A glance at the latest video game news would reveal that Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games, also known as MMORPG for short, are a relatively recent craze in the world of online multiplayer gaming. Although online multiplayer gaming had already been immensely popular by the time MMORPG titles made an appearance, this relatively newer genre has now outpaced all other online video gaming genres. The sheer scale of these games, and immersive environment and gameplay they offer to the gamers has led to a level of involvement for gamers that has confounded non-MMORPG video game developers and worried behavioral scientists.
Evolution of MMORPG
Spurred on by the rapid development of the Internet, which has, in general, led to a huge influx in the development of computer gaming. You can play online games with people from different parts of the world. Over the years, titles such as Counter-Strike and Need for Speed have enjoyed (and continue to do so) dedicated online gaming communities. The MMORPG genre itself has evolved from console and PC based Role Playing Games ( RPGs ) such as the Final Fantasy series, involving extensive character development as you go along playing missions and completing quests. This concept was taken and put online, where every character you encounter in the MMORPG universe is a human gamer on quests of their own. The possibilities, therefore, are very real-world and virtually limitless.
In the MMORPG genre games, players from across the globe connect to a server and play as described above; excellent computer graphics are an added plus point that MMORPG game more exciting to play, but not the main consideration for MMORPG gamers.
We’ll now about two very popular MMORPG titles.
Vindictus is an action oriented MMORPG from Nexon with top notch graphics and fast paced bloody game play. The core structure of Vindictus is simple, with little time needed to introduce you to the basic mechanics, and more time involving you in the real combat. Colhen is a place from where you can pick up tasks, buy and sell items, learn skills, and socialize with other players. In most of the missions you run through the same environments and areas over and over again, which sometimes might end up with a battle. With your enemies getting in your way every now and then and with traps littered everywhere the game becomes interesting as you try to reach your quest. When you are involved in a boss battle, for instance, your main focus should be on the teamwork to take your enemies out of your way.
MMORPG: World of Warcraft
This is the role-playing game you should play; no matter who you are no matter what you do this is a game that everyone would like. This is because World of Warcraft brings out all the best aspects of this style of gaming. The game is set in Azeroth in a period that something near to Medieval Europe. World of Warcraft is one of a kind of experience and it’s something that is recommendable to everyone. After playing this game you will feel glad that you are one of those people who play games and will feel sorry for those who don’t. This game is really easy to play. You do not need any tutorial to learn to play this game. Once you start playing you move along with the flow and will feel after sometime that nothing is tough in this game. The interface is very user friendly and makes it easier for you to enjoy this game. This is an action packed game; you will never feel yourself doing something over and over. Regardless of which character you play you can greatly contribute to player groups or play alone and can even manage the monsters on your own. The variety of the game is one of the best parts. The type of character you play you’ll start out in totally different types of places. In short if you have still not played World of Warcraft you have missed out on something great.
Hope you enjoyed reading about this latest gaming multimedia trend, and that you get inspired to play a MMORPG yourself.