As a fantasy MMO that based on the Middle Ages, there is not only fantasy element, but also cultural atmosphere and construction of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. You will get a sense of it deeply after checking out the following pictures.
Many buildings in Archeage are full of Western Europe style, such as luxurious dome, architectural painting and sculpture, a large number of patterns with garland and figure etc. It has broken the classicism frame of Renaissance, blending baroque and rococo style with the buildings.
Oil PaintingIf you find a fresco on a in-game building, would you think that's amazing? Designers made a great efforts to the details, a classic oil painting of Renaissance might somehow give us surprises.
A Combination of Gothic and Italian Architecture
A Village With Classicism
It would be a mistake to think that's all, game designers put all kinds of cultural elements together to make this next generation MMO. So if you also like different cultures all over the world, why don't give it a shot?