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Aeroangel's NEO Online Review

AeroangelAeroangel Atlanta, GAPosts: 493Member Uncommon

I'll start off by saying that this is one of my "review after a couple hours of playing" reviews, so please take this review of my initial impressions of the game with a grain of salt.

I started off by playing the PlayOMG version, and I will tell you now: stay far away from that version. Unless of course you want to read quest dialog that is barely comprehensible and play alongside a low population. The OGPlanet version of the game is the one for North America and Europe, and from my experience with both versions OGPlanet has *much* better English translation, a better population, and it seems like I got more money when looting. If you try this game make sure that you go to this websitehttp://neo.ogplanet.com/home.html

 

Here is a brief overview of features and my impressions of the game, that I have gathered from playing and researching. 

- The graphics are good looking, sort of on the cute side (but can go the other way as well, for example you start out the game on a ship that is next to a giant two headed serpent and a rainbow lol). The game world is very polished and detailed. 

- Skill based instead of class based. This means you can become pretty much any 'class' you can think of, by choosing your weapon and the abilities or magic abilities you learn. 

- Character customization is decent, with the ability to change your eye, hair, and lip color, character height, hair style, face, etc. There is only one race which is human though. 

- Chaos system. It kicks in on a map once a certain number of monsters have been killed. It changes the look of the map, makes the enemies more difficult (and more profitable), and allows players to join like a PvP battleground

- Criminal system. When a player goes into PvP mode and attack an NPC or another player that does not defend itself, the player will be called a criminal with different penalties.

- PvP including group battles in regions that are experiencing Chaos, Guild Battles, and Territory wars ( Guilds can own territories and adjust the tax rate and such, and fight over ownership weekly) 

- I read that there is like one dungeon per map in the game, I don't know whether there are raids or not.

- Grouping with other players increases your exp gain, and the longer the group goes or the more people that join the higher the EXP increase. 

- Marriage system. If you and another character get married you can teleport  to each other with wedding rings. 

- Variety of crafting professions, pretty much the standard fare. There are stones in the game that you can craft or find, that you can equip to your character or use to enhance weapons or armor. 

- There are a lot of options in the system settings. You can control your character by holding down the left and right mouse buttons and turn off "click to move" in the options, there is also WASD movement. 

- There are pets and mounts, and a quest tracking system

 

There are many other details about the game including being able to jump, being able to transform into monsters when you find a book they have, showing your equipment in saddlebags when you mount up, chat bubbles, nice little details like being able to see your characters footprints or your mounts footprints, having a mount at level one, and many other things. On my short time playing on the OGPlanet version I have also noticed a very nice community! 

 

Graphics: 9/10

Sounds: 8/10

Community: 8/10

Gameplay: 9/10

Controls: 9/10 

Final Score: 8.6/10 Great game!

 

In this section I'll provide a few screenshots and a few tips to any newcomers who might try the game. 

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Tips: 

If you notice the white text in the last screenshot, it shows up when you rotate the camera and it leads to wherever your quest is located. I recommend going into the settings and turning off the NPC and Character names so that you can easily see that text. 

- When you vendor, you do it by dragging the items you want to sell or buy from your bag to the sale window or vice versa.

- To chat in zone/general you can do so by hitting enter and then the ~ button. 

- You can perform emotes like dance, by just hitting enter and typing dance, for example. 

- Before you buy a skill book, make sure to check your character and see if you are the right level and if you have the right amount of attributes (for example you need 11 INT for fireball 1, and you gain 3 points per level that you can allocate yourself) 

 

If anyone wants to play with me my in game name is Sallacious =). Please feel free to share any comments or questions. Thank you!! 

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Playing:
FFXIV, TERA, LoL, and HoTS
My Rig:
GPU: GeForce GTX 770, CPU: i7-4790K, Memory: 16 GB RAM

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  • eyeswideopeneyeswideopen Fresno, CAPosts: 2,414Member

    Graphics 9/10? LOL

     

    Yeah, that helps me believe the rest of your scores are non-biased.

     

    Anyway, i'll try it for myself.

    -Letting Derek Smart work on your game is like letting Osama bin Laden work in the White House. Something will burn.-
    -And on the 8th day, man created God.-

  • GruntyGrunty TexasPosts: 7,930Member Rare

    Originally posted by eyeswideopen

    Graphics 9/10? LOL
     
    Yeah, that helps me believe the rest of your scores are non-biased.
     
    Anyway, i'll try it for myself.

    I can picture it now. Zorvan's blazing skull riding a black and white cow with his shield strapped to it's back.

    She was grimacing. "That does sound like what America's has been trying to do for the last century or two--get rich faster than the parasites could steal it."   The Free Lunch by Spider Robinson
  • eyeswideopeneyeswideopen Fresno, CAPosts: 2,414Member

    Originally posted by grunty


    Originally posted by eyeswideopen


    Graphics 9/10? LOL
     
    Yeah, that helps me believe the rest of your scores are non-biased.
     
    Anyway, i'll try it for myself.

    I can picture it now. Zorvan's blazing skull riding a black and white cow with his shield strapped to it's back.

    Heheh, if i could make a sig like that, I would.image

    -Letting Derek Smart work on your game is like letting Osama bin Laden work in the White House. Something will burn.-
    -And on the 8th day, man created God.-

  • AeroangelAeroangel Atlanta, GAPosts: 493Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by eyeswideopen

    Graphics 9/10? LOL
     
    Yeah, that helps me believe the rest of your scores are non-biased.
     
    Anyway, i'll try it for myself.

    What reason do I have to be biased about some F2P mmo? I don't work for any game companies or anything like that. 

     

    Anyway! The reason I gave the graphics a 9/10 is mostly because of how polished and detailed they are. Many 3D F2P games I play the graphics are choppy and rough, and leave a lot to be desired! You may not like the art style, and it certainly isn't realistic looking, but I thought it was very well done personally. I was rating with F2P MMORPG's in mind, not all video games in general, by the way. 

     

    Edit: Side note, in those screen shots I also didn't have the settings all the way up, because my computer doesn't handle high graphics very well at the moment. I could try getting some pics of it with everything maxed out if anyone really wanted though =) 

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    Playing:
    FFXIV, TERA, LoL, and HoTS
    My Rig:
    GPU: GeForce GTX 770, CPU: i7-4790K, Memory: 16 GB RAM

  • eyeswideopeneyeswideopen Fresno, CAPosts: 2,414Member

    Alright, made a character and have all settings on max.

    I just don't agree with 9/10 even for F2P.  Runes of Magic or  Perfect World do the "WoW" style better. And even with AA enabled, the jaggies are prominent. That's not to say the graphics are terribad, but I'd be more inclined to give them a 7/10, maybe a 7.5 if i was feeling generous.

    Character customization is just barely better than most F2P asian games. A few face tattoos and being able to pick your clothing color aren't really that far above most other F2P titles. And the body slider only allows you to choose your height.

    I turned the music off immediately. Sounded like a combination of Disneyworld themepark music mixed with elevator muzak.image

    Guess I'll go play a bit and see if the gameplay trumps the graphics and music.

    -Letting Derek Smart work on your game is like letting Osama bin Laden work in the White House. Something will burn.-
    -And on the 8th day, man created God.-

  • AeroangelAeroangel Atlanta, GAPosts: 493Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by eyeswideopen

    Alright, made a character and have all settings on max.

    I just don't agree with 9/10 even for F2P.  Runes of Magic or  Perfect World do the "WoW" style better. And even with AA enabled, the jaggies are prominent. That's not to say the graphics are terribad, but I'd be more inclined to give them a 7/10, maybe a 7.5 if i was feeling generous.
    Character customization is just barely better than most F2P asian games. A few face tattoos and being able to pick your clothing color aren't really that far above most other F2P titles. And the body slider only allows you to choose your height.
    I turned the music off immediately. Sounded like a combination of Disneyworld themepark music mixed with elevator muzak.image
    Guess I'll go play a bit and see if the gameplay trumps the graphics and music.

    I still think it looks pretty good, but your score is fair (although I remember RoM looking pretty awful, but it's been in a long time). To be fair I did say the customization was just decent =) I probably did give the game too much credit , it being a review based on my initial reactions and all. I guess I don't mind the bright and colorful graphics and the music lol. 

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    Playing:
    FFXIV, TERA, LoL, and HoTS
    My Rig:
    GPU: GeForce GTX 770, CPU: i7-4790K, Memory: 16 GB RAM

  • slim26slim26 Oklahoma, OKCPosts: 645Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by eyeswideopen

    Alright, made a character and have all settings on max.

    I just don't agree with 9/10 even for F2P.  Runes of Magic or  Perfect World do the "WoW" style better. And even with AA enabled, the jaggies are prominent. That's not to say the graphics are terribad, but I'd be more inclined to give them a 7/10, maybe a 7.5 if i was feeling generous.
    Character customization is just barely better than most F2P asian games. A few face tattoos and being able to pick your clothing color aren't really that far above most other F2P titles. And the body slider only allows you to choose your height.
    I turned the music off immediately. Sounded like a combination of Disneyworld themepark music mixed with elevator muzak.image
    Guess I'll go play a bit and see if the gameplay trumps the graphics and music.

    I laugh out loud at this. Well how is it now Eyeswideopen?

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