The long-awaited MMO set in the Age of Conan has finally arrived, but will Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures be able to compete in the rough MMO market?
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A Lively World: The story of Age of Conan is a tad bit more descriptive then you would expect from your usual MMORPG, but is still too weak to really be passable on anything other then an MMO.The world of Age of Conan is very lively though, and you will encounter a countless number of unique and original characters throughout your adventures. The various characters will range from scantily clad women, to veteran barbarians, and each of them have great voiceovers and personalities.
Create-A-Warrior: The character creation aspect of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is very interactive and allows you to alter almost nay aspect of your character.You will be able to choose from a very robust amount of customization options that lets you tweak nose length, cheek depth, muscle tone, choose your tattoos and a host of other options. After you tweak your character to your liking, you will be able to choose where your budding barbarian hails from (Stygia, Aquilonia, or Cimmeria) and then pick a class from the dozen that Age of Conan features. The classes each have their own specialty, so whether you want to sneak around the world in the shadows, melt your enemies with magical flames, or crush your foes under brute force, there is a class for your play style.
A New Type Of Combat: The combat in Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures does not follow in your usual point-and-click tradition and instead employs a real time style of combat.Instead of attacking with the click of a mouse, Age of Conan requires you to attack by using the number keys to swing or aim in the corresponding direction. The AI in Age of Conan is also impressive for an MMORPG. The enemies that you will face will not simply lie down until you have landed enough hits to kill them. They will protect as many sides as possible, and will often only attack when you are open yourself. The combat in Age of Conan has a unique strategic aspect that forces you to think about when and where you attack before you do it.
Gore In An MMO: One of the most glaring aspects that Age of Conan features is an impressive step forward in the MMO genre by giving you a mature game that offers fun and something more evolved then sparks coming out of your enemies.You will encounter bloodthirsty beasts that wish to tear you flesh from bone, demonic forces, and normal people who are twisted and mad. You will see blood spill from your foes, meet foul-mouthed Vikings, and seduce sexy women around the world.
Rent vs. Buy: Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is a great game that can easily compete with giants like Guild Wars and World of Warcraft.If you are looking for a great time that provides impressive visuals, a mature attitude, a unique combat system and simply a game that will appeal to all adults, you cannot go wrong with buying Age of Conan.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is a great game that can easily compete with giants like Guild Wars and World of Warcraft.
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