In Game Duel, we pit two games against each other in a battle that will be decided by YOU, the players. Current games or upcoming titles will enter a duel that only the best will survive. May the greatest games win!
Two sci-fi MMORPGs of very different styles. One of them makes you a god while the other one takes you to different virtual worlds. The first will give you a Star Wars kind of vibe while the second one will probably make you feel more like The Lawnmower Man or Tron. Which one would you choose: Skyforge or Otherland?
Skyforge entered open beta in July and in that stage came the deluge of players who wanted to try this MMO with dynamic combat where you can become a god. It’s without a doubt one of the most ambitious free-to-play MMORPGs of recent years and while it had its share of problems, developers Allods Team and RPG experts Obsidian Entertainment have done their best to fix most of them and get the balance right. While we’re waiting for other big games later this year such as Blade & Soul, WildStar, Black Desert Online and Tree of Savior, this is definitely one that deserves some of your time, especially considering the lack of proper sci-fi MMORPGs.
Otherland’s development story wasn’t the most cheerful one. This sci-fi MMORPG based on Tad Williams novels was an ambitious beast, but it was that ambition that led to it being canceled and the development studio closing its doors. It eventually was picked up by Drago Entertainment and things seem to be going smoothly, with this Polish indie team having to contain the ambition but doing its best to make it happen with all the quality the game deserves. This multiverse definitely has us intrigued – the prospect of visiting different virtual worlds with lavish styles sounds appealing and if the eDNA system works as intended, there should be unlimited scope for creativity. Otherland enters Steam Early Access on August 26, 2015.