My Top 6 Action MMORPGs 2015


I can’t recall when we started to expect all games to have great visuals and game play for the price of “naught”, but free-to-play (F2P) games are just about everywhere these days.

With the new F2P model, high-definition visuals and the ever-improving connection speed, gamers are hit by new shiny MMORPG titles every year like waves in a storm, but which ones should you pay attention to?

Whether you prefer fast-paced combat, strategy, skilful “button bashing” or jaw-dropping visuals – one of the following 6 titles may be the cup of tea you’ve been looking for.


1. Kingdom Under Fire 2 

From all the teasers and trailers so far, KUF2 is undoubtedly one of the most promising MMORPGs, and perhaps the most ambitious one. Players are allowed to  switch between being a commander of battalions, or as a standalone general right in the heart of the battlefield – hack-and-slash to your heart’s content.

Screenshot from kufii.com

It does make me wonder how powerful my PC needs to be to get this beast running, but I know it’s going to be one hell of a game, I can’t wait to try it 🙂


2. Gigantic

My first impression of Gigantic is “ooo that looks preeeetteh“. You would think you were watching an animation rather than an MMO game, it’s a thing of beauty.

Screenshot from GoGigantic.com

Having said that, it’s obvious that the developers are aiming for more than just the looks, the game plays smooth and responsive, the on-screen displays are kept to a minimum to leave the players more room to focus and immerse into the battle experience, it seems very well-balanced throughout.


3. Black Desert

Massively hyped (in a good way), open world, awesome character generation/rendering engine and powerful combat visuals yielded sky-high rating for the Black Desert all over the net.

Screenshot from black-desert.com

4. Blade & Soul

Blade & Soul caught my attention for its captivating graphics and combo system that differentiates it from the rest of the button-bashing types.

Screenshot taken from bladeandsoul.com

In some ways B&S looks to be a more detailed and sophisticated version of Dragon Nest, but I sure hope B&S will have better voice actors when it eventually comes to EU. Either that or don’t have voice actors at all please…

Screenshot taken from bladeandsoul.com

5. SkyForge

I came across SkyForge by chance, so I’m quite surprised that it seems to be missed out from all the other titles when it clearly deserves a front-row seat. It fits every single criteria of a great action MMORPG, not to mention a classic grid-based levelling system that reminds me of Final Fantasy X (great game).

Screenshot from sf.my.com

In fact, watch the video, and tell me what you think.


6. Black Sheep

I prefer to get material from the official site at all times, but the only link available for Black Sheep right now seems to be just the Korean site, so if you’re fluent in Korean then you’re in luck.

Screenshot from asker.pmang.com

I have to be honest, originally Black Sheep didn’t make it into my list. It seems to be focusing too much on “looking cool” and it’s a bit rough on the details. In some ways it reminded me of Capcom’s Devil May Cry series, which I’m not particularly keen on.

However, fair is fair, though it made the list an awkward top ‘6’ instead of ‘5’ but the game does look pretty damn cool, and if you prefer powerful visual effects and fighting style then this should be the thing for you 😉


When these games are available I intend to do a quick video review for each of them, or at least blog about it, if you fancy more then stay tuned!

 

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