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  • Summary: Dungeon Fighter Online is a side-scrolling action fighting game featuring role-playing elements, five unique character classes, and player versus player.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. DFO's gameplay will eat away at your hours and keep you coming back for more.
  2. Mar 9, 2011
    80
    Despite the dated formula of this title, Dungeon Fighter Online stands out thanks to its excellent two-dimensional graphics and its rich and distinguishing gameplay.
  3. 79
    I am absolutely shocked that such a potentially award-winning game falls short in so many ways. The core is there. The gameplay is there. If Nexon cared a bit more about the quality of the experience, this game would have lasting power.
  4. Though not as slick or elegant as the classics it emulates, Dungeon Fighter Online is absolutely worth downloading, even if you only drop in for half an hour a day. The game’s cash shop items are certainly useful, but you’ll never have to spend a penny on DFO. Call a friend, smash some goblins, unlock new 2D fighting skills.
  5. May 29, 2012
    75
    Overall, Nexon has developed, in my opinion, a very successful game in Dungeon Fighter Online. While it's not a traditional take on the MMORPG, and more of an MMO-ARPG, allowing players a massive array of choices all throughout the game, from class, to specialization, even having a specific type of gear to change appearance, only adds to the unique feel of each character within the world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    Dungeon Fighter Online surpassed my expectations by far. I started playing back in beta and there were many issues, so I had to quit for aDungeon Fighter Online surpassed my expectations by far. I started playing back in beta and there were many issues, so I had to quit for a while. my friends recently got me to return to check out the new character awakenings and dungeons. Many of the bugs that I saw in beta have been fixed, like the pvp and party lag. Even though this game gets pegged as a simple side scroller, arcade game, it is much more than that. Everything from the character skill tree to the pvp gameplay keeps me coming back for more. The best part about this game? It is totally free. After leveling my female gunner up to 60, and now with the awakenings added, I quit wow and I dont see myself ever going back because DFO rocks!!! Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2015
    10
    Ever since Neople took over DFO, the game has been on an upward spiral of awesome. At the time that I am writing this, It is in Open BetaEver since Neople took over DFO, the game has been on an upward spiral of awesome. At the time that I am writing this, It is in Open Beta Testing Part 1 and It still has some kinks to be worked out, but overall you get the feel of a different type of MMO. There aren't mob maps in between towns like other games, It is strictly a dungeon -based game. It is a 2D side scroller and is more like a classic type of Mortal Kombat type thing going on. The community is very nice, and the developers actually pay attention to them and Their needs. Give It a try, what is there to lose?? Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2015
    10
    Amazing game now that it's out again. It's very addicting and I've been playing for a long time. As an RPG fan, this one is my favourite. IAmazing game now that it's out again. It's very addicting and I've been playing for a long time. As an RPG fan, this one is my favourite. I don't know why you're reading this instead of playing. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    10
    This game is, for real, the best beat em up that has ever been made. It takes all the things that are fun things about wow and puts them inThis game is, for real, the best beat em up that has ever been made. It takes all the things that are fun things about wow and puts them in what is in imo, the best fighting, brawler engine. I stopped playing Halo, cause XBox 360 is 10 bucks a month now(!!!) and play DFO for f-r-e-e! No money down, smashing everyone with my priest. i don't want to sound like an advertisement, but this game is the tightes around! Expand
  5. Apr 2, 2015
    9
    Dungeon Fighter Online Global, an online, "beat-em-up" MMO is back once again, and better than ever. Under new management, this game comesDungeon Fighter Online Global, an online, "beat-em-up" MMO is back once again, and better than ever. Under new management, this game comes back with years of content, a dedicated team, and a thriving community.

    DFOG brings a very non-traditional experience to the table, but fuses it with many well known mmo aspects.

    The game features multiple classes (which in turn job advance into 2-4 different classes, with the exception of Dark Knight and Creator), with each one bringing a fresh, new experience to the table. While there is little to no visual customization for your character's appearance, the game offers a very nuanced skill system.

    Players can mix and match skills, weaving their own combos and developing their own techniques to play their selected character. Later in the game, players can customize the skills themselves with passive bonuses, or more drastic changes through gear, and the TP system.

    On the topic of skills, pvp players will not have to worry about leveling through on a "pvp build' in this game, as pvp skill-sets are completely separate from pve skill-sets.

    While the game can be grindy towards the later levels (as many mmorpgs tend to be), the leveling curve is very smooth, slowly easing you into the slower leveling process. Leveling can't be done all day, due to the current fatigue system, so your chances of getting grind burn-out are fairly minimal.

    DFOG rewards the character for leveling up, granting the entire account certain bonuses based on how high your level is, and how many high leveled characters you have. This makes leveling feel even more rewarding, especially in the later levels. These bonuses include exp buffs to all characters, being able to summon your main, or alts, into combat, account vaults, stats, and much much more!~

    For first timers, this game can get to be very difficult even in the early game (and especially in the
    later game!). Just the tutorial bosses (Levels 1-16) can kill you in a measly two to four hits. This can be either a welcoming challenge, or a huge turn-off depending on the kind of gamer you are.

    In terms of balancing, everything is pretty balanced, with the exception of "Creator".

    At the time of writing this review, this game had no cash shop of any kind, and as such, I can't make a comment on that feature.
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  6. Apr 2, 2015
    9
    Very good retro game. If you are looking for oldschool MMO game with many playable classes, really many! You will be shocked if you areVery good retro game. If you are looking for oldschool MMO game with many playable classes, really many! You will be shocked if you are playing first time like me. Every class have different skills.. Big population. I have only 30 and this game is the best for me for now. Expand
  7. Sep 15, 2011
    2
    The game itself is very fun. Unfortunately, the companies poor handling of its user-base ruins the experience entirely.

    I played the game
    The game itself is very fun. Unfortunately, the companies poor handling of its user-base ruins the experience entirely.

    I played the game for a week and a half, and tried to participate in one of their special events. I was unabel to complete the event and claim my prize however because the required items would repeatedly vanish from my inventory each day without warning, were obtained ONLY by a daily repeatable quest, and 10 were required. Changing "channels" which grants an experience bonus for specific dungeons or logging out would remove the items from my inventory. Some items have an expiration date, but these items listed no date. They simply vanished. Even trying to stay logged in and avoid changing channels was not an option - the required item still vanished after 24hrs. Since according to everyone I spoke to this was abnormal, no online guides mentioned any disappearance of the items, and plenty of other peopel were walking about town with the reward, I filed a support ticket.

    On the support ticket page you can see its status which even goes so far as to indicate whether or not any staff member has read it yet. It was up for a week without being read, let alone responded to. The event ended. Even if someone from support answers the ticket now it will be to inform me the event is over with.

    There are no in game ways to contact a GM that I can find.

    Its really a shame, this is a very good game. Especially for one driven by micro transactions. And surprisingly you can have a lot of fun without resorting to the cash shop/item mall part of the design. 1 minor annoyance is that you aren't warned up front that PvP will be a requirement rather than an option. While you aren't outright forced to PvP you need points from it to buy gear in game, and to upgrade your class. Without participating in PvP your character will be disadvantaged stat wise. You can gain these points even if you lose, but who wants to grind out 400 losses if you aren't good at and don't like the PvP aspect of the game, not to mention the laughs you'll get at your crappy win/loss record that from what I can tell can't be hidden.

    I'm not really into PvP but still would have given this game a 9 out of 10 if Nexon were better at taking care of their customers. They really soured the game for me. Bugs like that should be found before launch, and support should have replied within 48 hours.
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