Updated Fri, Oct 19, 2012 by Shayalyn
You’re probably thinking, “But, isn’t Aion a Korean grinder?” It certainly was when you had to pay for it, but now it’s “truly free,” with no level restrictions or any pay-to-win ceilings. And it’s also pretty awesome. Not only does your character learn that he is a demigod, but sprouts wings. And what’s really cool about Aion is that you’ll look and feel like a badass early on. This is one game that doesn’t dress your toon in rags and give her stupid low-level abilities while she works her way up to the impressive ones: you’re pretty much going to rock before you’re even level 10.
As free-to-play games go, Aion ranks up at the upper tier in terms of sleek, polished gameplay (both PvE and PvP), impressive visuals, and a solid story. Plus, it has shugos. And once you go shugo, you never go back. (You’ll simply have to play the game to figure out what in the hell we’re talking about.)