[This article contains spoilers for Lost Ark’s main story.]

For its first ten-to-fifteen hours, Lost Ark is a typical fantasy ARPG. It spins a classic tale of good versus evil featuring errant kings, undead scourges, and Helm’s Deep-style castle sieges. All of this is presented in the game’s enjoyably spectacular, over-the-top fashion. But while visually impressive, it’s not especially original, with little to separate it from your Diablos and Path of Exiles.