Vindictus - PC

Game Description: Vindictus is the first physics-based multiplayer online action role-playing game that combines stunning visuals with high-speed combat.
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E3 2010: Vindictus Preview

E3 2010: Vindictus Preview

By Alexandra Hall - Posted Jun 23, 2010

What We Already Know:

You couldn't walk 100 feet at E3 without bumping into a free-to-play RPG, and Korean MMO giant Nexon was showing several of 'em. Vindictus is probably the most anticipated amongst hardcore MMO fans, with an attractive swords 'n' sorcery aesthetic and real-time combat.

What We're Seeing Now:

Unlike many MMO games Vindictus has you choose between a few pre-made characters. The E3 demo offered Lann, who inflicted rapid strikes with dual swords, and Fiona, who hit harder but slower with a traditional sword / shield combo. I thought it nifty how the female character got to be the strong/slow one for once. (A forthcoming character, Evie, will be a mage who can assemble a nifty-looking golem from junk.)

E3 2010 Vindictus Screenshot

From there it was right into a four-player dungeon instance, which sounds to be Vindictus' main mode of play. The real-time combat was pretty but button-mashy-aside from the occasional block, grapple or thrown item I wasn't getting much sense of variety or strategy. Nexon seems to be banking on a Diablo-like appeal: always one more item, always one more bit of loot.

Vindictus is free-to-play, and Nexon is still crafting its business plan. Right now it sounds like the game'll feature microtransactions for items and such, with new content rolled out every other month or so. I wasn't super intrigued by the bits I tried at E3, but the beauty of free-to-play is that you can try it for yourself when it hits North America later this year.

E3 2010 Vindictus Screenshot

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  • puppetprince

    i want the armor in the preview! and plus This game is so cool, i played it once and i can't stop playing anymore..lol

    Posted: March 18, 2011 1:26 AM
  • k2_kambo

    Oh yeah totally add me.
    Char names:

    Posted: February 16, 2011 5:30 PM
  • k2_kambo

    yup been playing this since beta, awesome stuff man. Physics in it are insane. One thing to note is that this is the u.s. version, original korean version is called mabinogi heroes which is lightyears ahead of the u.s. version but stil a good game. They recently released episode 5 today~! yeah boy. I can't wait until Kai is out though, hes not even out in korean version yet, range combat is my type. yeah using your ps3/360 controller or any other controller comes in handy. Has a built in mic feature which is nice too. so you dont got to type.

    Posted: February 16, 2011 5:30 PM
  • angryagain3992

    I play it, it is rather fun, like the Xbox 360 controls for it

    Posted: February 15, 2011 7:52 PM
  • Nerdi_Master

    This game looks incredible. I don't see it being a WoW killer, at least not yet, but it's about time there's an MMO with some realistic physics. The fact that it's free to play is the icing on the cake. Take that DDO!

    Posted: June 23, 2010 10:29 PM