• 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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  1. Apr 28, 2018
    10
    İnanılmaz bir oyun deneyimi yaşatıyor insana kendinizi kaptırıp gidiyorsunuz saatlerin geçtiğini farketmeden herkesin oynamasını tavsiyeİnanılmaz bir oyun deneyimi yaşatıyor insana kendinizi kaptırıp gidiyorsunuz saatlerin geçtiğini farketmeden herkesin oynamasını tavsiye ediyorum Expand
  2. Uxz
    Mar 7, 2016
    10
    Don't mind the low scores, the game is great. There is a huge influx of angry Elder Scrolls Online players who campaign to reduce the scoreDon't mind the low scores, the game is great. There is a huge influx of angry Elder Scrolls Online players who campaign to reduce the score here in thsi game. Expand
  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. Apr 29, 2016
    6
    Lot of expectaction for a game that only partialy meet them.
    The game has a lot of ideas (mostly coming from archeage) but poorly
    Lot of expectaction for a game that only partialy meet them.
    The game has a lot of ideas (mostly coming from archeage) but poorly implemented.
    You can see it as an opposition to Guild Wars 2. GW2 is quite a standard and "casual" mmo but it's really good on that. Black Desert has some good innovations but the implementations of these innovative things are quite far from perfection. (a bit too far i think).
    I give it a 6.
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  5. Apr 19, 2016
    4
    Took an almost immediate dislike to this game. Most of the bad stuff has already been said - total lack of guidance on how to do things or whyTook an almost immediate dislike to this game. Most of the bad stuff has already been said - total lack of guidance on how to do things or why you should/nt, no customisation ofr armor and bad voice acting.

    Combat is really good and that format should be the norm for mmos moving foward but the real problem...the total lack of story, the incredibly bad voice acting and translations and the really bad music throughout. It ruins the whole ambiance of the game.

    There might be a lot in it and a ton of depth - but if found myself saying "why should I care" - i dont care about this world at all or any of the characters in it. There is no lore, no history no story its just absolutely awful in terms of creating an atmosphere.

    If you enjoyed Wow or Swtor or any game with story/structure like that - this game is NOT for you.

    That said if you dont care about the things i mentioned and you love PVP and good combat then this would be
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  6. Jun 15, 2016
    2
    This game looks great in still frames. Looks OK in most Utube reviews. The game seems like it has a lot of depth. And after you make theThis game looks great in still frames. Looks OK in most Utube reviews. The game seems like it has a lot of depth. And after you make the purchase and download it you will find out what it's really about. A whole lot of nothing. The combat is weak, the quests are typical. Trying to figure out how to develop your work force or even how to go about the conversation mini-game takes way more effort than it should and don't expect any help from the community. I spent 10 minutes trying to get a simple answer to one of the games many convoluted features to no avail. In short, the game sucks and only rates a 3 because of the graphics (which aren't stellar). I'm sorry I wasted my money on it. Maybe you will be too. Expand
  7. May 24, 2021
    0
    Hi there,

    twitch sponsort me the game, so i had a bit time in it, found a friendly guild and liked all the first look stunning features.
    Hi there,

    twitch sponsort me the game, so i had a bit time in it, found a friendly guild and liked all the first look stunning features.
    But ... two weeks later now i retired and here is why:

    Look of:

    The game itself looks cool, it's a pleasure to look over the landscapes, the citys feeling crowded with all the NPC in it and textures and shaders are working good.
    Only thing on the look i would like to critic are the lightings wich are not working good. Real time lighting would be an great update.

    Character Design:

    Ok, all of you would installes the game just for the charakter design features, it's real cool and there is a great amount of classes in here.
    But for me personal i don't like the idea of genderlock. It's a big discussion out there, but for me personal the game is reduced on 9 classes out of 22.

    Mechanics:

    your first entry into the game will be a great one. It feels like an mmo, the UI could need a bit more love but the fights are great dynamic, i realy liked how the fights can be timed, moved etc. it makes fun.
    But ...

    Everything else:

    ... the interaction with other players is pvp, or near nothing. You can trade ... healhtpotions. That's it.
    Guild missions inGame i thought, cool idea, but when over one million silver payment, please let there be more than 10 members be online to get it payed. And we talk about payments over ONE MILLION Silver ... sounds a lot? In BDO it's near nothing ^^
    That's the next thing, there is no item progress ... without luck, or without money, and for both without grind.
    You can find a real poor amount of items wich are best for your character and after two weeks playing i had TET gear, wich is one step before "endgame"gear, but when you find let's say a kutum dagger, it's worth around 125.000.000 million silver. But you want it to be enhanced, get it in a higher tier and you can do it youself, or you can buy it from an price fixed market. The tiers are from 1-15 and after 15 MON-DI-TRI-TET-PEN. I had a TET version for around, take a seat, 2.000.000.000 silver. Don't think about PEN it's even higher priced and don't forget you can even try to enhace it by youself.
    ah ... but don't forget, it's just a chance and you'll even have to grind for this chance.

    Then one big, realy big anoying thing is the pearl shop, the inGame shop. There you can buy real great things like ... inventary SLOTS ... not full pages of item specific inventarys or something, nope 16 slots 15 Dollars plz!
    Or hey, we sell you a great buff for your character thats gives him less tax pay in the ingame market you can carry more loot and such things ... 15 Dollars for 30 days please!
    And so on.

    The greatest bash i got was when i tryied to craft an costumef or my character.
    Yes, you can buy costumes for 10 to over 30 dollars, but you can tailor ingame. so i thought.
    So i got eveything i needed for my wished self tailored costume aaaaand ... it is no costume, it is an armour without any needable stats. If you wish this to be a costume, please pay us 15 dollars for a coupon with that you can make a costume out of your self tailored armour ...

    Ok, Black Desert could have been potantial, but there are no dungeons, no real player interactions nothing special to do ingame, it's all just for making a real big amount of silver for just buying your PEN equipment or the enhance needed things, it's good looking but for me, there is so less to do that i real can not understand why i should play this for any longer.
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