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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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Forspoken PlayStation 5 Review

Originally unveiled as Project Athia back in 2020, Forspoken tells the story of Frey, a New Yorker who sees themselves sucked into the fantasy world of Athia at the time of its greatest peril. How does Square Enix's latest AAA IP stack up though, and is Athia a world worth jumping down the rabbit hole to explore?


Wizards Reveals More Of Magic's Phyrexia: All Will Be One Set, Including All The Compleated Planeswalkers

Wizards of the Coast revealed the full Phrexia: All Will Be One set today via a live stream on Twitch, highlighting more of the world, card treatments, new cards and more, including the full Compleated set of Planeswalkers in New Phyrexia.


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Side Quests: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Review

Shane took the latest Warhammer 40,000-based game for a spin, earning favor with the God-Emperor in Darktide. But how does the co-op multiplayer extraction shooter fare?


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Side Quests: Victoria 3 Review

Victoria 3 is a behemoth of a strategy simulation, and Bradford has spent nearly 60 hours diving headlong into the politics and economics of the Victorian Age. So how does it hold up and is it a worthy addition to Paradox's lineup?


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Side Quests: Victrix Pro FS-12 Review

Victrix is known for their incredibly high-end peripherals, whether it be their Pro AF headphones or the original incarnation of their fightstick. The latest offering by the company is a stickless-fightstick, but just how does it stack up in the grand scheme of things?


Side Quests: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Closed Beta Preview Impressions

Riding the success of its Warhammer: Vermintide series, developer Fatshark is poised to release a successor in the 40k universe later this year. While Warhammer 40,000: Darktide isn't planned to officially release until November 2022, Nick was able to get a taste this weekend with the first closed beta test.


Disney Dreamlight Valley Takes Animal Crossing To The Magic Kingdom

Jason takes the latest Animal Crossing-like title, Disney Dreamlight Valley, which according to him, has no right to be as good as it is in the end.


Was There An MMO That Ever Surprised You With How Much You Liked It?

Every once in a while we start to play a game that we don't think will be our cup of tea, only to realize just how much we enjoyed it in the end. MMOs can be the same way. Was there ever an MMO you didn't think you'd like, but somehow were surprised by just how much you enjoyed it in the end?


PAX West 2022: LUCID Is An Upcoming Platformer That Is Inspired By 90s Gameplay Nostalgia

During PAX West this year, Bradford checked out an upcoming adventure platformer that any 90s gaming fan should come to enjoy, LUCID.


Side Quests: Talking The New Pro FS-12 At EVO 2022 With Victrix's Trevor Lehr

During Evo 2022, Victrix unveiled two new fightsticks: a revamp of its existing Pro FS, and an all-button layout of its stick, the Pro FS-12. We talked with Victrix's Trevor Lehr about the stick and the story behind those beautiful gold trophies.


Side Quests: EVO 2022 Reminded Me Of Why I Love PvP, Whether Online Or In Person

Bradford attended the Evolution Championship Series in Las Vegas this past weekend and came away from it reminded why he loves PvP - either in person or online.