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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: Dune Spice Wars Preview

Dune Spice Wars is a new RTS game by Shiro Games. Having just been released into early access, we take a look at how life is on Arakkis fares under the Funcom banner.

Not So MMO: Space Punks Open Beta Developer Interview

Space Punks just dropped the news that this vibrant online looter shooter is about to plunge into open beta, and on 20 April, players will be able to enter the void and try out Flying Wild Hog's latest adventure. We sat down with Lead Game Designer Bartek Schweiger to talk about the open beta and the latest online looter shooter.

Not So MMO: Demeo PC Edition Review

Resolution Games has released Demeo: PC Edition into early access on Steam, and we had the chance to review this virtual tabletop RPG. Initially released in 2021 on VR, how does this port compare? Check out Kevin's thoughts in our Review.

Not So MMO: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Review

The world of Wonderlands is one where fantasy's swords and sorcery meet bullets and guns. If you're a fan of looter-shooter mayhem, then Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is for you.

Total War Warhammer 3 Final Review

Total War: Warhammer III, by Creative Assembly, has now been out for half a month, and Kevin has explored the multiplayer. Has Creative Assembly been as successful with the new/improved multiplayer features? Check out our multiplayer review and final score.

Not So MMO: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Preview

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands from Gearbox Studios, most known as the creators of the Borderlands franchise and, most recently, Borderlands 3, which was Garrick's GOTY for 2019. We had the chance to check out an early build of Wonderlands, so how does it stack up thus far? Here is our preview.

Not So MMO: Total War: Warhammer 3 Review In Progress

Total War: Warhammer III, by Creative Assembly, is out this week, and I have had the opportunity to play the game now for just over a week and a half. As a fan of the series since its inception, I was eager to check out what the third iteration had to offer. How does the experience hold up and does it improve on the foundations built by its predecessors?

Not So MMO: Dying Light 2: Stay Human Review

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is the long awaited sequel to Techlands post-apocalyptic parkour title, but does it live up to the legacy of the first one? Check out our review.

Not So MMO: Rainbow Six Extraction

What happens when you take the gameplay of the Rainbow Six titles and throw in an unpredictable parasitic threat? Rainbow Six Extraction is here to answer that question. But how does it stack up? Check out our review for more.

Total War Warhammer 3 Preview - Mix And Match Your Daemon

The Total War games have had a special place for Bradford ever since his childhood, and the recent Warhammer series have reinvigorated the franchise. Yet the third installment seems poised to be more narratively focused than the rest. We check it out in our preview of Total War: Warhammer 3.

Not So MMO: Sands of Salzaar Review

Coming to us from indie developer Han-Squirrel Studio, open-world strategy ARPG Sands of Salzaar created some buzz when it received an English localization update last year. Now, a little over a year later, Sands of Salzaar has launched out of Early Access. Choosing from one of eight classes (or build your own), can you build an army capable of ruling the Sands of Salzaar? 

Not So MMO: Medieval Dynasty Review

Now that Medieval Dynasty is out of Early Access, we're starting to get a clearer picture of Toplitz Production's vision for the open-world survival RPG. So how does it fare? Emily is here with our review.

Not So MMO: Gamedec Review

Imagine a future where game developers make house calls, no different than when you call a plumber to your home to check the pipes. These devs assess, diagnose, and fix problems with gaming chairs where people lay back, throw on a virtual reality headset, and transport to an entirely new plane of existence. This is the basic premise of Gamedec, a futuristic mystery novel infused with RPG elements that eschews combat for fact-gathering and puzzle solving. Mixing the world aesthetic of The Ascent

Not So MMO: Far Cry 6 Review

Being a guerrilla is exhausting work. Jason took up the mantle in the latest Far Cry entry for our Not So MMO review series. But how does Far Cry 6 fare? Here is our review.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits PC Review

What happens when you cross Spyro with Pikmin, add modern technology, and throw in some industry-defining animation work? You get Kena: Bridge of Spirits.