Like C9, gamers are now familiar with Action RPGs like Vindictus and Dragon Nest. While these two titles are already under service, C9 is still on its way for official launch.
Being a little late compared to the other two, it seems like there's a lot of rumors that C9 is just an imitation of the other Action RPGs causing pessimistic views.
Why is it that people compare C9 with Vindictus and Dragon Nest? And what's up with all these rumors? Most importantly, are these rumors actually true? We got curious, so we took some time to find out.
We came up with a comparison of the three games based on the facts we found and hope it clarifies any misunderstandings.
To know about these games a little more, we find it best to start and look at the history that led them to this point.
First of all, C9 showed its first appearance on June 17, 2008, along with a tech demo of the AMD ATI HD 4800 series that had the newest technologies at that time.
A few months later at G-star 2008, one of Korea's largest game conventions, the first playable versions for all of the three titles were available. This was when gamers actually started to compare each game with one another.
Without knowing these facts, many gamers in the NA and Europe regions think that C9 is the latest to have made an appearance. We found out this is not true because C9 started its live service in Korea on August 15th 2009. About five months later, Vindictus started their live service, and a month after that Dragon Nest started theirs.
This means that C9 is actually the earliest to come out between the three. It looks like scratching out the rumors of C9 being an imitation of Vindictus or Dragon Nest is a good thing to do.
Game Contents and Features
Contents and features of a game determine the characteristics and as action RPGs each game has both distinctive and common contents and features.
To find out what's different and similar, we compared the classes, skills, PvP system, artisan system, and guild system.
Classes and Skills
The first content users see are the available classes. A wide range of classes allows users to play in a style they prefer. While C9 and Dragon Nest provide 16 diverse and distinct classes, Vindictus (vindictus gold) has 4 classes.