It seems as though I have left World of Warcraft behind me. I had an awesome time with it over the years, and I’d still recommend it to anyone looking to get into a MMORPG, but after five years…the bloom is off the rose. It is possible Lena and I will return for a while when the next expansion hits, but I’ve discovered I’m not really missing it at all, and I’m becoming increasingly dubious about wanting to jump back in.
Of course, I did recently pick up a Playstation 3…
Anyway, these videos are the game trailers for three of the top contenders for the major time wasters in my life. The first two are console games, and the last one is a new MMORPG, which frankly might disqualify it. I have a PC, and I even like using it… but I don’t like doing too much internet related stuff with it and it’s not really a gaming rig. Not saying no, but it’d have to be an awesome game with a fairly low bar to truly catch my interest, and that’s not really the norm.
So up first is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. The first go round looked great, but wasn’t really the game everyone hoped it would be. Lucasarts is pinky-swearing that they’ve learned their lesson and made version Two the delivery on the super-epic the first one should have been. If they’ve been talking to the guys who made the trailer, it’s a lock.
The next contender is Dragon Age II. While also a sequel, this one is building on what was already an insanely great game franchise. Bioware knows how to tell a good story, and how to make a fun game. So far, this is my favorite contender. (And this trailer? It’s what I see in my head when I run D&D.)
Finally comes a game that while I admit I will most likely never play, I had to include for the subject matter and the sweet trailer. I know that trailers aren’t really indicative of… well, anything really, but I’m a sucker for ’em anyway, and this one’s a beauty. Take a look at the new MMORPG, DC Universe Online.