Aura Kingdom is a free to play MMORPG by Taiwanese game developer X-Legend and published by Aeria Games. In Taiwan and Hong Kong, this game is known as Fantasy Frontier Online. This game features beautiful anime style graphics and basic anime style story line as well. The graphics of Aura Kingdom are quite similar to other MMOs by Aeria Games like Grand Fantasia and Eden Eternal. Currently the game is in an Open Beta phase.
Aura Kingdom features quite a lot of dynamic in the background as well as in the game play. Your screen will always be full of colors and sometimes you will see some mini cut scenes. Even when you creating a new character you will see a mini cut scene as well as all the playable classes in a dynamic way. In Aura Kingdom, you will unlock more things as you level up like Eidolon at level 10, Crafting at level 30, and at level 40, you can pick a sub class which allows you to pick up a second weapon and some new skills. Level 40 also opens up the PvP option and sadly, there is no option to PvP while you level up.
There are a total of 10 playable classes but on the English version only 8 are available. These classes are Guardian, Ravager, Duelist, Grenadler, Gunslinger, Sorcerer, Wizard, and Brad. Guardian is the primary defensive class of Aura Kingdom, Ravager and Duelist are both melee damage classes. While Ravager is more of an area of effect damage class Duelist is a single target damage class.
Similarly, Grendier is an area of effect damage ranged class and Gunslinger is the single target damage class. Sorcerer and Wizard are both magic damage-dealing classes, the Sorcerer is more of a support class that uses skills to put debuffs on the enemies. While a Wizard is an area of effect magic damage dealing class. The Bard class is the primary healing class of Aura Kingdom.
Once you have picked your class, you can now customize it. Since Aura Kingdom is an anime-based game it does not have many options in character customization but unlike other anime style games, you can change the gender of your class in Aura Kingdom. After that, you are given the open to pick your Eidolons.
In Aura Kingdom, Eidolons are pets that give your skills, spells and fight by your side. The Eidolons even talk to you and they can sometimes be used as mounts. You can even send your Eidolon away to get you some powerful items by using the ‘connect to Gaia’ ability. These items are random and there is always a chance that an Eidolon might get you some off the cash shop. While your Eidolon is away, it can neither fight beside you nor talk to you, the Eidolon is back after tem minutes.
To sum it all up, Aura Kingdom is good anime style free to play MMORPG. Fans of anime style games will enjoy Aura Kingdom for not only its graphic but also for its combat style and the Eidolon system. Even though you can’t customize your character much in looks, you can still customize your class and Eidolon to create a combo that suits your playing style.