The Search For the Best Free MMO: Vindictus - Page 2
The combat can be repetitive, although there are options to spice it up, so I don't see that as a huge problem, while they are wholly unnecessary, and not always the most effective approaches, players can choose from many "secondary" weapons, such as spears, and bombs that deal significant damage to enemies (usually from a distance), in addition to the physics based play. That said, it's still a whole lot better than clicking your enemy, then clicking attack and waiting till the fight is over.
The game has a strict theme park type design, the battle zones often feel like something you might be playing on Xbox 360, very linear. The new player experience consists of running the same dungeon (albeit slightly different tracts of it) several times in a row, this gets tiresome. Micro transactions seem limited to cosmetic changes such as hairstyles, or giving an item with a specific look the stats of another item (so you can go through the game looking as you want to, without sacrificing power), and convenience items, that, while nice (sometimes very nice) should never be REQUIRED in your adventures. This is the proper way to handle micro transactions.
Overall I give Vindictus a 7.5/10, it's quite fun, a beautiful game, but ultimately flawed, while anyone should be able to find enjoyment here, this is a tad too linear to be called the BEST free MMO, however, it does deserve a closer look, and will make it to the next stage in the review process, where high level content will be reviewed.
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