Last Chaos Overview
Last Chaos is one of the first games Aeria Games ever published. The game was originally released back in 2006 and is set in a fairly generic fantasy environment. While the class options available in Last Chaos aren’t anything new, the game has an excellent variety of skills. The game has a decent variety of classes, but the entire character creation process is hugely limited character customization options, giving players little sense of individuality. The game’s five playable classes are:
Titan (Male) – Titans are powerful melee oriented warriors. They use their huge size, brute strength and ferocity to beat their opponents. They have a large pool of hitpoints and focus on dealing as much damage as possible to their opponents. They have less magical defense and a slower hit rate than other classes. Upon reaching level 31 titans can become Highlanders (Axe Wielders) or Warmasters (Sword Wielders).
Knight (Male) – Knights are powerful melee warriors with extremely high defense and fast HP recovery. They do less damage than other melee characters and also have low magic defense. Upon reaching level 31 Knights can become Royal Knights (Dual Swords) or Templar Knights (Sword and Shield)
Sorcerer (Male) – Sorcerers are magic users who focus on offensive magic and summoning abilities. Like the other magic users, they have low defense. Upon reaching level 31 Sorcerers can become Elementalists (Fallarm) or Specialists (Scythe)
Mage (Female) – Mages are the primary magical damage dealers in Last Chaos. They have extremely powerful ranged magical attacks and a large mana pool, but they are extremely vulnerable in melee combat, as they have some of the lowest defense in the game. Upon reaching level 31 Mages can become Witches (Wand) or Wizards (Staffs)
Rogue (Female) – Rogues are less armored than the other melee classes in the game, but they are capable of dealing large amounts of damage. Unlike Knights and Titans though, Rogues can’t stand toe-to-toe with tougher monsters, as they are more vulnerable. They have a fast attack rate and focus on stealth. Upon reaching level 31 they can become either Assassins (Daggers) or Hunters (Crossbows).
Healer (Female) – Healers are primarily a supportive class in Last Chaos. They have extremely useful healing and supportive spells which can prove invaluable in parties. They have low health and defense, making them very vulnerable to enemies. Upon reaching level 31 Healers can become Clerics (Scepters) or Archers (Bows)
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Last Chaos Review
By Cody ‘Neramaar’ Hargreaves
The cloning issue of the MMORPG genre is one known far and wide across the globe. Chances are that if you had played an MMORPG a few years ago, then there’s a bigger and better version of the same game available right now, and it’s probably free to play too. Last Chaos is a prime example of that cycle, acting as yet another generic recreation of another MMORPG. In this case, the original was Lineage 2. In terms of interface and gameplay, Last Chaos does look and feel a tad bit like the popular NCSoft game.
The only bright side to this whole cloning issue lies in the advancement of certain features. While the look and feel of the world remains the same, new features are added, graphics are improved, and the formula is enhanced. Last Chaos has definitely done well in this regard, and in several different ways too. Graphically, the game isn’t too impressive, but that shouldn’t be too surprising, as the game was originally released back in 2006. It’s actually one of the first MMORPGs that Aeria Games ever published. Luckily, this means that older PCs should be able to run Last Chaos without any problems.
One such example that instantly comes to mind are the animations of the Rogue class, where even a simple attack will see her jumping in the air and stabbing the enemy just as you would expect a highly trained assassin to do. The skill animations, especially the more advanced skills, look great. The E.R.A.S system in Last Chaos, allowing players to attack not only a single target but also other targets caught in the swing/blast radius (Much like Metin 2), adds much to this effect, giving the combat in Last Chaos a very realistic feel throughout.
OFF TO A GOOD START
The beginning of Last Chaos, more appropriately the tutorial, is another highlight of the game in my eyes as players are neither placed in the middle of a giant town wondering where to go nor forced to complete a mundane tutorial. Instead they are required to complete a small mission that takes place in a dungeon below the city. To complete the mission, players must eliminate all the monsters and escape with their lives intact. It’s nothing major, but it’s seldom seen in the genre, and although it acts as a tutorial it is neither boring nor mundane for any part.
Unfortunately, that is just about where the innovation of Last Chaos ends, and the repetitive grind based gameplay begins. While some of the included features such as the pet system allowing players to ‘grow’ either a Horse or a Dragon are nice, it adds little to the overall experience, and is another shameless rip-off of a feature found in Lineage 2. The quest system has been tweaked to allow players to complete quests without first having to accept them, but this draws largely from the immersion in my opinion, and again, adds little to the experience.
OXYMORONS CAN BE FUN
Some other features present in Last Chaos however are quite remarkable, once such feature being the Solo Instanced Dungeons. Like many other MMORPGs there are instanced dungeon encounters designed to allow players to venture and explore new terrain, kill new and exciting bosses, and earn new equipment in the process. However, these usually require groups of up to six players to complete, and can be hard to finish. In Last Chaos many of these dungeons have been designed for a single player to complete alone, and while the concept of a single player MMO experience is something of an oxymoron, in application it works quite well.
The other impressive addition I found in Last Chaos was its unique skill advancement system that will see players not only leveling their characters, but also their weapons and individual skills too. While this system does promote some fairly heavy grinding, it also allows players to be unique from one another, something that helps to counteract the limited customization options. On the topic of customization, even though appearance customization is very limited, the game is quite varied. Each of the game’s 5 playable classes have two job advancements at level 31 and the game’s skill system allows players to learn and improve the skills they want to learn, rather than simply having access to every skill in the game.
SWING AN’ A MISS
My biggest gripe with Last Chaos is probably its extremely limited appearance customization. Being that Last Chaos is an older game, I didn’t expect much from the get-go, but gender locked classes and nearly zero appearance customization options isn’t forgivable – the game’s developers definitely got lazy in this department. The game used to have “point and click” only controls, but eventually WSAD controls were added. In terms of little updates and events, Aeria Games has done a great job keeping Last Chaos “fresh”, but the game lacks the regularly scheduled major content updates that games like Ragnarok Online and MapleStory enjoy.
PvP in Last Chaos is unfortunately quite limited, and while players are able to attack other players as they choose, there are penalties involved for those that do to prevent griefing. Though players can still grief on the game’s open PvP channels, which makes the game’s fairly PvP friendly. Larger scale battles like castle sieges would have added much to Last Chaos, but happily the unique skill advancement system helps to make up for this. Other little features in Last Chaos include a basic item upgrading system, socketing system and a simple pet system.
Final Verdict: Good
While Last Chaos doesn’t push the MMORPG genre forward, it does entertain. The game’s solid skill system, high level cap, and crafting system all do well to keep players entertained. Even though Last Chaos is one of the first games Aeria Games published (Originally released back in 2006), it’s still worth checking out. Keep in mind, the game’s graphics are quite dated.
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Last Chaos System Requirements
OS: Windows (R) Vista/ XP/2000 (95/98/ME/NT/Server are not supported)
CPU: 1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent
HDD: 1024 MB (1GB)
Graphics Card: Geforce FX, Radeon 9600 128MB
OS: Windows (R) Vista/ XP/2000 (95/98/ME/NT/Server are not supported)
CPU: 2 GHz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent
RAM: 1.0 GB or better
HDD:1.0 GB or more
Graphics Card: Geforce 6×00, Radeon x600 256MB or better
DirectX: 9.0c or better
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