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Preview: Wakfu

Posted Mon, Feb 21, 2011 by borticus

When I was invited to try out Wakfu, I at first was prepared to dismiss it as a juvenile and simplistic-looking game that would never earn my full attention. How could a game relying on isometric 3D graphics, animated sprites and an archaic turn-based combat system possibly succeed in the modern market of action-packed hyper-realistic blockbusters?

In the worldwide MMOG market, Dofus is among the elite few titles that can report to have an active subscription base above a few million players. And yet, when compared alongside the titles that share these vaunted heights (games like Lineage and World of Warcraft), the quaint 2-dimensional sprite animations of Dofus seem altogether underwhelming and antiquated. Despite this fact (and perhaps a little because of it?) the game's charm, wit and depth have ensnared subscribers by the millions.

I'm happy to admit that I was proven wrong for jumping to such a hogwash conclusion. And I enjoyed every minute of learning just how incredibly wrong I was! Wakfu, from Ankama Studios, surprised me at just about every turn. Read the full Preview of Wakfu for complete details on this surprising and endearing new game from the makers of Dofus.

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Finally, we can stand by and analyze our party members' complete ineptitude as they act in this turn-based F2P MMORPG by Ankama and Square Enix!

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Wed, Apr 04, 2012
Stow
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Wakfu moves out of open beta and officially launches with a new trailer and business model.

Press Release, Release Date, News, Official Announcements
Wed, Feb 29, 2012
Martuk
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Ankama Games announces that WAKFU will officially launch worldwide on a rather unique date.

Release Date, News, Official Announcements
Fri, Jan 27, 2012
Martuk
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Mark your calendars. Ankama and Square Enix Have announced that Wakfu will make its worldwide debut in February 2012.

Press Release, Release Date, News, Official Announcements
Tue, Nov 01, 2011
Martuk

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