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Not So MMO

In this bi-weekly column we tally up the news from around the almost-MMO-verse and offer our thoughts on the ins and outs of the titles that are big, but maybe not quite "Massive".

Not So MMO: Evil Genius Hands-On Impressions

Jason went hands-on with the upcoming Evil Genius 2: World Domination, finding out that running your own evil empire still requires some more grunt work than anticipated.


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Not So MMO: Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3 caps off the World of Assassination Trilogy that began with 2016's episodic treatment of the legendary series. Is this send off worth your time in the end? Jason reviews Hitman 3, taking Agent 47, AKA a Human Swiss Army Knife, out for a spin.


Not So MMO: EVERSPACE 2 Preview

Jason jumped into EVERSPACE 2 to check out Rockfish's latest entry into their sci-fi series as it heads to Early Access next week. Check out what he thinks of the upcoming Early Access game.


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Not So MMO: Airborne Kingdom Review

Build a castle in the sky, and reclaim the lost wonders of the ancient Airborne Kingdom in this creative sky city builder.


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Not So MMO: Raji: An Ancient Epic Review

Raji: An Ancient Epic is a beautiful game with a unique art style, as well as a story not often explored in games. But how does that story hold up all the way through the short, yet beautiful adventure?


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Not So MMO: Hyrule Warrios: Age of Calamity Review

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has left our reviewer, Jason, conflicted. On one hand it's one of the most efficient uses of Musou formula, but he can't help be feel it could have stuck its landing better. Here's our review of the latest offering from Nintendo.


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Not So MMO: Godfall Review

Last week Mitch gave an overview of Godfall and his thoughts thus far. Now he's ready to pass his final verdict of the PS5/EGS title that ushers in next-gen.


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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Review

Shank reviews Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War for PC and comes away very surprised. Here's our review.


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Not So MMO: Bugsnax Review

You've probably had the Bugsnax song stuck in your head at least once since the summer: "kinda bug and kinda snack, try to catch it in your trap, feed somebody and you'll see we are whatever we eat." That earworm invaded our brains the instant Bugsnax made its debut during the PlayStation 5 reveal presentation back in July. But does the full experience stick in your brain after the Bugsnax song wears off? Here's our review.


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Not So MMO: Carto Review

Carto, a charming puzzler following a young girl's journey to return to her grandmother, brings with it some new concepts that caught Jason's attention, scratching that exciting itch when seeing something new. But how does the indie puzzler hold up overall?


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Not So MMO: Watch Dogs Legion Review

Watch Dogs Legion puts you in the middle of a revolution in modern day London, where any NPC you can see can become the main character of your resistance against Albion. But, how does the ambitious entry in the Watch Dogs series hold up? Here is our review.


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Torchlight 3 Review

Last week, Robert started his review in progress of Echtra Games' Torchlight 3. Robert had issues with the pacing, as well as the overall gameplay loop not feeling impactful - though he hadn't quite yet got to end game. Now that he's played through Torchlight's endgame, how does the full experience hold up? Here is our Torchlight 3 review.


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Star Wars Squadrons Review - Not So MMO

Star Wars: Squadrons gives vibes of the 90s' X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. But is the wave of nostalgia enough to overcome some of Squadrons' faults? Here's our review of the recently released starfighting sim.


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Not So MMO: Battletoads 2020 Review

Jonathan is an unabashed Battletoads fan from his childhood. So when Microsoft released its first title in the franchise in over two decades, naturally he was eager to check it out. Check out his thoughts in the latest Not So MMO review.


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Not So MMO: Spellbreak Review

Spellbreak, a late to the scene battle royale is making quite the splash in on gaming sites lately and for good reason. Out of the development team at Proletariat Inc, previously responsible for a semi-popular Twitch plugin called Stream Legends, has spent the last few years working on their own unique take on the battle royale genre and the results are in and it's a homerun in my book.