MMORPGs: The Best of the Best
Which MMORPGs are the best? For me, the question is a matter of quality, where the quality is a function of how often, and how much, is changed and improved in the game through updates; ideally these updates are regular, and include new content, along with polish, enhancements, and bug fixes as needed. The following four titles stand out as the best of the best to me:
- The Elder Scrolls Online – I’ve been playing ESO since it’s release over a year ago; and I’ve been enjoying just about every minute. The game has seen quite a bit of new content added, and at a healthy pace. Further, quite a bit of the game has been polished with numerous bug fixes applied; unfortunately bugs were a notable issue early on in the games life however that has been well corrected. Since it’s launch on the PC and Mac, the game has recently been published on the PS4 and Xbox One.
- World of Warcraft – I’ve visited Azeroth many times and my experiences have always been great. WoW has maintained a solid user base since it’s launch in the fall of 2004. Blizzard has managed the game through in depth expansions and consistent updates ensuring quality of service and a product fans won’t easily tire of.
- Star Wars the Old Republic – Star Wars the Old Republic is excellent. With expansions such as Revan, and space content of Galactic Star Fighter, the game has expanded in the right direction.
- Lord of the Rings Online – Although released in 2007, LoTRO has a dated feel. Despite this, the game is great and Turbine has maintained it well. Although the title does not get the level of updates seen in other titles, it is well worth your time.
I have played a number of other MMORPGs. There have been other titles released recently such as Wildstar, release in mid-2014, although I haven’t played this due in part to the cost and business model; seeing as it’s going Free-to-Play this fall, this will definitely change! Others yet such as Archeage, had a rocky start, and didn’t keep my attention although I intend to go back and play at a later date with the hopes that it has improved overall. So thats two at least I intend on revisiting. I love MMOs, and MMORPGS. There are tons of other MMORPGs; including classics such as Ultima Online and EverQuest. I personally can’t wait for EverQuest Next.