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  • Summary: All players begin their journey on either the Nuia or Harihara continents. From there they explore the world, cooperating or competing with each other. Remnants of the Lost Continent, where the ancestors of the world's races lived together in peace two thousand years ago, still dominate theAll players begin their journey on either the Nuia or Harihara continents. From there they explore the world, cooperating or competing with each other. Remnants of the Lost Continent, where the ancestors of the world's races lived together in peace two thousand years ago, still dominate the landscape. If you explore deep into the hearts of these ancient relics, you may discover the secrets of legendary gods and heroes. Or you may reveal more details about the catastrophe that caused the Nuia and Harihara schism. It all depends on your choices. Expand

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    88
    ArcheAge is one of the best free-to-play games to be released this year, with a near endless amount of content awaiting eager adventurers.
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    85
    ArcheAge has been prepared for the western player in a very good way. Trion Worlds has managed to tweak this Korean game to meet the demands of European and American markets, and that's not an easy task. What's more, the game is being constantly improved and expanded. I'm certain that fans of the MMO genre will be very happy - at least the ones that like fighting other players.
  3. CD-Action
    Dec 13, 2014
    85
    Don’t let your judgment be clouded by other people’s opinions influenced by terrible server problems they encountered when ArcheAge was launched. It’s a really good, beautiful game. [Dec 2014, p.76]
  4. Sep 29, 2014
    80
    There’s endless hours of enjoyment in ArcheAge for just about anyone. If you can stomach a slightly stale questing experience, and get your head around the quite innocent labour system, it’s an MMO with near endless potential for player driven, organic content. And to be quite honest, it’s the closest thing to a true fantasy sandbox experience on the market, and will be for a good time yet.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    80
    A rare example of a sandbox in a MMO, with lots of potential and good quality, but we wish we could arrive at the sandbox part sooner.
  6. Oct 12, 2014
    80
    ArcheAge is a potentially great MMO burdened by questionable decisions.
  7. If you are a Sandbox MMO lover, ArcheAge is for you. There is just one problem, bad management.

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  1. Sep 16, 2014
    10
    No initial server pboelsm (besides the DDOS attacks) and a lot of new stuff that hasn't been seen in previous MMORPG's... definetely a game to try out
  2. Dec 15, 2014
    10
    after working a few things out in my computer, archeage has easily become a top favorite. it doesn't require major grind to level up, and theafter working a few things out in my computer, archeage has easily become a top favorite. it doesn't require major grind to level up, and the graphics are beautiful. the customization options for your avatar are unbeatable. i highly recommend this mmo for anyone with a PC. Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2014
    7
    Game is not Pay2Win and if you think Pay2Win is i am a free player and to cheap to pay for a subscription, they need to make money somehowGame is not Pay2Win and if you think Pay2Win is i am a free player and to cheap to pay for a subscription, they need to make money somehow they don't go to work just so you can have a free to play game and servers running on there own money so stop crying about it, There is nothing wrong with the economy most things on AH are very cheap unless its a high level crafting item that people spent time leveling and making so they cost the right amount for the time put into the item, just another case of people being to cheap, the same goes for houses, its like players want everything for free and MMOs should just give things to people just because but if your to cheap to play for a subscription, to lazy try to get gear (which is VERY easy to get) then just don't play and stop crying about how they game is Pay2Win there is nothing in the cash shop that gives you an edge over the other players that you cant by on AH for a 10g, Every MMO on launch has Queue's, PvP is part of the game if don't like PvP why are you playing a game that has Open world PvP with both factions, land is not hard to get and is being sold constantly, However there is a real botting Problem, slight lag issues such as lag spikes, disconnection and off scheduled maintenance they don't, almost Zero in game support (GMs), but like i said before the amount of Free2Play players crying about how the game is Pay2Win really need stop, Subscribing doesn't give you a i win card, Cash shop is pretty much just full of useless crap Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2014
    2
    Read a review of this in a Gaming magazine and decided to try it out based on that review.

    I like the look of the characters, I like the
    Read a review of this in a Gaming magazine and decided to try it out based on that review.

    I like the look of the characters, I like the look of the game. That's why it gets a three.

    But; in the zone I started in, there are huge numbers of high lvl players fighting right next to three of the npcs needed for the starting quests. In a starting city area, mind you. The one time I was able to overcome the lag enough to target anything in the mob it said I had targeted a 'lvl40 practice dummy'.

    What this meant was after the 4 minute process of logging into the game I had to wait another 3 to 10 minutes for actual npc characters to load. Some of them became targetable before they appeared, but others didn't.

    Any quest involving a cutscene in the towns just kicks you out of the game due to the serious amount of lag. Once you get past the 4 minute login again, there is a better chance you will get to see the cutscene again.

    Of course, all this is moot anyway, since the game has been down for server maintenance for the last 16 hours.

    All in all, it's not something I see spending money on.
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  5. Ysa
    May 26, 2015
    1
    Have you read any of the other player (the only ones that count) reviews? Awesome, because they were all absolutely correct and i wont need toHave you read any of the other player (the only ones that count) reviews? Awesome, because they were all absolutely correct and i wont need to repeat a review about the myriad and epic failures of this p2w title. Have played MMOs for over 15 years, and am finding myself less and less loving to play them, but this one takes the cake. Archeage + f2p+p2w = hordes of execrable PoS players,creating an environment so repellent i'd have a nicer time in prison, and this is on top of the other negatives. If you value the joy, laughter, friendship and sense of accomplishment derived through playing with other gamers online, this game isnt for you. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2017
    0
    Played since 2014, game is a terrible pay to win Korean grind mmo, that has no actual content expansions per patch that give the game anyPlayed since 2014, game is a terrible pay to win Korean grind mmo, that has no actual content expansions per patch that give the game any sense of longevity past the initial week of the patches release. The amount of randomness required to progress your character are so prehistoric its like being vaulted back into 2005. Trion, the North American publisher of the game admits to having no actual control over any content that gets pushed into the region. And XL treats the north american and european versions of the game extremely bad. Most Other korean developers of mmos have gotten over this xenophobic approach to development yet it still seems XL holds onto its ideas of a Korea First focus in the game.

    The game has 120 possible classes, yet everyone mostly plays 1 Dark Runner because after 2 years it hasn't been balanced.
    The quests are somewhat engaging but thats only if you get filled in on the lore ahead of time, the writing and delivery of that lore is terrible in the game outside of a few cutscenes which can be jolting as they don't fit with the direction or path of your character.
    The PVE elements of the game are terrible. They require no thought outside of a handful of bosses with 1 shot mechanics, everything else outside of that handful are pinatas. PVE requires no thought, you stand in 1 spot and press 1 dps skill as fast as you can.
    PVP elements of the game are terrible. As the game is pay to win, most of the skill factor in the game goes out the window as you can simply wash away any amount of bad skill with spending money on the strongest gear.

    The Naval combat while fun, doesn't really have any meaning, as having your ship destroyed gives no real consequence, and in most cases the actual ship combat can be ignored by simply jumping onto enemy ships with masses of players or pulling them off with spells as players have the ability to move faster than ships.....why even bother having a ship out at that point?

    The housing system, while a good idea on paper, is a terrible idea in practice, as it limits the amount of players who can actually join the game for that experience. Land isn't instanced or limited by amounts you can own.

    That being said, the actual game mechanics shoot themselves in the foot when the game allows you the ability for free, to create as many alternate characters as you can in a world that has limited space. Which means a single player can own an entire area of a map again blocking any new player from setting any property there. That kind of stuff used to matter in the beginning of the game when it released and had a future. But since the mistakes have piled on patch after patch, bug after bug, mistake after mistake most of the population of the game is gone.
    Most notably the European population of the game on all but 1 server have vanished.
    As far as the players that remained after, most if not all of the organized gaming communities have left, and I'd wager to say most people left still playing have either invested so much into the game they don't want to quit, or are new players that don't have a clue about the games traps.

    Oh and I almost forgot the most important part, the game encourages you to be a heel to other players rewards it, causing all of those problems mentioned above to be amplified by 1000. Griefing etc have no real consequences.

    That being said, Stay away from this game and avoid it like ebola. Let it rot with all the other korean cash grab imports that settle their way over to other countries only to be shut down a few years later.
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  7. Nov 20, 2014
    0
    You may realize it sooner or later (I did only after 2 months of playing) that this game is a maze meant for you to stay at the same placeYou may realize it sooner or later (I did only after 2 months of playing) that this game is a maze meant for you to stay at the same place forever. No progression at all at the end-game due to the worst RNG possible.
    You can only progress if you toss A LOT OF MONEY at it. And i'm saying something like +10.000,00 dollars (I just did the math).
    Someday you will see that doing trade-runs and farming gold is not fun, and the gold you make doesn't allows you to do nothing at all.
    Don't fall for this cash-grab game.
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