|Customizing my character in the "Avatar Shop"|
First let me start off this post by wishing everyone a happy new year! I know I'm a few day's late but it's been crazy for me these past few days and I'll spare you the boring details. For now, I'd like to talk about an MMO I've recently started playing called Vindictus. I haven't made any video game relate posts so I thought this would be a good start.
For those familiar with Mabinogi published by Nexon, Vindictus is a prequel to this game supposedly set 100 years before any of the events that happened in Mabinogi. I'm not too familiar with the storyline, so I wont get into that. Vindictus was released on January 2010 in Korea and on October 2010 in North America, making it a fairly recent game. It runs on Valve's Source engine, which is what really makes this game stand out from other free-to-play MMOs.
For now, we only have 3 characters to choose from: Lann, Fiona, and Evie. Other characters are scheduled to be released later in the future. The characters are gender fixed, which a lot of people aren't too thrilled about. Lann is a male character that uses duel-weapons like swords, Fiona is a female character that uses a sword and shield (like Link!) and Evie is the magician of the group that may either use staffs or scythes (as you may have guessed, she's female as well).
|Evie, the magician class, defeating a monster.|
I think where the game really excels is it's combat system. Your main goal is to kill anything that stands in your way and defeat the boss at the end of every dungeon. Every character has their own set of skills that makes defeating enemies and clearing dungeons so much fun. You generally go in with a group and slash your way towards the boss. It's heavily based on co-op but you can still solo dungeons on your own if you'd like, it'll just take you a bit longer to complete.
|Everyone working together to defeat a boss.|
The characters even express emotions when in battle such as anger and fatigue. Customizing your character can be alot of fun in itself. The "Avatar Shop" lets you pick different sets of underclothes for them (because believe it or not, their armor breaks as you fight bosses, exposing their half-naked bodies XD) along with different hairstyles, make-up, tattoos, etc; for a price of course.
There's more to be said about this great game, but this is all I'm going to talk about because it's what I personally think defines the game's best qualities. It's a lot of fun and I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a new MMORPG to play. Also, there's still a bunch of content and characters to be released in the US in the future, so don't think the fun stops here ^^