From the moment we set foot in Tarisland, we were immediately struck by its visually stunning landscapes, which seemed to blend elements from popular titles like World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, and Albion Online. Despite its vastness, one surprising feature of Tarisland is its compatibility with mobile platforms, ensuring that players can embark on epic adventures regardless of their preferred device.
The game’s early stages offered a thrilling introduction, akin to facing a raid boss as your first in-game challenge. Here, you quickly become acquainted with various mechanics that will undoubtedly prove crucial as you progress through dungeons and raids. The storyline, while decently executed, does have room for improvement. Voice acting enhances the immersion, but as the narrative advances, inconsistencies arise, such as voiced lines being abruptly cut off or straying from on-screen subtitles. Nevertheless, the story manages to strike a satisfying balance, offering an engaging plot without overwhelming players with excessive lore or text-based content.
Tarisland’s combat system presents interesting dynamics. Initially simple, it gradually unveils greater complexity as you earn talent points and unlock new abilities. However, overall, the combat mechanics remain relatively basic to accommodate mobile gameplay. With six abilities at your disposal, including long-duration buffs, area-of-effect attacks, and skills that require building up using spammable abilities, the combat experience proves effective and engaging. Additionally, players can choose between two distinct skill setups. For example, our chosen path led us to become a versatile Barbarian Fighter capable of switching seamlessly between melee damage and tank roles. Skill upgrades require silver, but the leveling system applies to both skill sets, making role-switching and talent point allocation a breeze. This feature particularly benefits support players who can opt for support skills in group content and swiftly transition to a damage-focused setup for solo quests.