It can be difficult to select the top 5 most anticipated MMORPG (massive multi-player online role-playing) game titles due to release in the final months of 2010, but the five MMO video games listed below have the highest “hype” score on MMORPG.com-and are discussed the most among my friends-many with pre-order status already or soon-to-be available.
Top Anticipated MMORPGs: Final Fantasy XIV – With a release date ofSeptember 22nd, 2010, Final Fantasy fans are already majorly gearing-up for what is one of the top anticipated MMORPGs of the year. With a “hype” rating of 7.97 on MMORPG.com, Final Fantasy XIV is in the top 10 MMO video games anticipated by site users releasing in the next year. For more information about this top anticipated MMORPG check out the official Final Fantasy XIV website.
Top Anticipated MMORPGs: TERA – This Fantasy-genre MMORPG video game has an estimated release in the last half of 2010. TERA is one of the first MMORPGs I have seen in a awhile to offer a non-instance environment, allowing players to interact-and possibly conflict-over “camps” full of monsters. For more information about this top anticipated MMORPG check out the official TERA website.
Top Anticipated MMORPGs: Black Prophecy – The top Sci-Fi MMO title releasing in late 2010 is currently Black Prophecy, a space journey full of real-time action and pilot-oriented interaction. Much like the popular Star Trek Online (STO), Black Prophecy features a lot of in-ship time behind the controls rather than on foot on planets. According to MMORPG.com, this top anticipated MMORPG is an RPG of the free-to-play variety. For more information about Black Prophecy, which is currently in Beta testing, please visit the official website.
Top Anticipated MMORPGs: DC Universe Online – Similar to the highly popular City of Heroes MMORPG from yesteryear, DC Universe Online features familiar heroes and villains from the popular comic books-and movie or TV show adaptations. Players creature their own character to fight with or against the legendary icons; Jim Lee, noted comic artist, is the Executive Creative Director according to the MMORPG profile. The estimated release date is November 30th, 2010, and you can learn more about this top anticipated MMORPG on the official website for the video game.
Top Anticipated MMORPGs: Earthrise – This highly anticipated Sci-Fi RPG has a release date of late 2010, and features a plot line involving the exhaustion of Earth’s resources and an epic conflict and struggle for dominance. With a political back-story, player-driven economy and a skill-based advancement system, Earthrise manages to combine many of the more unique elements featured in already-successful MMO video games. You can read more about Earthrise and its clever blend of perks on the official website.
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