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Side Quests

Because everyone needs a break from the main quest sometimes. Side Quests is MMORPG's new general gaming column. While we love MMOs here, we do sometimes need a break from the grind and try other things. Side Quests is our place to talk about those things. Join us on a little side quest, won't you?

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Side Quests: Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Review

Ubisoft's latest platformer, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, aims to put players right back into the center of the legendary franchise. Yet how does it hold up, and does it make for a fitting return for the series?


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Achilles: Legends Untold Review

It has been a month since Dark Point Games took action RPG Achilles: Legends Untold out of Steam Early Access and into full release. How does the ARPG stack up? Here is our review.


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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Review - Swinging For The Fences - Side Quests

Insomniac had its work cut out for it with Spider-Man 2. To say expectations were high going into this sequel is an understatement, buffered by both the first game's major success and the bridge between console generations that was Miles Morales. So how does it stack up?


Side Quests: Dave The Diver - Fishing For A Good Time

Dave the Diver is a fun indie RPG where you take the role of Dave, the eponymous diver, saddled with running his own sushi shop. Yet, as Mike BC details, it's so much more than what it appears to be on the surface.


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The Lord Of The Rings: Return To Moria Review

In the shadowy depths of Middle-earth, the Dwarves have begun to delve, maybe too greedily, again. They've returned to Moria, and Emily has you covered. How does the survival game hold up? Here is our review.


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Endless Dungeon Review - Side Quests

Endless Dungeon attempts to marry the concepts of roguelike progression, isometric twin-stick shooters, tower defense, and run-of-the-mill escort missions into one appealing package. Josh takes you through the two experiences he had running Endless Dungeon in our review.


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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Review

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is everything you should want in a mech game. Nick explains why in his review.


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Side Quests: Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical Review

A video game taking the form of a Broadway musical is a much rarer affair, and Stray Gods is a perfect example of what makes that adaptation so difficult. Yet, it has a lot going right for it, and is a fun experience.


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Pikmin 4 Review - Side Quests

Pikmin 4 brings the real-time strategy gameplay the series has been known for, taking players along with the space-faring Pikmin's latest expedition. But how does it all hold up?


Preview: Lords of The Fallen's Makes Death Meaningful In Its Spin On The Soulslike Formula

After playing the first few hours of Lords of the Fallen, Bradford came away actually wanting to play a Soulslike, which is not something he's used to saying. And it's down to one mechanic: Umbral.


Side Quests: Pikmin 4 Impressions

Pikmin 4 is nearly here, with the latest in the franchise launching on July 21st. Pikmin fanatic Mike BC takes a look at the demo and gives his thoughts in an early look at the game.


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Side Quests: Harmony: The Fall of Reverie Review

By allowing the player to see the consequences of their choices, does Harmony: The Fall of Reverie's define the future of its intertwining genres?


10 Cards We'd Love To See Reprinted In MTG Commander Masters

Commander Masters - the next entry in Magic: The Gathering's format-based "masters" sets - is due for a big reveal this week. If the reveal event follows the same format as other recent reveals like The Lord Of The Rings: Tales Of Middle-earth, we're going to have a lot of cards to sink our teeth into. Here are ten cards we'd love to see reprinted in the upcoming Commander set.


SGF 2023: Alan Wake 2 Is Already Giving Me Nightmares, And I Only Saw 30 Minutes Of It

Jason had a chance to face his demons here a bit with a recent demo of Alan Wake 2. How doe sit stack up and should it be one your list of games to keep an eye on from Remedy?


Magic The Gathering's Lord of the Rings Cross Over Is The Set Of My Dreams

At Summer Game Fest, we had the chance to go hands on with some of the starter decks coming to Magic: The Gathering next week with its Lord of the Rings Universes Beyond set. Bradford came away from that, as well as the most recent early access solidified that this was the Magic set of his dreams.