Thread: Age of Conan (PC) Reviews
June 2nd, 2008, 02:23 PM #1
Age of Conan (PC) ReviewsYes, Age of Conan has been out [officially] for 10 days now, but if you were one of the organised ones (or rather, one of the eager players that put their copy of the game on pre-order the same time man first landed on the moon) like me, you would have begun your adventures in Hyboria a few days earlier thanks to Funcom's early-access program.
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June 2nd, 2008, 02:24 PM #2Age of Conan takes place during the period of Hyborian history during which Conan is King of Aquilonia. A fragile peace brokered between the hostile nations that surround Conan's adopted homeland has begun to break down and threats are encroaching on the land from all direction. Into this volatile situation comes the player, a slave on a Stygian galley ship branded with a mysterious mark. When the ship is destroyed and the player washes up on the beaches of Tortage with no memory of their former lives, an epic odyssey to discover who they were, what the mark on their chest means and who's behind this new threat to King Conan's world begins.
June 2nd, 2008, 02:29 PM #3
Sounds promising. Seen its footage at you tube.
To me, it looks just so-soIf only the dead can speak, then we will know what's happening to us all next...
June 2nd, 2008, 05:30 PM #4
You cant really go by the videos. It is a beautiful thing to play. There is more to it then they show in the videos or the dungeon crawls.
The quests and different and almost non-repetative. There is enough content there that you cant skip it like in wow.
The pvp is like OMG fun. And fatalities that insta buff you and cause nice death effects ROCK!
June 3rd, 2008, 10:03 PM #5As imagined by developer Funcom, the land of Cimmeria's lush green landscapes are dotted with impaled corpses upon which crows roost and flap their wings, apparently pleased with both the height of their perch and the scent of death. Thus the stage is set for one of the finest online role-playing games in years, one in which fertile fields and arid deserts contrast with the blood spilled by hundreds of sharp-toothed warthogs and hulking mantises. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an explorer's paradise, offering rich, grisly surprises in the crevasses of its bustling cities and green meadows. Whether it's a looming pyramid hiding deadly secrets or a spider's lair nestled within the rocky hills, the sights are impressive and striking, and the vivid backstory that supports this sprawling paradise is mature and, appropriately enough, barbaric.
June 3rd, 2008, 10:04 PM #6Skeptics who doubted there was room for another massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) alongside the 10-million-strong World of Warcraft and other persistent fantasy worlds can eat their words as Funcom has confirmed its hotly-anticipated Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures sold more than 400,000 units its first week alone -- even selling more copies than Grand Theft Auto IV in some markets.
June 3rd, 2008, 10:04 PM #7It's been nearly two weeks since the U.S. launch of Funcom's Age of Conan and so far, as Funcom has been letting everyone know with its press releases, the game has done quite well. If you're a hardcore fan of online RPGs, you've likely already invested some time in this virtual version of Robert E. Howard's fiction, but if you're on the fence, here's another updated impressions piece before the full review rolls out in the near future.
June 12th, 2008, 08:54 PM #8Following the AoC hands-on we had for you a few weeks back I have been hacking and slashing and sometimes running away (okay, running away a lot) in the beautiful world of Hyboria and boy am I excited about it.
June 12th, 2008, 08:55 PM #9Age of Conan has already received some praise from the first reviews, but if you drill down to what the critics so far have actually said, all you find is descriptions about Tortage and comments how the game looks pretty and innovates with bloody fast-paced combat and ever-important boobs. What about the actual game - beyond the noob lands? Unfortunately it seems that five years wasn't enough for Funcom, and what you find on the store shelves today is not even half a game. Sure, it's beautiful, but the actual gameplay is hampered by serious problems, and the part that drives people to subscribe MMOs for years, the "endgame", is once again to be patched in later.
June 13th, 2008, 12:16 PM #10
Age of Conan has already received some praise from the first reviews, but if you drill down to what the critics so far have actually said, all you find is descriptions about Tortage and comments how the game looks pretty and innovates with bloody fast-paced combat and ever-important boobs. What about the actual game - beyond the noob lands? Unfortunately it seems that five years wasn't enough for Funcom, and what you find on the store shelves today is not even half a game. Sure, it's beautiful, but the actual gameplay is hampered by serious problems, and the part that drives people to subscribe MMOs for years, the "endgame", is once again to be patched in later.
Honestly, what game released in the last 5 years on the scale of a MMO has released completely without flaws? This guy is telling the truth that at present there is serious gaps in content but they are working hard to fill in those gaps. This "End game" syndrome is not exactly a new ordeal. It is the same problem that ALL MMO's have. Once you hit 70 in WoW, you have nothing left but to raid for pointless upgrades or PVP.
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