Friday, January 17, 2014

Visiting This Week: Aura Kingdoms, Onverse, Mabinogi

Awhile back I mentioned Aura Kingdom, trying it out and giving a few ideas of what I thought on the game. My brother decided to try it as well and thus we had a bit more time to take a better look at this title. I'd have to say as we progressed through, the game continued to feel polished. A bit sterile at times too though, it offers the option to auto path to quest objectives and quests. But that isn't a bad thing. It is just a very linear game. Perfect for jumping in and getting things done.

We had a chance to try some solo instances, which were very small but interesting. We picked up mounts at level eight, which was quite spiffy. They resemble chocobos. The game is really quite beautiful. you can't deny that. Flowers and storybook looking trees decorate the landscape with little cottages and fishing huts dotted along the way. It is really beautiful. I made it to around 20, I'd say the game is pretty easy to hop in and out of  and I've enjoyed myself quite nicely.

Heri and I.
The pet system is decent, we picked up our first combat pets, as you progress through the main story you get access to everything you've been wondering about such as pets and mounts, even appearance clothing. So, if you haven't tried it, it is a nice way to pass some time, relaxing, cheerful and overall decent. I don't know if I have the time to continue it on a regular basis, but it will be nice to pop in when I can.

I also decided to revisit Mabinogi. This is an interesting title. Lots of very unique classes and systems. I mean who doesn't want to be a puppet master?! The downside to all the interesting things about this game would be that is takes a lot of time to learn everything, such as rebirthing. Which resets your age so you can get more points, which make the character stronger. There is no level cap, I read the highest character was around 15, 000. Which is boggling!

The game has a lot of interesting things to offer, plenty of cool classes, there is a lot of variety on things to do. Farming, pets, mounts, and more than I really got to get too far with. It was just so overwhelming, so I am taking it slow and picking it up when I have time to sit and put some time into learning it.

I did like the puppet master class (pictured at top), there is now a tutorial which lets you try out some of the classes you pick from. I was swinging my puppet round about into mobs, smashing him all over and controlling him to do my bidding. Very, very fun! The tutorial for humans looks to be quite a bit different from the last time I played. It seems to give more direction, I also read you want your first character to be a human for bonuses. There is so much to learn, a very in depth game.

I'm still puttering about in the world of Onverse. Megaplots were released last week. Basically huge islands with a much higher item count allowed, for more extravagant building. I decided to try my hand at creating my own house instead of having one to only decorate. I had a great time coming up with an idea, still work to be done on the isle but it is looking pretty decent. I've had a lot of players complement me on it, which always just makes me glow :)

Exploring different areas.

Finishing up a quest I've been working on for about a week now. Elemental planes. 

My house, Stellar Isle.

Building the house, wish we had the option to fly on plots to build!

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