|a game by||Krafton|
|Editor Rating:||7/10, based on 1 review|
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|See also:||Open World Games, Best MMORPG|
Elyon is a brand new game that has been released in some parts of the world, but has yet to see its North American debut. This MMO is a reworking of Ascent: Infinite Realm, but instead of a game that spends most of the time in the skies above the country, Elyon has returned to land for a more traditional style of MMO, similar to games by the same developer such as Tera.
In it you can choose one of four races and 5 classes. None of these classes or races are gender locked except for a raccoon like creature, which currently only comes as a male. This gives you a great deal of freedom in customizing what you want to look like, and how you want to play, which is a refreshing change.
An expansive world
After a relatively brief introduction, players are kicked into a huge open world with almost no loading zones. The world itself is entirely open, allowing you to explore freely without waiting for new sections to load. Dungeons and raids still have loading zones, but otherwise the game is very immersive without gates to hold you back from exploring.
Well thought out combat
Like most MMOs, this is a combat based game where you will fight mobs in order to level your character and receive upgrades. The combat for Elyon is a great improvement over its predisesor, which allows you to use skill rather than luck to win.
You can use the abilities of your character to do extra damage, and these abilities can be upgraded as you go along. It’s not necessary to target an enemy before attacking, and accuracy is based on your own skill levels.
Aerial combat still to be a big part of the game
Ascent: Infinite Realm took us to the sky for most of the story, but Elyon appears to be mainly land based. The developers however ,have mentioned that aerial combat and flying will still be a core part of the game.
It is not yet clear when or how this will be implemented, but it can be presumed this will be in a later update.
Interesting story line
Elyon takes place in a steampunk style world with a highly vertical environment. You, the player, are abducted by “mechanical beings” that call themselves the Dark Apostles. You are rescued through the sacrifice of some great adventurers, and are entrusted by the leader of the expedition with Arcana, the essence of the Tree of Sefiroth. Your mission is to protect this essence, and lead the remaining party home.
Elyon is an exciting reinvention of a popular game. It offers a classic MMO feel with some new features. The game feels authentic, and has many hours of content to keep players engaged. Elyon is likely to improve as time goes on, and more updates become available.
- Skill based combat
- Truly open environment
- Action packed raids and dungeons
- Most of the play options are locked until level 35, with max cap at level 50.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP