Parents' Guide to

Tree of Savior

By Franklin Rinaldi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Anime-inspired online game deep, has obscure skill system.

Game Windows 2016
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This deep, expansive multiplayer adventure is highly entertaining, balancing simplicity with complexity that can be mastered by all ages, but the repetition and obscure skill system won't make this for everyone. The anime-style art is very charming with soft colors and shapes that are appealing, which draws you in to look at the details. There are a wide variety of costumes and expressions to help you customize your character, although you should keep in mind that many of those may cost you real money. The character development is what really sets Tree of Savior apart, with its class and rank system: Eighty character classes with seven level ranks provide numerous ways to make a build that's just right for your own play style. Your freedom of choice in how to progress and how to prioritize your stats and abilities without a fixed path is what makes the game both fun and challenging. But It's not without its flaws, because that freedom comes at the expense of frustration in fully understanding the leveling mechanics, along with a fairly difficult system of resetting points for experimenting. There's also a lot of repetitive killing (grinding) to accomplish many actions, gaining additional experience, and completing numerous objectives. With low drop rates for items, this can become tiresome, but for those who like the grind, it's still a fun challenge.

Combat in Tree of Savior is fun, and the diversity in the unique boss monsters keeps it refreshing and challenging. Most of the game can be played alone, but it has a nice system for grouping and working together. Players should be warned that the chat system and the proliferation of bots in game can get annoying, even though there are add-ons that can help hide that. But despite the bots, the in-game support from other players is generally friendly and helpful. Overall, Tree of Savior is a game worth taking a look at for multiplayer game fans. It won't be for everyone, but it's an experience that can be enjoyed by all.

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