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  • Summary: ArchLord is the creation of NHN Games, one of the biggest Korean MMO developers and publishers. ArchLord delivers a unique competitive premise to MMO gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world’s supreme ruler. Every month, one player takes control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc on their cowering enemies as the player gains control of supreme global Archlord powers. The game's world, Kantra, is fantastically realised with stunning visuals, created using Renderware, and the game features incredibly atmospheric in-game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra. ArchLord also introduces one of the most advanced and complex PVP combat systems ever in any MMO, which utilises sprawling free battle areas and special guild battlefields that enables players to battle in fearsome guild versus guild battles. With an ever-evolving storyline of conquest and betrayal, ArchLord presents an epic adventure in which players band together as they quest for the ancient relics of the Archons. Each relic bestows incredible power on those who possess it and when relics are combined they deliver ultimate mastery over the fundamental forces of creation for there can only be one Archlord! [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 11 out of 15
  1. It ends up being a fun MMO romp for casual players and a rich PvP hamster wheel if you're sitting out there with an axe to grind. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
  2. Given a year or so, Archlord might be a solid title. Right now though? It's not worth the money.
  3. The game has some rubberbanding (where you bounce back a dozen yards or so while running) but that does not occur all that often.
  4. 40
    Other than the exclusive ArchLord gimmick, we're left with a dated-looking game with limited classes and a lot of grind, and a miniscule chance of something cool at the end if you really throw yourself into it. Not exactly our cup of mead.
  5. I personally wouldn't recommend ArchLord to anyone; there are much better games out there and much better ways to waste a few hundred hours or so.
  6. The art design is solid, though technologically, the graphics don't impress at all. At press-time, the chat is nightmarish, and the user interface a pale shadow of other MMOs' well thought systems.
  7. Don't play this game. Its boring, its repetitive, and all of the elements in it that are supposed to hook you and draw you in have been executed before and far more effectively in other games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 7 out of 11
  1. May 21, 2012
    1
    ArchLord - A long story about a game that got alot of potential, but the publishers destroy it step by step. Codemasters don't fix bugs, then Webzen take the game 2010 and destroy it more with the item-shop. It's sad, because ArchLord got a nice PvP system and a good graphic, but, you know, that's not all. Expand

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