Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I'm sick of every MMO on the market feeling the same. Where's the innovation? Almost every new MMO on the market is a fantasy setting with auto-attack and hotbar combat. There are some deviations from the model, but not many.
Why does everyone keep trying to recreate World of Warcraft? It isn't going to work, ever. WoW has such market dominance that no fantasy hotbar combat game is ever going to catch it. The only way to beat WoW is with innovation.
There are a few games that do things differently, but there should be more. The MMO releases this year were a weak offering. I'm hoping that next year with the release of Star Wars the Old Republic and Guild Wars 2 we might see some more innovation in the industry but even those both have the tried and true hotbar combat. They might not differ all that much but hopefully it's a step in the right direction.