Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Upcoming Prospects

There are three potential hits coming out soon:

Star Wars the Old Republic, which I don't think I care enough about to bother with, but the story potential sounds like it's going to be a big hit. I guess it depends a lot on how many light sabers are going to be swinging around. Something about Star Wars has always been fun to watch, but I never got into the extending universe of comics, books, and video games.

Rift...Sounds like Trion is producing a well-polished game in the manner of Blizzard. This one I might give a shot, just to do something not related to WoW.

Guild Wars 2...I didn't play the original Guild Wars. But now that I know that the game is sort of like Hellgate: London in that you have a public hub and a bunch of instanced dungeons, I might give the sequal a shot. It's not really my preferred method of play, I like to see other players running around in my game worlds, but I enjoyed the hub experience in Hellgate: London and if Guild Wars is perfecting that style of MMO, there's no reason for me not to give it a shot.

I won't be playing more than two games at a time, but that doesn't mean I can't eventually own them all and just jump in and out of them every other month or so.

Anyway, I've been exclusive to WoW since Tabula Rasa and Hellgate: London both shut down, so I'd like to give something else a chance.

What About a Halo MMORPG/FPS?

Gamebreaker TV has a fun mash-up of two podcaster/blogger types. During one of their recent episodes, one of the hosts suggested that the Titan project listed in the Blizzard corporate leak is a reference to Halo, because apparently the original company that was going to create the Halo MMO called the project "Titan".

Other lasting rumors about the next Blizzard MMO suggest that it will be an FPS.

So, pretending that the next Blizzard MMO is going to be based on Halo, and will be FPS, would I play a Halo MMOFPS game?

I really don't see why not. Especially if Blizzard is behind it. And if they have taken any cues from Tabula Rasa and Hellgate: London, they might present a very fun and engaging game.

The FPS aspects of Tabula Rasa and Hellgate: London were exactly what I needed. Up until those games came along, my FPS experience was pretty much non-existent. And being able to choose melee as well was icing on the cake.

No one can say outside of Blizzard staff what they intend to present with their upcoming MMO, but I think I could play a Halo MMOFPS, even though I haven't really played a Halo game. I've gone a few rounds with a buddy of mine, but I've never played through the story. But what I don know about the lore, there is a lot to share with the fans and a whole lot more left to be written.