N.B: another Firefall vid, a 2nd Secret World trailer and some Wildstar alpha gameplay footage added!
So now that PAX and Gamescom are done and dusted, its time for a very quick review of some of the MMOs that I have been keeping tabs on.
If you remember from my previous post on this (if you never saw that one find it here) I was tracking games like Guild Wars 2, Firefall, The Secret World and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
This post will give you a bit more of a taste of a couple of those as well as introduce a newly announced MMO that I would encourage you to have a look at: Wildstar.
Here’s a few promo vids to tickle your tastebuds:
This game is being developed by a new group called Carbine Studios, staffed with a bunch of MMO developers from around the industry and has a heavy fan influence. Features such as double jump and limited sprint have all been incorporated at fans’ request. With quest text limited to 140 characters ala Twitter, this is one to look out for if you are not a heavy quest text (read lore) driven MMOer. Note the gameplay footage is reported to be at an alpha release stage.
The Secret World
I have already signed up for the Beta – check out their website for further info. P.S. I am going Templar!
OK, I am genuinely excited about this one. Created by some former Blizzard employees, I think the art direction looks great, and some of the gameplay elements (Tribes baby!) look fantastic. Oh, did I mention it’s Free-to-Play?
Guild Wars 2
This one shows some of the character creation, early questing and one of the Dragon Champion boss fights; Tequatl the Sunless.
I am a little less excited about SWOTR now that it isn’t being released here in Australia at launch. Will revisit it once we have a confirmed release date over here.
Till next time,