Zidders wrote:Unfortunately, Cryptic is doing Neverwinter, and they really haven't been impressing me in the least with any of their mmo's. Champions, City of Heroes/Villians, and especially Star Trek Online..they're just...meh. Maybe now that Perfect World has had it awhile they've managed to improve the games, i'll have to give Champions another try but Star Trek online is just a terribad game.
The Cryptic who made Champions and Star Trek aren't the same Cryptic who made City of Heroes. The suits split off with the studio name when NCsoft bought CoH, while all of the devs stayed behind and joined NCsoft and renamed themselves Paragon Studios. There's never been anything wrong with CoH, it's a great game. On the other hand CO and STO were garbage at release, as the new Cryptic tried a factory line style approach with their new game engine, Neverwinter would have been very similar to both of those games if not for them being bought by Atari then sold off to Perfect World. Now CO and STO have both been getting a lot of love, turning into half decent games while who knows what is happening with Neverwinter. In any case it's not being rushed, and if the same amount of effort is being put into it as has been put into CO and STO in the past few months then it might actually turn out pretty good.
Paws wrote:I was under the impression Cryptic was out of Neverwinter pretty much completely at this point.
No. You might be thinking of Atari. Perfect World bought both Neverwinter and Cryptic, and Cryptic is still developing it, though under new leadership.