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A Game of Thrones mmorpg? It's time for a grown up mmo...

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  • ClobClob St. Cloud, MNPosts: 130Member

    While I've always liked the idea, the thought of an ASoIaF mmo, I have to agree with comments here that it would most likely be disappointing.  Maybe this coming HBO/Cyanide partnership game will satisfy a little hunger.  Maybe is a big word though.  The thing that really intrigues me thinking about a game in Westeros would be to explore an extremely well done world that's true to the novels.  I don't think I care if it's an mmo or rpg or even a game at all.  I'd have a blast just with the imagery while running around King's Landing, The Eyrie, Winterfell, and everywhere else.

  • mlauzonmlauzon Toronto, ONPosts: 766Member


    Originally posted by Clob
    While I've always liked the idea, the thought of an ASoIaF mmo, I have to agree with comments here that it would most likely be disappointing.  Maybe this coming HBO/Cyanide partnership game will satisfy a little hunger.  Maybe is a big word though.  The thing that really intrigues me thinking about a game in Westeros would be to explore an extremely well done world that's true to the novels.  I don't think I care if it's an mmo or rpg or even a game at all.  I'd have a blast just with the imagery while running around King's Landing, The Eyrie, Winterfell, and everywhere else.


    This I agree with, but I'd prefer all the novels get made into one game, be it either an Action MMORPG, or a single player action RPG; but make it easier to find quests, etc. unlike they do in The Elder Scrolls games...this is the main reason why I have never played TES in my life.

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  • Crunchy221Crunchy221 Trollsberg, ILPosts: 489Member

    Browser games lack the Massive part of MMORPG im my humble opinion.

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon

    Browser games lack EVERYTHING.

  • Garvon3Garvon3 Worcester, MAPosts: 2,898Member

    Originally posted by Crunchy221

    Browser games lack the Massive part of MMORPG im my humble opinion.

    So does WoW and SWTOR but that doesn't stop them.

  • PilnkplonkPilnkplonk zagrebPosts: 1,532Member

    Look, just because a setting is "grown up" doesn't mean the game will be grown up as well. And just because the books and the series are good doesn't really influence at all how the game is going to turn up.

    Game movie adaptations are the butt joke of gaming industry because they usually turn out to be crap. And why is that? Many reasons, but I'd say it is the laziness of the developers who think that the strength of the IP is enough to guarantee sales so they don't pay enough attention to quiality design or originality.

    So, in short... No. I don't think it would be a good idea. If a major dev did GoT mmorpg there's 99% chance it would be even crappier and more unimaginative than SW:TOR. To capture the theme of all those immoral lord and ladies npcs scheming against each other you'd need a radical rethinking  of mmo paradigm and no one is going to do that when IP of that caliber is at stake. Again, look at the crap that is SW:TOR.

    Btw, look at "Mount & Blade" imo that is he closest to the atmosphere of GoT that I've ever seen in a pc game.

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,481Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Creslin321

    Originally posted by Bigdaddyx

    I had such a deja vu feeling after reading this OP. I read simialr stuff before AOC was released... ' A MMO finally for grown ups'.

    The sad thing is that it seemed like Funcom thought "grown up" meant "has boobies and blood."  Other than those two factors, AoC is pretty much just as infantile as any other MMORPG.

    No complex and thought provoking gameplay, no morally ambiguous choices, no complex storylines.

    Have we really got to the point where all it means to be "grown up" is that you can see an R rated movie?

    But take a look at the community in the regards to swearing in games and  "being adult".  It's no surprise that boobs and blood are part of being "adult". 

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