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.
User reviews: Mixed (903 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 15, 2008

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December 15

Short Maintenance Notice - December 15, 2014 - DONE

Hello,

There is a small maintenance that will begin at 4:00PM PST/OGT today. It should last 10 minutes or less, but we'll let you know as soon as we're back.

To compensate, here's a sneak preview of our upcoming event.



- La Tale Team

Edit: DONE! :)

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December 12

Patch Notes - Burning Update

IN-GAME CONTENT UPDATE

- New Map unlocked: Gothic Museum
o This area can be reached from Velfa Library. Only for those who are brave!
o Monsters in this map drop strange Artifacts, which you’ll need for the brand new Badge, Textbook, and Gems! How exciting!
o Recipes for these new items are available through Liz in Gothic Museum Floor 1.

- Star Runes added to dungeon drops!
o These babies will add stats to your fashion set for 3 days!
o But if you want a longer-lasting rune effects, you may need a Moon Rune. Read on!

- First Purchase Gift
o Bought something for the first time? COOL! Let us show you our appreciation!

You can get cool rewards like the above! The rewards do change every month, like Iris’s Gift. You can read more about Iris’ Gift on our other patch notes!

LADECK

- There's been a wonderful update with the prizes from 1st ~ 10th place prizes! We've taken out some items, and added better items. Go try it out!
- 1st Place Prize

Introducing…Little Monster & ByeBye Kitty Set!!

How to Use:
1. Receive a Monster Kitty Set Coupon x 1 from LaDeck like this:

2. Then go to NPC Gema (by the way, Gema & Toma switched places, so be warned!), and click on this:

3. By receiving 6 Set Coupons, you can pick and choose which item you want to receive from Gema!

Ooooh! I like this! I like this!

You can create various combos with this new coupon! Isn’t it exciting?!

FASHION SHOP


We know what you want, players…so we decided to finally release this set to our Fashion Shop!

INU KAMI SET~ *Q*

For only 77A! So cheap!

- MOON RUNES are here too!

You’ll need these Moon Runes to get started with the Rune System! While Star Runes are found from dungeons at a low rate and have 3-day effect, Moon runes are found…in Fashion Shop, and have 30-day effect!

- Finally, everything in Fashion Shop are 40% off! WOW! What a great deal! (*EXCEPT NEW ITEMS AS STATED ABOVE*)

GEMA'S FASHION COUPON

Maestro Set Coupon & Duelist Set Coupons are now available through Gema’s Fashion Coupon! Hurray!

EVENT NEWS

- Goddess Seres Event has now come to a halt. We hope you enjoyed it! Don’t worry, one day, it might come back…
- Feed the Tiger Event is here! Mr. Tiger is veryyyyyy hungry from running away from the Temple. He’s roaming around fields, waiting for someone to feed him some cakes.
o Step 1: Buy a Eat Cake Guidebook from NPC Ara in Elias City!
o Step 2: Learn the skill!
o Step 3: Feed the Tigers! They will reward you with goodies!

o Goodies to Enjoy:
§ Rainbow Aura
§ Event Attack Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Stamina Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Movement Speed Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Accuracy Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Damage Decrease Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Critical Damage Wonder Drug (7days)
§ Event Item Drop Rate Wonder Drug (7days)
o Rainbow Aura has the following goodies:
§ [Tengu Coupon]
§ [Prodigy Textbook]
§ [+10 Valkyrie Weapon Box]
§ [Drakon Coupon]
§ [Pet XP 100% Potion]
§ [Pet Ability Stimulant]
§ [Battle Cloak Box]
§ [Enchant Remedy] X 2
§ [Valkyrie Weapon Coupon]
§ [Freeze Guidebook]
§ [Special Attack Remedy]
§ [Resurrection Potion] X 2
§ [Level Down Enchant Silver Hammer]
§ [Guild Point Scalp]
§ [Hot Spring Crop Seed Ingredient Box]
§ [Coal Mine Crop Seed Ingredient Box]
§ [Boss Crop Seed Ingredient Box]
§ [Low Level Rabbit Guidebook] X 5
§ [Intermediate Level Rabbit Guidebook] X 5
§ [Smile Channel Mike]
§ [Skull Channel Mic]
§ [High Level Rabbit Guidebook] X 5
§ [Highest Level Rabbit Guidebook] X 5

PVP UPDATE
- PVP system has been renewed!

You can access PVP through Menu!

- New PVP Modes!
o Regular PVP: Just your normal Free-For-All PVP! You don’t receive PVP Points from here though.
o Quick Battle: Once you’re dead, you’re dead! It is an exciting way to PVP!
o 3 v 3: Have a party of 3? Perfect! You can battle against another party of 3 players! This mode is a 1:1 Quick Battle mode, but with 3 people! It’s very exciting. TRY IT!
o Party PVP: Free-For-All PVP mode, but for party of 2, 3, and 4!

- New PVP Maps!!!

PVP Single Log Bridge, PVP Sudden Death 1, PVP Sudden Death 2, and PVP Rumble!

- New PVP Rank System
o Gather up your PVP & Honor Points to rank up! Why is the ranking so necessary? This will be revealed very, very soon…

PVP Balance Notes
The following information only applies to PVP!

- Various job skills’ cool down times have changed:
o Movement skill - increased
o Summon skill – increased
o Heal skill – increased
o Some attack skills – increased

- The following skill effects have changed:
o All job classes & pets’ heal skill effects have decreased.
o Strider’s CP Gain increased, upon consecutive hits.
o Phantom Mage’s Spirit of the Reaper – chaos probability is decreased by 40%.

- Other PVP changes
o Upon skill usage, if 1% or more damage is received, a knockback occurs.
o Upon receiving 2% or more damage while jumping, you will be knocked down.
o Upon entering PVP, your HP and attack stats change significantly!
o Various skills effects and cooldown time have changed. It’s better to read them up in your Skill Window!

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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: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce4 MX, ATI RADEON 9000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX
    • Additional Notes: Not compatible with Voodoo graphics cards
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/ Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 530
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 7 Series, ATI RADEON HD
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX
    • Additional Notes: Not compatible with Voodoo graphics cards
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1,031.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Ruined my life.
Made me lazy.
Taught me to yell at space pirates.

10/10 - Would play more.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
> 1 hour in the game
> how do i jump
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
68.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game puts little emphasis on cosmetic items, and everything that you need to do well with is given to you as you need it. Leveling up is super easy as long as you follow the quests. Classes are wonderfully balanced, all with their own advantages and disadvantages. Great game overall. 10/10 would recommend.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
La Tale is a wonderful, fresh breath of air in the 2D MMO community. It has amazing graphis and animations, a wonderful story, quests gives great rewards for minimal effort, servers are rarely down, GMs are enthusiastic, friendly and involved with the community, and all these are relatively easy to learn. There are many dungeons ingame, that will always keep you on your toes. You never know quite what to expect in the world of La Tale. All in all i would suggest if you like MMOs at all, that you should definitely give this one a try!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
416.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I can fish. 11/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game is one of the most accurate representations of L.A. I have seen from a game in a very long time. If you haven't installed this game yet I suggest you do so now, and if you're saying "But I don't like MMOs, even it is similar to Maplestory, I still won't get it." Then please get this game for all the work the developers put into representing L.A. in all it's true glory.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Not so good with these review things, But honestly this game is great fun although i haven't got a lot of time played yet i can still say this game is alot of fun, The whole leveling up system and skill leveling isn't a grind (yet) Not sure what it's like later on in the game but once i get there i will re-edit this, If a 2D type of game with combat, Tons of customization and awesome graphics is you're type of game then give it a try, It's free! Also before i forget the community is fantastic i haven't came across anyone who thinks there good at trolling people or just being blatent rude to others infact everyone i've seen is willing to help you for nothing in return! 10/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If you want a more sharp graphic style MapleStory like experience then play La Tale.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
89.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is really fun and it kind've reminds me of maple story
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I've played LaTale for a long time and I always end up playing it for long periods of time when I come back around to it. For newer players the game can be more challenging without the money to add extra stats, but that's part of the fun. The playerbase consists of lots of humorous, nice people and the GAs/GMs are interesting when they are around. If you like grinding, you can join in and have fun. If you like questing, you can do the same. LaTale has a bit of everything for everyone to help satisfy the 2D platforming genre, whether it be focused in social or pure battling. With a level 200 level cap and tons of content to come, as they arrise, I would recommend LaTale for anyone to try.
If you need help, I don't mind if you ask me: ♫
IGN: Chronophobia, Lagombi, Eventreur
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I played LaTale for a few first hours when i first knew about it and i thought "Meh its not THAT good" but after a few weeks i came back on Latale. When you first see LaTale, you think "MAPLESTORY CLONE!".....WELL YOUR WRONG! after playing a few hours of it you actually get hooked in to the friendly (sometimes weird) cast of LaTale. The controls are simple so is the motion/moving mechanics and the class systems are very easy to use. Overall i wouldn't say MapleStory is better or Latale is Better, I think both games are even just a few little things make them different!. Now for the Cons. LaTale has no Major cons (for NOW!) but it does have some minor ones: like Lag and Channels crashing. AND! it only causes about 1-2 GB (correct me if i am wrong) to download! (Think CARFULLY ABOUT THIS DEAL!) well, in steam it takes 1-2 GB's. In the End I would Very Much Suggest Latale!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Like Maple Story? Don't have Maple Story 2? Then get La Tale!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This is a really fun MMO game. If you like to battle monsters, go on quests and like carton graphics. It's a cute little game and it can get addicting. The controls are a little complex at first but you learn to adjust to everything going on.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
114.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
La Tale will always have a speical place in my heart ;)
This is the best 2D game I have ever played after maplestory.
8/10 couldn't give less.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
0 playtime because I've played this game a lot off steam. Like, more than I'd like to admit. Probably 1000+ hours worth, or somewhere around that number. I was there when the closed beta for both OGP and Aeria games held this little treasure, and I was there when there were just 4 initial classes, and you had to get to 80 to rank up. Back when puzzle pieces were locked behind a paywall.

Needless to say, I've played this game a lot. Not so much anymore, what with real-world responsibility weighing down on me, but I can tell you for a fact that this MMO is definitely worth your time.

The animations are fluid, and the way combat works is very different from Maple Story, and I believe it looks a thousand times nicer too. Whereas in Maple you'll usually stick to a spot, throw a couple skills out at enemies, jump around to avoid an enemy or something then repeat, Latale has you constantly spamming your rather nice looking skills, stick-then move basis where enemies go down relatively quickly to your power in a gratifying and enjoyable way. And the game rewards you for your quick movements and your quick attack chains with a hit counter (Which, by the way, increases your exp and ely awards the higher it is).

Since it's many updates and balances, Latale has a total of 6 initial classes (since I last checked), the 4 main ones (Warrior, Knight, Wizard, Explorer) splits off into two paths each, while the other two (Engineer, Soul breaker) just change into their own new thing. These changes happen at level 40 (Used to be 80, that being a long and arduous journey to get there), and once you do get to that golden number, just about everything changes. Whatever class you chose to go into at that level gets massive buffs, new skills, sometimes even new playstyles (Like Engineer --> Meister, go from wielding a suitcase into a pilotable mecha. No, nothing in that sentence is a typo.), which radically either changes the game, or sets you on a new course with new skills and powers to try out on the masses of enemies just awaiting to die. And the class upgrades beyond that do just the same.

Lately, the game seems to have gotten a pay-to-win vibe to it, which is very discouraging to new players. But most of the items you can buy in the item shop, you can attain in-game through either some work or some of the many events that OGP seems to like to throw it's players. Stuff like the fashion items and the auto-loot pets, along with some other key items that makes life super easy is locked behind that paywall. It's fairly annoying, but the game's entertainment value for what it does and it's wild ride more than makes up for it. Plus, if you do so choose to spend money, you get some relatively good value for what you spend (Take advantage of the sales!).

Unfortunately, like almost all MMOs do, it starts to get grindy once you start getting to 70+. Fairly late in the game, and at the point where you've already accomplished so much, and there's much more to go, that you'll either want to keep going, or you'll start to fall out and just play once in a while. I'll leave this particular part up to you to decide if you'd want to keep going from there. But even if you do play up until then, it'll be the best ~70 levels you've ever played in an MMO, I guarantee it.

Not gonna lie, there is some pretty bad localization in this. They've had over a few years to get it right, and they still haven't, even some of the NPCs that have been in the game since day 1 of closed beta. If you're a grammar nazi, or if seeing silly sentences turns you off, be warned. There's some story to the game, and unless you have an open mind or you're totally cool with skipping all the dialogue and text boxes on the quests, you'll get annoyed quickly. There's some untranslated items sprinkled around too, though not nearly as common.


To sum it all up, Latale is a fantastic ride, with it's combat feeling fresh and exciting with each new skill and class one tries out, and continues to do so until the later levels. While the game is slightly pay-to-win, it's largely negligible unless you want to take a bunch of shortcuts or have that autolooting pet. The localization is at best passable, and at worst downright terrible, but if you can look beyond that, latale is a fantastic MMO to sink your teeth into.


And no, it's not a Maple Story clone. IMO, I think Maple could take some lessons from Latale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
La Tale is better than other 2D MMORPG, with a lot epic Items
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Very Good Game, I have been addicted for a week now and it hasnt stopped with the hype of leveling
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
This game is sick! it's like Maplestory, but the characters are bigger!
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