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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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Score distribution:
  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. Sep 20, 2014
    7
    A distinction needs to be made in these reviews between unhappiness with que times, and unhappiness with game itself.
    The overwhelming
    A distinction needs to be made in these reviews between unhappiness with que times, and unhappiness with game itself.
    The overwhelming majority of negative reviews are complaining about the que times, and understandably so. However, the game itself is phenomenal once you get in. It has an old school feel to it where you really feel like you have accomplished something when you finish a job. The open world farming and trade runs where anything can happen bring a much needed breath of excitement and spontaneity to what has become a very stagnant MMO scene.
    Standard tab-targetting combat, the customizable builds bring enough depth to keep it interesting though. Think TBC era WoW with the 3 talent trees, except each tree is an entirely different class.
    There's a lot in this game, and everything is very deep. There's a strong sense of risk/reward in a lot of what you do. For example, you can craft trade goods in most any zone, but they cannot be sold in that same zone, you must travel to a different zone to sell. The farther you travel the more you can sell your goods for. But you also increase your chance of getting robbed by other players during the journey. It takes knowledge of trade routes, timing, market knowledge, etc to decide what kind of trades you want to make. Help from friends never hurts either.
    You can raise your own mounts, and different mounts server different purposes, eg a donkey for carrying trade goods.
    These little details really bring the game world to life and make you feel like the world is much bigger than you as the player, and there is always something to learn and do better at.
    If you're tired of the tame string of recent MMOs that have come out and want something with a bit of a ever present sense of danger in the air, AA might be the one you've been waiting for.
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  4. Dec 19, 2014
    2
    Would be a pretty good game, if the people in charge of making decisions weren't complete idiots.. test server not testing anything (bugs fromWould be a pretty good game, if the people in charge of making decisions weren't complete idiots.. test server not testing anything (bugs from Alpha still in the game, despite beta testing being long over and the game live for a while now, game offline during prime-time with little or no warning (for minor patches, not the game is screwed issues). The game will be lucky to survive another few months if they don't find someone who can take all decisions and run them through a "is this utterly stupid" test before letting those decisions get out. Expand
  5. May 18, 2019
    1
    Локализатор полный швах, всё упирается в донат и донат акции, постоянные лаги, вылетыЛокализатор полный швах, всё упирается в донат и донат акции, постоянные лаги, вылеты
  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. Sep 19, 2014
    0
    OMG pls dont waste ur time on it! PLS! Its not as good as you think!
    Would a game that looks good really be completely F2P??? Its PAy2WIN!
    OMG pls dont waste ur time on it! PLS! Its not as good as you think!
    Would a game that looks good really be completely F2P??? Its PAy2WIN!

    Sad day indeed :(
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