Despite its unfortunate name, Vogster
seems to be a promising contender in the crop of games launching in 2009, according to a recent review at Gamespy
. First announced earlier last year
, CrimeCraft boasts what they call a "persistent-world next-gen shooter", or PWNS for short. Can an MMO shooter work? Ask Planetside
, Tabula Rasa
(if he ever shows up).
Unnecessary snark aside, the screenshots in this review article
look gorgeous. The gameplay seems promising, with PvE, deathmatch PvP and a crafting system that is aimed at using some real sponsorship promotion (think CoH
ads, but on clothes). Yet the one part that raised our collective eyebrows was the mention of a persistent world, yet it is said to include only persistent towns, much like Guild Wars
and Diablo II
. Granted the game isn't finished and is still in a closed beta at this point, but Vogster's senior marketing manager Casey Dickinson mentioned that they're thinking of ways to "liven up" the game's persistent lobbies.