I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a fan of MMORPGs. The first MMO that really piqued my interest was City of Heroes / Villains, if only because I’m admittedly a fan of comic book heroes and settings. I don’t necessarily collect comics, but I can appreciate a good superhero story when I see one.
That being said, I’m also a big fan of the HERO System, and how it really is the “Ultimate Gamer’s Toolkit.” Imagine my surprise then at the announcement that Cryptic Studios actually bought the IP for HERO game’s default Champions superhero setting. It looks very interesting, and I’m certain that the idea alone of being able to run around an established pen-and-paper setting will tide me over.
Oh, for the record, I know there’s a Warhammer Fantasy MMORPG and a D&D one but for some reason, nothing seizes my attention and smacks it around like this one does.