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

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 23,011MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

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 Som for today's installment. See what's got Som all of a dither and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

I like being outdoors as much as the next person, and I'm thinking of building a weather-resistant PC setup in my backyard so that I can play all of this year's MMOs while still enjoying the sunshine.  There are more than a few high-profile titles coming out soon that are all worth tracking, and here are five of my personal must-watch games of 2013.

Read Som's Games of 2013.



  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 3,669MMORPG.COM Staff Epic
    Geeze, Som.  Way to copy me. :P

    Try to be excellent to everyone you meet. You never know what someone else has seen or endured.

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  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,637Member Uncommon
    Oh noes all other writers are bill clones ;) wheres a sandbox writer!
  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wicoa
    Oh noes all other writers are bill clones ;) wheres a sandbox writer!

    I'll give them credit that at least one game in there is a sandbox. But, that is a good question. Is any writer here predominantly a sandbox gamer? 



  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantPosts: 186Member
    Another one not waiting for ArcheAge.

    "It's a sandbox, if you are not willing to create a castle then all you have is sand" - jtcgs

  • sominatorsominator Staff Writer San Francisco, CAPosts: 46MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

    @Bill: great minds...

    @Wicoa: I'm actually playing Age of Wushu right now and enjoying it...but I can't say no to those other five games either. =)

  • ScarfeScarfe londonPosts: 281Member
    With the exception of Darkfall this would be my list.

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 3,660Member Rare
    Almost a perfect match to my list, just drop Darkfall and put Wildstar instead :)
  • azzamasinazzamasin Butler, OHPosts: 3,090Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Another one not waiting for ArcheAge.

    Contrary to popular belief not everyone is a sandbox fan especially considering AA is basically WoW combat 2.0

    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!!!


  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 3,669MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

    To be fair, I'm ALSO really looking forward to Origins of Malu, but it didn't make my top 5.  So if we stretch to 6... that's three and three.

    And I could go on for ages.

    I'm of the mind that an MMO gamer needn't be one or the other (sandbox or themepark). In fact, it behooves everyone to try everything.  But that's just me.

    Try to be excellent to everyone you meet. You never know what someone else has seen or endured.

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    Follow me on Twitter if you dare.

  • marcustmarcust AdelaidePosts: 491Member Uncommon
    Playing Darkfall and Lotro is still my plan for 2013 but will keep an eye on this site to see if Neverwinter and ESO can walk the talk.

    Playing: Diablo 3 and Black Desert 
    Other favourite games have been: UO, Lineage2, WoW, Darkfall, Lotro

  • SlothnChunkSlothnChunk Kansas City, MOPosts: 788Member Uncommon
    Can't wait for defiance.
  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,637Member Uncommon
    I just realised my comment sounded sarcastic in the wrong light I was moon lighting on what bill said in his first comment ;).
  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,677Member Uncommon

    The games I'm looking forward to this year are Wildstar and FF 14 A Realm Reborn.  I'm iffy about both, but for different reasons.

    Wildstar looks great, and looks to be a lot of fun.  But its publisher is NCsoft... Who has a past track record of closing five or six western games. 

    Since these games tend to be quite an investment time wise, that makes me a bit concerned.  Especially after their antics with Tabula Rasa (which ended up costing them $32 million, when they lost the law suit with Richard Garret) and the recent closing of City of Heros.

    FF14 also looks like fun, and I'm looking forward to what Yoshi P has managed to do.  The qestion is, will enough people give the game a second chance, for it to become a success?  I hope so, as it does look like fun.  But only time will tell.

  • BrynnBrynn Albuquerque, NMPosts: 345Member
    Isn't anyone interested in Repopulation? It will be sandbox, skill based, much like the original SWG. Beta to begin this Spring.
  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,505Member Uncommon

    The repopulation for me..


    I was looking forward to DF:UW.. but i have now changed my mind, still i have paid up for the first month when it eventually gets released so who knows AV might be able to turn things around LOL..



  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member Common
    Firefall - looks great, I think I could get into it, ..... This founders pack though, does anyone feel like it will have to great of an impact for people that are on the fence about investing in Firefall ? I sort of feel like it does and when I think about playing it, its right there in the back of my mind.
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