If you weren't already aware of Square Enix's upcoming free-to-play MMO Wakfu, consider this your wake-up call. I've had my eye on the game since the most recent PAX Prime and can finally try the game out now that it has entered open beta.
I don't often look forward to MMO releases, but Wakfu hooked me as soon as it mentioned its turn-based battle system. Shining Force II and Final Fantasy Tactics are both in my top five games of all time, so naturally this has me interested. Wakfu's other big feature, at least for me, is the promise of a constantly evolving ecosystem. Actions that you take in the game world will have ecological repercussions. You can even make a species extinct! At least, so it says.
I'm not too sure on exactly how these mechanics work, or even if the game is enjoyable to actually play. I can only hope that they play out exactly like I want them to, but only time will tell. Anyone else going to be checking out this open beta?
|5:00 AM on 03.28.2012|
Wakfu gets a content update and new zones
Wakfu has some new content out, for those of you who play. Most notable in the Global Alliance update are the two new zones, the Lands of Kelba and Sadida Kingdom, which are available now for higher l...more
|8:00 PM on 03.09.2012|
Wakfu releases two new class videos to tempt you
Wakfu, the F2P mmo from Ankama and Square Enix has been out for a just over a week and they've just released two new class videos. The Xelor class (above) and the Sacrier class (below) are masters of time...more
|6:15 PM on 02.29.2012|
Wakfu releases today accompanied by a new trailer
The grid-based tactical MMO Wakfu is officially released for PC today! I was pretty pleased when I tried out the beta stage of the game and I am certainly looking forward to its future endeavors. From the community feed...more
|9:00 AM on 02.28.2012|
Wakfu interview: Haikus, griefing, and outlaws, oh my!
If you don't know what Wakfu is yet, I'll just nonchalantly point you over to my preview of the game here. If you don't know what a Sram is, I'd recommend watching the exclusive video above to find out, but essentially,...more
|12:00 PM on 02.21.2012|
Impressions: Wakfu open beta with exclusive video!
I'm not even sure where to start with Wakfu. It's an incredibly complex MMO unlike any that I've played before. It immediately drew me in with its grid-based strategy gameplay, not dissimilar to Final Fantasy Tacti...more
|9:30 PM on 02.13.2012|
Wakfu open beta gets a new zone, still looks beautiful
Prior to playing Wakfu, I had no knowledge of the "World of Twelve" or its inhabitants. However, after playing the game and taking in the art style, I am in love with its environment. This game is beautiful, and some new scre...more
|7:30 PM on 02.02.2012|
Benefits of subscribing to Wakfu outlined
Wafu, currently in open beta, has come out and told us exactly why we should subscribe to the game. When it launches on February 29th, it will have to levels of membership: free and premium. From the looks of it, you'll want ...more
|1:20 PM on 06.27.2011|
Square Enix hosts a Wakfu panel at Anime Expo
Are you going to be in the Los Angeles area at the beginning of July? If so, stop into Anime Expo 2011 and check out Square Enix's Wakfu panel there. The company is bringing their beautiful turn-based MMORPG to the largest an...more
|5:00 AM on 05.07.2013|
PAX Australia Indie Showcase winners announced
PAX Australia has announced the six indie games that will be on display at the Indie Showcase. The six titles were selected by a panel of industry peers from 60 submissions out of the Australia and New Zealand regions. The si...more
|2:30 PM on 05.06.2013|
What do you expect from the next Xbox reveal?
Microsoft is gearing up to reveal the next generation of Xbox hardware in just a scant two weeks, but what will they be showing? In our latest installment of The Question, we make predictions for the event on May 21. What are your hopes, dreams and expectations?more
|2:00 AM on 05.02.2013|
GameStop Expo will be open to the public this year
GameStop's annual expo will be open to the public this year! The show will be taking place on August 28 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. General admission tickets are $35, while VIP passes are goi...more