I’m not sure what I was expecting, but frankly I’ve been really underwhelmed trying out the current “Closed Beta” release. I find myself comparing everything to Last Epoch, and it pretty much loses in every category. It feels like a really old game to me - and in fact I can tell it’s running based on some really old games (Guardians of Ember and Runes of Magic I think were the titles). That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but LE just feels so much more fresh and modern in comparison.
Yes, I realize it’s an unfair comparison in many ways, because it does attempt to create a true "“MMO-ARPG” where players can interact (and kill mobs) in open areas. The question is whether that type of environment really adds much to a game like this. Conceptually I like this kind of feature, but it doesn’t feel like it really stands out in Lost Ark.
Wondering if anyone has played Lost Ark deeper into the game. In all fairness I haven’t spent much time with it.