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[Preview] The Aurora World: Hands On Preview Yields Surprise

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,610MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The Aurora World is one of the latest entries into an increasingly crowded MMO market. We recently had the opportunity to get a hands on look at the game and found ourselves pleasantly surprised. Find out why in our comprehensive preview before heading to the comments to discuss.

The MMORPG market has always been a fierce one. For almost as long as MMORPGs have been around, everyone and their brother have been trying to get a piece of that pie. With the landscape of that market recently changing pretty drastically, people are now scrambling to not only get into the fray, but also figure out how to make an MMO work with today’s audience. Several games in recent years which should have been huge hits, well, haven’t been. A lot of developers are taking the web-based approach. Almost everyone has given up on subscriptions. One thing hasn’t changed though: there are still more MMORPGs in development than you can shake a stick at. I was recently given the opportunity to sit down with the developers behind The Aurora World for a tour of the game and to get some information about their upcoming MMO, so let’s see what it brings to the table.

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  • DaemonweaverDaemonweaver MostaPosts: 100Member Uncommon
    Having just gone and watched some vids of the game on youtube, I can see why you didnt really talk about the combat or post any video. Although this game may have a couple of slightly interesting ideas it is basically your run of the mill dime a dozen generic eastern MMO trash.
  • officialfiveofficialfive Huntsville, ALPosts: 37Member Uncommon
    Just uninstalled the game made it lvl 25, no quest after that except the quest when you hit lvl 30, no quest between lvl 25 to 29.
  • VembumeesVembumees WildStarPosts: 79Member
    Installed, logged in, saw cash shop, lol'd, left the game, uninstalled the game.
  • PoufPouf St-hyacinthe, QCPosts: 341Member

    Holy cow you must not play a lot of games then....

     

    Otherwise yea, the clumpsy combat destroys all those mmorpgs these days

  • kaungstkaungst Gotham City, NYPosts: 28Member

    Looking for the nect ZOMG MMO Game, ...... 

     

    still looking , caues this isnt it.

  • TehTicTehTic Colorado Springs, COPosts: 34Member
    terrible Wow  clone
  • SilentstormSilentstorm Rahway, NJPosts: 1,159Member
    You guys know I review every and give things a shot. I didn't even get beyond making a character and cut fraps off lol.......
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko RotterdamPosts: 3,845Member Uncommon

    As I write this, "The Aurora World" is first in the Trending Games banner at the top of the MMORPG homepage.

     

    I always thought the games in that list were the ones generating the most forum posts and hype. However, it seems that buying a front-page ad for the game on this site works just as well.

     

    There are 2 posts in the forums for this game. Four (4) people have bothered to actually click the hype meter for the game (which currently stands at ZERO).

     

    Yet it is first in the "Trending Games" list ?

  • odiasudaodiasuda KaunasPosts: 81Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by leaky
    terrible Wow  clone

    It doesn't look like WoW at all.  It looks like every other Asian grinder in the history of everything. Do they all use the same graphics engine?

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Why do asian MMOs look like they are made for young teenagers? Are mostly teenagers playing MMOs in the East?
  • SilveruneSilverune West SussexPosts: 112Member
    Came here saw a giant armored panda and switched off again...
  • TehTicTehTic Colorado Springs, COPosts: 34Member
    Originally posted by odiasuda
    Originally posted by leaky
    terrible Wow  clone

    It doesn't look like WoW at all.  It looks like every other Asian grinder in the history of everything. Do they all use the same graphics engine?

    are you kidding me can you not see the pandas? One of these things looks like the other :-)

  • Tyvolus4Tyvolus4 lincoln, NEPosts: 175Member Uncommon
    Strange the same time this MMO has a big advertisement on this site, there is a positive review.  Judging by the response of real gamers this MMO isnt surprising anyone.
  • AtmaDarkwolfAtmaDarkwolf Edmonton, ABPosts: 353Member

    * Craptacular game releases, announces but does not advertise...

     

    *Craptacular game is mostly ignored by mmorpg...

     

    *Craptacular company tosses a wad of cash at mmorpg.com for an ad.

     

    *Craptacular game gets a 'Nice game' review the next day...

     

     

    HMMMM!

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,277Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tyvolus4
    Strange the same time this MMO has a big advertisement on this site, there is a positive review.  Judging by the response of real gamers this MMO isnt surprising anyone.

    Yeah! These gamers are so real, they don't even need to play a game to give their review. They don't even need to see a game to hype it. 

     

    Yeah a lot of real gamers in this thread.

  • bronzephishybronzephishy Aiea, HIPosts: 58Member
    Yes...there are pc gamer Cafes in the east that thrive on teenagers getting out of school and going straight to the cafe to play mmos...they play games like these that appeal to them
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SpottyGekko

    As I write this, "The Aurora World" is first in the Trending Games banner at the top of the MMORPG homepage.

    I always thought the games in that list were the ones generating the most forum posts and hype. However, it seems that buying a front-page ad for the game on this site works just as well.

    There are 2 posts in the forums for this game. Four (4) people have bothered to actually click the hype meter for the game (which currently stands at ZERO).

    Yet it is first in the "Trending Games" list ?

    I thought the trending lists were clicked based, but I don't really know how it works.  Where did you find out how that is generated?  Is it referenced someplace?

    edit:  Like right now, clicking on the article, posting in the article thread, clicking through the forums, and such contributes to the trend rating.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,745Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Why do asian MMOs look like they are made for young teenagers? Are mostly teenagers playing MMOs in the East?

     Yeah I've noticed that too...Every single one seems aimed at 12 year old kids.....Then the ones that add in anime  just makes it worse.

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