Global Agenda: You Got Shooter in my MMO!

Global Agenda: You Got Shooter in my MMO!

Could a single game please both shooter and MMOG fans? You'll have to play Global Agenda to find out.

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Seems bit like what ccp is doing to Eve-online with Dust 514.

yeah it would be nice to offer some kind of free trial <.< something this new and radical is gonna have a hard time convincing either group to shell out the money to test an experiment.

Good,good. I may actually try it,despite i don't like MMORPGs. Now... what platform is it on? PC?

Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

Well, I'm interested. Worth of trying for a beta at least. Signed up.

I never win these name draws but it's a good thing I've got a huge beta resume.

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

With regard to the combat, yes, but the "buy once, play like a shooter" approach is, as far as I know, new. You can ignore the MMO aspects completely if you'd rather not be bothered with them.

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

Planetside was a shooter in the same way that EQ was. Just using guns instead of fireballs.
Tabula Rasa enforced MMO workings on an FPS.

I'm hoping they go with the model that works on Borderlands, but make sure that it's well balanced - and that's why I'm going for the Beta.

Holy shit, this sounds incredibly awesome. I'm registering right now.

Susan Arendt:
With regard to the combat, yes, but the "buy once, play like a shooter" approach is, as far as I know, new. You can ignore the MMO aspects completely if you'd rather not be bothered with them.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Planetside was a shooter in the same way that EQ was. Just using guns instead of fireballs.
Tabula Rasa enforced MMO workings on an FPS.

I'm hoping they go with the model that works on Borderlands, but make sure that it's well balanced - and that's why I'm going for the Beta.

You know, in light of this, I just might have to do the same. Thanks. :)

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

ahh planetside, that was some good shit there, if only it had its game play tweeked a bit and sony didnt decide to leave it out to die on the side of the road

I hope this will be a success, what MMORPGs need is decent gameplay. There's no reason you can't have proper combat in an MMO, see Vendetta Online for what is essentially Eve with proper combat. Just a shame it's got such a small team behind it.

If any one group is skeptical, whether it be the shooter fans or the traditional MMO players, I'd say the MMO crowd may be skeptical more so than the shooter base. I've played both types, and I can say I've been waiting for a shooter to come along and successfully merge both genre. I think Planetside is the closest game I can think of, but it failed in many respects.

A skill based game with teamplay mechanics, multiple classes, and the ability to customize your character, using multiple talent trees and the combination of equipment slots to make a truly unique avatar? That sounds pretty good to me. If GA's gameplay alone is as exciting as what the Alpha/Beta testers, the spectators at the gaming conventions, claim it to be, imagine the MMO elements and territory control factored in.

For those of you who have just stumbled upon Global Agenda, I highly recommend you find out as much as you can about it. Goto the GA website and read the features, read all the articles and watch the videos.

So, to answer Susan's post, I'd say the answer is a definite YES.

The_root_of_all_evil:

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

Planetside was a shooter in the same way that EQ was. Just using guns instead of fireballs.
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOF6-dZHj_c - Planetside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8HdEVo9HgI - Everquest.

Yeah, way to have no idea what you are talking about.

Delicious:

The_root_of_all_evil:

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

Planetside was a shooter in the same way that EQ was. Just using guns instead of fireballs.
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOF6-dZHj_c - Planetside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8HdEVo9HgI - Everquest.

Yeah, way to have no idea what you are talking about.

More than you did by including a fist fight

It's non-subscription

That is my one and only turn-off for nearly every interesting MMO. (Hell, I'd even give EVE a shot if it were free (I know there's a trial, I can't be bothered))

The_root_of_all_evil:

Delicious:

The_root_of_all_evil:

BlueInkAlchemist:
Didn't they already try something like this with Planetside? Or Tabula Rasa?

Planetside was a shooter in the same way that EQ was. Just using guns instead of fireballs.
.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOF6-dZHj_c - Planetside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8HdEVo9HgI - Everquest.

Yeah, way to have no idea what you are talking about.

More than you did by including a fist fight

I searched for Everquest Gameplay, and that was the one of the first I found that actually involved gameplay.

Here's the point: One game has dice rolls, the other doesn't. One game requires FPS skills, the other doesn't. To state they are both equal in the shooter department is idiotic, and I'd rather not have people who have never played what is one of my favorite games making negative comments that can only drive off players from a game that practically defined the MMOFPS genre. (With a notable mention to WW2online, although the battles are considerably smaller).

Hard to describe? It's an MMOFPS, it's been done before, pay some attention...

I'm waiting for a really good MMOFPS to come out, I'd be hooked for months at least.

Delicious:

I searched for Everquest Gameplay, and that was the one of the first I found that actually involved gameplay.

So you're slagging off Everquest, one of my favoured games, without having really played it?

See my bind here? If you want to big up PS, you can do it without laying into me.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Delicious:

I searched for Everquest Gameplay, and that was the one of the first I found that actually involved gameplay.

So you're slagging off Everquest, one of my favoured games, without having really played it?

See my bind here? If you want to big up PS, you can do it without laying into me.

Not if you're taking it down. And your bind is my bind, as you're slagging off PS without ever playing it. My statement still stands and is correct, which is that EQ combat and PS combat are entirely different, and I at least have a gameplay video as back up. Had you checked any sort of gameplay video of Planetside, you would never had made such a comment in the first place.

To anyone reading: Planetside is nothing like EQ, and if you are a shooter fan who enjoys large battles go check it out.

Not bad, perhaps this will hold off off my lust until Huxley comes out

GrinningManiac:
It's non-subscription

That is my one and only turn-off for nearly every interesting MMO. (Hell, I'd even give EVE a shot if it were free (I know there's a trial, I can't be bothered))

Erm, you can buy PLEX (game cards) with ISK (in game currency) so you can play EVE for free if your willing to work for it.

Sherpa

Amazingly enough not a single reference to Borderlands and how much the games' core mechanics are similar. The main difference between them becomes the additives to the FPS style which is shoot and loot (Borderlands) versus MMO (Global Agenda).

As Borderlands has already done massively well from a moderate expectation, Global Agenda should really consider trying to use that as a catalyst for why their game will work well over other niche games like EVE. Who would want to compare themselves to EVE when they are touting a low barrier to entry?

Of all the games listed so far, only PlanetSide comes remotely close to being able to compare (at least from what we've seen so far) to Global Agenda. And PlanetSide was good.. for it's time. Now it's time to move on to hopefully a development group that will pay attention to it's playerbase.

Borderlands could have been done better. The design was too focused around consoles. Not to mention how easy it was to cheat.. brings us back to the days of Diablo 1.

I can't believe no one has mentioned Hellgate: London. That game had potential.. but they just didn't get the funding.. They also tried to do a free to play and paid model.. and look where that put them.

Hopefully Hi-Rez has good strategic planning in terms of their overall business. Yes, there will be some competition from APB and Huxley.. but anything with Jetpacks is a plus in my book.

Mixing both payed and unpayed together is actually a brilliant strategy. It will suck in the F2P players as well as the P2P players who have been starved for a good MMOFPS, which is a department that has been severely lacking since Planetside's weapons were so severely imbalanced.

Although, I do have to hope that they do keep a nice amount of interesting stuff for the open-world, paid, environment, while still keeping the fps elements interesting enough to hold people's attentions... If they can hold the perfect balance between the two, then this game will go on for years... Or at least I hope so :)

Oh and,Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter is easy to please those who like both, since most shooters are online multiplayers, though making it massive without the lag is a tricky part... however alot of MMO players like the RPG aspects of the game, rather than just the MMO aspects, I look forward to seeing how the game develops the RPG aspects of it with the paid and unpaid models, that will be the real answer as to whether it can please everyone ;)

DTWolfwood:
yeah it would be nice to offer some kind of free trial <.< something this new and radical is gonna have a hard time convincing either group to shell out the money to test an experiment.

Or you could just watch the game play videos!

Tosan:

DTWolfwood:
yeah it would be nice to offer some kind of free trial <.< something this new and radical is gonna have a hard time convincing either group to shell out the money to test an experiment.

Or you could just watch the game play videos!

lol from the response you gave me (b4 you deleted the noval), perhaps you would like to tell me about it since your were "obviously" going to buy it.

And sorry watching Gameplay video doesn't work for me. Many of them will only show you stuff that looks exciting and cool, but when u pick it up and play it it totally falls apart. case and point Age of Conan, all the poor suckers who got hooked on the hype machine and 3 months later the game is a wasteland :P So looks can be deceiving is my point

Open beta or free trial is best, unless of course they think they have to hook you purely on promises.

I am SO glad to see you guys finally covering this game! I've been excited for it for a lonngg time.

DTWolfwood:

Tosan:

DTWolfwood:
yeah it would be nice to offer some kind of free trial <.< something this new and radical is gonna have a hard time convincing either group to shell out the money to test an experiment.

Or you could just watch the game play videos!

lol from the response you gave me (b4 you deleted the noval), perhaps you would like to tell me about it since your were "obviously" going to buy it.

And sorry watching Gameplay video doesn't work for me. Many of them will only show you stuff that looks exciting and cool, but when u pick it up and play it it totally falls apart. case and point Age of Conan, all the poor suckers who got hooked on the hype machine and 3 months later the game is a wasteland :P So looks can be deceiving is my point

Open beta or free trial is best, unless of course they think they have to hook you purely on promises.

I deleted the novel because it was a novel :P I have a bad habit of stretching my thoughts out way too wide and said eff it, didn't wanna make people read another one of my essays :P

But no, I don't get hooked on "cool looking stuff" that easily. Age of Conan, Warhammer, Aion, I've yet to try any of them (edit for mistake: except AoC which was purely out of sheer boredom, at the time I wanted ANYTHING but WoW to play, did not last long) because of the gameplay videos not being exciting and pulling me in at all. You can watch the game and know how it'll be played (because I mean other than touching the mouse/keyboard yourself you're seeing the same as you would actually playing the game...).

I make my judgment of games and whether or not I'll like them based upon the game play videos because it's as close as you'll get without a beta invite or trial and if you don't know your own personal taste by now I don't know what to say to that.

 

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