•May 10, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I just became aware of Rogue Legacy today, via RockLeeSmile’s YouTube channel, and I’m already a giddy-child-hype-machine over this game. As Nick puts it in his preview of the game, it’s like a mix of 10,000,000 and a “Metroid-vania” platformer RPG (as he refers to the in-development game, Chasm). That’s all I’ll say, as I haven’t played it myself, but do yourself a favor and watch the video posted above.
Done? Cool. Now I strongly suggest you go pre-order the game from the developer’s website and in the very least, help “Greenlight” the game on Steam.
•September 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment
I’ve had my eyes on Trion World‘s Rift: Planes of Telara since it was first unveiled a year ago at E3 as Heroes of Telara. Many shrugged it off as another cookie-cutter “WoW clone,” but I saw some promise in it. Now, a year later, the more I read and see about it, the more I think Rift could really end up being a phenomenal game. The combination of the dynamic world events and robust class(souls) mixing system seem really interesting. The amount of polish the game looks to have, when it’s only in an internal alpha stage, gives me very high hopes and honestly has me impressed by Trion and their first MMO development project.
Below is a great interview done for the Rift Podcast site. Watch it!
•September 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Thank you twitter for the early-morning update!
As seen on the official FF_XIV_NA twitter account:
FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will begin on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT)!
We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test! http://entry.ffxiv.com/
FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test Will Start on Sep. 1!
We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test, which was announced to be postponed on Aug. 31, 2010.
Along with the completion on investigation and correction of the critical issue, we have decided to begin FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT).
Starting on Sep. 1, 2010 at 19:00 (PDT), acquisition of registration code required for FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test will be available.
We are looking forward to your participation in FINAL FANTASY XIV Open Beta Test!
Good news. See you all in Open Beta!
•August 28, 2010 • 4 Comments
Listening to the latest MMOvoices podcast and their discussion of EverQuest Extended (and its horrible implementation of the ‘free2play’ model) reminded me that EverQuest 2 already has a cash-shop within the regular, $15/month subscription, retail boxed-product. This made me think of Cryptic, who I consider to be the most dirty and unapologetic violators of this heinous act. You could go out on a limb and even say Blizzard does this as well, with their $10 vanity pets, $25 mounts, and handful of account services – but none of that is accessible in-game and most importantly none of that is intrusive and blatantly being commercialized to you while in game. When I think “cash-shop” in an MMO, I think of a big button on the in-game UI that is begging you to click it (read: EQ2 and Cryptic’s games).
I could probably name-drop a few more “subscription & cash-shop” games, but let’s stick to EQ2 and Champions Online (and breifly Star Trek Online). These are the ones that I have personally experienced and felt that the cash-shop was an impediment in my enjoyment of the game and left a very bad taste in my mouth.
Continue reading ‘When did it become “OK” to have a subscription fee AND a cash-shop?’
•August 28, 2010 • 8 Comments
Can Open Beta hurry up and start already?!
UPDATE: My rhetorical questioning has been answered. It looks like Open Beta will begin August 31st. That is even earlier than “early Septemeber!” Thank you, FFXIVCORE for being amazingly fast at breaking news.