To say that Koreans get into video games more than most of us would be an understatement. Sure, we may stay up til midnight to play a sweet new game, but these guys build friggin' stadiums to play them in. Starcraft isn't the only game that's taken off in  Korea, though. Ragnarok Online has been a huge MMORPG in the country that spread worldwide and is now landing on Android.

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The mobile MMO features a touchscreen-oriented UI (as you'd expect), a solo mode or online play for users who want to play with a party. Interestingly, you can also login to the game via Facebook, which may be a change for most MMO players. If Ragnarok is anything like WoW, most people play to escape real life, not tie a fantasy world to their actual friends list.

Still, the game is free on the Play Store now, so if you want to get into another time-black hole of a game, hit the widget below.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • jonathan3579

    Downloading now to test it out. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/bron84 Bronislav Shtrom

      any IAPs to speak of? how do they make money?

      • jonathan3579

        I'm locked up due to two-step login with Facebook and them not sending me texts. Hopefully someone else can chime in or I'll report back when I get the text.

        • http://www.facebook.com/bron84 Bronislav Shtrom

          sorry to hear. i have had no trouble logging in with Facebook, and can now confirm there is a Cash Shop as expected. It's not too cheap. You can buy skill and stat points outright, so heavy cash shop users will have an advantage. :(

          • jonathan3579

            Thanks for that. I guess I'm not keeping this one. 👎

          • http://www.facebook.com/bron84 Bronislav Shtrom

            It is still a great game, though

  • tumatos

    not a worldwide release i see

    • http://twitter.com/HairoR Hairo R. Carela

      Nope. US only aparently

  • Darren Henderson

    Korean MMOs = all female avatars only equipped with nipple armor for their DDDD breasts.

    • http://twitter.com/HairoR Hairo R. Carela

      The Valkirie in the icon says otherwise...

  • kbo

    IAP alert

    • Matthew Fry

      Not really surprising. After all, the age of micropayments was ushered in by this very MMO.

  • GraveUypo

    korean version of this has been out for a while with "hacks" to translate it and private servers of sorts. i've played it for a day, it's not nearly as fun as the pc version was.

  • http://twitter.com/GAndPT Trixie Lulamoon

    This game sucks. lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShinobiPhoenix Cody Shiranai

    So how different does this play from the Ragnarok Online PC version?

  • pomps

    I had more fun configuring bots for the PC version than play the actual game ;D, so no, I won't play this

  • Pankaj

    US only :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.winkel Phil Winkel

    Since there are no official forums whatsoever, I created some forums at http://www.ValkyrieUprising.com if anyone cares to come discuss the game.