Tera Seems Like a Solid Free-to-Play MMORPG on PS4 -mmotank

  • Over the weekend, we got stuck into the open beta for Tera, an impending action MMO role-playing game from Bluehole. Although our experience was on and off as a result of stress test temperament of the beta Tera Gold PS4, we did manage to have an adequate sense of the name. Long story short, we think it's shaping up rather well on PlayStation 4.

    Just like with any MMO that is making the leap from PC, Tera's experienced a great deal of tweaking to be able to make it fully playable on games console. Providentially, the tweaking appears to have been effective. Two action pubs line the base of the display, and you flick involving them by holding down a shoulder button. The control scheme clicked with us immediately, and it is always a fantastic sign.

    There is still a great deal of display clutter to wade through, though. There is text anyplace and at first it seems like you are being buried alive by information, but it's definitely something that routine players will get accustomed to. Our only real complaint as far as presentation goes would be that every one of the menus look rather basic and dull.

    So how does Tera play? The MMO bills itself as a true action game, and for the most part, it seems to live up to that promise. There's no waiting for twists or cooldowns here -- you're free to strike, dodge, and pull off special moves whenever you want. The system's fairly fluid, and with a whole lot of different player classes to select from, there is a good amount of variation on offer.

    Just to be clear, this isn't Devil May Cry, but as much as MMOs go, it's quite an impressive hack and slasher. Think The Elder Scrolls Online, only far more over-the-top, and you're on the ideal track. The bottom line is it's pretty fun, and we loved letting loose with assorted strong attacks once we'd unlocked them through levelling up.

    However, everything outside of battle seems fairly standard -- the kind of quality that you'd possibly expect from a free-to-play MMO. Early quests are throwaway events, reddit discuss along with the dialogue is immediately forgettable. While we get that many people just dive into games such as Tera because they enjoy the grind, it'd still be nice if things felt more involved.