Genre(s): Massively Multiplayer,
RPG (Role Playing)/MMORPG
Metacritic Rating: 77 (out of 100)
3rd Party Rating: Gamespot: 7.5 (out of 10)
Tera is a Free-to-Play massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It has typical MMORPG features such as questing, crafting, and player versus player action. The game’s combat uses a real-time battle system that incorporates third-person camera view. The player targets an enemy with a cross-hair cursor rather than clicking or tabbing an individual opponent (which is called the “Non-Target battle system” by the developer). The Players need to actively dodge enemy attacks. A keyboard and mouse or a control pad can be used to control the character.
Characters may be one of seven races. Each race has a set of unique “racial skills” that gives them minor advantages. Races also have their own unique animations for many class-specific skills. Tera also has 12 classes (as of August, 2016), each with their own unique abilities and attributes.
Tera elevates the fight beyond whack-a-mole monotony with improved 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.
In February 2013, Tera in North America and Europe transitioned to “Tera Rising”, which changed the subscription model to a “freemium” design (free play plus purchasable premium status and customization options). The developer has promised no time, level, or content restrictions for free players after this update.
Publisher: En Masse Entertainment, Gameforge, NHN Corporation via Hangame, NHN Japan Corporation via Hangame Japan
Developer: Bluehole, Inc.
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Players: Massively multiplayer online
ERSB: M for “Mature”
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