Revelation Online - Another Typical, Asian MMO or not?
In this article, we will be looking at Revelation Online, a Chinese, F2P, MMORPG developed by NetEase. The game was released in open Beta in the West about a week ago and is published by My.com, the company responsible for games such as Skyforge and Cloud Pirates.
This is not a review article, but rather an Honest Opinion about various features of the game, such as the combat, the levelling process, the endgame, the PVP, graphics etc. The opinions which I will be presenting will be based on my own game play experience and from various other videos and discussions I’ve found before writing this article.
Before we start let me give a brief description of my own experience. Revelation Online was a game that I had been looking forward to play from the very first moment I laid eyes upon a gameplay video which I randomly found on Youtube. After a brief google search, I found out that the game was scheduled to be released in the West somewhere in 2017 and I also applied for the Closed Beta, unfortunately I wasn’t picked. Nevertheless one day before the game was released in Open Beta, I downloaded the game throughout the night, so that I would be ready when the servers would open up.
I’ve played this game for about five days as an Occultist, I picked this class, because scythes are cool. During those five days, my female Occultist quickly reached lvl40 in only two days. It took me that long, because I spent a lot of time messing around with the game, staring at landscapes, tring to fly to very high locations among other things. It can easily be done under five hours, just by following the main quest and dungeons. As for the other three days, I’ve spent them on playtesting various aspects of the game, such as dungeons, dailies, crafting and a little PVP. I managed to level up a few more times up to lv.46.
I am giving my answer to the question of the title at the end of this article, but make sure you read what I have to say about the game's features before reading the conclusion.
So, let’s start from the basics and then we will move on to more important stuff.
First off we have:
Overall the game world looks absolutely beautiful. The stylized graphics which the game engine uses blend very well together creating a colorful, vivid and lively world. While I was playing the game, from time to time I would side track from questing just so I could I enjoy the scenery of the game. I thoroughly enjoyed running aimlessly or flying around on my fabulous white wings through some of the areas. The ones I strongly remember are:
The place with that huge carving of a woman on a mountaintop
And a grassy field which was filled to the brim with flowers of all kinds of colors.
It is not often that F2P MMOs manage to deliver such a detailed and beautiful world for us to play in, this is why when I finally find one of those MMOs, I make sure to enjoy the view as much as I can.