Open-World MMORPG with unrestricted flight - An action-based fantasy MMORPG set in a Chinese fantasy environment. Featuring a fast playstyle, a good variety of quests and... the possibility to fly above the entire game world!
Revelation Online has been one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of 2017 in the Western World. Despite being available for a year or so in the Asian market, it made its debut in Europe & North America only in March 2017, in the form of Open-Beta.
The game makes itself conspicuous especially through its extra fast playstyle. Additionally you get an action-oriented fighting system whereby the player can fight actively instead of just clicking on skills.
The world is huge and has a ton of quests available. Besides the normal PvE modes and the several quests, you can fight against other players in PvP, enter dungeons or buy your own house.
The devs put a great emphasis on flight: the entire open-world can be explored by flying with several kinds of wings and mounts.
Leveling is as fast as the playstyle. After the tutorial you are already level 15 and you can use a variety of skills and other functions in the game.
Furthermore, you get a Mentor and Demon-slayer system in order to make the game even more diversified and always keep you busy.
The in-game-shop mainly consists of cosmetic items, but also offers various sorts of boosters which give the feeling of "pay2win".
The quests offer variety, thanks to coming after one another quickly and never lasting too long.
If you like MMOs like TERA you should definitely check out this game, because it is similar but also brings its own ideas to the table.
Revelation Online has been around for a bit more than a year now in Asia, but it finally arrived publicly in the Western world at the beginning of 2017 (after a few months of CBT).
After you have downloaded the game and registered an account, you can create your own character.
The game lets you choose between six classes, including the Blademaster, the Occultist, the Swordmage and the Gunslinger.
All classes are almost the same, except when it comes to their weapons: the fast playstyle which we will go more in-depth later stays the same throughout the game, you just have to decide if you want to use ranged attacks, melee or magic.
As soon as you have chosen your class, you are able to pic the gender and the appearance of your character. The selection is anything but limited and feels familiar to other MMOs, because you can waste a lot of time with creating your character before finally getting into the game.
The prologue or tutorial in Revelation Online is incredibly extensive.
Up until level 15 you get accustomed with the intracacies of the game. You will slowly learn more about the system and have more than enough time to get to know everything. Starting with the action-oriented fighting system that completely depends on how you react. While in many other MMOs you just click-around with your mouse and then watch what happens, you have to wait in this game for the right moment and click the right keys in order to beat the enemies. If you played TERA you will probably be familiar with the system. You aim with your mouse and you attack with a left and right click. Skills are bound to the number keys, while special attacks can be found on the F-keys. The skills look great and it is fun to try various combinations. If you want you can use a controller instead of mouse and keyboard.
The fighting system is intuitive and luckily it doesn't depend on stamina that you need for running and jumping around. Additionally, you can fly around, if you have wings. You can buy them in the shop or are able to get them temporarily while doing various quests. If you run out of stamina you cannot run or jump for a short amount of time. However, it fills back up quite rapidly.
The quests are refreshingly short and offer a lot of variety. They differ from the mishmash like "Kill 10 monsters of the x-kind" and try to do something else each time. Obviously it doesn't work throughout the whole game, but it takes some time until they get repetitive. As a reward you always get experience and gold. Sometimes you can also get a new weapon or new armor, at times even other usable items.
The prologue or tutorial in Revelation Online is incredible extensive.
Revelation Online is huge. Besides a lot of quests you can explore a ton of areas and find new corners of this world. Furthermore, there are a lot of different monsters and the story follows you throughout the whole game, even though it's not that interesting and rather feels like a nice addition in order to keep the game going. The visuals are nice to look at and especially for an older game you can't really notice that the engine is a bit older. Thereto you have various special effects to underline the graphic, like depth of field.
The world itself offers a lot to be discovered. Algonside quests and other tasks, dungeons and battlegrounds await your visitation. Dungeons can be completed alone or in a group. At the end you receive experience points and rewards in the form of armor and weapons. The approach is always the same: Kill monster and fight until you reach the final boss. You can do this a few times a day until the number of tries are depleted.
In the in-game-shop you can buy single boosters that have various functions. They either give you a bonus in the form of experience points or ensure that you don't have cooldowns when teleporting and that your mounts have infinite stamina. If you deem that "pay2win", is up to you. However it does feel like it.
Naturally the game also offers a PVP-part that you can access when hitting level 40. In arenas, battlegrounds or in guild wars - you can fight wherever you like. Up to 60 players can battle it out and fight for glory and honor. The winner can look forward to obtain rather strong armor and weapon.
Actually the game has even more to offer than the afformentioned features. There is a Mentor-System where players over level 49 can help players over level 19 and advise them on the mechanics and what to do next. In return they get mentor-points and exclusive items. This points can be invested in new items. So it is definitely worth teaching new players, if you have the time and will.
Beyond that there is the Demonslayer-System. Players over level 30 can use this system and get points and rewards when they successfully complete a demonslayer task. For example, if they can complete a dungeon in a given timeframe. In return they get special armor, weapons and skillpoints.
Obviously you also get to craft whereby you unlock predetermined skills or concoct various potions. You can also buy your own home at level 40 and decorate it, invite other players and get additional daily experience points.
Actually the game has even more to offer than the afformentioned features.
Revelation Online is a bit older, but it finally arrived in the western world and offers a few innovations that haven't been in other MMORPGs before. Be it the action-oriented fighting system, the flying-system or the various means to play the game. It makes a ton of fun and also offers variety. It's rarely boring thanks to its elaborate and fast playstyle. In addition to the varied quests and a lot of tasks, there really never is a boring minute in this game. And if you ever get fed up with the storyline or just want to do whatever you feel like, you can just go explore.
Right now there is also the possibility to buy a founders pack on the official website which grants you various bonus items and booster. So if you take a liking to the game and getting serious about it, it might be worth checking out, because the price-tag is definitely cheaper than buying any of the included items in the in-game shop. But even without spending money, you have a fully fledged MMORPG in front of you that will keep you playing for quite a while. So check it out as soon as possible!Ready to enter the world of Revelation Online? Click here to play now!
What We Liked..
Fast playstyle Quests are short and are rich in variety Action-oriented fighting system
.. and what we didn't
The interface is cluttered at times You can buy a lot of booster which gives the game a "pay2win"-feel The in-game-shop is rather expensive
What we liked..
.. and what we didn't