Ankama’s star title Dofus was released all the way back in 2004 and still remains to be a hot title when it comes to RPG games. Dofus remained the only focus of attention for Ankama before they released Wakfu game in 2012, which apparently looked like a sequel to Dofus due to the level of similarity between both titles.
And while there are many similarities between both titles, Dofus and Wakfu are two completely different games from the same developer. And since it is the beginning of a new year, I think it’s the perfect time to compare both these titles to find out which one is better in 2022!
While both of these games are quite similar in terms of gameplay when it comes to the lore of the game. I personally feel like Dofus has more to offer in terms of the quest lores and overall narrative of the game. And even though the story hasn’t been a huge part of either of these games, unlike World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy, it still remains a point of interest for many gamers out there.
So for those of you who are looking to get a more immersive experience in terms of story-telling and quest lores, I think Ankama has done a much better job at that with Dofus.
Both being tactical turn-based games, Dofus and Wakfu also offer a similar type of combat experience. But there are some key differences in the difficulty of these titles, where Dofus feel more suitable for the hardcore gamers who have been in touch with the game for quite some time, while Wakfu is more suitable for both new and old players alike.
The combat also feels different due to the difference in camera movement. In Dofus, the camera remains static as the players move until it reaches the far end of the camera view then it moves forwards. While in Wakfu, the camera moves along with the player’s movement, which is kinda what we are all used to in the modern MMORPGS.
One of the things that are pretty similar in both of the games is that they both offer player-driven environments. Players can take part in a variety of activities, like farming to grow crops and harvest them to create resources for other players in the game.
This creates a unique gameplay experience that encourages players to do things that not only affect them but also other players in the game. If the players don’t do that, they create this void of resources that goes on to impact other players in the game by making resources scarce and require more Dofus Kamas to compensate.
Classes and Roles
Of course, classes and roles are pretty much the most important aspects of any MMORPG game. And since Wakfu kinda picks up from where Dofus left off, they both feature mostly the same classes. However, some of the classes in Wakfu have different appearances and even roles in the game, which makes it quite different from Wakfu.
And unlike most of the RPG games, where you are gradually introduced to new and more powerful spells and attacks, Wakfu lets you have most of the skills early on in the game to polish them. These skills and abilities are different from the professions, which is the next thing that we are going to talk about.
Graphics and Animations
Since Wakfu is kinda like a sequel to Dofus and comes from the same developers, there’s a lot of similarities between the two in terms of graphics and the art style. However, if we look a bit deeper into it, Wakfu looks more polished and the animations are much smoother than Dofus and it makes sense since Dofus was developed way before Wakfu and there’s been a lot of advancement in terms of technology.
But there’s not enough to make one outclass the other in terms of looks but the feel is a different story. Wakfu feels more of a modern-day RPG compared to Dofus, which might be a plus point for those looking for a modern gameplay experience in 2022!
One thing that A LOT of the players have pointed out over the years is that Wakfu might be a new game but Dofus still get more updates than Wakfu. It seems like the developers are still paying more attention to Dofus than they are to Wakfu.
Dofus seems to have got much more variety and the bosses seem to be more intelligent and creative which makes it much more challenging even for veteran players. And it makes sense because developers have been grinding at it for years now and so it’s also much more harder for the absolute new players to get into the game.
So instead of putting all these hours to wrap your head around it, you can buy either buy a Dofus account or get some help from friends who have been at it for a long time now.
Now keeping in mind all the things that we went through, I still think that Dofus is a better choice than Wakfu as it also where Wakfu picks up from. The developers seem to be spending quite some time to make it better for the community by keeping it updated, adding new content every once in a while and introducing new characters in the game.