En Masse Entertainment has released some fresh demo screen shots supporting the newly unveiled area known as the Cultist’s Refuge from the upcoming action MMORPG TERA at PAX Prime 2010. If you attended PAX this year, you had the chance to experience battles against new bosses and creatures in the demo, offering a previously unseen level of depth, including the first-ever appearance of mysterious underworld enemies and exploration of the role of environmental objects in combat. According to En Masse:
TERA is an innovative Action MMO where you’ll master your destiny in an evolving world using a pioneering, Action/Adventure-style combat system. In the world of TERA, individual player actions can change the balance of power. Teamwork matters more than race or class, as players form a common federation to stave off obliteration from marauding monsters and evil gods.
TERA seamlessly integrates elements such as questing, PvP combat, and crafting into its all action, no faction approach, giving players the MMO features they love in an innovative new context.
TERA combines the depth and flexibility of online PC games with the rich graphics, animation, and immediacy of console action games. Factors such as player position, timing, and aim determine success in combat, creating an experience beyond the limitations of traditional point-and-click-style MMO games. Keyboard and mouse or PC-compatible console controllers put your character right in the action.
Players of the six races that make up the Valkyon Federation participate in a common struggle against rampaging monsters, insidious demons, and the horrors of a world torn apart by the gods. Players help dictate the flow of the economy, and personally influence the political system and community environment.
For more information on TERA, please visit www.tera-online.com.
Even though I myself am not really into MMORPGs, this game looked pretty fun from the trailer… until it got to the ridiculously clad female characters. When are we going to get female fantasy PCs that dress battle-appropriate, game developers?