Enter the wondrous world of La Tale, the most friendly MMORPG! With over 40 unique classes, pet-raising, and endless customization, begin your tale now.
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Mixed (30 reviews) - 66% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (1,398 reviews) - 62% of the 1,398 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2008

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July 27

Patch Notes - July 27, 2016

Gamble Updates

Infinite Chest
Added:
- Hand of Midas (30 Days) Title Guidebook
- Rockstar's Rockin' Set Coupon

Removed:
- Agasura's Nightmare Gem
- Holy Order Set Coupon
Rates of obtaining the following top prizes have been increased significantly:
- Bork Coupon
- Shining Hero 4th Gem Box
- Quest Reward +100 (30 Days) Guidebook
- Emperor's Card (30 Days) Coupon
- Prime EXP Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook
- Prime Item Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook
- Prime Ely Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook


Infinite Box
Added:
- Wisp Coupon
- Monsieur Skull Coupon

Removed:
- Little Panda Coupon
- Patchwork Bunny Coupon
Lv. 1 Boosters have been replaced with Lv. 2 Boosters:
- Critical Damage Booster Lv. 2 (7 Days)
- Critical Rate Booster Lv. 2 (7 Days)
- Minimum Damage Booster Lv. 2 (7 Days)
- Maximum Damage Booster Lv. 2 (7 Days)

Rates of obtaining the following prizes have been increased significantly:
- Superior EXP Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook
- Superior Item Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook
- Superior Ely Artifact (7 Days) Guidebook
- EXP Nostrum
- Item Nostrum
- Ely Nostrum


La Deck
[1st Place]
Added:
- Marina Coupon
- Petite Degos Coupon
- Lulu Coupon
- Griffin Coupon
- Angry Tank Coupon

Removed:
- Stone Golem Coupon
- Direwolf Coupon
- Milky Way Coupon
- Flying Carpet Coupon
- Hoppity Coupon
[7th Place]
Quantity of Greater Super Enchantment Puzzle Coupon has been doubled from 1 to 2.

For a complete list of gamble box items, please refer to our Forum Thread.

Fashion Shop Updates

- Gold Piglet and Fat Panda have been added to the Fashion Shop!
(You can find this item under Pet -> Pet pg.1 or Recommended pg.2)
- Yambi's Astro price has been reduced (165A -> 110A).
- Item Seal Lock will be on 30% sale until the next scheduled maintenance!
(You can find this item under Utility -> Utility pg. 3 or Set -> Utility pg.3)

Bug Fixes

- Storm Watcher, Infinite Brawler, Velfa Challenger, Silver Claw, and Starkeeper Descendant reputation points not being obtained after defeating specific monsters has been corrected.
- Some La Deck boards not distributing the intended quantity of prizes has been corrected.
- Option menu texts have been reworked.
- Free Skill Reset event period has ended.
- Note: Legend Ranking event will end at midnight on July 27, 2016. You will not be able to add ranking points after midnight, and will be able to claim your prize once the final ranking has been calculated at ~4:30 AM PST.

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July 27

Maintenance Notice - July 27, 2016 - Completed

Hello Heroes,

Maintenance on July 27th, 2016 at 11:00 AM OGP is now complete.

This maintenance included minor bug fixes and Infinite Chest updates.

For more information, please refer to our Patch Notes.

Thank you for your continued support.

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About This Game

Welcome to the world of La Tale! Be part of an exciting story that unfolds all around you, while choosing your own unique path!

La Tale is a free-to-play, massive multi-player, online role-playing game (MMORPG), with classic 2D side-scrolling action. The game features over 40 character classes, each with unique skills and weapons. There are near-endless character customization options, pets, crafting, guilds, and much more!

Journey across strange and beautiful lands, full of mystery, sorcery, swords, science, art, music, and much more. Uncover the tale of Iris Livier, and begin your tale now!

Key Features

  • Choose from over 40 classes
  • Unlock a wide range of skills to develop your playstyle
  • Battle huge bosses either solo or with others
  • Explore two giant worlds with secret areas
  • Customize your character's appearance with near-endless options
  • Raise pets with unique skills
  • Level up to Lv.200 while choosing your stat & skill progression
  • Join a guild & work together to increase bonuses
  • Battle other players in PvP & raise your ranking
  • Craft unique equipment, accessories, and more
  • Open you own shop to sell to other players
  • Use a controller or keyboard & mouse
  • Participate in fun events & win great prizes
  • Updated regularly (usually two updates per month!)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce4 MX, ATI RADEON 9000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX
    • Additional Notes: Not compatible with Voodoo graphics cards
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7 Series, ATI RADEON HD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX
    • Additional Notes: Not compatible with Voodoo graphics cards
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Milena
( 175.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
No. Just no. This game does have cute artwork and frilly effects, but the whole experience after you exit the "OMGASH Maple Story Reloaded" state can be defined by one word: grind. Endless, mindless grind, with little scenery change. You might find it enjoyable for a couple of days, as i did, maybe weeks, but in the end, the grind is going to take its toll on you. Being a 2D mmo with platformer elements, the grinding experience is not as thrilling as in your regular mmo.
The game itself is not yet truly dead, but not very alive either, not in the way a mmo is supposed to be. The global chat restriction is only making this worse, since the player feels alone and accompanied only by the money selling bots cluttering the chat.
All in all, it can be a nice experience for a short while, but i wouldn`t recommend investing in it too much time, nor expecting too much.
The positive reviews i saw so far are partially true, i can`t deny that, but they all apply to an informed, semi-experienced player, that already has a few characters max level (i stopped to only one lvl 200 char) and only adress the specific good points of the game, without referring to the bad ones or seeing the game as a whole, from the new player`s point of view.
Oh, fair warning, there is 0 support for Steam customers. Literally 0. You can`t log in on their website with the account you made through Steam, you have to make a new one, and on the Steam forums the GMs answer every once in a blue moon, and that if you are lucky ;). Which means if you plan on making any purchase in-game, think again. And then again. Till you change your mind and not feel the urge to make the said purchase anymore. This was the end of the line for me and the main reason i can`t and won`t in good faith recommend this game to any Steam user.
Nice promising game for a certain niche, poorly developed and supported sadly.
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Yat-hoe
( 67.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game is literally my childhood but don't worry I won't be biased ;). I have about 800 hours on this game really. This game has a lot of content and there's always something to do in this game. You can go and level up and along the way collect certain items and monster cards to codex in exchange for extra stats and more. You can farm reputation points in later levels for stats and a lot of items as well. This game has an active but small community and best of all it's a really friendly community, I met a lot of friends that I'll never forget because of this game. There's also a lot of classes to choose from and a lot of ways to play the game. You can be those cool ♥♥♥ guys that are perma engineers (those guys are gods) or you can be someone that mains a subclass like most of my buddies. You can be those people that ♥♥♥♥ing put a lot of time and effort into their stats and charge people to leech of them doing boss runs. You can craft weapons, armor, and potions and sell them for a living. All in all, this game has a lot you can do and there's just so much you can choose from.

Now the cons, though the variety of classes are really nice. There are some classes that are what you can call "2op5mem8" this game is mostly PvE but there is PvP and PvP farming is what a lot of players do nowadays (i forgot to mention in my pros rip lyfe anygays) and it tends to be annoying when some people are using those classes that are just perfect for PvE in PvP. Star Seeker for the example the subclass of Engistar/Swordian, jesus that ♥♥♥♥ be doing so much in PvP summoning hot robot ♥♥♥♥♥es/gundam looking ♥♥♥ robots. Ofc, there are balances in PvP like you get higher stats and health and etc. in a match and certain sets of armor are weakened or literally invisble in PvP. But really that's my only prob with PvP in LT. The lag... jesus. If you wanna play this game get Verizon the #1 service in America! I'm not being endorsed ♥♥♥♥ Verizon man nah im kidding. (am i really kidding? anygays.) LT is really sensitive to lag. If you have bad internet you're gonna have a bad time on La Tale. Some classes are ping sensitive as well, Blader, a class advancement of Warrior that wields dual blades, is an example. I main Blader and when I used to live in my old house, my internet was bad since i lived in the middle of nowhere and jesus my attacks were really slow. It wasn't a problem in PvE but in PvP people would just jump out of my combos and ♥♥♥♥ me. When I moved and got better internet, my attacks were like sanic fast. Oh and the game can get a little too grindy. It was my main issue when I was approaching higher and higher levels. You have to grind for Ely, the in game currency in LT, it's not much of an issue if you have some items that are worth a lot of Ely for example items from Infinite Boxes but you still have to grind. And Ely grinding was really what made people sick of the game, sure the end results are nice and rewarding you can afford god-like items and ♥♥♥♥. But really the hours that you have to put into grinding ely is really meh. I liked LT S2 where there events that gave out free items and stuff. I haven't played S3 much, so I'm not sure if they were events like that. Anyways, that's all for cons.

In summary, this game is fun when you have lots of friends and when you pick what you want to do. You can choose from a variety of classes and rek monsters and people with you're god-like skills. The game is really slow at first and it may be confusing since it's a little different from most MMORPGs, but if you give it a chance you will really have a lot of fun and the rewards from doing so are high, ranging from learning how to be patient or making unforgettable friends and memories. Like I said, this game is my childhood and I think the main story of LT and all of my memories have really impacted me on a a huge scale. If you want me to help you out on your first playthrough of LT or just hanging out feel free to add me on steam.
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[S.KOR]Derida
( 68.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
this game has a good story. if you wanna play the game which has a good story, it's not bad choice for playing.
but if you think fast lvlup , you should give up to do the quest(and include quest)
i recommend don grind but just quest if you wanna play this game with a fun.
if you take a charge, you can get more fun but it won't be gonna long.
when you got a problem , press "]" key and make a party index and notice your problem and ask for some help to others.
surely much users may help your problem.
i'm korean latale user and this server's path is so late than kor server. but not so bad i think.
it has much exp pot and you can earn the money easily than korea server.
if you think charge, don give your money to this game shop. buy the money via other site.
and there is one problem that i couldn't solved .
i can't get charge of astro by myself. i went OGPLANET site for charging and tried to login likes steam login but it didnt works.
someone who knows to charge astro, tell me. ty
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Onyx
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Didnt find it very fun, got bored fast and doesnt run on Windows 10 well at all. :[
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( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
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| Ex0ntic |
( 499.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
An amazing mmorpg I would reccomend it for everybody :3
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ThatShiftyDude
( 1,578.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Yeah, not bad.
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xcuseu
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
i have never touched this game and would never play it again so 10/10 experience
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paigeweaver
( 229.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This game is something dear to me i've played it since it first came out in 2006 and stopped after a bit came back once it hit steam. So in all i've most likely played 350+ hours of this game. In all honesty it was my first mmo so my opinion might be a little skewed. But i would recommend this game to people as it is free so you have nothing to lose but be aware it's not for everyone and the community is kinda small but as a trade off most of them are nice.

With the season 3 update it took away some good things and some bad things first off it made the maps smaller which is both a blessing and a bad thing some of the maps were insane to navagate correctly while some were really cool to explore well there a lot more simpler now. The second thing they did was change leveling for the better you can now quest up to high level instead of doing the grind of mob arenas.

So in all honesty i would say try the game for a couple hours if it's not your thing well you only lost a couple hours.
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Mr.MarujoMuller
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Video 3 BGM Like Tokyo Hot Theme Oops !!
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Recommended
108.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I will admit this isn't a game for everyone (Isn't every MMORPG?)
But I've found it to be really enjoyable once you've mastered the basics of it. It's fast, fluid and has satisfying combat.
Plus theres so many nifty features that keep you actively playing.

If you like MapleStory and would like to try a game where you do more than just hold down one button to win, then give La Tale a shot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
229.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This game is something dear to me i've played it since it first came out in 2006 and stopped after a bit came back once it hit steam. So in all i've most likely played 350+ hours of this game. In all honesty it was my first mmo so my opinion might be a little skewed. But i would recommend this game to people as it is free so you have nothing to lose but be aware it's not for everyone and the community is kinda small but as a trade off most of them are nice.

With the season 3 update it took away some good things and some bad things first off it made the maps smaller which is both a blessing and a bad thing some of the maps were insane to navagate correctly while some were really cool to explore well there a lot more simpler now. The second thing they did was change leveling for the better you can now quest up to high level instead of doing the grind of mob arenas.

So in all honesty i would say try the game for a couple hours if it's not your thing well you only lost a couple hours.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Video 3 BGM Like Tokyo Hot Theme Oops !!
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382 of 428 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
102.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
I'm going to come back here and update this review. A lot has changed relatively fast, as it typically is in MMOs, so I feel like my old review is a little inaccurate. My first review of this game was posted slightly after 4th Jobs were added if my memory serves, and the game is just... so different now.

First, I still recommend it. It's a very new player friendly MMO, and while that annoys me personally, I get the push to make games like this more rewarding to a new player. It's a great experience overall and the story translation is getting better bit by bit. The localization team is also getting a lot better about pushing updates through at a more timely pace - if you knew how long it took to get Season 2, much less the episodes of Season 2 vs Season 3 and then almost immediately Counterattack and Vagrant, you would think the localization team was replaced by gods.

So, what changed so much for me to think I need to come back and update a year and a half old review? Everything. Literally everything. When I wrote this review at first, there were six classes, the most recent being Soul... Lord? Master? Edgy Wizard. It was a pretty strong class with few noticable downsides, a stark contrast to the second most recent class at the time - Engineer, which is a class made of downsides and few noticeable postives.

Fast forward to now. We were treated to the introduction of a new class - the Card Master. Unleash your inner YuGiOh and throw playing cards at your enemies to destroy the forces of evil... and sometimes capture the forces of evil and use them to destroy the forces of evil! ... So yeah, less like YuGiOh and more like Pokemon. Maybe if the two met. Sounds like it would make a great anime. This class came along with Season 3, which brought tremendous change to the game's basic systems, simplifying almost every aspect of gameplay, and bringing out quite a few gripes from me personally.

First and most notably, the weapons system was overhauled. Instead of having unique weapons that you can find from various enemies, each with specific stats to help encourage a particular playstyle, you get two generic classes of weapon - basic, and (S). Only a fool would ever use the basic weapons as they come with no bonus stats, never drop with an option (enchant) on them, and are significantly less powerful than the (S) weapons. Why weapons that aren't (S) weapons exist is well beyond my comprehension, because it doesn't add the same depth of gameplay that, say, having ten different swords to choose from did. Sure - towards endgame, everyone just uses the same powerful weapons from endgame dungeons, but there was a certain charm in seeing lower level players (and sometimes higher leveled players) choose a weapon because of its slightly unorthodox stats.

Weapons weren't the only thing - class specific armor was removed entirely until level 180, forcing every class to equip themselves the same and reap generic stamina/strength benefits. It's worth noting that since luck has a semi-unknown effectiveness cap, there's not much point in stacking in, and since only three of now eight classes use magic primarily, it's sensible to just protect mages until level 180, but having to choose what armor you like the best based on the same principle of diversity that weapons once presented just feels better, like you're actually doing something, you know? An even bigger problem (for me personally, your mileage may vary) is how good the generic (S) armor is. They outshine the instance dungeon armor hands down, and protect even the squishiest classes against otherwise challenging boss monsters and huge mobs of enemies. To get the same challenge from low level instance dungeons that newer players would get in Season 1, they'd have to take their armor off entirely. The incredibly powerful weapons would probably still end the fight too fast for the boss to have a fair chance, though.

Simplification isn't always bad though. Potions no longer come in health, sp, and combination, and instead only come in combination, and they heal huge. As a Savior main (tremendous HP), HP potions never did anything for me, but now I can get a full heal off of just one potion. Yeah, it's easier than it once was, but it's a welcome change to have potions that heal enough to satisfy every class' needs. Crafting was simplified as well, but it's a bit more double edged - it's easier to gather materials to make weapons, armor, accessories, and food, but crafting has been made generic - no one needs to find a refiner to get them to make cloak kits to take to an accessory crafter and have them make cloaks - you can do it all yourself now. Again, this is just a personal gripe because I prefer slightly more complex systems, and in the end, it really does make crafting a more enjoyable experience. You also level it up by paying in game currency instead of having to craft 10 billion worthless items.

As it stands now, you might as well consider yourself new until you hit level 170, and then the game actually starts. The problem now, though, is how much of a sharp increase there is in difficulty past that point. Dungeons go from extremely easy to unfair just like that, and for new players who aren't used to the steady climb in difficulty of Season 1 (and to a lesser extent, Season 2), it seems really sudden. Even to someone like me who's been playing for four years, the endgame dungeons seem poorly balanced to favor players who enchant their gear to get overpowered stats - and honestly these dungeons are all but impossible to complete without overpowered enchants. It seems like a poor choice on the developer's end to balance these dungeons to challenge the players who purposefully made the rest of the game too easy for themselves, instead of balancing the difficulty towards the middle of the road players who were taught by the game that they'll make it if they stay dilligent.

Just to provide an example - the first true endgame dungeon is Velfa Library. The boss does almost exclusive magic damage (which most armors and classes do not defend against), but the generic mobs in the dungeon have reasonable HP and while they hit hard, they don't hit super hard. This dungeon is a reasonable challenge, and is balanced well for the level you're supposed to visit it at.

Meanwhile, one of the newer dungeons, Road of Dream, is full of generic mobs that hit like a freight train and have health on par with the boss of Velfa Library, each. If you haven't come geared to hit for 100,000 at minimum and/or take thousands of damage per hit, you won't last here for more than a minute.

I wouldn't complain about the unreal difficulty if anything in the game up to that point prepared you for it, but nothing comes close. Like I said, you go from "wow that was a great dungeon and a real challenge" in Forgotten Garden, to dead in two hits at Ymir, and you're hard pressed to even level up enough to face these challenges. Ymir becomes available to players at level 190, but at 197 I can't make it past the first room.

Oh, and before I forget, let's talk about Wanderer, the eighth class. Soul Man was Edge Magician, so now meet Edge Warrior. A class all about slinging a huge katana everywhere, but wait! The katana is actually a lamp. Like Card Master, this class forgoes the idea of an SP bar, and instead uses something a little different but exactly the same. Also this class is STRONG, like level 50 hitting as hard as a 197 Savior strong. It honestly annoys me to think about how rediculously strong the class is, and although I haven't played it, stats-wise I can't find a downside. I've been in parties with them though, and their average damage output of a few hundred thousand is exactly what the endgame calls for. Now if only they'd balance the rest of the classes like that.

Again, I still love this game and recommend it for its gameplay, but when you reach true endgame, it might be your breaking point.
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Recommended
996.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Let me preface the review by stating that I tend to be extremely thorough when I give feedback to a game. This will be a very long post, but I intend to provide clear, current information about the game so that readers might make an informed decision before committing to a download. Though I may not have put thousands of hours into Latale, I'm an old MMO hand and extremely picky when it comes to games - the eighty hours of gameplay I've put in were enough to get a character to level 160, create a guild, and otherwise see everything the game has to offer. As such, I have some valid input - I encourage you to read everything I have to say.

Please note that the date of this review is Septemeber, 2015. The information provided should only be considered accurate up to this date. Drastic changes have been made to LaTale and more will undoubtedly come. Keep this fact in mind if you find this review at a later date. Tha being said, lets dive on in.

CONS:

GAME-BREAKING PROBLEMS:
-Confusing quests/translations
-Content is a year behind the Korean version
-Content has been constantly and drastically changed
-Content is broken or unfinished in some places
-Community is lacking members, support, guides, and information
-Gameplay is entirely quest-based and far too easy
-Enchanting destroys your items gratuitously, despite the initial "95%" success rate (there are hidden factors that cause items to explode way more than they should - trust me, I did the math)
-Crafting is limited, requires a huge initial investment to be able to use, and has depressingly low success rates

MINOR COMPLAINTS:
-The sub-class is useless
-Sprinting mechanic is clunky
-Players don't control passive stat point allocation upon leveling
-There are many vestigial items left in the game (items that once were used for crafting, alchemy, or upgrades and currently have no apparent function)
-FALSE DIFFICULTY (only time you die is when creatures render you immobile by "chain attacking" as a mob so you can't move, jump, attack... other features like this make it seem unfair to the player and is just frustrating)
-Questing becomes unimaginative and repetitive
-Certain consumables have extra-long cooldowns when they really shouldn't have one to begin with
-Certain classes are clearly better than others (cardmaster) and yet others are clearly pointless to play (poor knights...)

PROS:
-Casual
-100% free to play
-There is no pressure or need to spend money on fashion items (which can be bought through NPCs or players with in-game currency)
-Devs are generous and frequently give free cash shop items
-Small, friendly community
-Game economy is stable
-Plenty of things to keep you busy after reaching lvl200
-Beautiful art, music, and animations
-PVP & PVE
-Endless quests
-Plenty of ways to add passive stats to your character (guilds, dating, item codex, monster images, titles, etc...)
-Decent character customization
-There is no real way to "ruin" a character build
-NO HACKERS, SCAMMERS, OR BOTS
-Despite being behind on content, devs seem to still have presence and update semi-regularly
-In game achievements
-Addictive combo-based fighting
-GOOD PVE equips often FOUND through drops
-Nostalgic

Now, let me explain some points a bit in further detail and then wrap it up. It may seem like there is a lot of bad here, but consider that a lot of the content issues I have brought up only occur in specific situations. For instance, when I said that some of the content is broken or missing, I am not referring to abundant, general glitchiness. There were a couple situations where broken content clearly inhibited the gameplay. For example, at the water dragon boss - the portal to move to the third instance of the boss fight is broken. I could not continue the fight, so I was not able to finish the quest. This left a bad taste in my mouth because I had to waste a warp capsule and I left the dungeon feeling deprived of potentially awesome content. Things like this frustrate players (especially veteran players who might have nostalgia about that boss).

Furthermore, there were several quests that frustrated me because they were confusing. So they ended up cluttering my quest log. Translation was extremely on-point for this game in terms of grammar. Yet, I found myself wanting more clear and detailed explanations for certain dialogues (which may be attributed to the inherent translational errors resulting from language differences).

For instance - the sub-class quest! If I hadn't done preliminary research on the topic, I would have ended up freaking out because it seems like your character gets demoted to level 140 and loses all its stats, skills, and equipment. I spent hours looking for resources that just werent there (I had to search forums and piece together little tidbits of info just to figure out what exactly the subclass was). If the quest dialogue had been just a tad more explanative and detailed, I would have known that a specific NPC (available in the Guild Hall *take the town portal*) allows you to change between your main class (which isn't lost) and your sub class every -thirty minutes- (which is why the sub-class is utterly useless IMO) Yet another quest has you purchase a special warp capsule to enter a mario-themed 8-bit retro world and complete a series of jump quests. The quest dialogue says absolutely NOTHING about that fact.

The WORST error I discovered was a quest that told me to hunt "Humbaba 18+" monsters, which don't exsist. However, there exists a "Humbaba 14+." Naturally, I assumed these must be the monsters I needed... Nope. Turns out it was a completely different monster, with a completely different name, that I needed to complete that specific quest. That's the sort of error that makes gamers pull hairs and grind teeth. It was a clear content error, which when considered with all the other minor errors and frustration points, made me feel like I was playing an unfinished product.

The fact that the game is free means that I have no real right to complain about recieving a sloppy product. However, there are clear indications that this game was once an MMO giant with tons of features and content. There are vestigial items that indicate crafting was once intricate and involved. You have a mining action, and there are mining spots... but, mining yields no items and has no purpose in the game. There is the option to upgrade your items and add runes, but they don't work or require mining items you will never get. So it's obvious they already had a complete and AWESOME game. What is left is a fragmented ghost of a once amazing and addictive product. Why ruin a good thing?

I gave it some thought and I decided that they ultimately changed the game for the better. If the game is involved and hard, it makes it really convenient for people to take advantage by botting, scamming, and hacking... So the community suffers. Additionally, if the game is so hard and involved that players never reach the level cap - there are so many people who will never get to experience the full game. There will be tons of worlds, quests and monsters they will never see because they refuse to hack the hundred-billion ely needed to create the overenchanted equips necessary to fight high level monsters. OGplanet took a stand against that culture and made the gameplay to where you can just kick back with a friend and have FUN. I feel like the changes targeted stressful time wasters like mining because they inhibit progress and encourage a negative community. Now, you don't even need enchants to PVE well... Just good skills. All in all, it's what I was looking for - a relaxing and colorful FREE MMO with friendly people to kill wild boars with :3 It would be better if it was complete and polished, but I can look past it. Hopefully this review provided enough info for you to decide whether you can look past its faults or not for yourself.
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208 of 254 people (82%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
438.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
I played this game for a long time. I peek'd. I had more fun and hapiness than i can think of having in the future. I met a lot of interesting people. Made a lot of friends. Family even. I got to a decent level and did all i could to make others feel the same way i did. Slowly they all departed. As did I. I still miss every single one of them. I can recall one of them was going overseas with the army. I hope you are ok dude.
Now to the real review: I had the most fun ever. This game is not only about battling and leveling... its about the people! Thats the most important! I recomend, yes i do.

To all the people ive met on La Tale, that made Dan who he is today, I wish you hapiness. Nothing more, nothing less.
Good day.
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173 of 235 people (74%) found this review helpful
180 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,195.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
Ruined my life.
Made me lazy.
Taught me to yell at space pirates.

10/10 - Would play more.
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185 of 260 people (71%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
133.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
I've tried every class available in this game up to at least Lv.20, and have played three up to the first job change (Guardian, Treasure Hunter, and Meister). I have to disagree with all the glowing reviews of this game. My experience has just been a mindless repetitive grind with little customization outside of appearance.

Suppose I'll start with what I mean by "little customization." You earn a single skill point each time you level up. You use these to learn new weapon attacks and passive skills. Every weapon tree, however, only has 4 or 5 attacks that have to be learned in a certain order. There's no branching, no "this or that." Just straight up, "these are your five attacks that you'll use over and over for the rest of your days." All skills, including passive ones, are level-locked also, further limiting your choices of where to spend your points. Further still, some classes only have one weapon type available to them (Soul Breakers, and Engineers of the starting classes).

After undergoing my first class change from Knight to Guardian, Engineer to Meister, and Explorer to Treasure Hunter, I noticed that of the three, Guardian and Treasure Hunter play very much the same as their first-tier counterparts. You start off with slightly flashier versions of the same five skills you had previously (in the case of Knight to Guardian, you lose the ability to use any other weapons besides knuckles), and not much else noticably changes. Meister was the only class of the three that played differently in that now instead of swinging around a fashionably metrosexual pumpkin man-purse, I now had a nifty yellow mech as my weapon. Unfortunately with the mech, every attack, even basic attacks, drain your SP. Having low SP to begin with, I was only able to fight one or two enemies before having to rest. Not sure if I was just doing something wrong, but needless to say, I didn't exactly see a whole lot of meisters rolling around.

Leveling in LaTale consists of talking to one quest giver, receiving multiple quests to kill certain enemies, completing thosequests, then receiving more quests to kill those same enemies five more times until you move to the next area and repeat the process. It's incredibly tedious and gets very stale quickly.

There seems to be some sort of crafting system, but I could never figure out how to participate. It's not included in any of the tutorial quests. Further, equipment and potions drop so frequently, I question just how useful crafting would even be in this game.

I have some minor issues with the interface also, such as the inability to increase the font size, and how your tracked quests disappear from your HUD whenever you log out or the game crashes. Again, rather minor.

One last thing...prirings are totally and unabashedly a ripoff of porings from RO.
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141 of 196 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2014
LaTale: 2D platformer MMORPG
8/10

Having played this game on and off since 2009, I believe I can write a fair review for it. LaTale is not perfect, but what free to play game is? I will say that it is a very fun 2D platformer MMORPG. The music is great, the artwork is beautiful, the skills are flashy, the classes are not one-dimensional and most of them actually require a decent bit of variety to play them to their full potential. I have tried Maple Story, but the gameplay was just too simplistic and boring to hook me. LaTale has hooked me due to its more in-depth gameplay.

Now, a lot of people may have reservations of picking up a free-to-play game, thinking it's pay to win. This is not the case with LaTale. Will you need to spend a few bucks to get started, like with an auto looting pet? Yes. But here's the nice thing about LaTale: most of the cash shop items are tradeable, so you can get those items by playing the game and trading with other players.

If you're looking for a fun, pretty, cute, silly and exciting 2D rpg experience, then LaTale is the game for you!
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