I've been seeing a lot of ink and web praise on this game. I'm very inpressed, but I'm also not. It has it's unique points and it's dull and srawn out points as do all games. I recently redownloaded the game after hearing the latest update and expansion to see if, maybe, it had gotten better. I had played this game when it was first released by nexon (cus yea, I used to play Audition). Lets say that while it still has it's impressive qualities, I'm still not sold.
Impressive and unique graphics
Choosing how far in you want to go with your magic or combat
A Sim's like gameplay style where working and doing jobs in a certain amount of time and having to feed yourself lest you become skinny and frail or feed yourself too much to become nice and plump is apparent and almost required
Unique fighting system
Questing is easy and very basic in instruction
You can choose from 3 races now
you do not need to be at the NPC to recieve a quest, it's delivered to you by owls.
The ability to make, play and sell music scores to play in game as well as a composure to help you create the music on the Mabinogi website.
Crafting is simple and entertaining
There are daily bonus' that change from day to day
The fighting system is harder as you progress in levels. The recovery time when hit is rediculously slow and trying to gauge an opponants moves isn't always clear. Sometimes fighting bosses is way more complicated than it should be.
You can only do odd jobs around town between certain times of the day
The music composure is complicated if you have no idea how to make music even after reading the help info.
crafting can sometimes get agrivating, especially when it fails constantly.
The gate portals open at night, but they only go to certain places and dungeon running is better at night since mana regens faster at night.
I've only gotten to level 16, but with so much stuff to do and not enough time in a day to do it (and considering I have ADD when it comes to gaming) I wasn't capable of keeping up or coming to any real goal. While I'm sure there are others who can accell well in this game, I'm not one of them. From a girl standpoint the game is cute and entertaining for a little while, but after that little while, it gets boring.