Black Desert Online
Top Critic Average
Black Desert on Xbox One delivers the full experience of the MMORPG in a streamlined way that works.
It's cool to be the hero you were meant to become in a pretty world, but Black Desert is lacking in the meat of other classic MMOs and requires a hefty grind.
Black Desert Online is highly addictive and layered but it does not offer much in originality.
Black Desert Online is a solid MMORPG choice, especially for the price. The skill based attacks opens up the game for some beautiful fights and needed challenge.
Black Desert is a game that after 3 years is more alive than ever, with new game modes, and a renewed technical aspect that will please both new and veterans.
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Although elements of the game can become repetitive or frustrating, Black Desert Online does provide a staggering amount of content and is well worth considering if you're looking to try out a new MMORPG.
These console versions – at least the PS4 Pro Enhanced version I’ve been reviewing – have been heavily struggling under its mighty weight, and perhaps needed a little more optimisation before it launched out in the world of the sofa dwelling controller types.
There is a lot to enjoy, but also an equal amount to dislike which is a shame for such a beautiful title.
Black Desert Online has some aspects that make it better than your average MMO, but could still use work.
Despite my reservations, I can't wait to jump back into Black Desert Online. Its tight combat, numerous tradecrafts, and extensive setting have left me hooked. If you're craving something new over the well-traveled roads of many other MMOs, you owe it to yourself to give Black Desert a deeper look. But if dungeons, raids, and the treadmill of increasingly impressive loot are what you're looking for, then you'll have to look elsewhere.