Mabinogi is a free online game developed by devCAT Studio during three years. It’s also an innovative free MMORPG that offers an amazing cartoon look, thanks to a technique called Cartoon Rendering.
The world of Mabinogi isn’t a static and boring one. Players can live a fantasy life filled with interesting activities. Enjoy the nature’s beauty, sit by a campfire with friends or explore other relaxing activities. However, you’re also able to make food and your own clothing, and even compose music. Let your imagination run wild by composing and performing some beautiful musical pieces in this original and compelling feature.
The gameplay isn’t repetitive like in other free MMO games. The dynamic battles deliver a new level of excitement and entertainment via communal sharing, understanding and love, epitomizing the romance and mysteries of the world of fantasy.
Mabinogi is a worldwide success, acclaimed in countries such as Japan, Korea, China and United States. The regular updates and game services are object of praise from players all over the world.
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NEXON Korea Corp.
Nexon America Inc.
December 06, 2012
Minimum System Requirements (Windows)
Windows Vista or laterMemory
At least 8 GB of free space
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8Ghz Memory: 2 GBGraphics
GeForce 7900 GS / ATI Radeon X1950 ProAdditional Notes
Specifications may change during development
+ 8 Classes or more
+ Friendly Community
+ Decent Storyline
+ Role Play Game
+ House System
+ Fishing System
- Small Community
- Lack of developmentt
- Lack of customer support
- Unbalance Cash Shop
(Avoid this game at all cost.) Do not play this game.
I know, some may say - "but Kappa, look at all the stuff you can buy with real munehs!!"
Well, all of that shit will be free in the next event hosted practically weekly and those "pretty little clothes" will be just about worthless in a month and practically everywhere.
If you're impatient you'll think its waste of time.
The market for real cash conversion is also quite large (aka selling account/clothes for real money as well as selling the real game $$ for in game gold) Hell, you can make money off this game if you want!
DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT FASHIONOGI: Why, you ask? Because, those dumb little teenage brats buy a bunch of useless fashion shit the day it comes out which makes the devs all happy and satisfied. This means gameplay based things do not cost you! This game has benefited, believe it or not, from these annoying ass teens. They make it so people who just wanna enjoy a game can do so for free. And let me tell you- it just keeps getting "free-er"
The orginal story line is great ...and its gets weirder from there on out! Everything gets more bizarre, but if you're a social lil fuck, you'll love this!
The community is diverse and clicky - just find your niche and you'll be fine. Alexina would be the best to place to start if you're new btw. And dont worry about joining late- they've over compensated a ton of shit so yall fuckers can catch up -.-
Its a ton of stuff to memorize and deal with- from unlimited colors, quests...skills.....talents..titles....oh god just a fuck ton of stuff. Good news- theres a wiki AND ITS FUCKING GREAT! Seriously.....I've yet to see better.
Like weird mofos?
Mabi is for you!
You have to pay if you want pets/customization's
It’s a fun game till you lose something important
There’s no support if something goes wrong
Firstly, if you're Australian (like I am), step away from Mabinogi, shut down your browser, factory reset your PC, and never go near this monstrosity of a game again. Why am I saying this, you ask? Well, simply getting the game to work is a balding problem and even makes blind people cry at the site of it (no offence, to those people who are blind, even though they won't even read this), and I can't exactly say anything about the gameplay, since I never got the chance to do so due to the fact of the game not working and crashing during start up.
The main launcher for the game is terrible, the Steam edition is UNBEARABLE, and loading the game is not possible. The only thing you receive from this is a bunch of cruddy emails that spam the heck out of your email service unless you unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Since I was unable to play the game, I cannot give a full review for this, but if Nexon wants to get more positive feedback, the first thing they can do is actually make the god-damn game work for people who live in the Oceania region.
So for now, it's a 0/10 bombs from me.
Not only to mention those things, but the area is vast. There are 2 continents that you can play on with hundreds of quests associated with your talent and skill. There is even an island called Belvast for higher lvl players. And with the new addition of Doki Doki island, another island where you can fish, make friends, and fly in the air.
The current talents now are: Gunslinger, Mage, Archer, Melee/Warrior, Alchemist, Puppet Master, Chef, Adventurer, Tailor, Healer, and many more.
Nexon does offer sales once in a while on pets, items in the shops for you to purchase. And they even have free extra inventory space in the bank and on your character.
There are dungeons, shadow mission, theater missions that range from normal, basic, advanced, and intermediate for your skill lvl, and group of friends.
Oh! And Mabinogi can be accessed through Steam also.
The game has changed to dynamic combat and flows much faster
Its a bit of a free game as well as far as leveling goes and doesnt feel grind heavy comapred to most MMOs
At the same time its impossible to cap out quickly
Im not sure if it was mentioned in this video but this is a classless game and though youll always feel a strong sense of progression it will take years to entirely cap everything
A bit harder to explain than most games
Give it s shot
Then the fact that Nexon NA horribly ruins it all with multiple bugs and glitches complimented by horrible customer support. It's so bad that many people actually expect stuff to break now with numerous maintenance that seem to fix one thing and break two more things.
The storylines in Mabinogi are good and well worth the play, but with no replay ability those storylines are all one-shots which drastically lowers the amount of stuff to do once you finish it. Though it tries to cover this up with events every few days, once you finish the storylines Mabinogi becomes one giant chore.
I rate Mabinogi a 7/10.
Overall it is a really good game, it is the only online game I have been able to really stick with and like. However, the downloading process does take a very long time so don't expect to be playing in 10 minutes.
You will spend money somehow in this game, it's one of those things where you say you won't but eventually you want to be as good as everyone else and spend a little money.
Don't expect really any other newbies. At the beginning of the game and when elves and giants came out there were so many other newbies which really helped, but now really everyone playing is at least a little farther off than a newbie.
The game does have a lot of things(some people might say it is a really good thing), which can make someone overwhelmed, skills, pets, clothes, quests, level, ranks, maps, shops, and guilds. All can be very confusing and can make a person not know what to do. I would recommend joining when there is a new character type of thing, but who knows if that will ever happen and if it does when. The last time I got off of my main account was at least 2 years ago so it has been awhile.
The game is pretty good if you really give it a good try and have someone playing with you. In the end it is all about how much you like it, this is just my opinion.
Overall I'd give the game a solid 7/10.
No other game has ever made me feel as home or welcome as Mabinogi has. An incredibly popular game in Korea, Mabinogi showcases some of the most unique features any MMO has yet to offer. So without further ado, lets get this formal review on the road.
Character Customization 9/10
Mabinogi offers for a game of it's age, a substantial amount of ways players can change the way they look. Although it doesn't offer anything like Aion's eye contour, jaw jutt and body proportion modifications, Mabinogi still maintains it's catchy nickname of "Fasionogi" through many other ways. Characters when created may pick any hairstyle/eye shape and color they want (even premium/cash options) and stick with it until rebirth [which will be explained later!] Players will get to chose an age option between 10 and 17 which will change the characters body proportions, however this has no effect on gameplay. Players can chose to eat certain foods in game to make their characters skinnier or bulkier and even potions to make them appear younger for a duration!
Storyline / Quests 8/10
To truly appreciate the epicness that is the mainstream storyline of Mabinogi, you needed to have been a player that started at the beginning and waited months for the next updates, just to do the quests; goes to show how great the quests are. Never have I played an MMORPG where the storyline actually made myself as a player feel actually important in the success of the world of Erinn. Players that follow the story quests without skipping will discover the truth behind the god's and goddess' of the world and attain the ability to transform into a knight shrouded in light, the Paladin when the time comes; or into a shadow known only as the Dark Knight. What I've said so far is only updates Generation 1 - Generation 3, The storyline does get a bit shaky later on but still maintains a very strong captive point
Combat System / Skills-stats 9/10
Mabinogi's main philosophy when it comes to combat is a model similar to "Rock Paper Scissors." That is to say, every skill has some sort of counter/weakness. That is to say however, that being targetted by more than one monster is significantly more difficult than one on one however those with knowledge and skill one can use even just the basic skills to overcome the hardest dungeons.
The statistics of your character in Mabinogi are determined largely by the "rank" of your skills. Ranking up your skills in Mabinogi require you to use the skill several times and on different difficulties of monsters to gain proficiency in them and increase their effectiveness through rank ups. As you rank up skills they'll give you stats that are permanently added to your character, these stats are not lost upon rebirth.
Rebirth is a mechanic in Mabinogi that give players an unlimited potential. Rebirthing is avaliable for free when a character ages to 20. Leveling up in Mabinogi grants the player 1 Ability point per level which is used to rank up skills and also a variety of "temporary stats". What rebirthing does is reset a characters levels to 1 and losing all the temporary stats such as STR and DEX accumulated through leveling but maintain all the characters skill ranks. What this means is that a freshly rebirthed character will only have the stats from their acumulated skill ranks and become permanently stronger over the course of the game. Mabinogi becomes a much less "grind" focused game as characters can focus on other things when leveling becomes too hard and then wait till rebirth and level up again. This helps emphasize Mabinogi's logo as "Fantasy Life"
Mabinogi let's you control the life of your character in many ways, you can literally be talented in anything you chose! The Talent system enables your character to get bonus stats and accumulate proficiency in skills twice as fast depending on what talent you pick. For example, if a player were to pick the Close quarters talent, they would gain twice the proficiency in skills related to close combat. There are plenty of talents to pick from including musician, magician, chef, even blacksmith and apothecary!
There really is no way you can run out of things to do in Mabinogi. With every month adding in tons of new updates with new skills, changes and additions, players are never left bored. Mabinogi offers three different playable races; Humans, Elves, and Giants with notable differences in each. When a human is created, players may visit the different races respective home town in the continent of Iria to create a character of both race free of charge. New continents are added as well as areas are unlocked constantly.
Unique Feature; Music playing
I want to really emphasize this feature because I find it truly amazing. Mabinogi uses a system that runs on MIDI code where players can compose scores of music and play them to other players in game. Everyone can be sitting by a campfire and listening to a bard play the opening of your favorite television show or the soundtrack of your favorite movie, it really adds a unique, warm feel to the game.
Overall Mark 36/40
Mabinogi is a great game, a hallmark staple MMORPG in Asia and if it weren't for Nexon America's incompetence it might've been here as well. There's always potential!
My only complaint would be that they auto close tickets and don't listen to your complaints or problems. I haven't been able to play the game for a year now ever since they added a patch in the game. I've gone to their tech support forum and tried everything, but it wouldn't work again. I can't even log in to my account. I sent in a ticket hoping they would help, but they auto closed it and didn't even look at it. My friend also had a problem in her game where she couldn't enter a dungeon she needed for a quest, and they auto closed her ticket as well. I would guess the North American team has lousy tech support. They don't really seem to care as long as they are making money off the majority of the players.
They try to hide the problems with the game by adding all these great events, but it doesn't really make it up to the people who have problems playing it. :\
I'd say still give the game a try though. It's really fun! But if you have tech problems and don't know what to do, you are out of luck.
I like this game, it just lags on my computer a bit. Its fun
Yea, it's a great game. a game that you will free from all those stress. Unlike maple, you noob get lost from the fun. I highly recommend that you start off this game with bunch of your friends. This game have all the features like "making a party with frineds, go hunting monster dungeon then making campfire, everyone siting around it and play music(if there is a musician)" yea, there is a LIFE in this game. The cons of this game is "less user friendly", you will get lost and dunno wat to do. so, better is read some walkthrough or guide before u start it. maybe thats the reason why the player is less in mabinogi D:
@cacalips Huh? If you don't like that kind of clothes, there are many other options to choose from.
Much has changed as of 2012. For one thing EU closed down and NA is now open to most European countries. Yet even before Mabinogi has been far more than a social game, there are many quests to finish and dungeons to run, exploring to do and more.
What makes Mabi unique is:
- the cutscenes with you in them
- the storyline
- you can customize your characters a lot; wear sexy, casual or elegant clothes
- there is no fixed class system, you can be whatever you want
- lots of different ways to level, the worst grinding you will have to do is skill training and farming for a certain item
- several ways to make money
- The beginning used to be difficult, but was made easier recently. Heard Mabi is on Steam now too.
Don't play this game. It's bad :(
There is no class system, (you can be a warrior/mage, archer/fighter, alchemist/bard or all of them combined) There is a destiny system, it gives 2x exp to whatever destiny you pick like warrior or bard. There's 3 total races, Humans, Elves, and Giants. Each have their own benefits and disadvantages. There's also main story line quests, which are divided into generations. They usually give benefits if you complete them, like transformations, demi-god transformations, personas, etc. Your character and pets usually age 1 year every sunday and to reset your age, you can rebirth.
The things I don't like is that some dungeons for the main storyline are too difficult, which requires friends to help you out unless you can solo everything. Also most dungeons are repetitive, find keys to open the door, attack switches to open doors, find the real chest among mimics, etc.
However like all MMO's there are the faults and kinks to it. The publisher, Nexon is known to be hidden in the shadows and don't interact frequently/all that well in game (GM's are rare). The game can be subject to a few hack scares because of certain modders. Skill ranking can be a bit monotonous because of the requirements they want you to do each rank. The game can be seen a bit as "pay to win" because of the benefits you get from buying pets (fast transportation/inventory space/able to help in fights), buying premium service (30 day temporary package of benefits like being able to use more inventory space and access to using features like housing so you can sell items easily), and the gachapons (usually at the cost of $1 to $1.50 for one and can give a random in game item that can range from junk for crafting to rare equipment that are enchanted with unworldly things and can cost a large fortune.
OVERALL..the game is fun and has a lot of content to mess around with (fighting in dungeons/missions, commercing, life skill crafting, mini games like jousting, a few events time to time) and can have it's downsides but is worth a challenge if you invest in time, manage to find a helpful guild, and perhaps $10 to $30 dollars on a few pets to help you along the way.
mabi cuz they allways hav what to do (nexon dont updating tht)
And, sometimes we also call it fashinogi, because sometimes people just buy clothes. NOW! clothes, my goodness. Mabinogi has lady-gaga like clothes. I love mabinogi, and I've been playing for about two years, x3.
I Already Downloaded but everytime a press "PLAY" it STILL wants me to download.
Why is it doing that!? ==''
You basically never hit the max level...because there isn't one. The armors are not important as the fighting engine is made so that you try to dodge the damage by either keeping monsters knocked down, negate the damage by countering or lower damage with different skills.
The damage of weapon isn't so important either.
All weapons have their good and bad points. Some are slow or hit only once but do high damage or quick and hit up to 3 times with low damage.
There is no separate fashion costumes but all the costumes are also armors of some kind.
You can also learn any skill you want and train their "Rank".
All in all Mabinogi is skill-wise the most realistic MMORPG.
Too bad the english versions, NA and EU, are attacked by lot's of hackers.
Especially EU is on really bad shape. If you're lucky, you can play for hour or so before the servers are crashed again for hours or maybe even days,
There also was a "Blackrobe" hack going on at one point which basically was used by hacker to corrupt your character data and make it appear as black character in a robe.
The game and it's support are completely ignored by the EU department of Nexon. So if you want to play: learn japanese/chinese/korean and go play their versions as they have no area restriction unlike NA and EU which are restricted only to their area...
And hotspot wont work for me.. ;3;
Art style - 4.5 Stars
Gameplay - 5 Stars
Community - 5 Stars
Soundtrack - 5 Stars
Job system - 4 Stars
Other - 4.5 Stars
Overall = 9/10
Now about the game itself. It has amazingly beautiful scenery all over the place, from the deserts of Connus, to the Jungle of Cor, and the Snowy Planes of Physis. The part that starts to draw you in is the combat system, the versatility of a character, with little to no skill limits, and the character creation. With 3 races as I said, they have some skill limits of each of them, but they are skills that normaly are hard to aquire or are not used much anyways. But overall its a beautiful, fun, adventurous, actiony game, with a very good story line. One game that every gamer MUST play.
Another good thing about the game is that you can chose any skills you want since there is no class system so your free to make a pure melee character or a archer with magic spells...let your imagination run wild wile choosing the skills you think are the best for your fighting style.
The only downside i find here (as a player of the Mabinogi Eu) is the lack of game moderators...often you find yourself in town surrounded by players spamming skills on duels and attempting to scam some newbie with equip trades and such...as far a i can say you can just black list them (simple, easy and fast method to solve it) but a ingame moderator to stop this kind of things every once in a wile would be more effective.
Either way Mabinogi is a great game to spend your time if you like to play games with a lot of social features and party dungeons.