• Publisher: GameOn
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2016
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  • Summary: Black Desert is a large scale of sandbox oriented MMORPG that provides you a variety of unique experiences with spectacular action and battle, strategy-based castle siege, sophisticated simulation contents such as trade, NPC-hiring and real estate management.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Apr 6, 2016
    90
    A beautiful and entertaining new take on the classic MMO, with a strong player driven content path. I welcome that.
  2. Mar 15, 2016
    85
    The biggest issue for me is how dense the complexity makes the game. Crafting, particularly cooking, requires a lot of experimentation or wiki-diving, and finding out the game’s systems isn’t always represented, even in the quests. There are always quests that give you reasons to gather or play the many mini-games—moving a wheel-barrow requires you keep a cursor in between two points, and the fishing system is actually rather fun.
  3. With it's massive and unique open world, Black Desert Online is inviting you to a great adventure.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    Nov 9, 2016
    73
    Black Desert Online had potential to be ground breaking, but suffers from a monotous PVE grind and some questionable practices regarding its cash shop. [Oct 2016]
  5. Apr 11, 2016
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Apr 2, 2016
    70
    Black Desert Online is a beautiful game marred by inept tutorials and an impenetrable story.
  7. Mar 18, 2016
    50
    Black Desert Online wants to be distinct from other MMORPGs, but it isn't different enough in the ways which really matter. The game's few innovations aren't enough to make up for its myriad shortcomings, making it come across as just another MMORPG.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 96 out of 248
  1. Apr 3, 2016
    10
    this is the best mmorpg ive ever played, and ive played em all, the only one that comes near black desert online is the lord of the ringsthis is the best mmorpg ive ever played, and ive played em all, the only one that comes near black desert online is the lord of the rings online, the rest is crap or almost all of the rest Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2016
    10
    I see a lot of 0 which makes the score go down by a lot, and that's not a 5 game at all. So, i will vote an 8 because i do get upset with aI see a lot of 0 which makes the score go down by a lot, and that's not a 5 game at all. So, i will vote an 8 because i do get upset with a few things, but this doesn't mean I'm not enjoying the game. The game is awesome, there are tons of things to do that you will just get lost, the combat system is awesome, there is a lot of grinding and the feeling that you get from achieving hard things to do like building a **** boat is incredible.
    But, yes, it has cons.
    The lack of in-game costumisation of your outfit it's a big meh, and it's important on a mmo to have that without having to spend money on shop when you already had to pay for the game, i really hope they start changing this things, but we'll see
    The buffs you get from things you can only get from shop (example: pets) it's another hit, they are not reeally enough to say its p2w, but if it goes that way it will end being it, and that will ruin it all. They have to make this things just p2f so you can get pets in game but at cost of time, i would be OK with that.

    Tweaking this things and adding more PvE content would just be perfect for this impressive mmo, hope they don't ruin it.
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  3. Mar 3, 2016
    10
    Not for people who like to give up, Who dont enjoy spending 100 hours perfecting your play to the utmost and making a name for yourself in aNot for people who like to give up, Who dont enjoy spending 100 hours perfecting your play to the utmost and making a name for yourself in a game that has no limit. You will never forget the days u see your first ents walking through the forest. Or the first time u hammer on a cyclops in a far of forest. The first time u succeed in building a fishing boat and go on the hunt for whales or just see the sun rise above the islands. Cant praise this game enough but its not for people who dont like the grind. This is for people who like to work for their stuff and wait for that feeling when u finnally get that +15 upgrade on your weapon. Expand
  4. Gu5
    Aug 1, 2016
    8
    After 3 months of inactivity and actively returning into the game (with more content opened - Valencia) I have to say that downsides for meAfter 3 months of inactivity and actively returning into the game (with more content opened - Valencia) I have to say that downsides for me are "MMO Asian Style RNG" and "Impact of Equipment"...
    I mean skill still plays a big role in means, but i guess over time i became highly critical against games with lots of Grinding and Equipment gap...

    If there was a game like BDO, that would be almost only skill-based - i'd call it the best game out there...

    BDO is not perfect, but still it is enjoyable.
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  5. Mar 9, 2016
    4
    Pros:
    - great graphics
    - great character creator - sandbox Cons: - boring (go to place B from place A and kill everyone, do the same from
    Pros:
    - great graphics
    - great character creator
    - sandbox
    Cons:
    - boring (go to place B from place A and kill everyone, do the same from B to C etc).
    - no equipment system (you will look the same from lvl 1 to lvl 50, or you can pay 30 euro for some epic outfit)
    - hud
    - no tutorials
    - combat system has too many keyboard shortcuts, so you can be pro player if you will just hit keyboard with your head.

    So:
    Wait for f2p or for equipment system patch, and this will be quite better (like 6/10).
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  6. Mar 7, 2016
    2
    I was really looking forward to this game, but I have to say I am disappointed. Character creation is quite nice and very detailed - butI was really looking forward to this game, but I have to say I am disappointed. Character creation is quite nice and very detailed - but gender locked classes was a bit annoying. However, that was the best bit - it is really all downhill from there. The game itself is a mess. Confusing and cluttered UI, glitchy graphics, lag, lighting effects where you can't see what the hell is going on half the time. Combat looks quite good but is way too easy. Maybe this changes at higher levels, but even the first boss fight with the Giant Imp required no thought, planning or skill. Quests are boring and unimaginative and text and voice acting is truly awful. Steer well clear - this will be F2P soon. Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2018
    0
    World of Grind.
    Однообразная помоечка про гринд и донат(pay to win only).

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