Great cinematic I found – teaser video – for World of Tanks, an upcoming free MMORPG that puts players into the chassis of 1930s~1950s era battle tanks.
Now then, why did no one think of this kind of game before? Who said an mmorpg had to have elves, dwarves, liches and other fantasy realm characters? No one I guess, but when you hear the word mmorpg, don’t you think, “LOTR, Evercrack, GW, etc.”?
Not in WoT. Like other war sims, such as Navy Field, the player chooses sides, fights and earns money to upgrade their vehicle in order to deal more destruction and humiliation to anyone dumb enough to get in the way – unless they of course have a bigger tank with bigger guns.
Wargamin.net studio’s WoT offers something unique to the free mmorpg genre and after seeing the in-game play vids, it looks to be a promising experience – not to mention a breather from the fantasy mmorpg we have come to love/hate.
What was startling when watching a longer game play video of WoT was watching a playable vehicle, looking to be a treaded howitzer, use its ability to spot enemies on the map using a bird’s eye view of the battlefield, aiding in precision shelling. One can imagine that close cooperation among allied players using each tank variety’s abilities will redefine the term “fire for effect,” as barrages scream towards the front lines, and God help those who are stuck in the kill zone be they friend or foe.
Definitely a game to keep an eye on as its Fall 2010 release date draws closer.