It's been a bit of a lackluster year for commercial MMOs. What has there been so far? Star Trek Online (STO), Global Agenda, and the ill-fated All-Points Bulletin (APB). Star Trek was only half-finished at release, Global Agenda less than half-finished, and APB set a new record for MMOs, shutting down its servers less than three months after it released.
On the other hand, single-player titles have been on fire. Single-player gamers got Mass Effect II, StarCraft II, and Civilization V, games that dazzled, pushed gaming boundaries with innovative play, and, quite simply, redefined their respective gaming genres. MMO gamers? They got blah.