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Lost Ark, I don't get it...

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BugFreak

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After hearing about it almost constantly and it being free I figured I would give it a shot. So far I just don't get all the hype. 1.3M players in the first week for what? So-so graphics and sound with fighting about as simple as it gets. I mean the mouths don't even sync with the talking in the videos and most quests start with a long conversation where only the first sentence is audible, the rest is click and read. Also since when does someone in full metal armor walk like a super model on the runway? Am I missing something or this it?
 
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I think Amazon's just kinda good at hype. New World had a huge spike at launch too, then the number of active players started to drop.

I've watched a few streamers playing Lost Ark, and so far the only common thread of positivity is, "I can make a cute elf girl in the character creator". I'd say out of 5 followed streamers that started playing it, only one still does.
 

mackerel

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If you're expecting modern AAA production values* throughout then I feel that is a mistake on the player, not the game. The style of game is what it is, an older style game mechanic with modern graphics.

It is right to question its longevity and with any game there will be launch hype. I don't know how correct it is, since I'm not following it that closely, but I've seen claims it is very Korean style, which is long grind with pay to speed up mechanics. If you enjoy it for what it is you can continue to do so without paying. The same could be said for many other "free" games.

I also tried it out for a bit. It is not my thing either.


*I also have a problem with actual modern AAA games, in that many of them are more like an interactive movie than a game now. Gameplay seems secondary.
 

Kenrou

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Methinks peeps are still reeling from the New World fiasco, so everything new will look good, I mean, to me (and many others I've spoken to) this is literally just another Diablo clone :rain:

This guy's critic hit the nail on the head fairly well:

 

Woomack

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I play BDO (mostly afk but I play) ... so when the Lost Ark was released, instantly 50% of the BDO went inactive or full afk (can do some stuff afk). In my last guild, about 50% members went offline.
I don't know if I'm getting older or what but all new games are for me disappointing or I feel they are clones of something that I liked in the past but don't want to go back.
 
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BugFreak

BugFreak

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Methinks peeps are still reeling from the New World fiasco, so everything new will look good, I mean, to me (and many others I've spoken to) this is literally just another Diablo clone :rain:

This guy's critic hit the nail on the head fairly well:

Good to know I'm not alone and missing something. Back to D2R I go.

The Diablo clone narrative is partly why I figured I would try. How LA is considered a Diablo clone I will never understand. It is nothing like Diablo, more like an anime style WoW.
 

Woomack

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Every hack and slash type of game is nowadays considered a Diablo clone. It's because when Diablo was released then it was the only popular hack and slash and the most popular in history. Everything else was RPG like Baldur's Gate series (and everything in this world), Fallout series, or anything else back then. Back then people were creating stories and role-playing much more, Diablo was more like pass and kill everything on the way. Quests were not really important or were like killing everything to get some items. In short Diablo clone = turn off the brain and kill everything type of game.
 

Kenrou

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In short Diablo clone = turn off the brain and kill everything type of game.
Exactly this, and Lost Ark (like any free eastern game nowadays) fits the bill to a T, too many popups, too many flashy things, too much content you'll probably never care about, too much importance given to the in game shop, you never feel like you can die while leveling, and yet the story lacks any sort of depth whatsoever. No one really cares why you're killing the stuff you're killing. Yes, it’s pretty, PvP is apparently well done and not P2W (hopefully will stay like that), but the rest... well... video really says it all :(
 
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BugFreak

BugFreak

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I feel kind of bad for the Koreans and Russians if this is what is considered a good game over there.