Rock, Paper, Stab a Spider in the Stomach
One of the secrets behind the success of Nexon's Mabinogi
is the refreshing take on combat used in the game. Instead of the
normal rapid firing of abilities, Mabinogi
requires players to understand the tactics of opponents and counter
with an appropriate tactic. It works a little like rock, paper,
scissors--but it goes much deeper.
Ten Ton Hammer's Danny "Ralsu" Gourley has captured some video of one
of his Mabinogi characters in a boss battle. He
explains the tactics he has to use to save the day.