Posted: June 4, 2014
GAMEPLAY : 3/10
City of Steam: Arkadia is a steampunk MMORPG. While it is an interesting concept,it also had to be the worst MMORPG games available in steam. There is many reason why.
The character creation is one of the worst i seen in a MMO games. Barely any customization at all and preset choice is extremely limited. You basically can choose 3 races with different appearance and 4 classes. These 4 classes would be your typical gunner,warrior,mage & alchemist.
The game also present a lot of loading screen to you and you need to wait extremely long to load to the next area. I believe the reason for the loading screen because the game itself download some parts of the area while in the loading state since it only took 50 MB to download this game. I don't mind loading screen but boy does this game have a lot of them.
Combat is just laughable cause it so poorly done and the skill progression is very weak. Not to mentioned the game has auto battle mode. Yes a game that can play itself...... While the auto battle mode is optional,i prefer turning it on since the combat is extremely dull.
Oh and don't get me started on the level progression. At first leveling is easy but once you reach like level 20,boy does it get super grindy. The developer also think it a good idea to LOCK SOME OF THE FEATURE UNLESS YOU REACH A SPECIFIC LEVEL !!!
You can recruit mercenary too but it pointless since they don't die ( at least from my 3 hour of gameplay ) and they deal little damage.
There is a pet you can get by completing a quest but it only last for one hours......Seriously...
You can collect a bunch of collectables too. From there you can rank you individual collectables that you can find and this give you bonus stats ( felt really unbalanced )
There is a talent you can upgrade but it seems OP since you can gain talent point easily just by completing a bunch of quest.
You can craft,smith,mod your equipment and other things but it is locks until you reach a specific level.
There is a mounts you can get earlier on and you able to upgrade it too. Upgrading your mounts also change the appearance so that a plus.
There is a quest trackers that automatically moves your players to the quest destinations. It poorly done i would say. Even Fiesta had better quest trackers.
There is a emotes system but it just make me faceplam. Barely any expressions from your characters. GRAPHICS : 3/10
The graphics on this game look dreadful since the Unity engine is capable in making a great looking game.
Texture details is ugly,the atmosphere in this game seems bland,character details look like it came from a 2004 games and environment is uninspired.
The monster you faces against look like it comes from your everyday generic MMORPG.
Animations is just laughable and you can clip through a lot of objects too. AUDIO : 4/10
Soundtrack is pretty ok nothing spectacular.
However almost all of the character in game doesn't even have voice ( only in cutscene they do ). Your character don't even grunt or scream when he/she get hit.
Sound effects is pretty bland too. LONG-LASTING APPEAL : 5/10
While the game offer a lot of event. Most of it invovled in killing mobs so the event is no different from the others. Just the rewards.
PvP is really crap considering the game is Pay 2 Win
While the quest felt rewarding at times,you pretty much done the same thing over and over again but with horrible combat system. FINAL VERDICT : 3.8/10
Stay far away from this game. It is heavily pay 2 win and the loading times between small area is just unbearable.
This game is basically MMORPG for lazy cause of the auto-battle mode and inconherent quest trackers.
Those who have patient to reach to level 30+. Kudos to you. GRADE : U ( Catastrophe )