Harry Potter is pretty good and the fan base is large but wands are lame.
By that I mean I don't see the content being transferred to MMO form and being very interesting.
I think they said they are not going to set this in HP time - before or soon after when they were be able to create their own story in knows to us world - when we can revisit history of what happened etc. This way it may be interesting. Because truth is following the same adventures would be boring.
Also - they said there will be places we know , but with that new places as well.
Oh come on Wands are cool - at least for HP fans - I can see why for some they're not. For me guns are lame - I like wands, staffs, sceptres, axes etc. in games, but guns seems like an easy button to me :P.
I could see it being big if the combat was decent
But after listening to intreview I have hope - because a good HP MMO is my dream from forever .
After reading up a bit more I'm even less optimistic. I guess they have a beta production licence from WB, which means they can use HP likenesses to create a beta version of the game. Once the beta version is completed, WB will be able to sign off on it or refuse it. This means they have to create a genuinely good game with what I would guess is an almost non-existent budget. I'm not saying it's impossible, but without some help and faith from WB(don't strike me as risk takers?), I don't see it happening. I sincerely hope I'm proven wrong.
I think they have pretty ok budget - they dont seem to try to earn/save money too hard from what I've seen. And they would if they were low on money.
I hope they will succeed though .
Im also excited it will be in CryEgine - I like those detailed worlds .
I still dont understand why WB didnt blow loads of money into a HP MMO years ago - all other HP things made them earn a lot o money - so its kinda weird.
Yeah a harry potter mmo would have worked alot better when it was popular.
i'd honestly rather play an mmo pre He-who-must-not-be-named, and hang out with James and Sirius.
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I don't know about harry potter-I mean I've watched and I loved the movies but only the 1st and 2nd was worth it and the rest just went down hill ANYWAYS! I'm not actually fond of using harry potter as a theme but if it was a mmo that's based on schools of wizardy/sorcery that would be sweet! Wands? Grimoires? Staff? Rods? Talisman? Amulets? Great stuff. It should be action rpg just like tera-non target. That way we can parry or dodge spells and accuracy will be the key to being able to land the spells. There should be 2-6 different schools of magic and obviously each one have their own set of UNIQUE spells. Add in some good plots and storylines and you got yourself a game in development.
Anything with such expensive intellectual property is going to be extremely cliche and money-oriented. Then again, I've never touched any of Harry Potter RPGs for console - are they any good?
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