 1:00 you already give out useless information such as showing the games teaser video that does look awesome and then giving your own negative input with opinion by saying because it looks as if it should be an action mmo it should be and are sad to say for some god forsaken reason that it is not an action mmo. like wtf dude you need to remember that you are promoting these mmorpg's not downing them. 2nd flaw would have to be that you are not relating with its target market. kids around the age of 12 and up simply do not care about character creation and the fact that you said it has male and female OMG!!!! what anime mmo doesnt offer that feature???? like seriously name me one and comment!
MrPTMan13: It's look like a new fiesta
Russell Lee: i wanted to play this game but im wondering if the server is still active?
christina autumn: downloading this game right now i hope its worth it!
Ampress Shai: come on , you cant tell me that the second eidolon is not from elsword .... -3-
sammy2732: only freaking reason im looking for a good anime mmo is because of Sword Art Online xD <3
Angel333 AJ: So this game is a bit like TERA RISING