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RF Online

RF Online

RF Online

RF Online, a Free MMORPG from GamesCampus. You can take an MMO out of fantasy but you just can’t take fantasy out of the MMO world. We must admit, no matter how big of a “Tolkien’s fan” you are, the repetitive use of fantasy creatures and worlds in MMORPGs is just sickening. Apparently, North Korean Game Development company CCR found the perfect cure, not an antidote but a vaccine. They added the right amount of sci-fi elements into fantasy and formulated a healthy free MMORPG to refresh the senses of helpless MMO fans-they named it Rising Force Online aka RF Online.

Originally released as a South Korean game in 2006, RF Online is now played in multiple countries including China and North America. It was initially a pay-to-play 3D MMORPG but now it is a free to play game. The game has been praised for its unique Sci-Fi theme and PvP based game play.

Since it was a pay to play game, the effort put in its production is pretty evident in the overall gameplay. Everything, ranging from features, items and visuals in the game, work together to offer a captivating gaming experience. The story is set in a distant planet in the extensive solar system called NOVUS. The story revolves around three basic races, each one at war with each other. They use both the technology and magic to empower themselves and beat their enemies in this futuristic setting.

Along with some of the traditional MMORPG element, RF Online is an innovative game. The grinding and leveling up formula for getting points is not quite effective here. Rather, players are rewarded for using a certain skill. This way, the skill you are using the most is the one that will grow stronger. This kind of skill progression system is mostly seen in single player PC games but in MMO innovative, or rather fresh. Overall, the gameplay is so exciting that you can play it for hours and hours.

We have used the world innovative for this game, and now it sounds like an understatement. It should be something like revolutionary. The game features the traditional element in a way that we haven’t seen before, and that it does successfully. So, the questing is there in RF Online as well but you won’t always be running to NPCs for help. Rather, quests are much stronger a part of the storyline as a player progresses through the game. They are like connecting points of the story. You can start a quest anywhere and anytime.

There are three types of quest. The Instant quest is automatically given to the player after a certain milestone such as upgrade. A special quest is one that you will have to visit an NPC for-Yes, NPCs are still there. Clue Quest requires cooperative effort of a party. These quests are important part of the main scenario.

PvP is the part most praised about this game. In RF Online, PvP is not something you can’t ignore or choose. It is inevitable and unavoidable. As they described on their official site, the survival of your race depends on PvP. Cutting down the exaggeration, at least your survival does depend on PvP. PvP involves guild fights, league fights, and national wars and planets wars. Ultimately a minor Pvp will lead way to an epic Race vs. Race war. PvP fight help in earning Contribution Points.

RF Online has a lot of in-game systems. One very interesting system is the political system of the game. A leader is chosen for each faction every week i.e. the player with most contribution points. The leader gets many interesting abilities such as speaking to all players and understanding other faction’s languages. This encourages the players to do more quests and participate more in the PvP mode, as both can earn you good amount of Contribution Points.

When RF Online was released in 2006, the 3D graphics were jaw-dropping. Today, we have many games with far better graphics. Yet, for a free to play MMO, it is still among the best ones. The characters and art work is very interesting and original. However, character customization is quite disappointing. There is limited number of hairstyles and features to choose from and most of the beginners look like mirror reflections.
Sound, however, is an area where the makers of RF Online have really outdone themselves. Not only the sound effects are impressive, the music is very original, catchy and classic to say the least. So, if you really appreciate quality music, you will love playing this game with your speakers on.

RF Online definitely have some extremely admirable features and aspects, and haven’t we talked about it much. To sum all the positive points here, let us recall it once again. The skill system is unique and innovative, mix of sci-fi and fantasy, impressive interface and graphics, excellent music and a large player base. Not to mention a friendly tutorial in the start.

Even after so much praises for the game we do have a couple of complains here. First of all, the major problem with the game is failure to balance equipment and weapons according to the level of the player. Even the most untrained newbie can kill a higher level player in one shot. Secondly, once again there is a problem with balancing the power according to the levels. There are a lot of higher level monsters in newbie areas, which can make the game impossibly difficult.

Overall, we liked this game. Most of all, we love the fact that we get to play it for free while many used to pay for it. RF Online doesn’t feel like a clone. It has its own sci-fi element and it has a lot of systems which are still unique even after years of its release. So, if you are looking for something modern, futuristic and free, RF Online is top recommendation.


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27 Comments
  • Ali
    September 25, 2012
    Reply #1

    Is it really that revolutionary? Sure they coupled some sci-fi elements with fantasy but how much does that affect gameplay? And if it does at all, in what ways? The sickening part of MMOs these days isn’t the fantasy part, it’s the gameplay part.

    Grind>Next Town>Grind>Quest>Next Town

    Nice review.

  • qooe03
    September 29, 2012
    Reply #2

    RF online is a very nice game.. the gameplay is awesome.. the mas PVP is so exciting. but the real problem is….. gamescampus servers are crap.. its laggy.. lots of bugs.. game crashes at some point. so i advice if you want to play under this server, better wait until the game is stable and the guys at gamescampus do their job and fix their servers.. if you want, you can check out their FB page so you can see ALOT of players posting their problems with the game. the worst problem i think is, you cant even log in..

  • Errol Reid
    November 14, 2012
    Reply #3

    Trot gg huff GggHUBBYFru try gg Tryoutd FtuY gUHugy

  • hyperRPM
    November 18, 2012
    Reply #4

    Rf online is about pvp and chip war

  • mesicnicarodej
    November 22, 2012
    Reply #5

    cabal is one of worst mmo i ever played

  • facebeeotch
    November 22, 2012
    Reply #6

    It used to be a LOT better. :/ a lot of limits were put in the game now.

  • chibi fox
    November 26, 2012
    Reply #7

    Lineage 2 copy again

  • chibi fox
    December 5, 2012
    Reply #8

    U are a very nice person without offensive language and with high IQ! Years ego? Look at the upload time, blind asshole! The graphic the characters the effects are the same i didnt talk about the game style. L2u ur brain! Good luck in ur next life frankeinstein!

  • chibi fox
    December 7, 2012
    Reply #9

    if u dont understand my words its ur bad not mine.

  • chibi fox
    December 7, 2012
    Reply #10

    u are a tard.. and i bored ur pointless comments.

  • chibi fox
    December 7, 2012
    Reply #11

    Egyébként meg bekaphatod apád faszát miközben imádkozol a nyomorult életedért, te intelligenciát nem ismerő értetlen faszkalap! 😉

  • chibi fox
    December 7, 2012
    Reply #12

    something like that, same graphics, characters, effects.

  • chibi fox
    December 7, 2012
    Reply #13

    killurselfdickhead 😛

  • Jr. Smoke
    December 10, 2012
    Reply #14

    WHERE ARE THE MECHS? IN TRAILER WAS A MECH SOME SPACESHIPS AND ALIENS!! WTF?

  • Mido Hussien
    December 13, 2012
    Reply #15

    how to fullscreen this game ?

  • FeelMyBack1998
    December 23, 2012
    Reply #16

    COME AT RF USA SERVR EXCELSIOR SEARCH IT AT FB TOO SEE YOU THERE RACE CORA

  • FeelMyBack1998
    December 23, 2012
    Reply #17

    I FORGOT TO SAY YOU WILL FIND THIS SERVER AT GAMECAMPUS DONT GO TO ELMER :p

  • kenbato26
    January 14, 2013
    Reply #18

    so someone that chooses not to type perfectly in a comment section is someone that can’t use a certain word? what is this? as far as i can see, when you have nothing good to reply back to, you just resort to “grammar” level, people like you sicken me.

  • watny Abellard
    February 14, 2013
    Reply #19

    If you want kingdom heroes back, you first must have a facebook account and join the group called The Kingdom in facebook and reply to the post called Who want KH back in america? Guys gamecampus is thinking of releasing KH, for when aeriagames release kh a couple years back they had +1000 players, but until they release GM gear thus making game unbalance. KH pvp action is must better then RF online better graphics too.

  • Keinichn
    February 17, 2013
    Reply #20

    That comes way later. They don’t give you mechs at the beginning of the game.

  • mechahalcon
    March 5, 2013
    Reply #21

    Potentially a great game, in fact it was once great. But it’s now just a trash pay to win mmo.

  • bursky09
    March 24, 2013
    Reply #22

    woo so nostalgic i remember when you’re able to upgrade an equipment to +6 and above you get banned hahaha.

  • Zotk7
    March 31, 2013
    Reply #23

    I’ve watched so many first look videos (don’t ask me why, I’ve been playing for years) and everybody makes those same mistakes! I’m glad you listed them out for people to see. Definitely doesn’t do the game justice playing without noting those 5 points!

  • Roi Laeno
    April 1, 2013
    Reply #24

    Can anyone show me how to download it properly cuz i tried and every time the media booster downloads it always says that my firewall isn’t letting it

  • Roi Laeno
    April 1, 2013
    Reply #25

    And is it wise to download it from google chrome

  • Sheaern
    April 10, 2013
    Reply #26

    This game is shit … All you have to do is select mobs and push buttons 1 through 9 -_-. For me, it’s boring and pointless. Much better are playing a non-target or fps. In a word … this game sucks.

  • Arcestor Vostok
    April 22, 2013
    Reply #27

    блеать на русском нельзя?!

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