RAN Online is a free to play MMORPG. Enter one of three universities and learn to wield powerful abilities in this traditional online RPG.
RAN Online begins with a choice of three universities, each having their own specialities and practices. Players then become students, learning new skills and fighting alongside others against possessed characters. This unique theme is a stark contrast to the gameplay which follows the traditional MMORPG style without exception. PVP and PVE are available with a heavy focus on teamwork and exploration, magic and items can be found and levelling goes all the way to 260. Veteran MMORPG players will find little new or unexpected in the game, but this is not necessarily a bad feature. RAN Online has been running for over a decade and so has both a huge array of content and an extremely dated aesthetic. Players looking to get lost and grind in a familiar environment could certainly find worse games, but those new to the genre will almost certainly become bored quickly. A fairly terrible English translation and a poor user base are also hurdles to overcome.
Back to basics
RAN Online is a relic of a distant past. Those hunting for a nostalgic hit of MMORPG will find hundreds of hours of missions and levelling, but the overall experience is still mediocre to poor.