Ragnarok Online 2 out now in North America

Game client available on Warp Portal and Steam.

The full version of the free-to-play MMORPG Ragnarok Online 2 is out now in North America.

Fans of the Ragnarok Online series can now enjoy the full game starting today.

Players can register an account and download the game client using either WarpPortal or Steam. The game's open beta first started on April 18; players who applied for the open beta early were given special in-game prizes.

For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the MMORPG.

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Eraldus
Eraldus

Played it, got my swordsman to lvl 11, then I logged off and uninstalled this crap for good...

Seriously... I know older games that are much more entertaining than this pile of dung.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Well it's F2P so I'll give it a shot, maybe it'll help me determine if I want to get the Vita version of the franchise.

claervius
claervius

i hope they made it more cartoonish. much more like the first one with cute classes rather than the typical characters and tall sprites like most online games out there.  they are like one of the pioneers of this type of game.  was just expecting something different...

paparolo
paparolo

Played a couple of hours past weekend seeing it released, the state it is now really appeals to a more nostalgic lot that played and enjoyed RO and wants to get the style and themes back.

Got the feel it came out of beta too early, engine looks dated, no adv graph options (AA, AF, etc) and poor performance with many characters onscreen, some bad translations and even semi-broken quests that you need to force-close the game from the task manager and then relog to be able to continue. I enjoyed very much RO, problem with this one is that original RO mechanics are too generic now, and 3D is too common, so there's no special appeal to it, complais about it being a "wow clone" are dumb,  WoW came out quite after the original RO and other MMOs that set the bar WoW itself followed on its launch.

cephas90
cephas90

Well this came out of nowhere.  This feels like Tron: The Reboot.  Fond nostalgia milked.

kerrman
kerrman

This is basically WoW, but reskinned with anime characters..

rushiosan
rushiosan

Too late? The original Ragnarok Online was a hit back in early 2000's, why did it take so long to make a sequel? (RO2 was announced in 2005 by the way...)

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Wasn't the original RO P2P? So this one is now F2P? I liked the sprites of the original game, but this sequel looks like one of those chose cheap F2P MMORPGs, specifically FlyFF.

raydawg2000
raydawg2000

I was a RO junkie back in the day...but I dunno I just don't see this game bringing back that same magic for me

DruidMettool
DruidMettool

Played it for about an hour. It's fun until you realize that it's an extremely linear WoW/FlyFF clone. It doesn't feel like Ragnarok at all.


That said, it's pretty decent for a F2P.

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Free-to-play? AND it's on Steam? I'll give it a shot.

daniel79
daniel79

Why does the picture on Gamespots main news feed of Ragnarok 2's King?, I presume, look like a girl with a beard stuck on..?

Sardinar
Sardinar

Someone tell if this is good. I played Ragnarok and I enjoyed it immensely, still skeptical about the sequel. :o

exedeath
exedeath

That is funny seeing that me and my friend have been playing this for months now. I guess we were playing the European version.

travisstaggs
travisstaggs

This should of came out around 5 or 6 years ago.

bhmg
bhmg

meh...ragnarok lost his soul to be some kind o flyff clone..And there is a LOT o them out ther already =/ 

Tripwolf
Tripwolf

I wonder how much it will cost for the best gear, best mount, best everything.

Pay-to-Win is pure fail.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

I know my boy Jonathan Toyad is just doing his job, but MMO needs to die.

eesounds
eesounds

It's good to see a lot of MMO style games coming into the scene. Too many of one genre can get overwhelming or even annoying, but at the same time many games foster competition and even creativity and pushing limits of current-gen games.

 I appreciate games that are quality made and not made from following what is popular at the time. Although I will be playing other games and looking forward to other MMORPG's, I see Ragnarok Online as a good alternative for a lot of gamers.

Leria
Leria

@paparolo 

They probably left AA and AF settings out because they are more trouble than they are worth. Seriously, every single time I turn on AA and AF on my NVidia 9800M GTS in any game? The computer hard locks up from the graphics chip severely overheating.

No, they should focus on making the graphics good to begin with rather than relying on AA and AF to fix the problems.

Renzokukenexe
Renzokukenexe

@kerrman  

Nah, even at launch wow was spell checked, written in reasonable English, and was QA tested to ensure that at a bare minimum the menus opened when you pressed the corresponding button. For a game that's already been released in another country, non-networking issues should have been weeded out long ago.

Matrix
Matrix

@rushiosan The original Ragnarok Online 2 was scrapped because of community feedback. Honestly this one isn't great either. The combat is awkward, quests are typical MMO, no advanced graphic options, some poor translation, etc.

Leria
Leria

@Renzokukenexe 

Actually grammar and spelling errors are very easy to slip past even on big name games. Terranigma to name one that had extreme grammar and spelling errors in some parts of the game.