The well-known PC game Tera will finally be making its way over to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Tera will be available as a free to play download on these consoles April 3rd, bringing new dungeons, battlegrounds, and classes.
With a 9/10 rating on Steam, and backed by its many positive reviews, Tera‘s release to consoles would seem more exciting. However, since the announcement of the game’s release, the developers have taken some pretty nasty complaints from its community. Where the game tried to offer players an opportunity to get a head start, Tera follower’s responses indicate they did not see it that way. As compelling as the package has been advertised to be, it doesn’t seem to be too popular among the players of the game.
Many of the dedicated players find Tera’s ‘Founders Pack’s’ not to be worth its price for what it gives in return, and makes the game seem like it’s on its way to being a play-to-win. One follower immediately labels the game as a “‘Pay to win’ for real”. This pack is said to contain, as stated by the Tera store website, “an exclusive mount, a pet with a portable bank to carry your items around, a stack of ten strongbox keys, and 1,000 EMP to spend in the in-game TERA Store. This bundle also contains an exclusive ‘Founder’ title.” On top of these exclusive items, players who obtain the pack can gain early access to the game by paying the lowest price of $30. And judging by the twitter feedback, players of the game are not happy about that. Not even if it gives them access to the game 7 days before it releases. “Yeah…$30 for the basic? Nah”, tweets one Tera follower. “Yeah that’s how I feel. $15 maybe but $30 for a week early and basic items. I’ll pass and wait for free”, says another in response. Although, that did seem to be the game’s only major set-back.
Now getting into the good stuff: what separates Tera on PC from Tera on console? When it comes to the combat, basic attacks and combos should be a smooth transition from keyboard to controller. Since the game originally “drew inspiration from console action games”. This also includes a “new lock-on system”, where the enemy target will remain at the center of the screen as the player battles against it. Additionally, a new radial menu has been implemented for easy skill assignment. The game developers also did not forget to include an “in-game guild system”. Tera will also have both PVP and PVE servers available. However, you must be level 65 to play PVP.
The game has already ran through its open beta for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, which is now closed, and it was “a smashing success” as stated by En Masse. Aside from the dungeon bugs that Xbox One players had to encounter, Tera appears to show promise of now being a part of the console community.