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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
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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: 81 out of 333
  1. May 16, 2012
    10
    Great game. I've been playing non-stop since beta and I am surprised that I am not bored yet. The combat system is really great. I love beingGreat game. I've been playing non-stop since beta and I am surprised that I am not bored yet. The combat system is really great. I love being able to solo something that SHOULD kill me in one hit... if it catches me! Never played an MMORPG where I get to consider that.

    Blocking... is amazing fun. Gotta parry those arrow and smash those little archers!
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  2. May 2, 2012
    10
    The quest system is nothing new, but Honestly, it doesnt matter. The combat is so much fun, I want more grindy quests, just so I have a reasonThe quest system is nothing new, but Honestly, it doesnt matter. The combat is so much fun, I want more grindy quests, just so I have a reason to go fight things Expand
  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. Sep 18, 2013
    8
    I enjoyed Tera for the combat. The problem with it is it's a mass of constant mobs. It gets dull quickly (which is a shame). If the gameI enjoyed Tera for the combat. The problem with it is it's a mass of constant mobs. It gets dull quickly (which is a shame). If the game was as much fun as the combat, I'd still be playing it. I do wish Tera well but there are some big guns to beat if it wants to stay in the running. Expand
  5. May 20, 2012
    7
    Let's get this out of the way, Tera Online breaks some new ground and delivers what 'gamers' want...well a certain demographic anyways. TheLet's get this out of the way, Tera Online breaks some new ground and delivers what 'gamers' want...well a certain demographic anyways. The Real Action combat is quite fun and makes every encounter not so repetitive. The Boss fights are refreshing just because you need to be on your toes throughout the encounter. Unfortunately, bad ping rates will murder your enjoyment for what amounts to a twitchfest.

    Other than that, Tera Online is MoTs. More of the same monsters, more of the same 'let's copy world of warcraft'. The Leveling is poorly balanced, since you tend to out level the zones very very fast. Aside from the MoTs (More of the Same) gameplay, what Tera does deliver is an over abundance of boobage and panty shots.

    No other game ever made has more stripper wear than Tera Online. Fantasy chainmail of women is well known for it's lack of ... 'protection'. More Chain than mail, if you get what I mean...>nudge< >nudge< >wink< >wink<

    On the other hand, the inclusion of the Elin race is already attracting unwanted attention, not only from gamers but from the most detestable segment of society, Pedophiles. In fact, i'd bet if the FBI would catch more Pedophiles in Tera Online than all their previous sting operations combined.
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  6. Apr 29, 2013
    5
    Combat is excellent and is the defining feature of this game, the F2P is also great and doesn't nickle and dime you, but the questing willCombat is excellent and is the defining feature of this game, the F2P is also great and doesn't nickle and dime you, but the questing will simply bore you to death. 95% of the quests consist of "kill x" with maybe 4.5% of the remainder "collect x" quests. Got bored of it pretty quickly after getting an archer to 28. However, the game does offer a challenge via dungeons and BAMs (Big A$$ Monsters) so for the price of 0, it is worth a try. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2015
    0
    I don't recommend playing this game because the graphic is pretty much horrible and the environment is at its worst. Also, its free to playI don't recommend playing this game because the graphic is pretty much horrible and the environment is at its worst. Also, its free to play but pay to win and look good. EMP price is expensive and there's barely good dungeons to do. The pvp gets very boring. If you guys decided to play this game and celestial hills server, do not join Bootylicious guild. Far most horrible guild in all of my 10 years of mmo. Enhancements in this game is ridiculously stupid. Expand

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