This is a game that isn’t for everyone. The graphics are 2d but look great in my opinion. The battle system is fast paced and your character will automatically attack when attacked.
When you start off you can decide to become 1 of 2 classes, warrior and mage. After leveling up to around 25-36 you can fight the gatekeeper to either Arch or Seyan, when you arch your character gains a cape and a new skill, and when you seyan you revert back to lvl 2, and are now a warrior-mage.
Each person raises their character differently, since as you gain exp you can increase stats, and levels are there just to give you a basic idea of power. And you can change your characters color at any time, so you can change to what you think looks good. Seyans can also arch.
The world is of moderate size. 4 towns with a bunch of dungeons/areas. There is enough to keep people satisfied and the level of advancement isn’t fast so youll always have somewhere to look forward to going to.
There are hundreds of monsters in this game, each of them looks unique, from bandits, to skeletons, to demons, to harpys, etc etc.
THIS is astonias true strength, there is so many ways to communicate, normal talking, shouting, hollering, and chat channels. There are clans which you can join and then have a channel just for that clan, and you can raid other clans, and have little clan battles to win clan jewels which keep clans alive. there is a huge player base, in town you will meet many many people, and at times you will fill a bit too crowded. You will meet many friends, and meet many a helping hand. Also you will meet people who you do not wish to meet again, but in what game you wont.
The only downfall of the game, the sound is just horrible, the sounds are all awful, and there is no background music, so it can get silent.
A very sound game, which i think everyone will enjoy if they give it a chance and dont give up right away.