As voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 enters its final weeks, we take a look at each of the individual categories. Today is the turn of Best MMO category.
Best MMO shortlist:
Who are we voting for?
Matt Cundy (UK Editor): EVE Online. Not going to pretend I play MMOs. I don’t. But even I enjoy watching EVE Online from the sidelines. With so much freedom given to its players, it’s a concentrated sci-fi microcosm containing all sides of human nature. Interestingly, it’s the ugly side motivated by greed with all its cunning and double-crossing and scamming that I find most appealing. Not sure what that says about me.
David Houghton (UK Associate Editor): I'm going with EVE for the same reasons as Matt. It might sounds like a cop-out answer, but the thing is that with a game like EVE you really can get that amount of satisfaction from just observing it as a drama. The brave, unrestricted, non-interventionist approach CCP has taken to player freedom makes it less a game, more a living, evolving alternate univerate. And isn't that what MMOs were supposed to be in the first place?
Justin Towell (UK Content Editor): I’m not an MMO player, but I enjoyed the few minutes with Star Wars The Old Republic that I had at Gamescom a few years ago. Does that count?
Those are the MMO games getting our votes, but what about you – who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments.
Head to Golden Joystick Awards to vote. Voting closes 22 October. The Golden Joystick Awards 2012 take place 26 October.