Game Review: Vindictus
Hey there, gamers! I’m back again with yet another review this issue, and this time I decided to do a game some of you may not be familiar with. If MMOs are your type of game, then I’d like to introduce you to Vindictus, a free-to-play MMO with a combat style more amusing than any other MMO you’ve ever played, guaranteed.
I learned about this game from another gamer bro of mine, and when he explained it to me I was a little skeptical. He said there were four characters to choose from: the first is a caster, the second duel-wields blades, the third wields a sword and shield, and the fourth uses a giant pillar type deal. So at first I’m thinking, “Ok, the classes to choose from...sounds pretty dull.” Well, I have to admit I have never been more wrong in my life. You don’t need a hunter, druid, and shaman to make a game interesting! (No offense World of Warcraft.) What they lack in quantity of characters is made up by the skills they can develop. For example, Evie the mage can cast your standard offensive spell, but she can also heal and summon others to help her. Regardless, the characters aren’t what make the game, it’s definitely the fighting style.
The combat in Vindictus is WAY more fun than any other MMO I’ve ever played. I’ve played World of Warcraft, Rift, and others like it, and I’ll admit any day that I’ve enjoyed the instances in Vindictus significantly more than any of those. It’s not the typical, press “1,” wait 2.5 seconds for your fireball to cast, and then press another button. The combat is done with just a click of the mouse. Seriously. No more waiting for your spells to cast! I’m not saying that there’s no key bindings involved, but life is so much easier when you can get rid of the small fry with a quick click. I don’t know how most gamers view this, but it definitely keeps me awake and interested in what I’m doing. To me, it never gets old, especially since you learn more and more combo attacks as you progress in level.
Another thing you should know going into this game, is that it is pretty much all about instances. You can roam around town and get quests and whatnot, but pretty much all of your quests will involve you going into a dungeon. I like to quest as much as the next guy, but the dungeons are enough for me, especially with the combat system. And you don’t HAVE to be in a group. If you want to solo a boss, that is all you...and I love that! And they get tough, believe me. Even if you have a group, you can expect a difficult boss in your first 10 levels of playing.
So there you have it, folks. I really do strongly recommend this game to any MMO player out there, especially because it’s free. I would easily argue that it is one of the best free-to-play games out there. It can’t hurt you, so give it a shot!
Until next time, stay golden, gamers!