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Nick_Shively

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A3: Still Alive Review

A3: Still Alive is the latest mobile MMORPG from Netmarble with a twist. In addition to the typical MMORPG world and class design, A3: Still Alive also includes a Battle Royale mode. However, what could have been a unique twist on an oversaturated genre has devolved into another auto-battling idle game bursting with pay-to-win mechanics. There was a lot of possibility with this one, but unfortunately its story has turned into one of missed potential.


Top 5 MMORPG Tanking Experiences

From FFXIV to Wildstar, tanking is a thankless job. Keeping enemies pinned often goes overlooked when heaping praise on the DPS or the healer after a battle. However, were celebrating the top 5 tanking experiences in MMOs for all those tanks out there that don't get the praise they deserve.


Strategies Online Games Use to Keep Players Hooked

In the MMO world, one of the most pressing concerns for many players is the addiction. Nick looks at some of the various ways MMOs, and other gaming genres, use specific strategies to keep players hooked on their game - sometimes to the detriment of their players.


OPINION: The MMORPG Drought

The last AAA MMORPG was released in 2014. Nick examines this issue with the MMO genre and reflects on the past, present and future of the genre.


Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana Review

After nearly seven years, it’s finally time for another adventure with Adol and Dogi in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. Things begin in rather standard form with the two adventurers traveling towards their next destination, but the mood shifts suddenly when their vessel, The Lombardia, is attacked and sunk by a giant sea creature. Alone and stranded on the island, it’s up to Adol to reunite the crew of The Lombardia and escape the cursed island of Seiren before the situation becomes desperate.