Earlier this month, a hentai game blew up. It wasn't the sex, though: people were talking about the game because of the incredibly detailed character creator. It's not the first time a game has exploded largely due to a character creator.
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And I thought Blade & Soul was fast with the updates. Massively multiplayer role-playing game Black Desert Online officially launched in the West on March 3. Its first expansion arrives tomorrow.
Black Desert Online launched in North America and Europe this week, giving many players their first taste of that character creator everyone's been raving about. This is what happens in the 30 minutes following character creations' end.
The official Western launch for the Korean PC MMORPG with the magical character creator of magic and creation is two days away, but we've got a little head start in Black Desert Online.
After an hour straight of exploration in pure, uninterrupted solitude, I put down the controller and asked myself, "What on earth am I doing with my time?" I'd started a new save of Elite: Dangerous with the Horizons expansion that recently shipped. It predominately added the ability to "journey seamlessly from space to explore the surfaces of accurately simulated 1:1 scale planets and moons" throughout Frontier's virtual recreation of the Milky Way.
I was exploring Baker's Prospect, the moon base that functions as the default spawning location in Horizons. A mission on the station claimed that a pilot had crashed on the rocky wastes, and had only a few hours left to live. But I'd been driving around in my SRV, zooming my scanner in and out, searching for an asphyxiating NPC. After a full hour, I discovered nothing. No pilot, no rocks to mine, no extra bases, nothing. Just the cold, soulless solitude that Elite: Dangerous has to offer.
This is the problem.
Black Desert Online, the Korean MMO that has the best character creation system of all time, is about to enter open beta. So we get a new trailer, taunting us with how this game looks. Excellent.