The lights are on
Free-to-play giant Nexon is taking a shot at making a triple-A quality free-to-play action MMO for audiences on both sides of the Pacific. Any doubts about its gameplay chops were answered by fifteen minutes playing the game on the E3 show floor.I’ve had my eye on Vindictus for a while. Its Source Engine-powered visuals are excellent, and I have always been on board with the idea of action-packed brawler combat in a physics-enabled MMO. I always thought that we were years away from seeing quality gameplay along those lines, though. Nexon proved me wrong.Vindictus’ simple two-button combat isn’t the deepest thing I’ve ever played, but it doesn’t need to be. The presentation is outstanding, and I laughed out loud in childish delight at the shop I was wrecking within seconds of logging in. Whether I was chopping dudes in half with huge horizontal sweeps of my two swords, impaling them with mighty casts of enormous spears, or crushing them under giant chunks of rubble, I was having a grand time. I’ve never seen an online game in the same ballpark as Vindictus when it comes to depicting hilariously out-of-control violence.The end of the demo level was a fight against a twelve-foot-tall gnoll chieftan. This boss battle required more in the way of strategy, needing dodging and situational awareness to avoid being obliterated by his larger-than-life maul. Still, this is hardly a contemplative tactical puzzle.If Vindictus is as hands-down fun in the wild as it was on the E3 floor, I’ll be popping in from time to time for the sheer joy of blasting through hordes of enemies like a steel tornado. Nexon has the chance to make something truly special if it can get a variety of content, characters, and social interaction to match Vindictus’ thrilling gameplay.
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I agree! That game and dragon nest are two games ive been looking foward too. Btw did they tell you if the things are instanced i really havent been able to tell.
Sounds alright. I've never been that into the mmo scene, but this sounds pretty cool with the destructible environments and everything :D
Sounds pretty awesome.
IF it's free to play and as awesome as you described, why wouldn't I try it out?! This just got put on the list!
This looks legit, never been a fan of mmo's but I'll take a look
All these features are nice, but the actual combat seems so shallow, I just wonder how long all the little novelties will keep people playing.
It sounds sick.
Yeah, my roommate and I have had our eyes on this one for a while. I think we first heard about it a few months ago, and watched a trailer for it. Good to hear that it's shaping up so nicely.
Hmmm... I'll probably get it.
Sounds rad, hopefully a title that might finally get my girlfriend off WoW XD
I'm so excited for this game! Other Nexon games like Maplestory is just a monster killing rpg. Vindictus looks like an action packed big MMORPG thst will be as popular and World of Warcraft.