1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (66 votes, average: 2.88 / 5)
Loading...

Fiesta Online

Fiesta Online is a cel-shaded anime-inspired fantasy MMORPG that's been in service in the West since 2007. Play from one of six playable classes and experience the upbeat and vibrant world of Fiesta Online.

Publisher: Gamigo
Playerbase: Medium
Type: MMORPG
Release Date: Nov, 7, 2007 (NA/EU)
PvP: Duels / Open PvP Zones / Guild Wars
Pros: +Tons of content/maps. +Good housing system (called estates). +Fun Kingdom Quests. +Good skill progression.
Cons: -Powerful cash shop items. -Very slow leveling past 70. -No auction house.

x

Overview

Fiesta Online Overview

Fiesta Online is a 3D Fantasy MMORPG with vibrant, cartoon-style graphics and cheerfully upbeat music. There are six classes, with one being unlocked later on by having another character at a certain level. The game features two job advancements at Level 20 and Level 60.

Fiesta Online Key Features

  • Anime MMO – traditional MMORPG gameplay with sleek cel-shaded anime-inspired visuals.
  • Class Variety – play as one of six playable classes (Fighter, Cleric, Archer, Mage, Trickster, and Crusader) with job advancements at Level 20 and Level 60.
  • High Level Cap – level cap of 115+ with countless hours of content. Gain stat and skill points per level to customize your character's growth.
  • Social Features – find love in Fiesta Online with the game's marriage system. Looking for something else? The Master & Apprentice system connects newbies with veterans for a smoother early experience.

Fiesta Online Screenshots

Fiesta Online Featured Video

Classes

Fiesta Online Classes

  • Fighter – Fighters are the warrior-type class of Fiesta. Players using a fighter get a choice between one-handed sword and shield, or a two-handed sword or axe. They are close-range and deal heavy amounts of damage.
  • Cleric – Clerics are healer characters that acquire healing spells and buffs. They can use a one-handed mace or hammer combined with a shield.
  • Archer – Archers are mostly offensive characters who use two-handed bows or crossbows. They are ranged players who can attack multiple targets with arrows.
  • Mage – Mages are powerful long-ranged characters who use spells to deal damage. They can equip a two-handed staff or wand, and are the only characters who start off with a spell right away.
  • Trickster – Tricksters are close-range classes that deal a lot of damage fast. They’re the only class to use a weapon in each hand and they deal damage faster than any other class. They can equip two swords or two-handed claws.
  • Crusaders – Crusaders are a class unlocked by having another character reach Level 60. They are a well-balanced class that can heal, but also do significant damage.

Full Review

Fiesta Online Review

By Jayne Dash

Fiesta Online, originally called Shine Online in Korea, was published in North America and Europe originally by Outspark, but now belongs to Gamigo. The game was released in the US on November 7, 2007 and Gamigo acquired the license on February 7, 2013 after Outspark shut down. Gamigo currently runs both the US and EU versions of the game. Fiesta Online has a bright, upbeat, and generally happy feeling to it. The storyline is lighthearted, and is similar in game style and gameplay to games like Flyff and Grand Fantasia. Despite the game's age, Fiesta Online has remained fairly popular and has 8+ years of content updates under its belt.

Getting Started with Fiesta

At the start of Fiesta Online, players create and customize their own character. In regards to customizing, Fiesta doesn’t have the best options. Players can pick between five (six if the player already has a character at Level 60 or above) classes. There’s the basic option between female or male characters, and other basic customization factors like hair, face, and hair color. Some games have more options, but Fiesta Online only allows the player to change those three things. On top of that, there are only three colors, three hairstyles, and three face types. In terms of character creation, the options are very limited. After creating a character, the player enters the game world, Isya, and immediately starts the tutorial. The tutorial isn’t anything special, but it isn’t bad either. I find the most interesting part is that the storyline of the tutorial plays like a prologue, where it has its own storyline about how the player’s character started their adventure. The rest of the tutorial is pretty basic, teaching the player movement, fighting, and how to use the shops. While it’s a bit tedious to do and a little too long, the tutorial does well in showing the basics.

The pacing of the game is fairly nice. After I finished the tutorial, I was happy to go straight into the game. New players go to Roumen as soon as the tutorial is over. After arriving in Roumen, it’s possible to start taking quests nearly instantly and playing the game freely. The experience gain is somewhat easy at first, but in the mid-twenties, it becomes a bit difficult. However, it becomes insanely difficult at Level 70, sometimes taking days to even gain a single level. Gaining significant amounts of money takes longer than in other games as well, making it difficult to get good armor once players gets further into the game.

Tying the Knot

Fiesta has a lot of really interesting features, one of which is the marriage system. Players can get married to any other player in the world of Fiesta. Getting married is fun, but it also comes with some really cool benefits. Once married, both spouses gain a 5% stat increase when they’re in a party with their spouse. Marriage also has the benefit of letting the player and their spouse summon each other. Included is also a special pet. Unfortunately, you have to pay real money to purchase a wedding application. On top of that, an engagement ring must also be purchased, but the ring can be bought using the in-game currency. Asda Global has a similar system in place called the "Soulmate system," but it can be done entirely as a free-to-play user. I love the fact that the game provides a real, tangible benefit to getting married in-game, but the fact that players need to spend real life dough to tie the knot is a downer. I guess Fiesta Online is trying to be realistic. Marriage ain't cheap!

Job Advancements

Players get two job advancements in Fiesta Online one at Level 20 and the another at Level 60. Every class, except the Crusader, gets to pick between one of two options upon reaching Level 60. Fighters can become Knights or Gladiators, Clerics become Holy Knights or Guardians, Archers become Sharpshooters or Rangers, while Tricksters become Spectres or Reapers. Crusaders promote directly to "Templars" upon reaching Level 100. They only have one advancement and it's at a higher level. Getting to Level 60 isn't that difficult, but it's worth pointing out that experience slows down considerably in Fiesta Online upon hitting Level 70. It almost feels necessary to purchase XP scrolls in the cash shop to level at a decent pace, but I guess given enough determination, it's doable solely as a free-to-play user. However, I can't stress how slow XP gain feels at Level 70. With the maximum level in Fiesta Online being ~115, I have a lot of grinding to do. Reminds me of MapleStory pre-Big Bang patch.

Titles

In the world of Fiesta Online, it’s also possible to get special “titles” from doing things in game. They’re very similar to achievements or trophies in that the player receives them from doing random things. Titles can be obtained from using the chat box feature, trading items, and enchanting items. There are even titles to get from having consecutive deaths or not dying for levels at a time. Aside from those, titles are also obtainable from marathoning the game over long periods of time and completing quests. The great and unique thing about these titles are their effects. The titles give stat increases, but can also lower stats as well. Every title has it’s own effect on the character, meaning these titles can be used to optimize a character. Given that Fiesta Online has been around since 2007, there are a lot of titles to unlock!

PvP Options

PvP doesn't play a big role in Fiesta Online, but it's available. Every town has certain areas designated as open PvP areas where players can openly fight each other. The game also featured Abyss Maps, which are open PvP areas populated with monsters. Hunting in these PvP zones yield higher experience and better drops than other areas, but has much higher risks as anyone can attack you while you're grinding. The game doesn't have any systems in place to stop higher leveled players from griefing lower leveled players in these areas, either, so if you see someone coming at you, run away!

Little Details

Fiesta Online has been around for a long time and has over eight years worth of content updates under its belt. One aspect of the game that I found quite fun is the game's Kingdom Quests. These quests are instanced dungeons that can be accessed by anyone where players must complete a certain goal within a time limit. Unfortunately, it's hard to find too many players willing to do these, as grinding seems to be the preferred way to gain experience once you get into the late game. Quests are great early on though, so don't just mindlessly grind from the get-go! Fiesta Online also has a simple card system. Like Ragnarok Online, many monsters have a small chance to drop a collectible card. Collect enough cards and you'll get special titles or super rare pets. Remember, titles actually effect stats, so it's beneficial to unlock as many titles as possible. Fiesta Online is also one of the few MMORPGs with a player housing system, called the Estate system, where up to 15 guests can meet up in a player's house. Players can access their estate by using the Estate skill, which is acquired by completing a simple quest which is available at Level 10. Houses can be decorated too, so make sure your place looks nice before having guests over!

Final Verdict – Good

Fiesta Online is a really great MMORPG, but may not be for everyone. The game could definitely benefit from better character customization and faster money gain. Gaining levels once you’re in the mid-twenties can be hard, tedious, time consuming, and take a lot of grinding. This becomes even more difficult at Level 70, where I personally felt the XP rate was way too slow. Regardless of it’s shortcomings, there are a lot of good things about Fiesta Online, such as the class system, titles, marriages, and Kingdom Quests, which give the game an overall satisfactory vibe. I personally like the upbeat music and bright graphics in the game, too.

Screenshots

Fiesta Online Screenshots

Videos

Fiesta Online Videos

Links

Fiesta Online Links

Fiesta Online Official Site
Fiesta Online Wikipedia
FiestaFan Wiki (Database / Guides)
Fiesta Online Wikia (Database / Guides)

System Requirements

Fiesta Online System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
Video Card: GeForce MX
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 4 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
CPU: Pentium 4 2 GHz
Video Card: GeForce Ti
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 4 GB

Music

Fiesta Online Music & Soundtrack


Additional Info

Fiesta Online Additional Information

Developer: Ons On Soft
Game Engine: Gamebryo
Closed Beta Date: July 25, 2007
Open Beta Date: August 27, 2007

Foreign Release(s):

South Korea: July, 2007
Japan: July, 2006 (Published as Bright Kingdom by Hi-Five Entertainment)
Taiwan: May, 2007 (Run Up)
China: August, 2007 (GTGame)
Philippines: November, 2008 (MicroGames)

Several localized versions of Fiesta Online are no longer available.

Development History / Background:

Fiesta Online was developed by the South Korean game developer Ons On Soft, but oddly, released in Japan as Bright Kingdom before service even began for the game in South Korea. Fiesta Online is powered by the Gamebryo engine and development for the game began in 2005. Fiesta Online has been a huge success for Ons On Soft, as the game has remained in service for over eight years. Fiesta Online was originally available in the US through Outspark, but once Gamigo acquired them, Gamigo began publishing the US version as well as the European version of the game.

  • Lin “Greed” The Avaricious

    😀 Fiesta Online with RaiderZ screenshots. Pls fix.

    • Fixed! Thanks for the heads up 😀

  • Lucas “Jared”

    This is my first MMO and a very good game imo. The gameplay is great, the quests are generic, but they don't feel stupid by any means. This was one of those MMOs I felt was very very social. It's build into the game to make you social and the community is one of the best I have ever seen in any online game ever. I don't think in my 4~5 years of playing this game I have come across many obnoxious players. Yes, some dungeons have PK enabled (especially the ones with high XP gains from mobs and whatnot), but that just made you be social so you would go in with some friends. That way it was way harder for that 1 person sitting at the entrance to kill everyone, because the dungeons were level locked.
    Again, I can not stress enough how nice the community in this game is. I once came across a very high level player in a certain level locked dungeon (don't ask me how he got in, I have no clue, probably a bug, haha) and he helped me level up like 10 levels in 2~3 hours. That would have taken me a couple of days on my own. Very nice guy.
    So all in all:
    Pros:
    -Good gameplay, didn't feel boring at all.
    -Kingdom quests (KQ) make the game feel very social imo.
    -Almost everyone is very friendly.
    -Very easy game to get into.
    -When I played the game it felt "alive". Think something like Sword Art Online if you saw it.
    Cons:
    -Leveling is a b**** after level 60~70, because the game is free and the developers seem to think XP boosters and other stuff is the only way to make money I guess. Took me 2 years to get maxed out level on 1 character. If you want to be top level in this game you need...dedication, a lot of it.
    -PVP areas are very nice. People don't just kill each other randomly, even if it's definitely possible.
    -PVP Kingdom quests (PVP queue) Free for all is a very nice mode imo.
    Will add more things here if I can remember. I wrote all this as a veteran in this game so I thought my opinion would be worth reading.

  • Shatokan

    LOL most pay to win game in existance. You can gain a 70% boost to offensive and defensive stats in this game, and up to 300% bonus xp. EVERYTHING in the cash shop is on a timer, with permanent items only obtainable via. a gambling system. Enhancing your items becomes a requirement starting at level 60, and is nearly impossible to do without buying stones from the cash shop. This game is literally just a cash grab.

  • YMaya

    This game and the company which hosts it (gamigo) is nothing but a joke at current stage. While game originaly had potential (at the very beginning, around 2007-2010), it completly went down the drain due to incompetence of staff members, terrible support and marketing strategy aimed toward leeching more and more cash instead of fixing/balancing things out.

    Class balance - non existant, only 2 classes are actualy worthy playing, fighter and mage, all other are greatly underpowered or bugged to extent when they become unplayable.

    Cash store - broken, it sells overpowered items which can TRIPLE your health, damage, defense and other stats (originaly these items didnt exist, 20% boost was max)

    Pve - past lvl 100 its impossible to play without fully enhanced gears (need real cash), health extenders and teva (real cash items, makes you lose no exp)

    Pvp - due to broken class balance and cash store pvp is broken beyond repair, dont waste your time on this game if you are looking for good pvp.

    Support - the worst part. They ignore reports, refuse to punish bug abusers, sell bugged real cash items (and deny that they are bugged even when player provides proof), they fail in pretty much every single field. Forum moderators are joke, they censor and ban people who are trying to point out obvious flaws/mistakes, refusing to accept constructive critics and living in arrogant denialism.

    -------------------------------------

    Overall> dont bother with this company and this game, they are just greedy and incompetent money leechers. One of veteran players actualy have made a site about fails of Gamigo, which he updates quite often, make sure to check it:

    http://shrine.50webs.com/gamigo.html

    Quite honestly, this company gives me cancer and an impression that they have gathered all most vile dropouts across the continent in their team.

  • 333LORD333

    Fiesta online is a pretty good game. Don't be fooled though, it has some major problems. I played this game for years and had a capped out HK for a while.

    PROS:
    - Amazing community. This game has a community like no other. People are nice, funny and helpful. A higher level may just help you out on a whim, or as you walk though town a cleric gives you a buff. Best gaming community hands down.
    - Good graphics. This game is old, but it's style is top notch.
    - Fun combat. This game is how MMOs should do tab targeting. It's simple, yet it has so much depth to it. There are combos, timing, ways to counter your opponents skills, gear switching, what skills generate the most aggro, the list goes on and on. Sure you can just spam your abilities, but you a true master would destroy you in a one on one.
    - Lots of quality life stuff that no other games seem to have. They have a guild academy system, card collecting, Master/Apprentice system, Gambling, Kingdom quests, a good marriage system, the list goes on and on. It's simply amazing all the neat and helpful things the game has.
    - Rare items can be collected. In game there are super rare items like the level 60 orange jewelry set or level 50 blue weapons that to this day players are still not sure how to get. Actually getting one makes it all the more rewarding and challenges players. Also there are old rare gears with OP stat points (Kick set comes to mind) that players could try to get.
    - Great pvp. Truly amazing. There are abyss's where you can free for all, guild wars where the top guilds clash in towns across the game, Guilds can also join the guild tournament (mini game kind of thing, I've never done it), and players can join the Pvp kingdom quest. The kingdom quest is a free for all with a one hit kill hammer thrown in for fun. Out spark used to keep track of how many kill points (total players your character has ever killed) and had a leader board with rewards, but sadly that is gone now.

    CONS
    - Class balancing is a big issue. It's been a problem for year and the players have been promised balanced, but it never happens. Only a few buffs have been given to under preforming classes. The only two classes viable in Pvp are mage and fighter, although mages are easily the worst class till level lvl60.
    - Inflation. The game lacks a gold sink witch has sent prices sky rocketing. One gem used to be above the 1%, now a gem is working class
    - Quest auto pathing. Some may see this as good, but to me this marked the end of Fiesta Online. New players should have to go around and explore, not click and follow.
    - Lack of players. This one hurts the most. Fiesta is a social game and with so few players the social aspects are greatly diminished. Kingdom quests and instances like the tower become harder and harder to do as less and less new players join.
    - There is no auction house. This is good and bad in my opinion. Sure you can't get the gear you want instantly, but it forces players to trade and vendor items. Worst case, is you shout that your buying something or list on the server party matching board.
    -leveling is pretty easy till the lvl 50 choke hold. 50 - 60 is pretty bad for some classes. Good news is people are willing to help. then once you reach 60, leveling becomes easy again till lvl90. level 90-100 are pretty tough. You either need a higher level to help you or you will run out of quests half way to 100. The grindy repeat quests at 50 and 90 are not fun, the latter being the worst. You gain very little exp for killing hundreds of monsters. Good news is once you reach 90 and 60 you get a bunch of dank news skills.
    - The Cash shop is pay to win. Exp boosts and war rants among other items can be earned in game, but the charms (or cookies as the community calls them) can really make pvp unfair. They also make Pve rather hard to balance between easy and challenging. The good news is no one really fully charms up anymore for pvp. That era is over.
    - +9's or +11's as they are now are impossible to make yourself without Sparkcash/slimecoins. Your item will be destroyed without cash shop enchantments. So for free to play, you're going to have to buy them for a whole lot of money. This is really challenging for new players (Guild academy can give you a lot of money though)
    - Lastly, Fiesta isn't hosted by Outspark anymore. Outspark was a good company. Gamigo...not so much. They aren't too bad, but they are defiantly not Outspark.

  • Yaseeda

    This game and the company which hosts it (gamigo) is nothing but a joke at current stage. While game originaly had potential (at the very beginning, around 2007-2010), it completly went down the drain due to incompetence of staff members, terrible support and marketing strategy aimed toward leeching more and more cash instead of fixing/balancing things out.

    Class balance - non existant, only 2 classes are actualy worthy playing, fighter and mage, all other are greatly underpowered or bugged to extent when they become unplayable.

    Cash store - broken, it sells overpowered items which can TRIPLE your health, damage, defense and other stats (originaly these items didnt exist, 20% boost was max)

    Pve - past lvl 100 its impossible to play without fully enhanced gears (need real cash), health extenders and teva (real cash items, makes you lose no exp)

    Pvp - due to broken class balance and cash store pvp is broken beyond repair, dont waste your time on this game if you are looking for good pvp.

    Support - the worst part. They ignore reports, refuse to punish bug abusers, sell bugged real cash items (and deny that they are bugged even when player provides proof), they fail in pretty much every single field. Forum moderators are joke, they censor and ban people who are trying to point out obvious flaws/mistakes, refusing to accept constructive critics and living in arrogant denialism.
    -------------------------------------
    Overall> dont bother with this company and this game, they are just greedy and incompetent money leechers. One of veteran players actualy have made a site about fails of Gamigo, which he updates quite often, make sure to check it:

    shrine.50webs.com/gaymigo.html

    Quite honestly, this company gives me cancer and an impression that they have gathered all most vile dropouts across the continent in their team.

  • RS

    Agree with both Lucas and Maya. Been playing since early 2008. My first MMO as well and a part of me will always love this game.
    After a certain level (now it's 9x), it is almost impossible to continue to level without using cash shop and even then the grinding and repeating of quests (when available) is for me, unbearable.
    They lost so many players a server merge was done.
    I think many continue to play only because at this point they have invested so much $$ in this free-to-play game.
    I have tons of lower level chars because I DO enjoy the game play. I wish I had the patience to cap a char.

    • SodaBubblies

      Hell, you're better than me. I started Fiesta in 2007 and the highest I ever got was level 56(I think) The grindy nature of the game is just so off-putting. I decided to just enjoy the community and not worry too much about leveling and being the best on the server. I also agree that using the cash shop is definitely too much of an advantage, in many aspects, not just leveling. The most prominent of which being the enhancing system. Fiesta was a fun game for what it was back in the day, but now I feel like it's time for them to just lay it to rest.