Tree Of Saviour Is Lucky It's Pretty

Recently launched in Founder's Access, Tree of Saviour is an anime style massively multiplayer action role-playing game whose video capture hot key is the same as Steam's screenshot key. The accidental video that resulted was too lovely to trash. Tree of Saviour's visual flair grabbed me while I was flipping through upcoming Steam releases a few weeks back. Flipping through screenshots it certainly looked like my sort of game. The hand-drawn visuals really drew me in, so I picked up one of the Founder's Packs ($US9.99 [$13] - $US49.99 [$65]) to secure a month of early access starting March 29.

Tree Of Saviour Is Lucky It's Pretty


Come March 29 I launched the game, puzzled for a few minutes over how to select a server — there's a mouse cursor but you have to use the keyboard — and prepared for hours of adventure. Only the first in-game option, choosing a surname that all of your characters in the game would share, would not work. I couldn't get the keyboard to enter text. I restarted, trying tweaking settings, but nothing would work.

So I gave up, until I saw it pop up in my Steam game list again today.

Tree Of Saviour Is Lucky It's Pretty


Fine. One more try. Searching through the forums I discovered my problem was I had a controller plugged into my computer, which made the game hate me. I unplugged it, and suddenly everything was OK. Discovering an incredibly simple solution to a frustrating problem was annoying, but soon all was forgiven, mostly.

Tree Of Saviour Is Lucky It's Pretty

Character creation.

In moments I was exactly where I wanted to be: behind the wheel of an anime-looking character shooting arrows at onions and leaf bugs. I took a screenshot.

And also I took 11 minutes of video. I know there's a recording counter in the top left, but I had no idea how I turned it on, let alone how to turn it off. I tried just about every button except for the key I knew would take a screenshot, because having that key start a video recording would be silly.

Tree of Saviour is silly.

On the bright side, it's 11 very pretty minutes, and more than enough of a look at the game to help someone determine if it's the sort of free-to-play thing they'd like to try once Founder's Access is over on April 28.


    To be fair its the kind of game old Ragnarok Online fans will love, I personally like these type of games, but the depth of character customisation is way larger (in terms of classes)
    Obviously server woes are a thing, happens every beta and launch, but the Devs listen to its players, EU managed to get themselves a EU server and now SEA are getting their own server, they also changed the entire pre-order packages by putting it to a vote for the players to decide what was fair amount of time/rewards etc.

    While its not for everyone I am excited this is finally coming out.

      oRO vets unite!

      Some of the devs that worked on this worked on the original Ragnarok Online, so its not surprising it has a similar appeal.

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