Friday, 24 August 2012

The Vying of the MMOs

While there is something nice about a game with some quick and simple gameplay with friends be it the coop mass zombie slaying of Left 4 Dead 2 or the strategy of Starcraft 2. But ever since Everquest came into being the MMO for me has created a gaming paradigm in which activity and gametime delivered all the fun while also an ongoing purpose and a common evolving persistent world that we could all relate to and talk about. The genre has evolved slowly as each new title emerged, slowly because of the huge development times required to create games of this type, catering to so many players and so many play-styles.

I am exploring what The Secret World has to offer at the moment and even though the setting is different, the mechanics are another slight evolution is some respects with other elements unchanged. Anyhow, this post is a little bit of a grab-bad of videos that explore some of the current offerings and the games that are almost here that are all vying for their slice of this market.

So here are 2 or 3 vids each from the MMOs that have something interesting, or something tempting, that might lure me and friends into their murky depths.

The Secret World
I am already in here, but there is a great deal more to explore this alternate world

Guild Wars 2
Some intriguing ideas and good execution = look so so cool.

Planetside 2
The return of the persistent FPSMMO 

Star Wars The Old Republic
As each update comes and the F2P - more tempting all the time

Mechwarrior Online
The possibilities here are very high - perfect logic for an MMO (esp with CE3)

Star Trek Online
Was playing, so many good things in space and on away missions

World of Warcraft
The mothership, Blizzard with their expansion = class leading.

Other's that are almost on this list: DayZ, City of Heroes, EQ2, LOTRO and more besides.

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