Vindictus (Also known as Mabinogi Heroes) is a game set 300 years prior to developer DevCat's game Mabinogi. However, don't let that fool you. Other than story similarities, there isn't much similar between the two games. While Mabinogi is more of a standard RPG game, Vindictus would be considered an Action/Battle MMO (with excellent gameplay, I might add). In Vindictus, you begin the game by selecting your character (Lann, Fiona, Evie, or Karok) and immediately diving into combat, where you climb a tower and battle a giant spider. You are then moved to a screen where you're talking to Tieve (the Oracle), who asks your name. At this point, you can begin your character customization. When completed, you're sent to the Crimson Blades, where you begin your first real missions.
Sorry, did I just blow your mind?
This wouldn't have to happen, if you just would've just let me borrow your goggles.
So, in the end, I give Vindictus a 9 out of 10. The gameplay is excellent, the graphics are excellent... Hell, I even enjoy the sound, and that's really saying something come from me (the guy who mutes all MMOs instinctively). So yes, I highly recommend Vindictus to all players who enjoy violent, fast-paced MMOs. And to all the other players too. Just go play it already!
-good character customization
-very reliant on party-play
-connection in missions is peer to peer (based on party host's connection)
-not many characters to choose from
This review is written on June 17, 2011, and as such, all opinions are subject to change over time.