Ok quick repsonse this week to the only question we got last week in Reader Mail. Which is...where are all the action adventure MMOs?
I will list 3 games that I think will meet this concept in the near future.
1. Star Wars: The Old Republic.
From what I saw at E3, this game is pretty in depth and has major action adventure game play elements. Let's just hope they can make it work in an MMO.
2. DC Universe
This game is being designed for the PS3 as well. Therefore it must meet the requirements for a console game. The game play is fast paced and action adventure seem to be written all over it.
3. Age of Conan
Say what you like about this game, but I found the combos and combat mechanics fun. Even though it still mirrored the hot bar mentality, it had enough difference for me to enjoy the combat at least for a while.
I think MMOs suffer from their roots and the game play has not changed because people do not want to do something new. The hot bar design works and everyone has grown accustomed to it.
That being said, if there is new way....I'll be the first in line :)