Other Than MMORPG

  • Date: 02-24-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: Aion, Ncsoft, Sudden Attack, Operation 7, Gunbound, Battle of Kingdoms

  • Summary: For the year 2009 MMO games started like a house a fire. Aion by Ncsoft debuted on that year with a warm receptions from gamers. But to my mind it was just another RPG game that was made to prolong gaming time among players.

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Other than MMORPG

By Johnny Lim
The crave to write a simple and easy to follow tips is what I am here for. In an MMO scenario, my articles can be a tool for savvy gamers.Providing essential in-game information to finish different tasks in MMO games.

For the year 2009 MMO games started like a house a fire. Aion by Ncsoft debuted on that year with a warm receptions from gamers. But to my mind it was just another RPG game that was made to prolong gaming time among players. It is very time consuming with hours of leveling up sometimes makes me wonder when will there be any significant change in the development of MMO games in terms of genre. This new year should set its mark as the time MMO games morph into a series of different game types and not the usual MMORPG as the genre to play.

What a player like me can experience are the whole new brand of MMO games. With different approach toward game, playability, fun and excitement, there are chances of seeking new horizon of players ready for online and multiple player to experience and play along. Other than the usual MMORPG approach, some MMO games are being classified as MMOFPS for first person shooters, MMOTPS which stands for massively multiple online third person shooters, MMORTS means massively multiple online real time strategies type of games. Others would include MMOCasG that stands for massively multiple online casual game Let me scrutinize about the game genres and one by one we will find out how the games that can comply with the the said online game categories above.


A new breed of MMO games should be promoted.

In computer games, first person shooter (FPS) kind of game has been there for about 20 years. My first encounter with this type of games was Wolfenstein 3D. The only interface I could see was the front scrolling screen every time my character was to move forward. As hardware developed so as the game development. This type of game was well received by gamers with a series of popular FPS games such as Doom, followed by the 3D standard game blockbuster Quake. Quake was the first online FPS game that I had experience. It was a FPS games that was played on a LAN (local area network). And later on the phenomenal Counter-Strike had entered the gaming scene. This is until now the most successful FPS game that has hovered the video gaming industry. MMOFPS games such as Sudden Attack, Special Force and just the recently launched Operation 7 are the example games in which the Counter-Strike have a very much influence to those that are mentioned above. This type of game is usually has a blend of tactically and military form of battle. To gain level, the player has to shoot enemies using sophisticated weapon that are being sold in an item mall. This is how game publishers is earning revenues to keep the game service running.

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The MMOTPS is also a shooting game. But the playing screen has much different orientation compared to MMOFPS. This is usually has a side scrolling interface. This was very much popular platform among console games that were played. But as the years went , it has adapted the online scene, where instead of computer-generated characters were the enemies, fellow players are battling it out for survival and one can only be declared a winner. But characters are still leveled up base on the performance even though the players had been defeated. Gunbound is the only game I have played with . So with this type of MMO games, there is a thin line of game development as compared to overly saturated RPG type of MMO games. Such advocacy to promote and enhance this game is a must. Many people especially gamers are being onlined and preference of what type of game is to be played should be the top priority of game developers.

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