The smartphone has become a hotbed for all kinds of titles both old and new. It has become such a big market that a lot of PC games now have their own mobile versions which, more often than not, have given new life to their franchises. Yet, there are some titles that still haven’t jumped into the mobile bandwagon. Here is a list of games we would love to see get a mobile adaptation.
Rising Force Online (RF Online)
The need for a real mobile adaptation of this massively popular MMORPG (not the crappy turn-based game we got) has been echoed time and again. The game is set on the planet Novus where three races are at war to dominate the planet and claim its mineral-rich lands – The Bellato, who practices both magic, technology and loves their Massive Armor Units (MAU); Accretia, who has forsaken flesh and transitioned into fully mechanized entities and favored giant launchers for weapons; And Cora, who has clung to their traditions and their unyielding trust for their summons called Animus. All have their own distinctive aesthetics, gameplay, and traditions that made the game very engrossing. We’ve seen more complex games than the failed RF turn-based mobile game so, hopefully, the developers finally make a full mobile version.
Ran Online became a favorite for a lot of gamers since it was easy to learn and was accessible to everyone in terms of PC spec requirements. If you look back now, Ran Online’s graphics and aesthetics did not age well, but despite its now somewhat-lackluster aesthetics, the gameplay is what really made this MMO popular. It mixes traditional fantasy gameplay and mechanics with a modern, urban setting. Players take the role of students at one of three schools, and complete quests to clean up the area, and compete with the other schools through various turf wars (PvP). The game made an attempt on mobile by making a turn-based spinoff title, but it failed to capture the attention of fans. We hope they make good and create an actual MMORPG port.
Warframe is an action, role-playing, third-person shooter multiplayer game developed and published by Digital Extremes. It has since been released on multiple gaming platforms including Nintendo Switch, which is somewhat a foreboding that the game has a chance to be ported for mobile. Players control members of the Tenno, a race of ancient warriors who have awoken from centuries of cryosleep. Far into Earth’s future, they find themselves at war in the planetary system with different factions. The Tenno use their powered Warframes along with a variety of weapons and abilities to complete missions. The game evolved over the years, from a straightforward shooter game and now to an open world MMO complete with PvE and PvP modes. Warframe would be a great addition to mobile and could easily fit the platform with a few tweaks.
World of Warcraft
Probably the most copied game ever by mobile game devs, we’ve seen countless mobile MMORPGs based on World of Warcraft, some even going as much as using 90% of the game’s assets and yet, Blizzard isn’t showing any signs of making a mobile version. WOW takes place within the Warcraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard’s previous Warcraft release, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. Players will choose a race class between the Alliance and the Horde and then proceed to journey the vast world of Azeroth. With each episodic update, the world becomes bigger and bigger, and then evolves and changes depending on the current game plot. Considered as the most popular MMO in recent history, Blizzard may not be too keen to port it to mobile or face the anger of the game’s millions of PC fans. But one can only wish it comes to mobile as well.
If Diablo can make it to mobile, why not Overwatch as well? It certainly fits the platform with its fast-paced gameplay and a UI that can be tweaked for touch screen with minor adjustments. Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer, first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a hero shooter, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 30 characters, known as Heroes, each with a unique style of play that is divided into three general roles. The game offers multiple game modes and tasks for each team to finish. What Overwatch perfectly did is it’s world-building and characters with some deep background stories.
What better way to reign on LOL: Wild Rift’s parade than to announce DOTA 2 Mobile. Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve. The game is a sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA), which was a community-created mod for Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. If this game were to be announced for mobile, the internet would definitely blow up since it is arguably the most popular and most extravagant MOBA currently in existence with grand events that reach 8 digit prize pools. A demo of DOTA 2 being played on an ipad was revealed before so there’s a chance it may come to mobile. Hopefully, they’ll develop the mona game from the ground up just like Wild Rift.
Exteel was a third-person shooter game published by NCSOFT, a Korean game company, and was developed by NCSOFT’s E & G Studios. Players assume the role of mercenaries fighting in endless battles across the developed continent of Taryn on the Planet Natha. You are able to control giant vehicles called Mechanaughts or simply Mecha and fight against computer-controlled enemies, or against other online players, in a variety of gameplay modes like deathmatch, team deathmatch, territory control, capture the flag, and last stand. We haven’t seen a lot of successful mecha-themed games on mobile, and the genre is sorely lacking in good titles. If Exteel were to become a mobile game, it will blow up indeed, especially with mecha and anime fans.
Dragona: Expedition of Bartan is a high fantasy MMORPG that greatly differed from the normal MMO of its time. It offered a unique gameplay system, PvP, character transformation and high definition graphics lacking in other MMORPGs back then. Players will step into the role of a Dragona warrior with the ability to transform into sacred mythical beings. The game took place in the land of Bartan, a cursed continent that was also the prison of the evil dragon Jurtan. Players had to contend with the evil influence of Jurtan spreading across the land, infecting the creatures and people, and try to stop it where they could. The game offered various job classes albeit they were gender locked, multiple skill tree branches and highly customizable gameplay. The two most prominent features of the game was the ability to morph your armor to a more powerful form and to become a giant creature with powerful abilities. We’ve seen most of these mechanics transition to mobile through other games so it’s a fair bet the mobile platform can handle Dragona if only it would be made.
Continent of the 9th Seal (C9 Online)
The continent of the Ninth Seal, or more popularly known as C9, is a free-to-play action MMORPG developed by Korean studio Cloud 9 and published by Webzen. Players will be transported in the land of Blenheim to once again stop the evil Neper from destroying the world. Claus, the hero of Blenheim, stopped the evil Neper from destroying the world not so long ago but Neper has returned, and now he’s armed with the fabled Sword of Hermes. Neper seeks a magical gate to other worlds, a gate that lies on your continent, the ninth continent of Blenheim. Now it’s up to you and the people of the Continent of nontarget Seal to stop him! The game presents the player not only with a world of unique characters and a variety of classes and skills but also an impressive combat system coupled with superb graphics. It was called by some players as the Dragon Nest for adults since the gameplay is a non-target lock hack and slash with an emphasis on creating combo attacks. A mobile version was rumored to be in production but there’s no definite confirmation yet if this is true.
GunZ: The Duel
Almost everyone got addicted to GunZ back in the day. The game allowed you to perform exaggerated, gravity-defying action moves, including wall running, stunning, tumbling, and blocking bullets with swords, in the style of action films and anime. The core gameplay was that of a third-person shooter PvP. GunZ was quite popular with teens but never really got the approval of the majority of the gaming community due to the number of exploitable bugs and glitches. Nevertheless, it’s a great game to pass the time and what better platform to do that than mobile.
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