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OP  1/16/14 5:29:56 PM#1

Even in the best of years, we come across games that just aren’t very good. Whether it is the poor writing and forgettable story of Asura Force or the ultra-grindy repetitive questing of Ragnarok Online 2, some games just aren’t worth your time. There are games that should be good and aren’t which somehow makes them even worse. This year was light on releases but there was no shortage of bad games vying for your attention. 

Read more of Chris Coke's The List: The Worst MMOs of 2013.

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1/17/14 8:15:24 AM#2

This was an easy list to make now wasn't it. Scarlet Blade makes for a nice introduction to mmorpgs though. So whenever a mmorpg newb is like "hey what game should I play?" I list off a handful of games and finish off my recommendations with

"But before you try anything, You absolutely must check out Scarlet Blade"

Imagine the face of a true newb google searching Scarlet Blade, and what must be going through thier minds.



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1/17/14 8:19:58 AM#3

I've never played a single one of those games, have never heard of a handful of them.



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1/17/14 8:20:54 AM#4

agree with Dust 514.

sadly dont think theres no turning back on that one eh?...


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1/17/14 8:25:11 AM#5

Oh wait Infestation Survivor Stories is War Z?

Ah OK Ive actually played that - oh yes it was downright dreadful. 

I didn't realize it got renamed.



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1/17/14 8:32:25 AM#6

eight of ten games on the list are typical low budget f2p games and since old high budget mmos (f.e. ddo, lotro, eq2 and many more) went this payment model way it was clear that those cheap ones don't have any chance on the market. for my personal taste neverwinter is missing on this list. crappy and greedy game.


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1/17/14 9:00:07 AM#7

I played two on the list.

Asura Force - I think AF has/had potential.  I made it to the lower end of mid-level before giving up.  I like slow progression when the world has a non-linear feel encouraging me to explore looking for new things to do.  This was slow, but completely linear.  And I don't mean a little bit slow.  Painful was more like it.

No disrespect for the team is intended.  There were several aspects done quite nicely and it's technically superior to their other game(s).  It's just the base design killed it for me.


Scarlet Blade - I played close to release.  WoW strippers in space?  Uninstalled after figuring out the concept didn't work for me.  Maybe I'm not understanding?  A shame because the production value seemed quite high.  I can imagine this will be very popular with some.  Just not me.


One I still haven't played, but want to.

City of Steam - This game looked so promising.  I haven't given up on it and still want to check it out. My genre blog.


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1/17/14 9:08:02 AM#8
Given their recent ad on this site, it appears League of Angels aspires to be the Scarlet Blade of 2014!

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1/17/14 9:09:28 AM#9
Given their recent ad on this site, it appears League of Angels aspires to be the Scarlet Blade of 2014!

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1/17/14 9:14:21 AM#10

and because war Z worked THAT good, let's do it  again! and people are buying the SAME SHIT again :P


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1/17/14 9:19:28 AM#11

While the truth is that Infestation changed its name due to a law suit and it was not due to their greediness, I am totally behind you with it deserving to be the number one worst MMO of 2013. 


Hammerpoint is a prime example of why there needs to be reform in software legal rights.  No other industry can get away with flat out lies and greed like game companies can. 


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1/17/14 9:22:52 AM#12
Originally posted by jogumby
Given their recent ad on this site, it appears League of Angels aspires to be the Scarlet Blade of 2014!



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1/17/14 9:24:59 AM#13

Feel a bit bad for Dust 514 and City of Steam, both games had quite some potential in their concepts. Heck, even Wizardry MIGHT have had a niche out there. However, execution on all of them was horrendous.


As for War Z, Day Z, Crap, I'm not even going there.


Ok guys, time to start focusing more on 2014, let's forget 2013 existed for MMOs. A "release schedule" list with main Pros/Cons would be nice please!


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1/17/14 9:25:09 AM#14

Not sure why but I get some sort of joy and satisfaction seeing so many crapfest f2p asian mmo's on the worst mmo games list of 2013.


It still is baffling to me why there is such a crowd who hang out on sites like that cater mostly to those type of garbage games and play only those games when all the AAA real deal mmo's are now f2p?


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1/17/14 9:25:46 AM#15
LOL in wild star BOOB are banned and resized but Scarlet Blade  almost porno MMO is considered by gamers garbage. Dosen't this prove that gamers don't care so much about Boos as for how good game is. LOGIC fail every where

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1/17/14 9:28:12 AM#16

Wizardry Online was the first game I ever quit before even leaving the starting town.


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1/17/14 9:29:50 AM#17
Originally posted by MikePaladin
LOL in wild star BOOB are banned and resized but Scarlet Blade  almost porno MMO is considered by gamers garbage. Dosen't this prove that gamers don't care so much about Boos as for how good game is. LOGIC fail every where

That's why Ariea Games needs to rename themselves to Areola Games.


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1/17/14 9:32:53 AM#18
Originally posted by Dauzqul

Wizardry Online was the first game I ever quit before even leaving the starting town.


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1/17/14 9:33:20 AM#19
I'm bummed to see Dust 514 on there.  The concept was so fantastic and revolutionary that I really was hoping for something great from CCP.  I considered buying a PS3 just to play, until the reviews started coming in.  They could save this one with some big changes, but it seems very unlikely they would scale back the buy to win and inject some better graphics and fun into this one.

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1/17/14 9:38:05 AM#20
Originally posted by Raventree
I'm bummed to see Dust 514 on there.  The concept was so fantastic and revolutionary that I really was hoping for something great from CCP.  I considered buying a PS3 just to play, until the reviews started coming in.  They could save this one with some big changes, but it seems very unlikely they would scale back the buy to win and inject some better graphics and fun into this one.


It might have worked better had they decided to put it on PC instead of console.


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