A Cursory Look at Aion

First on my hit list of things to see at PAX was easy enough to accomplish. The game was being demo-ed at the shared ArenaNet/NCsoft booth. I got a chance to briefly play Aion: The Tower of Eternity to help test it before the NCsoft booth opened. It’s a very other-worldly, very beautiful game. I think the art style is fabulous, though many of the female characters’ costumes leave something to be desired (like more clothing, for instance). Flight is fun. I didn’t have much time to try out aerial combat, but what I did experience piqued my interest. The ground combat was familiar MMORPG-style combat. I’ll continue to keep an eye on Aion. Oh snap!

I’m fairly sure I won’t be able to see anything tomorrow, but let’s cross our fingers.

  5 comments for “A Cursory Look at Aion

  1. 2 September 2008 at 16:11

    Originally I hadn’t really thought much about Aion after having seen it on the NCSoft site. But after hearing some about it at the Business Models Panel, I decided to check it out Sunday. While the graphics style feels a lot like the free Asian MMOs you see out there, the game play seems pretty solid and the aerial combat adds a cool dimension. I’m definitely going to look more into Aion now because of the demo at PAX!

  2. DarkNecrid
    3 September 2008 at 20:33

    A lot more clothing, more like it.

    Uhg, it seems kinda sad that the only MMORPG I’ve played or seen so far that really brings a REAL strong female style is Warhammer Online. One class (out of 20) has a “sexy-esque” style for its females, and its the Witch Elf, which is a cult of Witches (female only) who dress seductively to fool their enemies, so it makes sense in Warhammer lore anyways. Every other class is what you’d think a female warrior would look like – covered in armor. Mythic did a fabulous job of that.

  3. SarKenobi
    5 September 2008 at 18:31

    Oh man I saw the trailers at the NCsoft panel and went “more clothes please.” I did play the game itself as well, only as a dude though.

  4. 5 September 2008 at 23:28

    I’m told that the customisation options will be extensive, though how extensive remains to be seen. Maybe the options will give us better clothing? Who knows. Hopefully I’ll get to play in the beta.

  5. Pai
    6 October 2008 at 13:51

    I’ve been interested in this game since it was announced. I’m a sucker for the beautiful visuals and flight. I hope it ends up being good, I’d love to try it out.

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