Past "WoW Killers" - 8.9.2008

Wow. They sure were off.

"Out of all the upcoming MMOs, Dungeons and Dragons Online stands the best chance of being able to go head-to-head with World of Warcraft. D&D is not just a popular franchise but it is the father of all RPGs, will actually provide stories, and will innovate the industry with extremely deep game play."

"Look for [Lord of the Rings Online] to easily surpass Star Wars Galaxies if it captures the magic of the franchise[,] but it will probably not be a genre-buster like Dungeons and Dragons Online."

[Auto Assault] should provide plenty of excitement and carve out a nice little nice as a car combat MMO."

[RF Online is a] Sci-fi/fantasy MMO that is sure to turn heads when it is released due to the awesome looking robot battle units that you can control and jaw-dropping graphics. The blend of fantasy and sci-fi has a little bit of a Japanese cartoon feel to it that should set RF Online apart from other major games in the genre."

Without question, a pirate MMO[, Pirates of the Burning Sea,] is a welcome change since fantasy and sci-fi seem to be done to death these days. Who wouldn't want to sail the high seas looking for adventures, ship battles, and stealing booty. Look for this one to be a leader in the non-fantasy niche."

Not only is Conan a large entertainment franchise, but it also should make a great MMO with its gritty and barbaric world. How brutal will the world be? You start out alone until you are strong enough to survive in the massive part of the game. Believe or not, but this game may actually do better than Lord of the Rings Online. In fact, Age of Conan has the second best chance of being a rival to WoW after D&D online."

Possible Killers Ranked by Potential Impact

  1. Dungeons and Dragons Online
  2. Age of Conan
  3. Huxley
  4. RF Online
  5. Lord of the Rings Online
  6. Pirates of the Burning Sea
  7. Auto Assault
  8. SUN

-Matt Graham


Anonymous said...

funny how some of these are either dead(auto assault) or almost dead(d&d online) now.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Auto Assault was probably the fastest demise of an MMO ever. Even games like Shadowbane and Anarchy Online that turned to free have survived..So, I don't know what the decision was to pull the plug on Auto Assault so early was.