Priston Tale is a 3D fantasy MMORPG with a focus on action-oriented combat and monster grinding that is supported by ten classes with a variety of trainable skills.
Release Date: 2001
Pros: +Variety of classes. +Active playerbase. +360 degree camera control.
Cons: -Outdated graphics. -Poorly translated. -Vague tutorial.
Priston Tale Overview
Enter the continent of Priston, a land with two major towns with a massive stretch of monsters in between that is populated by heroes, regular citizens, and powerful enemies. Players can pick from ten unique character classes that specialize in fighting, magic, or a hybrid of both by using a myriad of trainable skills that increase in power as you utilize them in combat. The game offers a bare bones grindy MMORPG experience that will appeal to players of older MMORPGs such as Ragnarok Online who prefer not having their hands held throughout the game's first ten levels. Priston Tale does feature a tutorial character that follows players around for ten levels, as well as a beginning quest line, but most of the game's mechanics are not directly explained, more or less leaving players on their own to kill monsters, allocate stats, and pick appropriate equipment.
Priston Tale Key Features:
- Ten Unique Character Classes – pick from ten distinct classes that each belong to the Tempskron and Morion factions: Fighter, Archer, Pikeman, Mechanician, Assassin, Knight, Priestess, Atlanta, Magician, and Shaman; each with multiple tiers of unique skills and weapon specializations.
- Action-inspired Combat – actively attack enemies with the mouse button and constantly pop potions with the keyboard in risky situations, lacking an auto-attack feature or a free resting heal.
- Monster Grinding Mania – mow down hoards of quickly-spawning enemies to increase your experience, whose insane spawn rates can become a challenge at times.
- 360 Degree Camera Controls – features three styles of camera control: manual, lock, and auto; which can be used to view the entire game world instead of being locked to an isometric view.
- Monster Collection – unlock map difficulties as you complete the campaign, allowing players to enter Hard versions of maps, and complete achievements and challenges to add some difficulty to the game.
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Priston Tale Classes
Fighter – warriors that exist for the glory of battle, preferring their fights up close and personal. They are a well-balanced class that excels in group settings.
Archer – female warriors unmatched in their ability with projectile weaponry, picking off enemies at a distance. They are able to use all types of weapons but excel with Bows and Crossbows.
Pikeman – masters of polearms that strike terror deep into the hearts of their foes, boasting high damage output that makes quick work of their enemies.
Mechanician – one of the most unique classes in the game, they employ a variety of mechanical attacks, buffs and spells to take on a variety of game roles.
Assassin – a warrior-type class that boasts high movement speed and stealth, utilizing poison and traps in combat.
Knight– disciplined warriors who utilize Holy Magic in combat, harboring a particular strength against undead-type enemies.
Priestess – a supportive caster who focuses on aiding players rather than dealing damage, offering a huge array of helpful abilities that are a hallmark in any group.
Atlanta – agile warriors who prefer the use of javelins to take down their foes, rumored to be descendants of the Tempskron.
Magician – staff-wielding warriors who boast strong minds and powerful spells.
Shaman – a magic-casting class that uses witchcraft and dark magic to devastate enemies.
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Priston Tale System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
CPU: 600 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
Video Card: Any 32 MB card
RAM: 256 MB
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
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Priston Tale Additional Information
Developer: Priston Inc.
Publisher: Yedang Online, SubaGames
Release Date (South Korea): 2001
Release Date (US): 2004
Closure Date (US): September 30, 2008
SubaGames Re-release Date (US): October 3, 2008
Priston Tale is developed by Priston Inc., formerly known as Triglow Pictures Inc., a developer based in South Korea; and was published initially by Yedang Online for Korean audiences in 2001. It was since published for Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, England, Philippines, Brazil, and Spanish-speaking countries, with an English version released as a commercial pay-to-play game in 2004. Its pay-to-play service was dropped in 2007 when the game became free-to-play, eventually closing its servers on September 30, 2008. Only three days later, on October 3, 2008, the game was re-opened by SubaGames, the current publisher of Priston Tale.