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Would you play a 2D MMORPG In 2019?

45074507 Member UncommonPosts: 351
Assuming it had innovative and deep gameplay with a non-P2W business model, could you get over such a game having 2D graphics, either isometric or Gauntlet-style topdown? 


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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,380
    if Diablo 3 and POE, Grim Dawn are considered 2D then absolutely

  • acidbloodacidblood Member RarePosts: 851
    Sure, as long as the art style is clean, the UI is user friendly and 'deep' isn't just a pseudonym for 'needlessly complicated'.
  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,086
    Myrdynn said:
    if Diablo 3 and POE, Grim Dawn are considered 2D then absolutely

    he said MMORPG though. ARPGs get away with it because they focus on combat but it may not work on MMORPGs ...


  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 1,888
    Yes. If it was something that evolved the genre I don't care if the game is 2D.
  • 45074507 Member UncommonPosts: 351
    Myrdynn said:
    if Diablo 3 and POE, Grim Dawn are considered 2D then absolutely

    Of those I've only played POE but based on screenshots I just looked up of the other two it seems that they're all just 3D with a fixed camera. 2D would be more like the original Ultima Online (1997) or Gauntlet (1985).
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 933
    Yes.  I don't care about dimensions or graphics.  I care about gameplay and systems.  As long as it was a solid actual mmorpg and didn't try to evolve into some hipster crap for kids I don't care if a game is 2d.  
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,637
    Unlikely for me to play a 2D MMO-game. 

    I do play 2D games like PoE and SC 2 but otherwise, 3D all the way, PoE would be secks if it was in 3D. 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,070
    4507 said:
    Assuming it had innovative and deep gameplay with a non-P2W business model, could you get over such a game having 2D graphics, either isometric or Gauntlet-style topdown? 
    yes of course.

    It doesn't matter if it is 2019 or 2099, a style is a style and art design is art design.

    A movie from the 30's is still great, it just presents itself in a different way.

    Music from the 15th century is still great, it just follows different rules/conventions (which then evolved closer to what we have today)

    They just advertised this game and I will be there day one:


  • TokkenTokken Member RarePosts: 2,195
    Make PvE GREAT Again!
  • ChildoftheShadowsChildoftheShadows Member RarePosts: 1,113
    FYI POE is not 2d...

    No I don't think I could.
  • learis1learis1 Member UncommonPosts: 107
    Not only would I, but I'd probably prefer it in many ways over 3d if done to my liking.

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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix Member RarePosts: 1,972
    edited May 15
    I wish there are more good 2D MMORPG come out , get tired of shitty buggy 3D graphic .

    3D MMORPG that have good graphic is bad for my 7 years old PC while shitty 3D graphic make me want to vomit with car sick animation .
  • GameolioDanGameolioDan Member UncommonPosts: 50
    If it was fun to play, I'd definitely look into it at the very least. Like @Sovrath, I'm also interested in Mad World.
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  • sunandshadowsunandshadow Member RarePosts: 1,985
    edited May 15
    I've played MapleStory, Dofus, Gaia Online/zOMG, and half a dozen 2D virtual pet sites.  I would easily play more, but I specifically dislike top-down graphics, since one of my requirements in an MMO is an appealing clothing system.
    I want to help design and develop a PvE-focused, solo-friendly, sandpark MMO which combines crafting, monster hunting, and story.  So PM me if you are starting one.
  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Although there are a few really good games like Stardew Valley that do work well with 2d, i can't help but feel that the game would have gained a lot more if the developer had gone more 'My time in Portia' by using a 3d game world, honestly if they remastered Stardew Valley in 3d i would buy it again without any hesitation, i have already bought it twice, once on PC and also on the Kindle Fire :)
  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,832
    I love 2D and sprite art work, so yes. Also, Madworld, Dofus, Tree of Savior. In the right hands it can look stunning and sometimes I even prefer it to 3D (looking at you Blazblue).

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,196
    I already play a 2d mmorpg in 2019 - realm of the mad god.

    I still jump in and play it occasionally 
  • AmarantharAmaranthar Member RarePosts: 3,421
    If it were the game I want, and it was a great game, I'd play isometric.
    I don't like top down.
    I still want good graphics, though. I don't care what type it is, I don't like uninspiring graphics.

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  • anemoanemo Member RarePosts: 1,750
    Yes.   And currently playing a MUD, which could be considered less than 2D when it comes to presentation/tech/investment/whatever. 

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  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 842

    I'm not an IT Specialist, Game Developer, or Clairvoyant in real life, but like others on here, I play one on the internet.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,021
    I love 2D games. My problem with 2D mmos is that most of them are point and click. I love Myth War 2 but i got tired of clicking around so i quit.

    If the 2D game is good and has WASD i want to know about it.

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,419

    I missed out on Ultima Online back in 1999 because of it's 2D isometric graphics. I went to EQ instead with its 3D graphics.

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.

    (And now Burger King has MEATLESS burgers!)

  • Cuppett5Cuppett5 Member UncommonPosts: 144
    Yes, play Albion Online. Great game and free to play~! 
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