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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".

7.5
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.


9.0
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.


8.5
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.


7.5
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?


8.0
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.


7.0
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.


8.0
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.


5.0
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.


8.0
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.


10.0
Not So MMO: Death Stranding PC Review

Where do I even begin? I've been wrestling with this question for days now on how I should approach my review of Death Stranding for PC. This game, as much a symbolic rise-from-the-ashes for Hideo Kojima as it is an actual one, has been in my head for nigh on a full month.


8.5
Not So MMO - A Total War Saga: TROY Review

A Total War Saga: Troy is the latest entry in the Total War franchise. How does the Trojan War and Bronze Age Aegean stack up in this latest release? Here's our review.


7.0
Not So MMO: Orcs Must Die! 3 Review

Orcs Must Die! 3 brings the satisfying gameplay the series has been known for, however to Google Stadia. How does the latest entry into the series hold up?


A Total War Saga: TROY Hands On Preview

A Total War Saga: Troy pits players in the roles of the Epic Heroes that shaped the stories of Homer in the Iliad. Creative Assembly Sofia is bringing players to Anquitiy and playing out the drama in the Aegean Sea. We were able to go hands on last week with the latest Total War Saga game, as well as dive a bit deeper with Maya Georgieva, game director on TROY.


Not So MMO: Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris Impressions

Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris has its share of flaws, it's not a perfect game.I find that it's a rather generic RPG, with a nice paint job portraying it as Sword Art Online. It has the potential to be the perfect Sword Art Online game, if only Bandai Namco steps up to the plate and addresses some much-needed attention to certain aspects of the game.


5.0
Not So MMO - Ancestors Legacy Nintendo Switch Review

Ancestors Legacy on Nintendo Switch is a port of the original RTS first launched on PC. How does the RTS experience stack up on the small, mobile console?