Weekend Confirmed 112 - Tera, The Walking Dead, Assassin's Creed 3

By Garnett Lee, May 11, 2012 11:00am PDT

Tera has been stealing sleep from Jeff, and is trying to lure Garnett into its clutches as well. They discuss the new MMORPG's action combat that arguably favors a controller over keyboard with "Indie" Jeff and Christian. Like the zombies in the game, The Walking Dead comes back for another week, and not to be outdone, there are more zombie good times with Brainsss. The new Assassin's Creed 3 trailer's in-game action left everyone stoked for the prospects of being in the thick of the American Revolution. And there's time for a few more things before Finishing Moves wraps it all up.

Weekend Confirmed Ep. 112: 05/11/2012

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  • Hearing them discuss Tera was cool... but I haven't heard one podcast discussing Guild Wars 2 which is kind of lame to me b/c as MMO's go, it is much more refreshing. I only played in the beta for Tera (and for GW2); but after I got past the combat of Tera, it was just another MMO, much in the same vein as Aion. As action MMO's go, I'd rather just wait on NC Soft's release of Blade & Soul. That's actually more the experience I thought that Tera was going to provide.

    But based on the betas, GW2 offers a much fresher look at the genre imo. The moment to moment gameplay was far more addictive to me. Also, for as much as he goes on about the graphics of Tera, GW2 looks much more beautiful to me. Although, that may have something to do with the different art styles... the art in Tera just doesn't do it for me. Also, the action combat is cool... but there is a lot less spectacle to attacks. Part of the thing I like about rpg's in general is the spectacle and visual effects involved in attacks... which was somewhat lacking in Tera for me.

    Tera is probably the most interesting MMO out at the moment. But I pulled my pre-order just b/c I couldn't see myself playing it 6 mths from now... and I already made that flub with SWTOR lol.

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