Review – WAKFU (via Ankama Studio)

I think MMOs.com and MMORPG.com were correct here. After playing the first 15 minutes and then playing another 30 minutes or so, this game certainly has everything they talked about. A beautiful looking game, a game that has all the core RTS turn-based strategy that allows you to choose your own pace.

I enjoyed every minute of it, and if you can tell by my lack of talking through all of it, it’s because my brain is working through the mechanics!

MMOs.com said: “Wakfu is a game that appeals to a niche audience, one that longs for a tactical turn-based RPG amidst the overwhelming number of action games. Its cartoon visuals are easy on the eyes, but static environments can obscure the field of battle and hinder strategic choices in a fight. The in-depth political system and resource management is unprecedented, particularly for a game designed for children. It may not always work as intended but it’s a fascinating concept that deserves to be commended for its implementation. If nothing else, Wakfu is worth playing for the world it strives to deliver.”

MMORPG.com said: “Wakfu is a truly beautiful game… This game may not be for everyone, that much is certain. But since it’s free to download and explore, I would sincerely urge everyone to give it a try at the very least, to savour the sights and sounds of a truly beautiful online world.”

See the first 15 minutes gameplay here:

Roll NEED on this one. It’s free to play and gets better as you go!

About WAKFU

Touchdown in the World of Twelve and set off on a great adventure in WAKFU, an original massively multiplayer online role playing universe where humor goes hand in hand with action-packed, tactical battles.

Climb Mount Zinit in search of Ogrest, the fearsome ogre behind the cataclysm that devastated the World, or mark your own path across the archipelagos where the denizens of this world feverishly work to rebuild their once mighty nations.

Become a warrior, politician, merchant, or craftsman, but whatever you choose…

IN WAKFU, EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON YOU!

  • Turn-based tactical combat: Tired of brainlessly running through the forest pressing 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 3, on every monster that jumps on you? Discover our turn-based tactical combat system, and develop a more creative strategy to defeat monsters that will keep challenging your tactical skills.
  • 16 original classes: No standard knight, ranger, mage and cleric here. Discover our 16 classes, each with their unique set of skills and gameplay. From Foggernauts, the robot wreckers, to Xelors, masters of time, you’re sure to find the character that’s right for you.
  • Political life: NPCs are so yesterday… Write your own destiny and join the political dance of your Nation. Become Governor or one of his ministers, and make decisions that will impact thousands of players. The choice is yours: decide if you’d rather be a democratic, peaceful leader, or a tyrannical conqueror!
  • Master the ecosystem: Respawn is a lie. When you kill something, you’d better replant it, or you might accidently wipe out an entire species. Our unique ecosystem feature will give you complete control over mobs population.
  • Build your own world: While others offer you houses, we give you worlds! Haven Worlds! Join a guild and acquire your own little piece of the world, to build and develop just as you wish. Don’t worry, in the Haven Worlds there are houses too, and so much more!
  • Quests and Dungeons: Live exciting adventures, explore lots of unique dungeons, and complete hundreds of quests that will offer you to live a real adventure as a main protagonist. You’re here to save the world, after all!

WAKFU Media

Get the game [HERE]

Tech Specs

    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 4Ti or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.3

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6 series or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: OpenGL 1.3
      • OS: Mac 10.6
      • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
      • Memory: 1 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Intel GMA 950
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 1500 MB available space

    RECOMMENDED:

      • OS: Mac 10.7
      • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
      • Memory: 2 GB RAM
      • Graphics: GeForce 7 series or equivalent
      • Network: Broadband Internet connection
      • Storage: 2 GB available space

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