Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from all of us here at sevengames.com! As the new year begins, it’s time for us to look back on the events of 2015 and look forward to some cool and exciting games slated for 2016. This time we will be talking about our top MMORPG games for 2016 and give you a run-down of what we’re all getting excited about.
Albion Online is kicking off our top MMORPGs of 2016 as it’s one of the more unusual titles on the list. One thing we are really excited about is just how many platforms it can be played on. As we wrote in our preview of the game, it’s playable on Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. Cross platform games of this scale don’t come about too often, and the beauty of Albion Online is that players can switch devices as frequently as they please and will always be in the same game world. On top of this, the character progression is also unique; you don’t choose a class at the start of the game, but as you progress through the game you are given skill points to invest in a deep and well thought-out skill tree.
Blade & Soul
After getting some positive reviews and enjoying a solid amount of success in Asia, Blade & Soul is headed to the western market to try to spread that special brand of eastern MMORPG action. Players in Blade & Soul have almost limitless class customization and can play in a truly dynamic and beautiful fantasy universe. The classes available aren’t just your run of the mill MMORPG classes; there are a bunch of unusual characters to play like the Kung Fu Master or the Summoner. We look forward to playing this game when it’s finally released next year.
We couldn’t write a list about online RPG games without including Fable Legends. The iconic Fable franchise will finally step into the free-to-play market with the release of Fable Legends. The respect that the franchise alone deserves is enough to land it a spot on the top list, but from what we have seen of the game so far, we are very excited. Lionhead Studios are preparing a massive game with both a vibrant single-player universe, and lots of multiplayer options. This is part of the reason that it has been delayed, as we explained in our news piece.
Much like Blade & Soul, Black Desert is heading to the western market after having huge success in Asia. The game has been touted as one of the best sandbox MMORPGs available in the Asian market, and we look forward to seeing if it can enjoy the same amount of popularity in the west. One of the main selling points of the game is just how open the world is; almost anything in possible in Black Desert. Players can even take up hobbies like pigeon shooting or playing a musical instrument. All of us here at browsergamez look forward to seeing how well it will fare when released next year.