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  • Summary: Black Desert is an expansive MMORPG sprawling across vast and various regions. Jump into fast-paced action combat, hunt monsters and huge bosses, fight with friends in seige warfare, or fish, trade and craft your way to riches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 75
    Black Desert does a lot right but a lot of it is hard to experience with little to no tutorial and technical issues that never really let up. It's clear that the current generation of console just isn't quite up to handling a game of this magnitude, but even so Black Desert provides an epic and frequently beautiful MMORPG experience.
  2. Aug 27, 2019
    60
    Black Desert is rougher than a badger's behind, and the simple combat won't blow anyone's skirt up, but the game does have upsides. The world is fleshed out and fun to explore, the side activities are more amusing than the campaign, and the character creation is superb. This is the sort of game that will undoubtedly appeal to a small subset of people who are more than happy to accept the uglier technical issues as the admission price to a well realised world full of things to do.
  3. Aug 29, 2019
    60
    Ultimately, Black Desert on PS4 is very user-friendly, and looks fantastic when running at a premium performance level. But while Black Desert’s aesthetic prowess and customizable sandbox experience is an achievement in the world of MMOs, it’s not a game that offers enough enticement in the minute-to-minute gameplay — or even in the grander, month-to-month scope of things — to leave me thirsty for more.
  4. 60
    There are neat bits and pieces here, but it all feels messy and undercooked.
  5. Nov 18, 2019
    50
    Black Desert successfully ticks all the requisite boxes expected from an MMORPG, but it doesn't really push the envelope forward in any meaningful way. While there are a number of jarring performance issues that tarnish the overall experience, it can still deliver an enjoyable, if slightly hollow, time-filler when consumed in small doses. However Pearl Abyss has failed to sidestep the common concerns that tend to plague the genre as a whole. It just feels like a lot of needless, repetitive busy time, designed to prolong user engagement and drive micro-transactions which ultimately, leads to an unavoidable feeling of ennui.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 17 out of 26
  1. Nov 30, 2019
    10
    Black Desert for ps4 is a great mmo. For about 2 years I have been waiting for the perfect console mmorpg and finally was pulled in by blackBlack Desert for ps4 is a great mmo. For about 2 years I have been waiting for the perfect console mmorpg and finally was pulled in by black desert. Its hack and slash fighting makes it easy to level up. Although the controls are a bit tough to get used to because it's not like a traditional mmo it really sucks you in once you get the hang of it. You can do a lot more than what I've seen in other games as far as farming and objectives you can set your self instead of just grinding quests. Farming supplies and being a "merchant" with a cart is actually something which makes the game more immersive. It's not necessarily "pay to win" as most of the micro transactions just make it more convenient to progress a little faster and most the stuff you have to pay for is really just cosmetic. I used to play WoW for about 10 years but as I have gotten older my body couldnt take long gaming sessions sitting at a desk playing in 1 position for much longer. Then came along Elder Scrolls Online for console and I was immersed in that from the time it came out to about a year ago so roughly about 3 years of heavy daily playing. As with any mmo the "grind" felt more more like an obligation because I repaying a monthly subscription and finding good gear became really boring after you could easily customize any gear you had to look a certain way. Expand
  2. Aug 23, 2019
    9
    Powerful action, cool graphics, and PearlAbyss have captured online game service know-how in console games over the years.
  3. Sep 8, 2019
    8
    Gran MMO de grindeo coreano con uno de los mejores sistemas de combate del género, por no decir el mejor. De compra única (para propietarios,Gran MMO de grindeo coreano con uno de los mejores sistemas de combate del género, por no decir el mejor. De compra única (para propietarios, no de alquiler), sin cuotas y traducido al castellano como no suele ser norma con el género. En su contra, le falta pulido en rendimiento general sobretodo, aunque se medio mantiene; framedrop en consolas FAT y delay en carga de texturas son sus peores puntos. Ya se sabe que estos coreanos se toman su tiempo y no son muy buenos optimizando. Aún así, es buen material si te gusta el género y las propuestas centradas en el combate con el mismo. Expand
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    2
    I really want to like this game, and i keep trying it every few months or so. The classes look great, the graphics are very nice and there isI really want to like this game, and i keep trying it every few months or so. The classes look great, the graphics are very nice and there is heaps to do... maybe to much to do..
    The menu system is so confusing and difficult to navigate, The combat is kinda fun but controls are quite awkward, trying to remember all the skill combos is to difficult and time consuming and with the game being quite laggy so half the combos dont work, very unreliable. Its like a beat em up combat game put into a laggy mmo. Sounds fine, but just doesn't work well in this setting. I find myself just button mashing, hoping for the besr

    You need to dedicate a min of 10 hours a day just to memorise the button combinations .

    Its quite the shame.. it could be great, but the combat and awful menu and way to many currencies let the game down.. oh and not to mention the massive PTW stuff.. eep!


    It is all just a little to frustation.
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  5. Aug 22, 2019
    1
    Beautiful graphics, interesting combat... but otherwise, an absolute buggy mess. NPC's glitch out and are stuck in the walls, they pathBeautiful graphics, interesting combat... but otherwise, an absolute buggy mess. NPC's glitch out and are stuck in the walls, they path through walls. The grammar is awful and typos abound. I understand the game was not initially released in English, but at least run it against a spellchecker! I truly do not understand how a company could make such a beautiful game, graphics wise, and then utterly ruin it with bugs and glitches. This is the only PS4 game I ever actually requested a refund for because it was so disappointing. I've played a lot of MMORPGs over the years... this takes the cake as the most unpolished. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2022
    1
    1 because the character customization is miles ahead of many games but please stay away from this game it's really really really bad be1 because the character customization is miles ahead of many games but please stay away from this game it's really really really bad be prepared to have no clue what to do as soon as you start the game you're screen is covered in ui pop up bars like 20 different ones it physically hurts to look at it and the graphics wow let me just say this game has been around for 8 years and it still looks absolutely horrible Conan exiles looks better so that should tell you something but hey if you like headaches Grindy repetitive gameplay and never learning the story or gameplay because you have no idea what to do then buy this game you will love it Expand
  7. May 28, 2020
    0
    Fishing trophy - so god dam stupid. Trophy grind fest not fun. Utterly boring trash game disappointed i wasted money on it. Lags like hell.Fishing trophy - so god dam stupid. Trophy grind fest not fun. Utterly boring trash game disappointed i wasted money on it. Lags like hell.

    The horse training is even stupider and even more trash than fishing. Avoid if your a trophy hunter.
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