June 3, 2005


From the author of the MMOGchart.com website there is his wrap up of all the MMOG's that were at this years show.

The link.... http://www.mmogchart.com/E32005.html

Couple things I wanted to highlight out of the write up.

"Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (formerly Middle Earth Online)"
- Why the name change? I hate to think they will try to cash in off the success of the movies because I strongly doubt that this was a move towards the books. Most people identify with Lord of the Rings rather than the Middle Earth terminolgy. Maybe its just my inner nerd that felt some lost sense of pride at actually knowing what Middle Earth was before the huge success of the movies.

"I can honestly say that DDO was easily the most interesting and fun MMOG I saw at E3 this year."
- Gives me some hope that my hopes for a decent D&D MMO will be released. Outside of Neverwinter Nights there hasn't been much for the D&D crowd.

"Tabula Rasa has undergone a complete makeover. The game is now more like a First-Person Shooter with RPG elements."
- Not that I was looking at Tabula Rasa at all really... well until I read this. I have renewed interest in it now and maybe it is heading down the right path. Sci-fi just makes more sense in a fast paced FPS style game.

"SUN: Episode I of the Soul Ultimate Nation"
-I must admit I have never heard of Webzen before, but it seems they may be a Mythic type company. Mythic was able to become a big time player through Dark Ages of Camelot and maybe SUN is Webzen's gateway to the big time. They seem to be on the right track. Now it only remains to see if they can cross over into the American market.