Transformers the MMO!

5 08 2010

by AngryPanda

There’s good news and there’s bad news. And then there’s news that just blows you away. Net Dragon announced that they are developing a Transfromers MMO for Hasbro. I don’t think there is any way for me to even express how great a game like this could be. The potential inherent in the settings and the transforming schtick itself is enormous. If the developers go wild and tailor a game around everything this franchise offers them it could be a fantastic game. Everything from elements of fighting games, shooters and racing games is on the table here and if you combine those elements you could get something truly unique. Mechas already lend themselves to the MMO genre as if they were tailor-made for it. There was a great article about this a while ago.

“Here’s the thing: The more I think about it, the more I find myself believing that a giant robot MMOG would be able to plausibly explain all the little nuances and quirks of the genre that we take for granted. Well, maybe not all of them – but more than a few.”

I recomend reading the full article, it’s a really good one.

But Transformers offers a lot more than even a normal Mecha. Imagine boss-fights that go like a Wipeout-race with almost everyone in vehicle form, or maybe even some riding on top of tanks and trucks while they themselves remain in robot-form. And don’t even get me started on the possibility of flight/jumpjets and true 3D combat. Of course they could also just make the standard WoW-Mechanics clone with a new skin and a slight gimmick, like transforming only in certain zones for travel. Aion already showed how you can deliver basically nothing of a great idea even if it is included in the game. The fact that the developer is Chinese does not exactly raise my hopes as it seems to indicate the typical Asia-grinder. But we don’t know anything yet and while I certainly have less reason for hope than a platypus trying to win a chess-match against Stephen Hawking, I’m going to stay positive until the bad news actually hit.

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6 responses

6 08 2010
NiceDino

THIS WOULD BE MORE AWESOME WITH LASERS!

…oh wait

6 08 2010
Transformers MMO: How it should be (Part 1: Introduction) « This would be more awesome with lasers

[…] So they are going to create a Transformers MMO. […]

9 08 2010
Transformers MMO: How it should be (Part 2: Mechanics) « This would be more awesome with lasers

[…] All this stuff is just wishful thinking. The only real facts are HERE. In all likelihood the game is going to suck. So this is me dreaming. If you’re dumb enough […]

12 08 2010
Transformers MMO: How it should be (Part 3: Classes, Tanker and Blaster) « This would be more awesome with lasers

[…] time to jump back into my favorite delusions again. Once again, the only true facts about the Transformers MMO are HERE. Everything else is wishful thinking. It’s also awesome and no more wrong than most press […]

22 09 2010
Parker Lewis « This would be more awesome with lasers

[…] more but so few that I don’t feel like my rambling are a danger to society. I had linked my post about the Transformers MMO to the Escapist forums and that gave a massive spike of about 40 readers for that day. Strangely […]

6 06 2011
Transformers Universe « This would be more awesome with lasers

[…] it isn’t “World of Transformers” or “Transformercraft”. Anyway the Transformers MMO is now official. They even have their own website. Ok, so every cat has one these days but […]

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