RPG, MMORPG – which game is your favourite?

4 10 2009

So for any of the older members of the audience who may not be familiar with the acronyms RPG and MMORPG, Wikipedia as always is a good source of a coherent description;

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) is a genre of computer role-playing games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual game world.

As in all RPGs, players assume the role of a fictional character (often in a fantasy world),[1] and take control over many of that character’s actions.[2] MMORPGs are distinguished from single-player or small multi-player RPGs by the number of players, and by the game’s persistent world, usually hosted by the game’s publisher, which continues to exist and evolve while the player is away from the game. This is often reffered to being offline, or AFK (away from keyboard).

And a RPG is essentially this but the world is populated with AI (artificially intelligent characters) and is not persistent, i.e. the world does not continue while you are not playing.

So now we know what these acronyms mean we can begin to look at the different ones available. This list is not in any particular order, some of the more popular games:

 

Runescape, World of Warcraft, Eve online, The Old Republic (In Development), Spell Force, Knights of the Old Republic etc

 

My current favourite is knights of the old republic though I think that The Old Republic which is the online multiplayer star wars effort looks like its going to be a WoW killer, though even if it does live up to current expectations it won’t be easy considering the 11.5 million monthly subscriptions made to the game.

Screens for the new Star Wars: The Old Republic are available here.

So, what’s your opinion?

 

Comment, rate, link…

 

 


 

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