The fact of the matter is however, that even though DFO may seem a bit "Simple", believe me it's no lightweight! It not only caters to the MMORPG fan but the arcade gamer in all of us as well. This game is very hard not to love! I guess that's why that it fast became such a hit on the S. Korean and Chinese MMO ranking charts. Easily surpassing many more massive 3D MMORPG titles.
Being an old school arcade gamer and MMORPG fan I took to DFO like a moth to flame. It easily combined the best of both worlds and I found myself playing it for hours on end. It really reminded me of an old arcade hit I used to love called "Dungeon Magic", a game that I dropped an unbelievable amount of quarters on back in the day. So its no wonder I enjoy playing DFO with my friends and family.
One thing that sets it apart in my mind is then unlike most other MMORPG games, your not competing for space on the battlefield, when you enter a dungeon to fight you have it all to yourself or your party. It literally becomes like a multiplayer arcade game. Once you have completed the dungeon and defeated it's boss your teleported back to town with everyone else. So that means DFO is simply great to play either alone or with friends and family.
The game itself has 5 different classes of characters to choose from, the slayer, fighter, gunner, mage, and priest, all with thier own unique skill sets and sub-classes. Also like any other good RPG, there are quests and plenty of other things to do to keep the game flowing smoothly, there are even times where your caught up on all your quests and you can do some dungeon runs just for the experience or to gather goods or supplies for repeatable quests or later use.
There is also wide variety of weapons and armors available through the shops, monster drops, gamble pots, or quests. Each class has its own set of weapons and bonuses for wearing armor that's well suited to your specific class. You can also use NX to purchase Avatar Items to customize the way your character looks and add even more buffs to your stats!
My favorite class, and what appears to be one of the least played, is the Priest. Out of the Priest's 3 sub-classes of Crusader, Monk, and Exorcist, I went with the Crusader. A sub-class that has a great deal of defensive and party oriented skill buffs that can be a great benefit to you and your party's trips though the dungeons. The Crusader may not have the strongest attacks but he is more than capable of holding his own.
In this gamers opinion DFO is by far one of the best and funnest games I have played in a long time. Now that my oldest kids and friends are playing it as well, the experience is all the better, I can see myself playing this game for a long time to come. DFO offers up the best of many different worlds and is great fun for both the casual and hardcore gamer. It's also a "family friendly" game and that to me is a great selling point. Not only that, but its not hard to learn to play, so its great for any skill level from novice to pro.
If your an MMORPG fan and like good old arcade style gameplay then you have to give DFO a try. Even if your not, this game is in a class all of its own, I bet you will still like it. It's addictive and fun yet you can easily walk away and return later. If I had to rate DFO on the classic 1 to 10 scale, it would easily be an 11!
I am working on a short video to show off some of the gameplay. As soon as I have it finished I will add it to the blog.
Official Website: http://dungeonfighter.nexon.net