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User reviews: Very Positive (579 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 13, 2012

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"Combat mechanism: 10/10 Nearly perfect"
9/10 -
"The PvP relies on player skill instead of simply determining the outcome of fights based on time invested into player gear."
4.2/5 -
"You'll even find yourself saying "wow" and having your jaw drop."
9.5/10 -

About This Game

The Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9) is an action MORPG. Players take part in the game as heroes of Glenheim to stand against Nefer, an evil villain trying to open a gate to the Netherworld and swarm the land with his infernal legion. C9 showcases quality visuals, strategic combat, and a gripping story. Choose a character that best represents how you want to experience the game. The four base classes -- Fighter, Hunter, Shaman, and Witchblade -- can each upgrade into multiple advanced classes, all of which are unique in their skills, visuals, and play styles. The console-like controls, various skill combos, and RPG-based elements, make C9 a satisfying choice for all fans of action games.

Key Features:

  • Unrivaled Action RPG

    The Continent of the Ninth Seal is a wholly unique action MORPG experience. With its non-targeting combat, you no longer have to suffer with “locking on” to a single enemy! C9 gives you the freedom to lay waste to any enemy foolish enough to get in range of your sweeping weapons. This unique system has earned C9 five awards, including Grand Game Award Korea in 2009.
  • Various Skill Combos

    Enjoy the complete freedom of combining skills and commands with cancellations and evasions to create an almost unlimited number of combos. Chain your attacks together and see just how much damage you can do in a single frenzy of attacks! Hack through every enemy that gets in your way!
  • Precise Controls

    C9 features precise, customizable controls using either a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad. Unlike other RPGs, the way you control your character determines whether or not you survive! No more pushing the same four buttons over and over in a tedious rotation. Your hands will never be at rest during combat. With enough skill and practice, you can learn how to juggle and control your enemies with such precision they never have the chance to fight back!
  • PvP

    Player versus player is a core element of C9. Players can use the combos they have perfected in various PvP modes. Use your skills with just the right timing, and chain your combos together perfectly to secure your victory!
  • Ultimate Fury Skills

    Ultimate Fury Skills are the most powerful skills a player can learn. These skills boast supreme damage with very impressive visual effects. Each advanced class has its own, unique ultimate fury skill.
  • Diverse Content

    C9 allows you to enhance items, build guild housing, craft items, and remodel equipment; very popular features to players of online RPGs. The game also features a unique Legend system to display your in-game achievements to other players and express the personality of your character.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:AMD Athlon XP 2400+, Intel Single Core 2.4GHz
    • Memory:512MB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon 9800, Geforce 6600 Series
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Intel Duel Core 3.0GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon HD1900, Geforce 8000 Series
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.2 hrs on record
great game
Posted: October 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
GOOD Game :)
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Probably one of the best action-based free MMORPGs on Steam. Interesting classes, nice landscape designs and a compelling storyline.
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
First off, the playtime listed is false. The browser in steam closes after starting the actual game so the time tracked is not accurate. Now then, I have to say that this game suprised me in all the right ways. The combat is extremely satisfying and it provides a sufficient challenge at higher levels. The animations are quite good for a game of this style and melee combat is particularly satisfying. The story is moderately throwaway, but better than the absolute garbage ones of it's peers Dragons Nest and Vindictus. The game is more fluid than Vindictus and is generally more interesting than Dragons Nest, from Loot to Crafting. The major knocks I have against it are some choppy animations and buggy textures from time to time, and a slow start. All in all, if you generally like ARPGs, give it a shot, it's very good.

TLDR: Beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of a bunch of goblins in a Victorian Era Dress with a giant steampunk hammer.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
pretty fun for a free to play game. its like 3D DNF.
the game is not very easy to play though. u need to connect many combos ( well...u dont need to but it makes me feel good :P )

i dont find many yet (level 24). one bug where a quest was stuck. crafting is a bit confused at about level 15 to 20, gotta read them carefuly.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
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Posted: October 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
lol no
Posted: October 1
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
-Nice graphics and world design
-Comat is very engaging, action game oriented and unlike tab-target MMO systems

-Gender locked classes, limited customization where it actually matters
-Zero tech/game support, if you have a bug or get hacked, you're SoL
-Very buggy at times, even the login UI
-Grindy generic quest system which is characteristic of Korean MMO's
-if you install or run the non-Steam version, you need to install a custom extension for your browser (?!) to play

It's F2P, so by all means try it out if you have nothing else to do. Just don't expect much, it's a F2P MMO after all.
Posted: October 11
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2.5 hrs on record
Yes, all my yes. the class system is refreshing and awesome, the battles are fast paced and fun, miiiight get a bit repetitive over time, but flashy and awesome nonetheless.

crafting on the other hand isn't that fantastic.. it's the same MMORPG booger all over again. a boring screen with all your crafty stuff on it and crafted in a few clicks... we're waiting patiently for a game that has a innovative crafting system, FireFall did an okay job on that, we want more of that.

there are only so many classes you can pick, and character creation isn't that WOOOW like some others e.g. PWI or Aion, but eh, it's not as crap as let's just say.. Rusty Hearts.

overall, this game is a real blast to try out and you should definately do so (and no i didn't include PvP since i'm a PvE player 'w')
Posted: October 1
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145.8 hrs on record
Very Great Game!
I love all the Classes Skill Action Style much better than DMC.

Also, I love the BGM of the Game.

Enough to enjoy this!
Posted: October 14
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0.5 hrs on record
Ignore my shown play time, I always play on the non-Steam version. I've found that for online games that are updated through their own launcher, rather than the Steam client, that it's not uncommon for some people to have problems with it, so it's best to use the non-Steam version.This game is awesome ,the graphics and the fight scenes its all GOOD .*THUMBS UP*
Posted: October 15
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Ignore my shown play time, I always play on the non-Steam version. I've found that online games, and Steam don't tend to mix that well often enough, so use the non-Steam version whenever possible, and suggest that others do the same.

Basics about the game:
C9 is a PvE centric (not massively) multiplayer online brawler/hack n' slash, with RPG mechanics like character and skill leveling, equipment, crafting, guilds, and loot to gather. You can largely play it just fine solo, but it can be more fun when playing with up to three of your friends. The controls are solid, and the action is fast, so if this is the kind of game you're into, it can be a lot of fun.

This is one of those games with a town hub, and instanced dungeons like others of this genre (Dungeon Fighter Online, Rusty Hearts, Dragon Nest, etc..). Major game zones are split up into continents, and as of the time of this review up to the first half of the sixth continent has been released. The level cap increases as more zones are added, then the difficulty of the mobs, and number of mechanics at work you need to make use of increases the further along you go.

One warning is that it's a peer to peer game published to a global area (bad combination), so if you play with others, it's best to stick with people that at least live in the same continent as you. If you join up with anyone, and they're on the other side of the planet or such, the latency/lag could be pretty bad.

----Extra info on common questions, and discussions.----

If it's a PvE game, why are others swearing that it's a PvP game?:
Why people try to claim C9 is a PvP game, is completely beyond me. Here's the thing, you level up through PvE, get equipment through PvE, and the game is always trying to send you into dungeons to fight mobs, which is PvE. Everything in the game, including the PvP, and PvP related things by extension, requires you to do PvE, as your levels and equipment from PvE, carry over to PvP. In C9, PvP is really just an optional side activity for the sake of bragging rights, and can easily be completely ignored. If you don't like the PvE in C9, or in games on a whole, don't even bother downloading C9, as PvE is completely unavoidable.

I've seen various people complaining non-stop about everything under the sun relating to this game, or other similar games, and more often than not, they're the people trying play a PvE game, just for the PvP. If asked why they think it's a PvP game, they will say things like "because it is," or talk about how much they like the combat compare to other games, which is the same basic combat as in PvE. It just feels like they made a mistake in playing a PvE game for the PvP, but refuse to acknowledge their error, so blame the game, the publisher, the developer, and anything else they can think of instead. If you want to play a game for its PvP, it really should have a strong focus on PvP at a design level, such as seen in the various PvP arena games, or online CCGs, C9 certainly doesn't have such a focus.

Is it pay to win?:
Short answer, no. The long answer is that any free to play game, and even various buy to play, or pay to play games will sell pay advantages, so the important thing is the degree of pay advantage available. In C9 the worst are likely a base necklace that can be used to make various rather strong ones that has a very low chance of showing up in a random box, then souls and auspice that provide bonuses to various stats. None of the advantages offered though are so large that you can't get by without them, they just make things easier, or faster really.

Does it have a stamina system?:
Yes, but unless you for instance spend all day playing, or hammer through dungeons you're over powered for as fast as you can, you likely won't run out of stamina. Then even if you do, with twelve character slots, you could always play another character.

I've heard people say Webzen (the publisher) really sucks:
For basically any foreign developed game that has been released for a while, you'll pretty much always see some people go on about how its publisher is supposedly the worst one out there. The ones saying how bad Webzen supposedly is are also generally the people trying to play it just for the PvP, which as I mentioned in the PvP note, doesn't work out well. Then some people will complain about anything really, no matter how crazy it may be. Seen people complain about how the free stuff you get just for logging in was supposedly not enough, or even too much. Welcome to the Internet.

Webzen keeps updating the game with new content, has a continual flow of in-game events, cash shop items are decently priced, with no clear pay to win, they seem to be trying to listen and talk to players reasonably well as of late, and the rate they get back to tickets has picked up from what it used to be. Before 2014, I'd have said aside from poor communication, they're pretty good compare to others, now even that's not half bad.
Posted: May 26
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
151.5 hrs on record
Ok so the game is freaking awsome. The graphics, the armor, the costumes, the skills everything is really fun and addicting, but (there is always a but in a game) the game has some issues. As I said the looks and the skills, animations they look very nice and thats very good because most of the time you will be killing some mobs or other players. They're adding content new classes,levels,dungeons all sort of stuff. Ofcourse the game have some technical problems and in later levels when you want to upgrade your gear you may start thinking it's a bit P2W, but the game is awsome I have played over 1000 hours the steam hours say it incorectly because i downloaded it from the site a LONG time ago i played it for a very long time and i can give this 8/10 easily. If your going to download the game do it from the website, cuz steam doesnt work with c9 very good.
Posted: May 19
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
421.9 hrs on record
C9 is would in my opinion be one of the greatest mmorpgs ever,
with the really action based combat system, and pvp,
which is one of the main parts in this game.
It´s a free combat system, where you need to aim yourself
and not click and autofocus, like it is in most other mmos.
Compared to other mmos, this game doesn´t have open world pve,
all pve content is based on dungeons.
Also there are no real raids, or sth. like this,
since the max. amount of players in one group is 4.
But anyways, pve in my opinion still is fun, until max. lvl,
then there´s really missing some content.

But sadly webzen as the publisher ruined the game totally.
It became insane p2w over the years, in pve and pvp,
as well, there are many bugs, that aren´t fixed for months
and with nearly all ""events"" they do, they´re yust fooling their players.
Also the pvp system is to much dominated by lags and bugs,
which were often caused by the peer2peer system for pvp
and players from countries extreme far away from the serverregion,
like brasilian players on EU servers.

The game would be really good, if a company would publish it,
that respect their players and community.
Posted: June 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Great game, it's really addictive, but as with any other you can lose interest if you're not playing with friends.
Combat: The combat is real-time, it's not simply press buttons, you have to dodge and aim every attack. 9/10 for the implementationm the only draw-back being that the skill set is just as extensive as a classic MMORPG, it would really allow you to get more into the fast paced play-style if they would have cut down the hotkeyed skills to the essentials and keep some kind of evolving short skill set for the entire game with a combo system of set key combinations.
Graphics: The graphics are exceptional for an MMO game, reflections, shadows, and even lighting are pretty darn realistic. If someone were to use real-life HD photos to generate the textures in this game, I don't think you'd be able to distinguish it from the real deal.
Story: The story is unified and interesting.
Gameplay overall: Is very satisfying, unlike a lot of games, it is pretty easy to get decent gear for your level once you get to the second continent. Nothing is more painful than when an MMORPG that makes it so that you can't afford or get items for your level without a week long grind to get materials or to raise the money. The fact that there are an abundance of dungeons to play, and that real-time combat doesn't simply test your button mashing skills, but your actual hand-eye coordination you will find every fight a new and rewarding experience.
Posted: May 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
99.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Im gonna move on with this game and Im gonna get my clan op and runnig agian.
Posted: August 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
-This is what i think so it could be different for you.-

I didn't play this game for 0.2h it's not true, o played it moar like +250h i love this kinda games, but this game was just fun(well still is but my friends stop playing it so me 2) and the pvp is also great well i think so , i know the gr aren't that nice but men...just give it a try it's really fun/good, just PLAY IT!!! :D

7/10 -(The gr still bugs me sometimes and just random bugs that i get and my friends , but overall a really good/fun game.)
Posted: July 29
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
112.4 hrs on record
Addiction, luv it! <3
Posted: April 28
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