I am 30 years old and have been playing these games a long time and am still a fan of some even text based online games..I have played nearly all of our korean neighbors 2.5d games.
I was very excited about being in the cb, and knew as with others there would be issues that will as always be addressed.That is after all what we are here for..
First off the graphics are very good for a 2.5d game, I find this game has less repetition in maps town and overall scenery than most other free games. ( hence the client size I'm guessing)
Props to the art department for some original thinking on the outfits and characters.I havent seen one female toon in a bikini that just happens to be the best armor in the game....lol
The animation really does have some hickups at time with low framerate being a constant even on the 2 week old machine in my home athlon dual whatever 2 gb ram and dual ati card it is still just choppy but I am certain that during a cb it would be unfair to expect a constant 30fps..
4/10 (with hopes for a better open beta framerate)
Gameplay is great, there is always a quest, the maps are so very numerous you get the sense it would take forever to explore them all, this is great in the last mmo I played I had even boss locations memorized on all 13 maps lol. The two country system is a stroke of genius in my opinion. It creates a sense of team on all of your country's maps slowing pk greatly,allowing for gameplay without the fear of losing your head every 30 seconds..
The bot, another brilliant move I can check up on my bot and do the things around home that need done.( the wife loves it more than me for this reason and the kids don't starve lolol j/k)it also helps to create an even playing field EVERY OTHER MMO I EVER PLAYED SOMEONE WAS USING THEM ANYWAY !!! I would suggest if it was possible and to help promote community that manual lvl and hunting be a bit more rewarding than botting. this it seems would keep more people in front of the pc playing,and keep those that don't like the bot here with less frustration at botters..
The sound seems to be simply a matter of taste I like less sounds because they become so repetitive in mmo's I usually turn mine off,but compared to most other games of the genre they seem a bit thin..Most allow you to customize to your taste such as turning off ambient noise sound effects and music,some even go far enough as to character sound,creature sound,and enviroment..but again we are in a cb so I am not sure what is fair here..It is a bit thin for those who like noise..
Overall this game is really nice, good artwork, tons and tons of maps, easy good interfaces for all but the bot (more instruction would be nice but I am trying to help with that in other posts)Lots of quest I can see by the mapping and 2 country system wars are going to be a blast to play in.. I can not wait for the guilds to get started It seems they need to be supplied with all sorts of things as well as financed just as a real army would (brilliant there are even logs you need ) giving the people in it a job to do to stop the grind so common in other mmo's...
overall primarily for innovation and forward thinking in gameplay 8/10