The last decade has added both some wonderful and terrible things to the MMO genre. Now that 2020 is upon us, it is time to take a look back at the last 10 years, and see where the industry went right, and where MMOs went horribly, horribly wrong.
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.
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?
Back in 2002, one of the greatest video games set in the prestigious Dungeons & Dragons universe, Neverwinter Nights, launched on PC to critical acclaim. Last year, this beloved title was given modern enhancements, like higher resolution packs and support for up to 4K displays, to make playing it on more up-to-date machines more enjoyable. Now, over one year since the Enhanced Edition launched, it is finally being ported over to consoles for the first time ever. But how does it fare on the Nintendo Switch? Here is our review.
Should a game scale to the player’s level, or should areas of the world be gated off until a player reaches a certain level? This is another one of design choices perhaps best suited for game developers, but what the hell? I’ll throw my hat in the ring and provide my two cents.
Released in 2014, few high profile MMOs have been as consistently good in recent years as ESO. While it didn't get off to the best of starts, since 2016 it has become one of the best MMOs on the market. Yet it's desire to also be reckoned as a single-player experience helped define it through the years.
As Bradford moves towards the finish line of his review of Minas Morgul, something has been nagging at him for the last few weeks - something that only became really clear over the past weekend. LotRO's storytelling style is, unfortunately, starting to show it's age.
When EVE Online’s HyperNet Relay hits Tranquility, the denizens of New Eden will be able to scratch the itch left by CCP’s shut down of third party raffle operations a few years back. But what exactly is the HyperNet Relay, and how could it affect New Eden for better or worse? Join Bradford as he explores it further.
The Star Ocean franchise has been on the outskirts of Dame's backlog for years. Well, that has ended as he dives into the latest release in the series - Star Ocean: First Departure R. Here is his review of the classic JRPG remake on PlayStation 4.