This is Nate. If it's one thing I like, it's an MMO with fast paced action plus great graphics, but including to this, it was a sequel to one of my most favorite games, Mabinogi, so I seriously HAD to play this, no matter the difference in graphics between the two games...
First off I'll give background and say That Mabinogi was more of an Anime-based mmo. It was more similar to Nintendo GCN's "Animal Crossing" in gameplay than I can think of, but also had character images similar to you everyday RPGs like Final Fantasy or Ragnarok.
Now after a couple years of patches Mabinogi progressed and, through it's storyline, they make a new game where' in Korea, they named it "Mabinogi Heroes" (which I think is a MUCH better name,) but here in the NA they call it Vindictus for some reason, and now the graphics are not anime at all they're completely changed. They're using Valve's Source engine (Half Life 2, l4d2, etc...) to maintain it's "awesomeness" I guess...
I beat solo mode on this level..not an easy thing to do if you've been here >=D
The game starts with you as one of three (or I think five) characters. Lann a dual swordsman, Fiona, a tanker, and Evie, a mage (not yet out atm.) And considering this is an Early Access Beta, a few select got to try it out before the actual open beta in October comes out. It's looking good, there's still a lot of stuff o be fixed, but the maintenance overnight is a big help. My only big peeve about this game is the lag when you go into parties sometimes at night. Hopefully they fix that as well.
Overall this game is a big MUST PLAY for anyone into mmos or even not into mmos. I'll go out and say it's much better than WoW-graphics wise, indefinitely.