Let’s Play AxE: Alliance vs Empire – The Latest Action MMO From Nexon

Let’s Play AxE: Alliance vs Empire – The Latest Action MMO From Nexon

The wait is over: After an extended beta interval, Nexon lastly launched the worldwide model of its newest motion MMO, Alliance vs Empire. That is an ARPG sport that focuses on “faction wars” and lots of people suppose that it’s the most profitable contender of Lineage II, when it comes to each graphics high quality and options. So, are they proper? Does Lineage II lastly get a severe rival? Nicely, we’ve our arms on Alliance vs Empire, so let’s play and discover out.


Table of Content

Heroes And Factions

Firstly of the sport, you might be requested to select a faction (Galanos or Darkhaan) after which a hero class. Every faction will get three hero archetypes and in contrast to comparable video games; they aren’t mirrored. In different phrases, faction alternative is extra necessary than you suppose, since you get entry to several types of courses with distinctive talents and gameplay. Check out the desk under to see all of them.


GALANOS Archer Ranged DPS/Support/Healer
GALANOS Titan Melee DPS/Crowd Control
GALANOS Blademaster Melee DPS/AOE
DARKHAAN Warrior Melee DPS/Crowd Control
DARKHAAN Valkyrie Melee DPS/Support


Titan and Warrior are mirrored classes to an extent but all others are unique. So, you really have a reason to try the other faction: You get different game styles. Our recommendations in regards to classes are as follows:

  • If you are a beginner to action MMO games, pick Titan/Valkyrie.
  • If you are a veteran and familiar with kiting mechanics, Archer/Mage seems to the best option.

The Graphics Quality

The graphics deserve a separate subsection of their own because they look gorgeous. Seriously, Alliance vs Empire might have the best graphics we have ever seen (apart from Lineage II ) in an action MMO game. The visuals are a little washed-out (Lineage II visuals are more vibrant) but the world is truly beautiful. However, this comes at a price: The maps are quite small and each one requires a separate download. For example, to move on to the second region after the tutorial, you need to download 1 GB of data. As always, graphics look much better on large screens. And performance wise, we did not experience any stutters or frame drops – Alliance vs Empire is an optimized game.

The Features And Basic Mechanics

In this regard, do not expect to see anything original: Alliance vs Empire uses the good old ARPG mechanics. You get quests, which are usually about killing a certain number of enemies or collecting things, do them, and move on to the next region. Heroes have 6 skills in total and they get unlocked at certain levels – once you reach level 20, you will be able to use all of your skills. In addition, you get “evasion” mechanics: By pressing a button, you can evade heavy attacks of enemies.

The game can automate a lot of things, as expected. Other than clicking for getting and handing in quests, you don’t need to do a thing: The game can play itself. The “auto-battle” feature takes care of nearly everything, such as pathfinding and fighting. It is quite useful in the open world and during leveling, but you need to switch to “manual” controls during boss fights and high-level dungeon runs. Or, you can use Combo Key feature to further automatize things, as we explained in another article.

Leveling is not particularly hard: We were able to hit level 7 in an hour or so. However, it keeps getting harder – it will take months of gameplay to reach the end level. Game features are tied to the level of the heroes and your progress in the main story, so you should aim for finishing Chapter 4 as soon as possible: After that, many features that can be used for farming and leveling will be unlocked. In this regard, here is the table that shows all the game features and their requirements:

Dungeons Finish the tutorial mission
Daily Dungeon Clear Chapter 2 -11
Field of Honor Clear Chapter 2 -7
Arena (PvP) Clear Chapter 2 -4
Raids Clear Chapter 4-8
Conflict Wars (PvP) Clear Chapter 2 -18
Invasions Clear Chapter 3-8

It’s too early to say how the success of Alliance vs Empire measures up towards that of Lineage II however we will say that it has nice potential. That is an AAA high quality motion MMO sport that provides lovely graphics, wealthy content material, and tons of issues to gather. We already began enjoying and we invite you to hitch us on PC. However, learn our setup information first  – we give very helpful ideas and methods in that information. See you within the sport!