Five years ago, when I was trying to get a friend to try Guild Wars 2, he commented that it looked OK, but he was “tired of fantasy MMOs.” It’s an understandable concern. There are a lot of them, with more coming out all the time. Fantasy is how RPGs — not MMORPGs or even video game RPGs — basically got their start, and it’s been the most common setting for such games ever since.
(Well, unless you count this, which was probably the first actual role-playing-game session. But I digress.)
Still, is that enough of a reason to discount a game entirely? I didn’t think so then, and I don’t think so now. Sure, I wouldn’t mind if there were more MMOs out there with a non-fantasy feel, like Secret World Legends or Eve Online. But I won’t choose not to play something just because it’s fantasy. I’m still OK with swords and dragons just as much as I am with lightsabers and starships.
That’s today’s BombPoll question: Are you sick of fantasy? Are you like my friend and won’t even touch a game these days if it has wizards and witches (or Witchers) in it? Or are you still OK with swords and sorcery as long as there’s a good game to be had? Let us know in the poll and in the comments!
Last week’s BombPoll asked: “Which is the better battle royale game? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or Fortnite: Battle Royale?” Maybe because we’re a site that specialized in free-to-play games, Fortnite won out, 60% to 32%, with 8% of people voting “Other.” And a few comments echoed my personal sentiment, such as Diefool who said:
“At THIS moment in time PUBG … but when Fortnite implements some sort of progression and unlocks, it will EASILY take the number one spot for me.”
That’s what I’m waiting on, too. Heck, just let me change my soldier and track my stats and I’ll be all over it.