Pokemon Fans Rejoice…And Open Your Wallet
If you’re a frequent visitor to a popular MMORPG game forum, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the regular request for a Pokemon MMO. Arguably one of the biggest gaming franchises on the planet, Nintendo have yet to capitalize on the hugely popular Pokemon franchise, which has left a huge gap for some developer to fill with a pet-based collector game, enter Panzer Pets.
Panzer Pets is an upcoming MMORPG game that will combine three things that gamers love about online games, collecting stuff, customizing it and leveling. There’s thousands of MMO games spread across dozens of different genres, but there’s yet to be a MMO that has conquered the pet market. Sure, a few have tried such as Eudemons but none are dominating the pet genre like League of Legends dominates the MOBA or like World of Warcraft dominates the MMORPG market. Dutch company Gamundo are attempting to change this by releasing Panzer Pets, a pet-based MMORPG game that is currently awaiting funding.
Panzer Pets doesn’t follow the typical Pokemon approach to a pet system as you don’t run around throwing a brightly colored ball at ridiculously cute “monsters”, instead you’re thrown into a post-apocalyptic world where robots have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Although that sounds like a very manly approach to a computer game, the graphics and character models do seem to follow the cute approach. Players will be able to explore the world and gather unique components that can then be used to construct a large variety of robots.
So what’s the catch? Well if you want it, you’re going to have to pay for it. Panzer Pets is another MMORPG game that is turning to the gaming community for funding via the highly popular Kickstarter website. At the time of this post, 32 gamers have pledged their support in the form of $1,153, but there’s still a considerable distance to go as Gamundo are hoping to raise a whopping $85,000 by by Sunday Jun 3.
So what do you think? Are developers taking advantage of gamers with these constant Kickstarter projects or is it about time we started to get more directly involved with games like Panzer Pets?
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