Recently launched in Founder’s Access, Tree of Savior is an anime style massively multiplayer action role-playing game whose video capture hot key is the same as Steam’s screenshot key. The accidental video that resulted was too lovely to trash.

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Tree of Savior’s visual flair grabbed me while I was flipping through upcoming Steam releases a few weeks back. Flipping through screenshots it certainly looked like my sort of game. The hand-drawn visuals really drew me in, so I picked up one of the Founder’s Packs ($9.99 - $49.99) to secure a month of early access starting March 29.

Bird.

Come March 29 I launched the game, puzzled for a few minutes over how to select a server—there’s a mouse cursor but you have to use the keyboard—and prepared for hours of adventure. Only the first in-game option, choosing a surname that all of your characters in the game would share, would not work. I couldn’t get the keyboard to enter text. I restarted, trying tweaking settings, but nothing would work.

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So I gave up, until I saw it pop up in my Steam game list again today.

PRETTY.

Fine. One more try. Searching through the forums I discovered my problem was I had a controller plugged into my computer, which made the game hate me. I unplugged it, and suddenly everything was okay. Discovering an incredibly simple solution to a frustrating problem was annoying, but soon all was forgiven, mostly.

Character creation.

In moments I was exactly where I wanted to be: behind the wheel of an anime-looking character shooting arrows at onions and leaf bugs. I took a screenshot.

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And also I took 11 minutes of video. I know there’s a recording counter in the top left, but I had no idea how I turned it on, let alone how to turn it off. I tried just about every button except for the key I knew would take a screenshot, because having that key start a video recording would be silly.

Tree of Savior is silly.

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On the bright side, it’s 11 very pretty minutes, and more than enough of a look at the game to help someone determine if it’s the sort of free-to-play thing they’d like to try once Founder’s Access is over on April 28.