Tuesday, May 29, 2012

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: A screenshot from the game I'm playing right now.

This would've been Diablo 3 - but since my account has been hacked through double authentication more than once a week since the game has come out, I'm more or less boycotting Blizzard products forever.  I highly suggest you do the same if you value your personal information.  They are completely incapable of securing an account.

Anyway, this shot is from TERA, and features my character - a Popori Mystic, riding his war horse (which you get for free rather early on.)

You can see a few other characters around, as well as some NPC's.

Thus far, I'm having a lot of fun with the game.  And while its over all design is undeniably a near ripoff of World of Warcraft, the similarities stop when combat starts.

It's still a cooldown based, ability combat system.  But its completely absent of targeting.  One thing that you don't see in this shot is the little targeting circle.  Abilities need to be aimed, missing a fast moving target, or a good player using evade skills, is common.  It really adds another level of depth and skill to the game - which is probably why the PVP servers are the most popular, by far.