Black Desert Online released, launch trailer sets the stage for the latest big MMORPG | PCGamesN

Black Desert Online released, launch trailer sets the stage for the latest big MMORPG

Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online released to the eager crowd of MMO-purchasers yesterday, giving all who wanted it access to the game with its buy-once model. Developers Daum have released a launch trailer to celebrate and, unlike BDO's previous efforts to entice us all, it's actually rad as hell.

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Before now, Black Desert Online had seemed a little focused on its middling voice acting and forgettable plot. This is more action-oriented and far better for it:

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Of course, it's an MMO trailer so exactly how much of this you will be doing - and after how many days of in-game time - is up for debate, but it's still cool. I want to actually investigate these things now, rather than being bored by them, and it looks beautiful to boot. Also: massive dragon. Always a bonus.

If you want to know more about the game, Fraser took a look at it during one of the Black Desert Online beta phases. He avoided the combat, instead exploring its massive money-making crafting systems, and found it quite enthrailling.

Meanwhile the launch seems to have gone quite well, especially for an MMO, with the main worry of the community being the cash-shop and avoiding it becoming a pay-to-play game with pay-to-win elements. For the unaware, getting into Black Desert Online is a matter of a normal-priced box, no subscription. However, like most other games of similar scale using this system, it also has a cosmetic cash shop for character outfits and the like. The worry is that this will eventually evolve to letting you buy in-game currency or other tangible advantages.

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Belimawr Avatar
2 Years ago

when any MMO releases people need to stop using the term "big" as it only leads to people crying it will kill game X, then a few months later they are complaining because it doesn't live up to their massive expectations.

really the headline should just be that another MMO has released, as they come out quite often and for the most part they are just a slight variant on the WoW (everquest) style that people are burnt out on so they get sick of fast.

thefritz Avatar
2 Years ago

any review coming up?Cause you guys should REALLY review this game, as someone who's played a LOT of mmo's for the past years, this game brings def something new to the table and is probably the best one i've played since the time of wow and lineage