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  • Summary: TERA elevates the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with imprved aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. Unlike other MMOs, you can use your controller or keyboard and mouse to control the action like never before. With all the depth you expect from aTERA elevates the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with imprved aiming, dodging, and tactical timing to create intense and rewarding combat. Unlike other MMOs, you can use your controller or keyboard and mouse to control the action like never before. With all the depth you expect from a traditional MMO, plus the intense gratification of action combat, TERA promises to change all the rules. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Jun 1, 2012
    92
    Overall, I found TERA to be a bombastic mix of bleeding edge graphics and blazing gameplay in an enormous persistent world. I cannot express how much the change to action combat has enriched an already competent MMORPG.
  2. May 30, 2012
    85
    Is TERA worth your time? It depends. Can you handle an endless barrage of generic quests? If the answer is 'yes', you'll find yourself emmerged in a fantastic world. Even though TERA follows a path that is well known in the MMO-handbook, it manages to lift the genre to a higher level in some ways. One of of those ways is the nearly perfect combat system, Also, fans of PvP elements will find a heavenly experience in this absolute pearl of an MMO.
  3. 84
    TERA fixes the very worst aspect of WoW-the lame combat-while making some improvements to other features and doing a good job of emulating the basics. If you're looking for a new MMO, TERA is an excellent choice.
  4. May 8, 2012
    80
    With a fresh take on combat that forgoes a targeting system in favor of a simple crosshair, the game shines in both the visual and gameplay department.
  5. May 25, 2012
    75
    Tera is all about active fighting. The battles feel more dynamic than in any other MMORPG and the design of enemies and the exotic world is praiseworthy. But if you look behind all that, you'll find monotonous quests and an almost non-existent story.
  6. Aug 23, 2012
    70
    Tera sure makes promise on the "true action combat" that it so advertises, but that change alone to the MMORPG formula isn't enough to flip the genre on its head, especially when you've forgotten about other aspects of it.
  7. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    I'm happy that TERA discards the elements that make combat so tedious in other MMOs, but I wish it was bold enough to attempt to fix the many other shortcomings of the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 295
  1. May 10, 2012
    10
    I love this new concept of MMO game. Aiming, dodging, and attacking are all very exciting! Plus, I like the fantastic graphic of race, armor,I love this new concept of MMO game. Aiming, dodging, and attacking are all very exciting! Plus, I like the fantastic graphic of race, armor, background. Character creation is also interesting to personalize. Expand
  2. May 3, 2012
    10
    The combat mechanics of the game is extremely fun, gives you total control of attacks and dodge maneuvers. The world is beautiful, theThe combat mechanics of the game is extremely fun, gives you total control of attacks and dodge maneuvers. The world is beautiful, the characters well designed, an overall fun experience to explore the world.

    The questing system is pretty typical and they haven't broken any real new ground in that respect but if your looking for deep storyline I can't really think of any MMOs that compare to single player games in this respect so you would need to ask yourself what your looking for in the game.

    En Masse seems like a very responsive company, they listen to their player base and often go the extra mile to help out or give their players what they want.

    The players on Darkfall seem like a decent bunch, haven't had any problems.
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  3. May 1, 2012
    10
    Well I though I would try to provide a more thoughtful, and not emotionally charged review of my first few days in TERA (and honestly how canWell I though I would try to provide a more thoughtful, and not emotionally charged review of my first few days in TERA (and honestly how can people give the game a 3 based on bugs and netcode that not everyone experiences) by talking about some pros and cons. First let me say that I have never found any lasting appeal with Korean MMO's. I never like the art direction, and I always thought content was severely lacking (offering "grinding" as a sole activity). A friend recommended I try the open beta, and I was hesitant at first - I hate Korean MMO's right? Well, let me say that while the game isn't going to win any awards for breaking the mold with standard fed-ex quests, etc., the combat in this game is so amazing that I have had a hard time going back to the "old way" of doing things in games like WoW. It is so good in fact that I spent more time playing the head start than I did the GW2 beta weekend. It is just that good. So, if you hated Korean MMO's in the past, give this game a shot. You can thank me later :) Expand
  4. Feb 26, 2014
    9
    Pros: FTP, Very Nice Graphics, World Map, Character Movement, PVP, Combat System, Skills, Group Oriented Grinding, Mount, Flying Transport,Pros: FTP, Very Nice Graphics, World Map, Character Movement, PVP, Combat System, Skills, Group Oriented Grinding, Mount, Flying Transport, PVE, BAM (Big Ass Monster).

    Cons: Storyline, Same old type of leveling, Can't move during skill's casting time.
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  5. Nov 30, 2012
    8
    As a game, TERA is no doubt the best MMO out there. It's action based gameplay makes it unmatched in terms of fun (if you are skilled enough,As a game, TERA is no doubt the best MMO out there. It's action based gameplay makes it unmatched in terms of fun (if you are skilled enough, of course) and the political system makes guilds very active. Character creation and art direction are brilliant. Story is OK, but what really is the weak point of TERA is the management company. Europe's Gameforge are making the game sink lower and lower, while NA Enmasse are doing a little better. Sad! Expand
  6. May 7, 2012
    5
    Very pretty game and the combat is a nice change from traditional MMOs, but the questing is very generic and repetitive. Would've been niceVery pretty game and the combat is a nice change from traditional MMOs, but the questing is very generic and repetitive. Would've been nice for them to improve this area too, rather than just the combat. Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2014
    0
    So yea, my game crashed today at the last few minutes of a 2 hour long instance. I talked the gm's about this and all they told me was that ISo yea, my game crashed today at the last few minutes of a 2 hour long instance. I talked the gm's about this and all they told me was that I wasn't present during the last fight hence I will not be rewarded with **** and that my 2 hours of hard work is basically flushed down the toilet. They told me to trouble shoot the problem and I asked what would happen if I trouble shoot it for them. Then they started saying how I was abusing their live chat and cut me off the chat. I then relogged asking them why it's so hard to answer one simple question that requires one simple answer. They told me the exact same thing which in other words is telling me to **** off. So yea, if you don't want to risk getting dc'd due to their ****ty servers and not receive the rewards you deserve, don't play this game. Expand

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