History's Time Has Come
Fantasy, fantasy... Why not look to the rich world of our past?
X-Reality Entertainment Studios have just announced an exciting new Fantasy RPG Entitled: Ghouls N’ Goblins Online!
The game is scheduled for a “probably never” release date, and will feature stunning innovations to the genre. Joe Generic, the game’s producer tells MMORPG.com what makes GNG Online so very very different from those other Fantasy MMORPGS: “We wanted it to have Orcs” says Joe, motioning towards a display screen featuring beautiful, high-res shots of a muscle-bound, green creature (and take it from this writer, it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before).
Will the game have levels? Yes.
What about quests? According to Joe, one-thousand pre-fabricated adventures ready for release or bust.
And loot? You’re kidding right. In GNG Online they give you a glowing raven’s claw dagger +2 before you even leave character creation! +3 if you pre-order…
Let me start by saying that developers of fantasy MMORPGs have given us some of the best games out there right now. But aren’t you a little sick of hearing about a new one being announced each and every week?
So, let’s say you are sick of fantasy and want to try something different. What options do you have? Well, there’s a bevy of sci-fi MMOs coming out, they’re the new flavor right? Well… yes and no.
There’s a little genre of MMO out there that’s slowly but surely gathering steam, and there’s more potential for innovation in this than in all the Intellectual Properties major developers are clamoring all over themselves for. What genre am I talking about? Historical MMOs.
Think about it, there are countless civilizations and cultures on which to base an MMO, each of them having a wealth of pre-existing legends and mythology to build upon. Not only that, but they also have an incredible amount of archeological and geographical elements to work with. Best of all is the history itself, which is an invaluable foundation on which to create a great storyline. Look at what HBO did with the series Rome for example. HBO took a number of historical facts, developed compelling fiction around them, and the resulting excellence was undeniable. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could do that with an MMO? Wouldn’t you love an MMO that allowed you to be a part of such rich world of intrigue?
Well, there are already a number of Historical MMOs on the market, with many more on the way. Here’s a brief rundown of some of the more interesting titles:
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