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[General Article] General: Suzie's Games of 2013

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,643MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Last week we took a look back at the year that was and listed our favorite games. This week we turn to the year ahead and the games that have us sitting on pins and needles in anticipation. Each staff member will have his (or her!) day and we move on to Suzie for our series' final installment. See what's got Suzie all of a dither and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

I am sitting here looking at the list of likely games to be released in 2013 and tapping my fingers as I consider which ones I am most anxious to see firsthand. A quick glance reveals that there is the usual collection of “big name” titles and, of course, the smaller “indie” titles all clamoring for my attention with the year barely over a week old. What to choose? There are really very few on this year’s list that don’t interest me and it would be very easy to just say, “DITTO” to the lists compiled by my co-workers earlier in the week. Yet in the best interest of being the last one to offer an article around the games that I am personally most looking forward to playing, I’ve decided to veer onto the road less travelled with my list, centering particularly on more independent studios working on MOARPGs, my own term for Massive Online Action RPGs. 

Read more of Suzie's Games of 2013.

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  • SenadinaSenadina San Diego, CAPosts: 896Member Uncommon

    Honestly, I couldn't make a top 5 list this year. There are only 3 titles I have enough interest in to list:

    1. Defiance ( despite a lack of interest by the general MMO player, this is #1 for me).

    2. The Repopulation ( sandbox PvE with involved crafting? Yes, please.)

    3. Wildstar ( the paths look like a unique idea and I dig the humor enough to overlook the less than exciting art style.)

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Wildstar is the only mmo im looking forward to this year but fun to read other peoples lists
  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantPosts: 186Member
    Still no vote for ArcheAge, I guess it won't get much airtime here.

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  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Still no vote for ArcheAge, I guess it won't get much airtime here.

     

    I think it's because there's probably very little chance that AA will come to the west in 2013.  2014 seems a lot more likely.

    As far as the list is concerned, I'll definitely agree with Neverwinter.  Really looking forward to that game, along with a few others.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantPosts: 186Member
    Originally posted by Rohn
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Still no vote for ArcheAge, I guess it won't get much airtime here.

     

    I think it's because there's probably very little chance that AA will come to the west in 2013.  2014 seems a lot more likely.

    As far as the list is concerned, I'll definitely agree with Neverwinter.  Really looking forward to that game, along with a few others.

    Borderlands/EQNext 2013?

     

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi

    Borderlands/EQNext 2013?

    will see some info about EQN at fanfaire in October but the game probably wont launch til 2014 at the earliest

  • drivendawndrivendawn montgomery, ALPosts: 1,251Member Uncommon
    FFXIV, Neverwinter, and ESO are what I'm looking foward to this year.
  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    Neverwinter and ESO are really the only two I might actually buy.
  • SamhaelSamhael Huntsville, ALPosts: 700Member Uncommon

    "My one true concession to big name games is Cryptic’s Neverwinter."

    I'm not sure that I can call anything Cryptic does a "big name game" anymore after their last two launches. Neverwinter is a big IP of sorts but it still remains to be seen what Cryptic will do with it.  Thankfully, the videos they've shown don't look too much like their cookie-cutter MMO engine they used for CO/STO. 

  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantPosts: 186Member
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi

    Borderlands/EQNext 2013?

    will see some info about EQN at fanfaire in October but the game probably wont launch til 2014 at the earliest

    That was my point, the guy above said ArcheAge shouldn't be in these lists as a 2013 release was not that likely so I posted those examples.

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,377MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    ArcheAge is on my list, personally. But I'm betting it's not 2013 that we'll see it in the US. I do expect we'll know who's publishing it here soon, but I'd be amazed if the localization happened that fast.
  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantPosts: 186Member
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    ArcheAge is on my list, personally. But I'm betting it's not 2013 that we'll see it in the US. I do expect we'll know who's publishing it here soon, but I'd be amazed if the localization happened that fast.

    You think EQNext will release in 2013 though?

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,377MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    I used a cheat in that list, and added it because I expect to hear some pretty awesome details about it in 2013.  I even admitted to cheating on the list in the article.  :P

    Also, it's the top "five" games I'm watching in 2013. ArcheAge isn't quite that high for me. Full 10, including games that won't be necessarily released today?

    1.) EQNext (I'm just dying to know what it's going to be all about).

    2.) Neverwinter

    3.) Defiance

    4.) Elder Scrolls Online

    5.) Darkfall: UW

    6.) Origins of Malu

    7.) Firefall (finally releasing will be nice)

    8.) Wildstar Online (would be higher if I knew more!)

    9.) ArcheAge

    10.) Titan (I expect this to be the year it's unveiled, but not sure it'll be worth the wait.)

    Hell, I could go on, but what's the point of just listing everything?  That's why we kept it to five games for the year.

  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,058Member Uncommon

    MMO's I am looking for:

    1. Neverwinter
    2. Elder Scrolls Online
    3. Titan*
    4. -
    5. -
    *= only because I don't know what it is and I'm curious.
     

    Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

    Subscription Gaming, especially MMO gaming is a Cash grab bigger then the most P2W cash shop!

    Bring Back Exploration and lengthy progression times. RPG's have always been about the Journey not the destination!!!

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  • FistyMayhemFistyMayhem Rochester, NYPosts: 61Member Uncommon

    Star Bound

    DayZ - official stand alone

    ...

    Those are my two most anticipated, and none of the columnists mentions either of them.  Oh well.  I guess neither are really "massively" multiplyer, just largely multiplayer..  that grey area.

     
  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Cryptic cannot make good MMOs and Neverwinter will be no exception.
  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,758Member Uncommon
    Please keep us informed Suzie....It looks like alot of good games coming out this year that we'd like to try.
  • simmihisimmihi -Posts: 613Member Uncommon
    Never thought that one of the editors would actually have City of Steam on the radar. It's the first game, after many years, which made me say "oh, these guys know what they're doing". Can't wait for open beta. As for Path of Exile, i've been beta-ing it for a long time now, i feel that it lacks the complexity it could have. It creates the sensation of a "true" Diablo sequel but actually there is not much choice involved considering the skill tree, the heart of the game. It's either you make the right choice or you don't.
  • TalemireTalemire Clearwater, FLPosts: 756Member

    1) Everquest 3

    2) ArchAge

    3) Neverwinter

    4) Dragon's Prophet

    5) FFXIV and Age of Wushu tied

    ESO didn't make my list because I'm not too impressed about how they're going about developing it at this point. I've heard a couple game-hindering implementations so far, but nothing game-breaking.

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  • DrakadenDrakaden Quebec, QCPosts: 133Member

    1) Neverwinter

    2) Starbound

    3) Phantasy Star Online 2

    4) City of Steam

    5) Path of Exile

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,564Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    ArcheAge is on my list, personally. But I'm betting it's not 2013 that we'll see it in the US. I do expect we'll know who's publishing it here soon, but I'd be amazed if the localization happened that fast.

    From my sources from Korea, its coming to both NA and EU this year, the publisher (still unnamed) should be making an announcement soon, at which point we'll know who will be publishing the game and their release schedule.

    Archeage is my top 2013 mmorpg

    Defiance is my top 2013 shooter/action MMO

    Whoever said project Titan above - the game is slated for 2015 or later release

  • AtrocitusAtrocitus Oa, CAPosts: 77Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    ArcheAge is on my list, personally. But I'm betting it's not 2013 that we'll see it in the US. I do expect we'll know who's publishing it here soon, but I'd be amazed if the localization happened that fast.

    From my sources from Korea, its coming to both NA and EU this year, the publisher (still unnamed) should be making an announcement soon, at which point we'll know who will be publishing the game and their release schedule.

    Archeage is my top 2013 mmorpg

    Defiance is my top 2013 shooter/action MMO

    Whoever said project Titan above - the game is slated for 2015 or later release

    DMKano, please PLEASE be telling the truth. Please, I beg of you kind sir, don't mess with our minds!

     

    If you do truly have a 'contact' with AA info, and the date is correct, that would be freaking awesome.....FREAKING awesome.

     

    I just dont see how any MMOer could not have this game at the top of their play list....

  • AtrocitusAtrocitus Oa, CAPosts: 77Member Uncommon

    Uh, um, forgot to put my list up...

     

     

    1. ArchAge

    2.ArchAge

    3.ArchAge

    4.ArchAge

    5.Go ahead, guess........

  • 77lolmac7777lolmac77 Herp Derp, PAPosts: 496Member
    the more people who play Darkfall the better the game will be

    the original wasnt even that full of gankers, you just hear the vocal minority

    and for every ganker there was a guy nearby who could help out usually

    be the change

    Sandbox 2013, stop buying these theme park M-M-NOs and play something that actually is challenging
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