I’ve played many MMORPG games before, but none looks so promising as ArcheAge which is still a work in progress. ArcheAge has been in the development since 2006. It’s a game which Wikipedia has that it is the second largest deal recorded in Korean gaming exports, because XL Games has partnered up with Tencent to publish ArcheAge in China. XL Games is the developer of ArcheAge.
ArcheAge has caught my attention since it promises every action within the game can potentially change the course of the entire game forever. How? Each player can do almost anything in ArcheAge as in real life, but in a world of fantasy where clans and magic and monsters come to life. Basically, when a player chooses to destroy an object or a location within ArcheAge world, if I’m not wrong on the assumption, ArcheAge will allow the object or location to be forever destroyed.
According to Wikipedia, ArcheAge allows massive PvP (100+ people). PvP stands for player versus player. It means players take on players in combats, starting many virtual wars. It also means real human players are behind the motivations and desires that dictate the characters’ actions.
Besides the normal MMORPG stuffs, amazing naval warfare is a plus for ArcheAge gamers. It reminds gamers who love the idea of becoming Blackbeard in the world of ArcheAge.
Besides features, ArcheAge needs to have great graphic to attract modern gamers. I’m not sure how ArcheAge’s graphic will pane out, but so far I heard the developers will use quality graphic engines to develop this game (e.g., CryEngine 3). Also, by watching YouTube videos on ArcheAge, these videos confirm my belief that ArcheAge will be a beautiful game in terms of art style. Check out the YouTube videos of ArcheAge that I’d found on YouTube right after the break.
There are a whole lot more of ArcheAge videos on YouTube, so check YouTube out for more of the same or better.
For your information, ArcheAge is still in beta. Therefore, I’m not sure when this game will be available for USA. Nonetheless, according to Wikipedia, ArcheAge will be released in 2012. This is somewhat unclear, because it does not tell me if ArcheAge will be released in USA in 2012, for all we know this game might be released in Korea and China in 2012 and not in USA — perhaps USA might get to see this game even later. Basically, the release date is still up in the air for USA gamers, I think!