In today’s gaming world, more and more MMOs are becoming restrictive and they require you to follow certain patterns, which in turn limits the fun. Albion Online is a game that tries to escape that boring pattern and instead it brings in something funnier and nicer as well, with the help of some new game mechanics.
This massive, expansive game world is presented in an isometric perspective but you do get normal MMO elements such as crafting or having your own city/village, which is really nice.
The great part here is that you can actually decorate your home and your character will come here automatically after the long wars, something that makes the experience very fun and immersive as a whole!
Customizing your character is also nice. What I like here is the fact that instead going with the normal, boring classes, you are not restricted to a specific class. You can use any type of weapon and armor you want then combine them with any items in your inventory. Yes, Albion Online is mostly about customization and experimentation, as this is what the game wants you to do and see, to check out some impressive, extraordinary and plain stunning world in the way you want, without being restricted at all.
There are 4 main types of enemies here, and each one of them does bring in a specific set of challenges. They aren’t copy/paste, instead each one has its own traits, something that manages to enrich the game experience a lot to be honest.
I have to say that Albion Online also does a great job when it comes to the game world. It’s expansive, nicely designed and suitable for our monster killing endeavors.
Another notable feature is the fact that Albion Online is a cross platform title, so you can play it on just about any type of device you might want without a problem.
Graphics in this game are a little on the cartoony side, which is quite ok, although I for one would prefer them a little more detailed. Not a problem though, because in the end this experience is not about graphics, instead it’s about allowing us to craft our path through a massive world and trying to find our way.
Playing Albion Online even in its alpha stage was a lot of fun for me, and I have to say that the game does indeed promise a lot. With the good graphics, insanely customizable gameplay and the player driven economy, it’s easy to understand why many of us would spend dozens of hours exploring this world.
I had a lot of fun exploring this game world and killing monsters, but I have to say that the title will surely come up to be even better in the future! I would recommend you to give it a shot right now, even if you have to pay to access the alpha, because the game is indeed worth your investment.
YouTube: This Is Albion Online – Brand New Sandbox MMO
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