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Aion (Windows)

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Description

Aion is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game which takes place in the world of Atreia, a land divided by the Epic Cataclysm into two halves with a deep Abyss in between. Asmodae occupies the top half and is home to the Asmodians. The Elyos people live in the lower half, known as Elysea. Both races have three things in common: 1) They have wings and the ability to fly; 2) They have each vowed to destroy the other; and 3) They both fear and abhor The Balaur.

Legends tell us that the god Aion created the Balaur to rule and care for the people of Atreia. In time, the Balaur became obsessed with power and domination, so Aion created twelve Empyrean Lords to safeguard the planet. During the long war between the Empyrean Lords and the Balaur, the Epic Cataclysm occurred and caused the Tower of Eternity to fall into The Abyss and the Balaur with it. Now the Balaur have escaped their prison and are threatening the populace again.

After choosing which race you wish to play, pick from 4 Classes to begin your adventure: Warrior, Scout, Mage or Priest. During the character creation process, you will name your character and refine his or her appearance. You can create up to 8 different characters.

Your primary goal at first is to advance through the levels, taking on many quests and learning the way of the world by exploring. You will be able to fly at Level 10 when you receive your wings after going through an Ascension. At level 25 you will be given tests to prove your readiness to enter The Abyss itself. Level 25 is also when PvP play becomes available to you.

In addition to questing and combat, Aion offers gathering, crafting, smithing, training, enhancing items, buying & selling as well as social interaction with other players and NPCs. As is the case with most MMORPGs, the gameplay and features evolve as time goes on with additions occurring with periodic updates.

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Aion Windows My first group
Aion Windows Finally flying!
Aion Windows Still no wings, so I have to run
Aion Windows My very first victim

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The Press Says

Fragland.net Dec 04, 2009 83 out of 100 83
Gamers.at Sep 28, 2009 83 out of 100 83
9lives Nov 08, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Vandal Online Oct 11, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
Meristation Oct 13, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Peliplaneetta.net Oct 26, 2009 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 28, 2009 74 out of 100 74
GameSpy Nov 16, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.pt Oct 23, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 21, 2009 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Business model change

On February 28, 2012 the game switched to the "free-to-play" business model. This means players have access to the game for free but can optionally subscribe to gain benefits.

Awards

  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best MMORPG (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best MMORPG (Readers' Choice)
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Best PC Persistent World Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PC Persistent World Game (Readers' Choice)

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Jeanne (75624) added Aion (Windows) on Nov 12, 2009