||By far the most popular MMORPG in the US. Its getting a bit
dated looking and the game play is not quite as fun as it used to be...12
minutes of meditation between each fight at higher levels is just boring.
But the game world is huge and new players are still getting hooked. Its
the closest to a crack addiction some of us will ever know.Everquest
||One of the first MMORPG. It just celebrated its 5th year
and is still going strong. It will be release an other expansion in 2-2003.
Graphically its extreamly dated, but it probably has the best crafting system
of all the big MMORPGs.
|Dark Age Of Camelot
||Plays a lot like Everquest but with out the long med times.
I found it got a bit boring though after about 6-8 months of playing. The
new expansion add a little to the graphics, which are much better than Everquest's.
They have added in spellcrafting and alchemy as well as player owned housing
and yet another expansion pack. Dark Age Of Camelot
||I played this for about 2 months right when it was released.
Well, I should say I tried to play it. Bugs, Bugs and more Bugs...the game
was total crap. I did try it again about 9 months after its release. Still
a little buggy, but it was playable. Just played this again for about a
month. Very playable now, no lag and very few bugs. The expansion pack was
pretty good and had some interesting quests, but lost interest after a while.
Sci-fi is just not my cup of tea for these games. Crafting was very frustrating
and kind of boring as well.
||Well I played the beta of this one. To sum up what I think
of the game.... watered down and boring. Graphics are the best of all of
the MMORPGs I have played or seen. I think they spent 90% of their time
on the graphics and about 10% on the game play. Characters are basically
the same, they just look differnt...although everyone of the same race look
pretty much the same. The skill trees are pretty much mirrors of eachother
with only a few differences, so playing different races is kind of pointless.
The crafting system becomes extreamly frustrating very early on with the
need for trophy items. I was really looking forward to this game, but didn't
bother buying when it was released.
||Well, the big beast of the MMORPGs is now working on a sequel.
The graphics look excellent and hopefully they create some addictive game
play to match what the original one had. They are saying a first quarter
2004 release but I think it will get pushed back until the fall at leaset.
We shall see....
||Played this for about 3 months. Got bored and very frustrated
with it after about 1 month. Had some good ideas they never bothered to
even implement into the game when it was lunched. Sure you could become
a bio engineer, but you couldn't do anything with it. This game was released
way too early. $15 monthly fee to beta test a game for them. Inexcusable!!!!!
Canceled my account after the first month. Then just tried to see how much
money I could make selling off all the minerals I harvested until my 3 month
pre paid account ran out.
||Great graphics! Horrible interface! If you are used to playing
games on a console then you might not mind the controls in this game. Once
you get used to them it seems like a pretty good game. Just released in
the US (10/28/03), but has been out in Japan for over a year now. Very stable
with little lag. Lots of quests. I have only been playing for a few days
so its hard to say if it will keep my interest, but so far I am liking it
for the most part. Now if they will just give us strafe in first person
mode and camera lock in thrid.
||Horizons is now out and after a month of playing I am totally hooked. The game is well done. The graphics are good as well as the gameplay. The user interface is the best of any MMORPG I have played. The spell effects on many of the spells are over the top. Crafting is pretty cool. The only big complant I have is the lack of good documentation on skills/stats and crafting techniques. Overall though, Horizons is a really good MMORPG.
||This one looks pretty promising too. Graphics look outstanding!
Seems like its going to focus more on PvP which for some reason bores me....or
frustrates the hell out of me. Funny, I love Battle Field 1942, Team Fortress,
Savage, etc... but hate PvP in MMORPG games. This is scheduled for spring
|World of Warcraft
||This one looks to throw us into a more action oriented world
than the rest. From the guys that made Diablo hack and slash and the real
time strategy games Warcraft. The graphics look cartoony but very detailed.
From what I have read the designers want to get us off the leveling treadmill.....
kudos to them if they can do it. Im sick of the treadmill!!!!!