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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".

Magic Arena: Midnight Hunt Breathes Fresh Death Into Magic: The Gathering

Midnight Hunt (MID) the newest expansion for TCG Magic: The Gathering, will officially releases on September 24, 2021. However, pre-release for the physical card game and the digital release for Magic Online and Magic: The Gathering Arena started late last week. Nick takes a look at the new set and what it means for the TCG.


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Not So MMO: Life Is Strange: True Colors Review

Life is Strange's premise as a franchise is simple: a drama reflecting the real world, with the caveat of a protagonist having some type of "superpowers." Perhaps it's a "curse," if you choose to describe it through the lips of Alex Chen, the protagonist of True Colors. So how does the latest installment stack up? Here is our review.


Not So MMO: Deathloop Review In Progress

Deathloop is an interesting concept that is steeped in Arkane's DNA. Take the satisfying stealth gameplay of Dishonored and mix in some crazy good gunplay, throw in a time loop story and you're itching for a good time. But does it actually hold up? Here is our review in progress.


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Not So MMO: HUMANKIND Review

Strategy games have come a long way, and Amplitude aims to push it further with Humankind, their latest 4X offering. But how does it stack up and does it do anything meaningful to help push the 4X genre along?


Not So MMO: Godfall: Fire & Darkness Preview

Godfall released last year on PlayStation 5 and PC, bringing a technical showcase to the new console, as well as the concept of a "looter slasher" from Counterplay Games. Now, with the Lightbringer update and the first expansion, Fire & Darkness, Mitch descends into the Fire Realm to put the new content through its paces.


Not So MMO - Hearthstone's United In Stormwind Impressions

While most of the Activision-Blizzard gaming community's attention has focused on the ongoing lawsuit, it hasn't stopped Blizzard from unleashing their latest Hearthstone Expansion, United in Stormwind. Just as Forged in the Barrens featured a return to the origin of the Horde for many players, so have the Alliance returned to their capital, Stormwind, for their adventure.


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Not So MMO: Chivalry 2 Review

Chivalry 2 is a game of chaos. But is there more than that? Brian took the medieval battle game for a spin in our review.


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Days Gone PC Review - Not So MMO

t's been a little over two years since the last time I took Deacon St. John for a joyride in the freaker filled mountains of a post Zombie-apocalyptic Oregon. Originally released on the PlayStation 4 in 2019, Days Gone returns for a second ride by becoming the second first party PlayStation exclusive released for PC. How does the experience hold up?


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Not So MMO: Hood: Outlaws & Legends Review

Hood Outlaws & Legends can be a fun game. Can be is the operative phrase here, as the "fun factor" is heavily dependent on a number of variables, most important being simply who you are playing with. A fantastic concept on paper, Hood stumbles a bit with its execution. Couple this with a subpar PC port and Hood feels just a little half baked in the end.


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Not So MMO: Total War: Rome Remastered Review

Rome: Total War is one of Bradford's favorite Total War games of all time, so jumping back in with its remastered version brought back a lot of memories. However, how does the experience, built originally in 2004 hold up here in 2021, even with the new improvements brough by Feral? Surprisingly well, actually.


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Not So MMO: Resident Evil Village Review

Resident Evil Village is a fun reminder of what Resident Evil used to be. Fighting off Lycans and exploring the Village captivated me in a way that I haven't felt in Resident Evil for a long time.


Not So MMO: Pathfinder: Wrath Of The Righteous Preview Impressions

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a robust game. Jason took to the CRPG, whose beta comprises of about 60 hours worth of content, for a spin. Here are his thoughts.


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Not So MMO: Evil Genius 2: World Domination Review

Jason has been plotting ways to create his own Dr. Evil-esque empire, however those pesky moral issues are getting in the way of accomplish this in real life. Thankfully Evil Genius 2: World Domination allows him to do so in a video game without any of the ramifications. Here's our review.


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.