Diablo III, is likely the top of the pile, being the third installment in the dungeon crawl series that started it all. It has obviously garnered a lot of attention. The beta is open to the public this weekend.
Tera, is also having an open beta this weekend. Tera is trying to break its MMO away from the pack by promising more action-based gameplay, with an emphasis on reaction and twitch combat. It’s definitely contending with giants here.
Star Wars: the Old Republic (SWTOR), not to be outdone by these beta upstarts, is also having a free weekend. SWTOR takes a familiar MMO model and gives it the Star Wars treatment, which ties in with their previous Knights of the Old Republic games.
I doubt a coincidence in the free play weekends of SWTOR and Diablo III. These two industry giants, EA and Activision respectively, are both heavy contenders in a similar market. I don’t know who fired the first shot, but countering ones “free play” with another is a good strategy, you must admit.
So which one(s) will you be test driving? One, two or all three?
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