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MMORPG Columns

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".

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Not So MMO: Predator: Hunting Grounds Review

Recently released on the PlayStation 4, Predator: Hunting Grounds pits four players against the eponymous Predator. Bowman took the title for a spin - here are his thoughts on the nostalgia-fueled shooter.


Not So MMO: Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Warlord And the Paunch Impressions

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Warlord and The Paunch brings new units and two more legendary lords, plus a new lord via FLC. The new addition adds the violent battle-thirst of the portly Grom the Paunch against the noble defender of Ulthuan, Eltharion the Grim. The Greenskin rework, additional mechanics, and campaign placement really add interesting challenges that spice up an aging Vortex campaign.


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Not So MMO - Sakura Wars Review

Chris took the latest RPG from SEGA, Sakura Wars, for a spin. Find out what he thought of the action-adventure game based on the popular anime.


Not So MMO - Red's Recommendations For Family Night

Red Thomas lists out some of his favorite boardgames for families stuck at home. Turn that apocalyptic panic into just another family night with board games around the table!


PAX's Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Demo Paled In Comparison To The Release Demo

Jonathan is finishing up his coverage of PAX East, and one game in particular stuck out as an interesting experience: Final Fantasy VII REMAKE.


Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial Impressions

Join Garrick as he jumps into the Nioh 2 Last Chance Trial and breaks down the gameplay from Team Ninja's follow-up to their highly successful first act in the latest entry in our "Not So MMO" series.


Stoneshard - Early Access Preview

Stoneshard aims to fill a niche – open-world, survival rogue-like – and appears to be on the right track. Its most glaring deficit is the lack of content, but a prospective buyer should consider Stoneshard’s many extant and promised merits against its current missing content.


Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Review

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot has been billed as a new take on the DBZ RPG, putting you directly in the shoes of the iconic Z Fighters as you go through the story of the legendary anime. But, how does it hold up in practice? Here's our review.


Total War: Warhammer II - The Shadow and The Blade Impressions

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Shadow and The Blade adds a batch of new units and a couple of new legendary lords. It accompanies an FLC legendary lord and some revisions to the rules that ostensibly help the game move a little better. And, for a reasonable price, the new lords, accompanying start locations, and features bolster campaign difficulty and fun.


Dragon Quest Builders 2 PC Review - It Takes A Village

The Dragon Quest series has been around for over 3 decades, with many different adventures and iterations that continue to excite fans of the collection. Nearly a year after the original release of Dragon Quest Builders 2, Square Enix along with KOEI TECMO Games has finally released a PC version of the game. Will Dragon Quest Builders 2 impress on PC as it has on console or is it just a halfhearted PC port, not even suitable for Hargon?


Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review: Part 2 - Stand Unshaken

This is Part 2 of our Red Dead Redemption 2 review for PC where we discuss gameplay, mechanics, online, and the story. How does this epic fare on PC?


A Gamblin’ Man in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Thomas finally manages to get Red Dead Redemption 2 running, and promptly spends the weekend at the poker table. He’s no Maverick, but Red does have some advice for aspiring gamblers that might help turn Lady Luck’s favor.


Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review: Part 1 - PC Port Analysis

Given the size, scope, and technical makeup of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC, we have decided to split our review into two parts. Part 1 (this one) will primarily focus on the technical stability, the quality of the port, discussion on graphics settings, and comparisons to the Xbox One X version. Part 2 will focus on, well, everything else from the mechanics, story, and online. With that said, we present to you our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review: Part 1 – PC Port Analysis.


OPINION: The Outer Worlds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Right, let’s not mess about. The Outer Worlds is utterly brilliant and is exactly what we need right now. I’m here to tell you why.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review: A Return to Form

Few games over the last several years have arrived with as much anticipation as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. A re-invention. Bringing a franchise back to its roots. What Call of Duty should have been all along. The nail in Battlefield’s coffin. These are big claims, but with a new engine, complete campaign with fan-favorite characters, and re-imagined multiplayer, could the hype be real? This is our review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.