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Submitted by matgrowcott 941d ago | article

5 Games That Deserve A Decent MMO - DevilsMMO

From DevilsMMO:

"There are a few specific points about the MMO that have brought the following games to the forefront of my mind while writing this article. Firstly, most MMOs are open world and allow for a great degree of exploration and discovery, a trait shared by every game I’ve listed below. But more than that, these are games that have captured the imagination of millions, creating not only a living breathing universe, but a living breathing universe which you wouldn't hesitate to be a part of." (Grand Theft Auto IV, Infamous, Kameo: Elements of Power, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

i_da_pappy  +   941d ago
I agree. I don't see why they haven't came out with a gta/saints row/mafia type mmo yet. I would have been all over it.
MaxOpower  +   941d ago
Well APB from last year was just that, and it died in like a month.
MaxOpower  +   941d ago
That's right, more MMOs that's what we need!

The market is already folded, no one needs more MMOs. Especially not since many of this articles ideas are all ready kind of realized in MMO form. Last year we had APB, the GTA like MMO. We just got the DC mmo, witch didn't do good, so I would doubt that an Infamous MMO would do much better.

And then of course, as the writer mentions, a FF MMO was also just released. (And did terribly)
matgrowcott  +   941d ago
But I would hesitate to say that the MMO genre is doing badly. Despite games closing down, it's quite obvious that an MMO with a following (for instance WoW) can do amazingly well.

So I think rather than focus on the fact that some MMOs fail, we should look at why some fail and some succeed. DC Universe Online, for example, was full price to buy and then has quite an expensive subscription.

APB, likewise, had some great ideas but ultimately didn't get the following it deserved. Is that really something that is going to happen to a GTA MMO? Of course not, the name alone would attract millions of people.
MaxOpower  +   941d ago
The main difference between MMOs and normal games, a probably the reason why so many MMOs fail, is the amount of time you put into them, few people plays MMOs AND other games, even fewer plays several MMOs at the time, so unless the normal games or the big MMOs(WOW, EVE ect.) die, there won't be place to any new MMOs, no matter the quality.

Besides that, WOW have been updated, play tested and streamlined for more than five years now, so no matter how good any new MMO will be, it won't beat WOW or Blizzard when it comes to usability, polish or developer experiences.

Also, a name like GTA sells better than FINAL FANTASY or DC, I'm not so sure.
Quagmire  +   941d ago
Pokemon and Assassin's Creed would also make awesome MMO's
SkyCrawler  +   941d ago
If Nintendo actually gave in to the idea of a pokemon mmo it would def. be a "wow killer"....sorry had to use it lol
Perjoss  +   941d ago
I've always fancied some kind of survival horror mmo, teams of friends working together to scrounge together medical items, ammunition and other random parts for repairing equipment while fighting off undeads, demons or zombies in a large city like GTA4's liberty city. Would have to be dark and scary, enough of all this cute, cuddly and overly colourful stuff.
matgrowcott  +   941d ago
A great idea. I always thought the idea that the city never sleeps could be awesome as well: when you log off, your character remains stationary on the server (say, sleeping).

And, while you're sleeping, you can still get bitten. This would lead to having to barricade yourself somewhere safe and rely on other players who AREN'T logged off to protect you.

Something about that has always seemed so awesome to me, and would be addictive as hell as well.
zackacloud  +   941d ago
MMO it a waste.

No story, No target just get more level and kill more.

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