Is anyone else kind of intimidated by all the new MMO content right now?
I mean, we’ve got RIFT: Storm Legion, Mists of Pandaria barely a month old, Guild Wars 2′s new patch, Riders of Rohan, SWTOR F2P, Everquest 2′s expansion, WoW Patch 5.1 in the wings, new indie MMO efforts everywhere (Dragon’s Tale, Salem, Day Z or whatever it’s called now)… It’s exhausting.
Fortunately, a lot of bloggers are writing some great reviews to help us all decide what to do first:
- Lono shares the impressions of a friend of his who was new to SWTOR when he started playing the Free To Play version – ” Soon enough Jay realizes he needs more space in his inventory so he’s off again to the store and finds out it will cost him 175cc for 10 inventory slots.”
- MMO Muse shares first impressions of new sandbox Wurm-a-like game Salem – which sounds very interesting – “Another one of those sandbox games, isn’t it? Yes, pretty much. But not one of those “I sit here and craft 60 pointed sticks” one; while playing, I was moving and exploring most of the time, and only stopped for crafting once or twice in the whole time.”
- Rixx Javix considers what a sports enthusiast who didn’t know EVE would think as he watched the latest EVE tournament – “This reminded me of the first time I saw Australian Rules Football on ESPN. I ain’t got no idea what the heck is going on, but I know it is a sport. I’m thinking this is European since the announcers have got some kind of accent, and they are rather pasty, like they haven’t seen the sun in awhile. “
- Chris at Game By Night gives us a detailed rundown of his first impressions of RIFT: Storm Legion – “Another thing that I have to give Trion props for is the scope and beauty of their vision. The expansion is just VAST and everything is so BIG.”
- Healing The Masses dives into the new Guild Wars 2 Fractals dungeon and comes out with a rundown – “these new mini dungeons seem like the perfect length in a way as it is rather easy to keep them feeling fresh during a run in terms of visuals and mechanics but when added together they make for a rather cohesive little gaming session.”
- Jaysla has been trying out Challenge Modes in Mists of Pandaria, and offers an enthusiastic recommendation – “Challenge modes are a lot of fun and I recommend everyone give them a try. They’ll really make you work hard to use every possible advantage available to your class and spec and allow for some creative puzzle solving.”
- The Ancient Gaming Noob tried out Guild Wars 2′s free trial, and came away with mixed feelings – “nice game. But not different enough that I am going to drop what ever I am doing now to run off and play it. “
- And Entombed tried out the Guild Wars 2 Fractals dungeon too, and loved them – “What I experienced was nothing more than a wonderful addition to the game. “
Overall, the winners from the weekend seem to be GW2′s new dungeon (but not the live event – see our next post), Storm Legion, and Challenge Modes!
Are you feeling MMOverwhelm right now?