Albion is a sandbox MMORPG that was set in a medieval fantasy world, it was first released in the year 2017 on PC, like some of the other PC games that I’ve mentioned before Albion is one of them, they rework their game to be played on mobile.
Now the mobile version of Albion is available on Android, it was officially released on June 9, 2021, on Android.
For me, Albion graphics is a little bit lame, since I more preferred some games with better graphics.
But don’t be upset since Albion graphics is acceptable since a game with more details and more realistic visual are more resource-hungry, and for a mobile user it will cause so much lags and a simpler graphics can help reduce the lags and improve the gaming experience in this an online game like this.
Gameplay is where this game shines a mix of a survival game and an MMORPG game.
Albion is a sandbox game where the player can do almost everything they want to do, you can make your gears and weapons to survive.
First, in the tutorial, you will learn how to craft some basic gear like a pickaxe that can be used to gather ores, and you can bring that ore that you have gathered to refine and convert into a finished product like a bronze bar for example that can be used later as the main material for creating weapons and armors.
You also need to craft some basic tools like an Axe to give you the ability to cut some trees and those trees that you gather can be refined to create a finish material like planks and log that is also essential material for creating weapons and gears.
The third tool that you need is a sickle, it needs to gather some kinds of cotton, extract hide or leather from mobs in the wild, and what you’ve gathered can be refined into a finished product like cloths that can later be used on crafting some armors.
Everything in Albion can be a craft or made by you from basic tools, armor, and weapons can be made by you but you also have the option to buy those gears on a market if you have a lot of gold or silver it is the currency in the game that can be used to purchase some items in the market.
You are what you wear
One of the best things in this game is how easy it is to change your ability, you can suddenly change from warrior to mage and mage to archer, by just swapping some gears, armor, and weapons that you own, and you can change your combat class based on a situation.
You just need to craft or buy some mage armor, weapons, and gear equipped for yourself and the viola! you are now a mage, you can also craft or buy gears and weapons for archers equipped it and you will become archer it is so easy to change class in this game by just swapping gears and weapons.
An Open-world MMORPG
I was amazed at how massive the global maps of the Albion I didn’t even visit all of the locations in this magical world, but I will explore all of them shortly.
Meanwhile, every location in this magical world has its resources especially that you cant gather to make various gears in weapons.
One of my favorite in this open-world game is that you can travel this vast world of Albion with almost no limitation, you can ride your Donkey, horse, or Ox as your transportation, and while traveling you can even enter some hidden dungeon and fight the various mob, Albion is truly an exciting and open-world MMORPG.
The controls are also good, you can choose if you want to use the virtual control’s options where you can use the joystick to move or choose the tap controls option where you can tap the screen in what direction you want your character to move.
I prefer to use the virtual controller and enable the “tap to move” options so I can use the virtual joystick and tap control options at the same time, but if this game control setup is not enough for you, you can try to purchase and use a mobile game controller to make your gaming more comfortable.
My gaming experience in Albion has a mix of thoughts, the graphics are acceptable but I wish it is much more realistic like some of the RPG games in 2020-2021, but I also understand that decent graphics can help the performance of this game especially on Android.
One thing that I notice is that the game is a little bit laggy when there are a lot of people in one place I try to a used different device but still, it is not as smooth as I expected, but I also notice how the developer keep on updating and performing some server maintenance seems that they are very serious for optimizing this game and give us smoother game experience.
The game-play is fantastic, the mix of survival in an MMORPG was great, gathering resources, making your tools, craft your weapons, armor, etc, traveling through the vast and open world, explore some hidden dungeons, play with your teams, involve in a PVP fight, you can do almost everything you want on this game.
Should I recommend this game to anyone?
definitely yes, and this game has a lot of potential, there are some bugs of course but it is acceptable since this game is just new on mobile and developers are finding some way to fully optimized this game on a mobile device.