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10 RPGs You Need To Clear From Your Backlog In 2022

Welcome to 2022! We're sure you're ready for the latest and greatest RPGs to hit throughout the year, whether you're a Horizon fan waiting to travel to the Forbidden West or Rune Factory 5 has your eye. However, we're here now to remind you, ever so casually, that you have a backlog that can be worked on while you wait. 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Taking A Look Back On 2021 And Head Towards 2022

With the year coming to an end Kevin takes a look back at The Elder Scrolls Online and the various features the team at Zenimax introduced in 2021. Read on about what worked, what didn't, and what has potential in 2022.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis - Is it Time to Return for Retem?

It has been nearly 9 months since our review of Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis, and during that time, we've seen new classes grace the game, some quality-of-life features, and now a new region. Is Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis finally playing the right tune?

MMORPG 2021 Year In Review: What Was Your Favorite MMORPG Story This Year?

As we say farewell to 2021, Bradford continues to look back on the MMOs that helped define the year. Specifically, the stories told within those game worlds. Has there been an MMORPG story that has been your favorite this year?

Is There An MMO Regret You Have In 2021?

As we close out 2021, oftentimes we tend to look back on the year that was and ask 'What if?' When it comes to the world of MMORPGs, Bradford has quite a few of them. As he details one of his largest MMO regrets of the year, he is wondering what yours might be?

LotRO's Gundabad Echoes Moria, But Thankfully Doesn't Replicate Its Labyrinthine Ways

When Fate of Gundabad was announced and we knew we were going back into one of the lost Dwarvish strongholds in Middle-earth, Bradford's hope was we would see something really new. And while we don't have a simple retread of the past, Lord of the Rings' Gundabad is giving massive Moria vibes - in both good and bad ways.

Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary - Impressions From The Anniversary Events

Destiny 2 has long been a staple title here at MMORPG.com. We've been running and gunning our way through Destiny 2 since 2017. Looting our way through a lot of ups and downs over the years it's safe to say that Bungie's Looter Shooter has held up fairly well all things considered. Bungie has been hard at work over the past several months preparing for their 30th-year celebration as a company so it seems fitting that as part of that celebration Destiny 2 would get some love.

Is There A Single-Player RPG You'd Love To See Get The MMORPG Treatment?

Back when The Elder Scrolls Online was announced, Bradford was stoked to finally be able to explore Tamriel with friends. As one of the formative RPGs in his life, seeing it get a multiplayer version was pretty exciting, even if it stumbled out of the gate. With so many great single player RPGs to launch in the years since, is there one where you, the reader, would love to see get the same treatment?

Fallout 76's Custom Worlds Are Letting Fallout 76 Players Truly Express Their Creative Sides

Fallout Worlds is letting Fallout 76 players create some truly awe-inspiring worlds. From medieval castles to giant mechs, the community is showcasing their creative sides in the worlds they are creating. We list our top 5 Fallout Worlds creations form the Fallout 76 community.

How Long Do You Typically Give An MMO Before You Decide It's Not For You?

We've had a fair few MMORPG's launch this year, and while we'd ideally like all of them to be enjoyable for all of us, sometimes it just doesn't click. While others are willing to stick it out longer, Bradford typically knows rather quickly if a game is for him. He's wonder what that line is for others, especially in a genre that demands a lot of it.

Indie MMO Spotlight: Crowdfunding, Lots Of Testing, And World War 85

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For many of us, the holiday week means an extended weekend. After you eat way more turkey than you should, you can spend the rest of your free time playing your favorite indie MMOs. Don't have a favorite indie MMO yet? Maybe you'll find one in this week's Indie MMO Spotlight.

Elden Ring Is More Than Just 'Open World Dark Souls'

This weekend, I had the chance to check out FromSoftware's latest opus, the upcoming Elden Ring. Developed in collaboration with George RR Martin, Elden Ring is a first of sorts for the veteran developers who effectively defined this subgenre. Can they do it again?

With Spider-Man Incoming - What's Been Going on with Marvel's Avengers?

It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since Marvel's Avengers released, and during that time we've covered some of the new character releases, alongside our original comprehensive review of the game. Since the release of War for Wakanda back on August 17th, a lot has happened, and now with the, highly controversial, PlayStation only Spider-Man release on November 30th, it's time to get all caught up on what you may have missed over the past few months.

Lost Ark: Was Delaying It To 2022 The Right Decision?

The Lost Ark closed technical beta has come to an end. While Kevin's initial impressions haven't changed much, it has left him wondering where this MMORPG with ARPG roots fits into the existing offerings already available. Did Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games make the right decision delaying its release until early 2022? Read on to find out about his concerns. 

Beyond the Trinity: What DAoC Can Teach MMOs About Character Roles

Drawing on the design of AD&D, MMOs have seemingly taken up the Holy Trinity of Tank, Damage and Healing throughout its history. Niklas takes a look at an older MMO, Dark Age of Camelot, and how this Trinity can teach us more about character roles.