Since it's first release in Korea it already has many fans, due to it's awesome graphics and features. For the breathtaking graphics, TERA uses the Unreal Engine 3.
The game itself can be compared with many other famous MMORPGs, like Lineage 2, World of Warcraft and Aion.
But the probably most important feature of the game is the interactive battle system.
Players can use their mouse to create own attack combinations and the keyboard for moving (W,A,S,D) and using skills.
The game can also be played with a compatible controller.
TERA also has an open and free world to explore (Feature known from World of Warcraft or Lineage 2) and a completely new political system.
With development expenses of more than 32 million €, TERA is the second most expensive MMORPG created so far.
In TERA you can chose between 7 races and 8 classes.
This MMORPG will be new in the western market, and probably become more favored than older MMORPGs like World of Warcraft.
The monthly costs to play the game are not yet finalized.
Announced Release Dates:
25 January 2011 in Korea
29 Juli 2011 in Japan
3 May 2012 in Europe
1 May 2012 in North America
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