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Turn-based MMO Wakfu enters open beta


10:30 PM on 01.04.2012
Turn-based MMO Wakfu enters open beta photo



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?








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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

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7:30 PM on 02.02.2012
Benefits of subscribing to Wakfu outlined

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