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Essays 19 November 2020, 16:48

author: Patrick Manelski

A fanatic of MMO-games, who's lost in the fantasy world. He won't say no to a good book or TV series.

9 Fresh MMORPGs Coming in 2021 and Beyond

The year 2020 was not much of a year and we want to forget it already. Since the bar is so low, there's a good chance that the coming months will be much more satisfying also in terms of new MMORPG releases. Because you can't postpone them indefinitely!

New World

  1. How long we've been waiting: 4 years
  2. When it's coming: Beginning of 2021
  3. Distinguishing features: specific combat system, rivalry of three factions, fantastic graphics

New World gave MMORPG players a lot of hope this year, but at the same time raised many a doubt. On the one hand, it seems that we will get a product with a unique combat system, which graphically will leave the competition far behind. On the other hand, it's apparentNew World needs thorough refinement: content is lacking and the ideas for gameplay are kind of vague.

Actually, I have a big problem with that game. The survival elements were clearly preserved, and the ability of setting up a camp or expanding a village seems really interesting. At the same time, this game doesn't necessarily fit MMORPG concept, since the tasks or character development are extremely limited even by the standards of this genre and simply boring. It's therefore difficult to consider New World as a full-fledged representative of online RPGs, rather than a more complex survival, which, incidentally, it was originally intended to be.

For now it's a patchwork of everything and nothing I hope that Amazon will be able to take a decisive path and stick to it. There is a lot of potential in New World and it would be a pity to leave it untapped.

MIA: LORD OF THE RINGS by AMAZON

Last year, we listed Amazon's Lord of the Rings as one of the most anticipated MMORPGs. We'd love to add a bunch of details and a hint of optimism this year. Unfortunately, we're unable to do so we haven't learned anything new. Amazon didn't release any new details about the upcoming game, not a release date nor progress information. The only word is that they game's supposed to be different than the original. Thanks for nothing.

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