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  • Summary: Vindictus, known in Asia as Mabinogi Heroes, will combine gritty third-person brawling combat with massively multiplayer role-playing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    85
    Vindictus is truly a huge advancement in free-to-play MMOs.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    85
    High production values and original gameplay combine to make Vindictus one of the most interesting MMOGs to launch in several years.
  3. PC Gamer
    Jan 7, 2011
    82
    A free-to-play MMO of a higher caliber, Vindictus' combo-driven combat and addictiveness make it hard to resist. [Feb 2011, p.70]
  4. Dec 27, 2010
    78
    Vindictus is what happens when an MMO meets a beat'em up, giving players the opportunity to play for free with a micro transactions system: the result It's a fast paced action online game with some good ideas a great visual, waiting for more contents and the official european release.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    70
    Your long-term attachment to the game will also be determined by how much of an experience grind you're prepared to undertake (combined with your attitude towards impermanent purchases), and whether the hack-and-slash combat against somewhat repetitive character models is a meaty enough adventure to keep you satisfied.
  6. CD-Action
    Jan 19, 2012
    60
    You might like this game for its detailed characters, over the top weapons and combat animations worthy of a Japanese action game. Unfortunately all the advantages are buried under thick layer of typical hack'n'slash routine. [February 2012, p.59]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 54
  2. Negative: 19 out of 54
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    i do not need to re-word my post but ill simply say that i agree with pretty much all who rated 8+. Thers a negative rating here however idi do not need to re-word my post but ill simply say that i agree with pretty much all who rated 8+. Thers a negative rating here however id like to point out that the game has gone thru lots of updates n crap... that review was also 2 years ago =

    Great game! and season 2 is just around the corner! :D
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  2. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    Amazing content and gameplay, skill is a major factor and adding one of the best graphics out makes Vindictus truly one of the best Free toAmazing content and gameplay, skill is a major factor and adding one of the best graphics out makes Vindictus truly one of the best Free to play MMO's in the market. However, a terrible company and management system downplays the North American server's potential. Expand
  3. Nov 20, 2010
    10
    The graphics are simple gorgeous. The game play is very reminiscent of Guild Wars, which is not a bad thing. And while they are stillThe graphics are simple gorgeous. The game play is very reminiscent of Guild Wars, which is not a bad thing. And while they are still implementing all the class types and spells, its an excellent beginning and a real breath of fresh air. Why isn't the Source engine being used for more MMO games, because once you see this eye candy you will find it hard to put up with WOW or other pedestrian graphics.

    Worthy of the download.
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  4. Dec 7, 2012
    7
    Note: There IS grind but the gameplay itself, which is action oriented, is compelling and fun. One of 'good' F2P title. However, remember thatNote: There IS grind but the gameplay itself, which is action oriented, is compelling and fun. One of 'good' F2P title. However, remember that there IS grind and Pay-to-Win aspect in the End-game level, although you can avoid such gripe without running serious raids but staying in easier contents having fun with friends. It's not as demanding as WoW, where you don't have anything else to do other than raids or arena both require high end gears that takes months to farm. In fact, I would rather compare this game with hack and slash ARPG games than MMORPGs. The town is a Hub, and actions require a small team, maximum number of 10 people for raid but 4 for typical runs. No persistent world but there is not so well forged storyline element. Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2013
    5
    Pretty decent graphics, I was surprised it even ran on my laptop. Action oriented gameplay is also a big plus( no auto attacking here). ThePretty decent graphics, I was surprised it even ran on my laptop. Action oriented gameplay is also a big plus( no auto attacking here). The bad things might outweigh the good things though, but the question is if you can overlook those bad things. First off there are ''gender locked'' which sucks to me because I couldn't even make a badass male mage, necromancer, or you can't make a big brutish female, no female archer and no male with a sword and shield. Instead I ended up with a female mage who didn't seem cool at all and thanks to the fact the female characters kinda seem to have ''baby'' faces who are care more about being trendy than being a badass and the male dual swordsman reminds me Justin Bieber for God's sake, so hands down the coolest looking ones are the brute and the archer. You can customize their appearance but you can't really make them look much different from how they look before you chose them. There are also avatars in this game though most of these seem more affordable than in DFO, they also have stats on them and they go by level. Though chances are, you'll end up picking the ones that give you the best stats and there really aren't too many avatars from level to level anyway, so there's really not too much variety with that. Also the only way you can change your hair (except from the beginning) is to pay real money and I don't think they're even permanent... which means alot if you care about good character customization like I do. The combat somewhat redeems the lackluster appearance character customization though, since it's fast paced and action oriented without seeming to be ''too fast'' and the boss battles can really get your blood pumping, though after awhile the bosses seem more ''predictable'' and like it's mostly about hit and run tactics. You can also interact with the environment, picking up objects and hitting/throwing them at enemies but I felt little reason to do so since it seems like you really only need to to complete certain quests or to get titles, though you can also sometimes get items or gold sometimes but it's not much plus the objects don't really do any more damage than your weapon would do so you're better off just using your weapon, though can be kinda funny to use random objects on enemies. I also wish it weren't an ''instanced dungeons'' type of game since it does get boring if you do decide to solo. Expand
  6. Dec 13, 2012
    2
    I really wanted to like this game but the combat is boring, shallow and repetitive. All classes have few active abilities, resulting in aI really wanted to like this game but the combat is boring, shallow and repetitive. All classes have few active abilities, resulting in a daunting wall of passives with the occasional counter/contextual skill thrown in instead of engaging actives. Combat revolves around positioning and attack pattern memorization; however, because of the lack of active skills, this boils boss fights down to 20 minute pokefests. Being a Korean MMO, the exp curve gets intense about ¼ of the way up turning the game into a repetitive grindfest of redoing the same dungeons over and over (especially if you're trying to craft because of poor drop rates). Even at the beginning of the game it gets stuck into the typical quest recycling rut forcing you redo areas. Overinstancing, of towns and dungeons, kills immersion & community. Endgame consists of WEEKLY raids. If you have a group to play with this could be fun for a FOTM (or two), but otherwise there are better options for MMOs and Action RPGs elsewhere. Expand
  7. Mar 13, 2016
    0
    At first glance it seems like a good game, and for a while it's newish and fun; but then you find out you've wasted a lot of time on a gameAt first glance it seems like a good game, and for a while it's newish and fun; but then you find out you've wasted a lot of time on a game that tries to be interesting long enough for you to feel you've put to much time into it to quit. I played the game long enough to get to level 76 and still can't say there was ever a time I felt good about playing.

    All the dungeons are copy/paste, the skills are all the same, the characters are shallow, the story line is boring, the game is glitchy, the breakable environment tends to fall on you stunning you so a boss can one shot you, if you try to use a health potion it instantly puts the boss in aggro mode on you and he stops you (unless you pay real $ for special potions), if you try to revive someone the boss will instantly aggro you and stop you (unless you pay real $ for special revives), the crafting system is only a money drain and you will never get as much out of it as you put into it, the way to improve items is only possible for bots (unless you pay real $ to get special runes to take the risk away you'll only need about 12 at $5 per), drops in the game are rare even for commons making this the perfect game for bots which now outnumber people, the graphics are nice but glitch out with a lot of different effects (sticking you in walls, jerking you around, putting everything in slow motion, freezing you in place, pausing you while all the enemies glitch to you and hit you at the same time, and many many more), and despite this being a long list it doesn't even scratch to surface of all that is wrong with this game.

    O and a thing you should Always do before starting a game is go to their forum page and see how easy it is to talk to a moderator or tech. In this game the forum has appointed "volunteers" which is 100% idiots dumb enough to work for free to be the buffer so no one who receives a paycheck ever has to deal with any customers. They are nothing more than handlers with no ability to fix or do anything. They just close threads and try to wast your time till you lose interest.

    Bottom line, it's a game designed to look good long enough to get you to pay money then be so bad you give up playing to make server space for the next batch of chumps willing to pay. All you will ever find is a group of die hard lvl 90'S and newbs. The game is not worth even a minute of time.
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