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Atlantica Online Review

By BwwDtt | 20 March 2020
Average: 10 (1 vote)

Atlantica Online is a 3D tactical MMORPG in a fantasy setting.

  • Turn-based combat system
  • Primarily multiplayer gameplay with many social features
  • Story-driven questline
  • Unique alternative history setting

Atlantica Online Gameplay

Atlantica Online is an experimental MMORPG with many social-based features which provides players with immersive cooperative gameplay and exciting plot. This project has several significant features for all aspects so that all stages of the character development are the same immersive. The playable hero of AO can be either descendant of the Atlantean nation or an ordinary hero; regardless of the chosen race, you will have to save the world from the ancient threat. Before you start the game, you will also have to decide on the appearance, name and gender of the hero. Since the project has no pre-built classes, you also can customize the skill set and weapon of choice to create a character with a unique gameplay style.

The main feature of the project is a run-based combat system, which is quite unusual for an MMORPG. Technically, the game has two separate battle systems: the Tactical battle system has an unlimited camera controls which are used for story-driven missions and instanced turn-based combat, which is used for PvP and other kinds of fights. You can control not only your character but also a whole team of mercenaries with different skills, stats and “talents”. Moreover, the game provides an opportunity to unite with other players up to three groups.

PvP battles are one of the essential parts of Atlantica Online. You can participate in classic leagues where you have to gain points to reach high ranks, call other players to a duel, or even use exclusive Challenge feature. In this mode, you can play for money: after you announce a challenge, others can respond to it and participate in combat with you. The winner receives declared amount of money and battle rank.

The lore of the game is based on the history of the Earth from an alternative universe. The world map is based on the real-world geographical model; during the gameplay, you can visit most of the existing continents, including fictional floating Atlantis mainland. All of the locations are filled with NPCs who give access to various quests, dungeons and entertainments; most of them are accessible only to members of guilds or groups of players because Atlantica Online intended to be a mainly multiplayer project.

Moreover, the guild system in Atlantica Online provides much more privileges than meets the eye. Guilds can own and customize towns, which produces profit from all business run in the city by other people. Up to ten associations can unite into a Nation and dictate more sophisticated politic strategies. This system provides many unique opportunities such as passive boosts and exclusive “Guild Crafting”, where all players of the association can invest efforts into the creation of the items.

In addition to other social-driven features, Atlantica Online has player housing which is quite tricky for an MMORPG: it has an “insight” mechanics. This rate shows how many houses of other players your character have seen, and how long you were working on your room decoration and gardening. The more insight you have, the more sophisticated and elegant pieces of furniture you can afford. It’s a vital part of the housing because your first furniture set is made out of roughly built pallets and old newspapers. Still, the house worths of every coin spent: you can use it as a base for mercenaries and place for parties with friends.

Atlantica Online System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 240
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
  • File Size: 20 GB
  • OS: Windows Vista

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 240
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6320
  • File Size: 20 GB
  • OS: Windows 7