If you somehow missed our award for meme of year, now’s a good time to trot it back out because it could so apply to Last Oasis, right? That’s the post-apoc survival MMO announced last week, the gorgeous one with the woodpunk landships and a compelling Mad Max aesthetic.
The thing is, the overall vibe from our commenters and social media was that it’s an awesome concept but survival free-for-all PvP games are a dime a dozen, so this one’s probably dead in the water. If it had water. You know what I’m saying. I hope that isn’t the case with this one, but I understand where they’re coming from – I would’ve preferred a more robust MMO myself. Then again, it didn’t help WildStar.
Can you think of other games where the mechanics didn’t quite live up to the setting and visuals and overall style? What’s the best example of wasted aesthetics in an MMO?