This month issue in PC Gamer was an end of the year issue that showed three mmo’s out of the top 8 games to watch in 2008. Now this is much better than last years showing that only had one mmo (Hellgate London)
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
My take: adding a new continent, new class, new profession, and my favorite of all a sieges battleground this expansion should be better than the last terrible expansion.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
My take: With sieges of player controlled batllekeeps and its innovative combat system this game has a lot going for it but the high specs might be the downfall of this game.
My take: I personally will be getting this game for the ps3 since my computer will not be able to run this. It is going from the tired fantasy setting and might be what SOE needs to redeem themselves
In another part of the magazine there was a preview on Huxley that talked about some of the character creation, factions, and the pvp.
Another topic that I noticed is that they surprisingly didn’t say anything about Warhammer:Online. What happened? I always thought that was going to have the most subscribers of the mmo’s that are going to come out in 2008.
Finally, I noticed that 3 out of 4 mmo’s (counting Huxley) were coming out for consoles too and that they had no auto aim. Does this mean that the future of mmo’s are also for consoles without a auto aim and more skilled based combat? Only time will tell.