Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online often referred to as RO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG created by GRAVITY Co., Ltd. based on the manhwa Ragnarok by Lee Myung-jin.

Publisher: Gravity

Platform: PC Windows

Official Website: http://iro.ragnarokonline.com

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Ragnarok Online MMORPG Game Review
Ragnarok Online MMORPG is a 3D fast action fighting game that was created by Gravity. It’s based on Norse mythology that’s actually a comic book so it has a cartoony feel. It’s very popular in Korea, Japan and the Philippines and now many westerners are joining in on the fun. Players of this MMORPG can create characters and explore this world in groups or alone.  

There are several job classes to choose from that come with specific abilities and skills. They have different strengths and weaknesses that allow the players to choose the one that suits them the best personally.
This 3D Fantasy game places more emphasis on speed and detail instead of combat, which is one of the main ways that it differs from other MMORPG’s. Another difference is that you are limited to the type of characters you play based on gender.

In other words, when you create the account you’ll fill in your gender. Your response to this question will determine if your character is male or female and you can’t change it.
New players must pass a course of NPCs with at least an 80. This is more annoying and tedious than it is hard but it must be done before moving on to kill some of the low level monsters. After advancing two levels you can leave the training area and go out into the real world. You will also have to complete another set of tests later in the game when you change jobs.

In the beginning, combat is mostly point and click the mouse. After the player levels job experience and chooses a profession the combat becomes more advanced. When a player’s job level reaches nine, they choose their level one occupation. You options include a mage, archer, swordsman, acolyte, merchant and thief. You can choose another specialized job choice once you reach level forty. Each class will have a choice between two specific level 2 occupations.

The main interface tool for this action fighting game is the mouse so it’s a little “old school”. Basically, you click on a specific point in the area and hold the mouse down to make the avatar walk. The view you’ll see as a player will rotate in every direction and you have zoom capabilities. The keyboard is used for shortcuts and chatting.

Many gamers enjoy the cartoony image that Ragnarok Online MMORPG has but the problem is that the game lacks definition and the characters all look very similar making it hard to distinguish between the different classes. Many players end up turning off the music because they find it to be annoying and the sound effects could be improved upon. Still, Ragnarok Online is filled with lots of fun and excitement.  
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