Black Desert Online
Release Date: March 4 2019
ESRB Rating: NR
Developer: Pearl Abyss
Official Website: https://www.blackdesertonline.com/
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Modes: Massive Multiplayer Online RPG
Description: “The Beginning of a Journey/Jordine and the Secret Guards”
“Goma Naru is central city of Trading. Back when ships from Valencia would anchor in Naru, children would greet the merchants and fireworks would light the skies. Goma Naru was a thriving city of sailors and merchants and mercenaries. Little did they know what had just arrived into the harbor.
Could any of these people know about the Elision Stone? It is the mythical stone of the ancient civilization, which had long been hidden due to the dark power, but uncovered by a cult and brought to Goma Naru by ship.
A mysterious black shadowy smoke rose up over the horizon and headed straight for that merchants ship. The Elision Stone exploded in a cataclysmic event, destroying all of the city and everyone in it, wiping it from the face of the world.
In the end there was no one left and that day was long forgotten.”
1: A very extensive player system. Crafting, gathering, Hunting. There is always something to do.
2: Every character brings a new angle to the fight – leaving room for the game to be played in different ways on each playthrough.
3. “An open world to explore” – which means very few loading screens. This leads to very little downtime while waiting to load and continue your adventures.
4. Graphics are amazing and very appealing. Makes you want to go and explore, and see what the world truly has to offer.
6.The market system is so immense that there’s always something for everybody at cheap prices.
1. It’s another sandbox MMO. Not as point-and-click as most – but it’s still there.
2. The learning curve is drastic when trying to figure things out as a new player.
3. Monsters no longer drop silver when grinding making it harder to maintain a steady money flow. However, aggressive mobs will drop bars.
4. There is a lack of PVE content for players, leaving those that love a story line in the dark.
5. There are no dungeon crawls – making money and grinding the only way to get better gear.
Overall, I have enjoyed Black Desert online. The immense and colorful world has made it nearly impossible to put my controller down. I’m still “learning as I go” but the community is actually very helpful when you ask questions.