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Ships Ahoy - Age of Conan

Eidos Interactive has word that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is now in stores (thanks Gamer's Hell). Here's word on the barbaric MMORPG:

As a galley slave you stand on the burning beaches of Tortage. With no memory of your past, a broken oar and tattered clothes you enter a fantastic journey where you will define your destiny. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, Conan the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia; but his rule is on the brink of chaos as his nemesis Thoth-Amon attempts to resurrect the ancient civilization of Acheron.

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38. Re: No subject May 21, 2008, 16:50 Bucky
 
Damnit, site went down when I hit post. Goodbye early review. Lets try again. I've been playing since Early Access on Saturday, though I haven't gone above level 11 (been trying to find my favorite class).


Game feels very polished, good UI, damn good looking and runs great considering the detail. Funcom has also been right on top of issues, and server performance even under heavy load is phenomenal--I was playing on Tyranny last night with no problem and it had a 5 minute que.

Audio is very good, from ambiance to NPC dialog. There are some minor key binding issues, but nothing big.

Quests seem pretty standard, though the single player night missions are a nice touch, and quite a bit of fun. It's also nice to have a story that feels tailored (somewhat) to the individual player.

I really like the new combat system. Adjusting your swing to their shielding, along with your own definitely makes a difference. I've also turned off all the auto combat help, which is great since I can adjust myself to hit several enemies with a single swing or spell.....but you can also miss trying to pull that off. I've yet to see higher combat, so I can't comment on spellweaving, higher level combos, or mounted combat yet.

I suppose the highest praise I can give this game is that I fired it up before work today, which is something I never do. Now I'm gonna go browse through my CE while I wait for the servers to come back up.


To any of the old Guild Wars guys, if you want a 7 day key I've got 4 left unspoken for. Just remember that 26+GB download.
 
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