Vindictus

Vindictus is an action massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by devCAT, an internal studio of Korean free-to-play game publisher Nexon. Vindictus is a prequel to the MMORPG Mabinogi, and is known as Mabinogi Heroes (Korean: 마비노기 영웅전) in Asia.

Vindictus
Vindictus Logo.jpg
Developer(s)devCAT
Publisher(s)Nexon
TianCity (China)
Director(s)Eun Seok Yi, Jae Ho Han
Producer(s)Chris Gyselinck, Yong Shin Kwak, Eun Do Chae, Dong Kun Kim
Artist(s)Kim Bum, Celder, Moonssang
Composer(s)Hana Chae, Sangmin Sung, Gahae Kim, Dong Hyuc Shin, Kun Young Lee
EngineSource
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
  • KOR: 2010-01-21
  • NA: 2010-10-13
  • EU: 2011-10-05 Merged with NA
  • JP: 2011-11-30 Shut Down
  • TW: 2011-12-23 Shut Down
  • AU: 2012-11-15 Merged with NA
  • THA: 2015-12-02 Shut Down
Genre(s)Action MMORPG
Mode(s)Multiplayer
SoundStudio EIM

Vindictus takes place in the same setting used in Mabinogi, but is placed chronologically several hundred years prior to the first game, during a period of war and strife. Vindictus follows Nexon's traditional free-to-play model. The game itself is free to download and play and charges no purchase price. The game contains a virtual item shop to purchase in-game items with Nexon's virtual currency called NX (or Karma Koin) to enhance the player's character's appearance and abilities.

GameplayEdit

In Vindictus, "classes" and "characters" are one and the same. When beginning the game, players will have a choice to play as one of fifteen characters, each of which has different combat skills and abilities. Players are free to alter certain aspects of their character's appearance, but basic abilities and combat styles are set at character creation. All characters are gender-locked. Though the game was originally intended to have five characters, there are now currently fifteen.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic76/100[1]

Vindictus was nominated for best MMO at E3 2010 that was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 14 to 17. IGN awarded Vindictus Best Free-to-Play MMO Game of 2010.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vindictus for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  2. ^ "Best Free-to-Play MMO Game 2010 - Vindictus - Free-to-Play - IGN". ign.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24.

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