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Posted: Sep 14th 2010 2:53PM mttgamer said

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I love these One Shots, it showcases a games sometime, that i havent heard of and I'm going to go check it out now.

If anyone has played this and think it's bad stop me now :)

If anyone has played this and think it's great let me know!

Posted: Sep 14th 2010 4:37PM JohnD212 said

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I liked it. I played for a while. It's worth trying and going back to in short durations.

Posted: Sep 14th 2010 5:03PM Higurashi said

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I say pass on Cabal. I stopped playing it at level 31 a short while back and I just couldn't stand it anymore. It seems really good at first. Easy interface to follow, almost strictly hotkey driven combat, a great quest system that always keeps you moving forward, and the population of the game is decent.

The main problem with the game is the lack of quest variety. I swear the game has about a dozen quests that it just cycles through over and over, and they get so boring. Cabal is a little deceiving, it's not really a grinding game, it's a quest grinding game, which is even worse IMO. You will just do short little quest after short little quest over and over again, and it gets old really fast. Going to the EXACT same NPCs over and over and fighting the exact same enemies in the dungeons that all look identical, just re-skinned.

Also, the gear upgrades are too few and far between, and regenerating SP by dancing takes far too long, especially after you have gone up a few weapon skill levels.

On the bright side of Cabal. I must say that the community is VERY friendly. Probably one of the most helpful I have even experienced. The music in the Bloody Ice town is also some of the best I've ever heard in an MMO. I haven't played the game in a log time and it still pops in my head from time to time.

Proceed with caution. You may like it at first, but it gets really old after a while. I'm glad I stopped playing it.

Posted: Sep 14th 2010 10:07PM cokey said

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Hello,

I'd like to add that the link in your post is to the European Cabal client. The North American one is just http://www.cabal.com/.

Also, I'd like to comment on some stuff Higurashi had to say. First I'm not gonna lie, Cabal was created by ESTSoft, a Korean MMO developer. Most of you should know by now what that entails. Yet, Cabal feels very polished, at least on the North American front.

As soon as I started the game I was able to change my controls to the likes of WoW/Allods. Control scheme and other various customizations is always a plus in my book. The graphics stand out as well. Basically, all this rambling is me enjoying the little things.

Now concerning some topics at question, quest variety. Yes the quests are pretty simple and not too varied, "Kill 5 Rats", but they're quests nontheless, and there are TONS of them. Regarding the "boring" factor of this game, it can be dull at times, but every 10 levels feel very refreshing as you get a new set of skills to play around. Also level 30 brings out the combo system, which is something you gotta try for yourself, and as soon as level 35 you can begin doing dungeons. Last but not least, playing the game with friends skyrockets the levels of fun.

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