Vindictus, also known as "Mabinogi Heroes" in the east, is Nexon's latest Action MMO game. After their big success of Dungeon Fighter Online, it seems Nexon is starting to get more into releasing Action oriented games. Which is a big relief for me because I am really tired of cookie cutter MMORPG's with very low skill ceilings. By no means does Vindictus have a even playing field of player skills versus time-spent to get epic gear, but the game does at LEAST require a pulse to dodge and react to situations in game.
The game works very similar to Dungeon Fighter Online: The towns themselves are persistant, so you will see a lot of players in town, but to get to a dungeon you need to ride a boat to the distination, which acts as your "lobby" where you can have between 1-8 players play together (4 for regular maps, 8 for raids). The game will only release with 2 default classes, the dual-sword wielding male and the sword and shield combo of the female. The game utilizes Valve's Source Engine, so it should run very smoothly for any computer that's been built in the last few years. The game's "Open Beta" starts September 15th, But you'll need an "early access key" to play from now until early October. Luckily, for every person that uses a beta key, they generate two more to give to friends. So if you want early access, head on over to your choice of Vindictus forums and ask around. You should see plenty of people willing to give you a key. Good luck, and see you in the Beta.