Tyler F.M. Edwards

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Tyler Edwards is a lifelong gamer, freelance writer, and fantasy novelist living in Toronto, Canada. Here at MOP, he heads up the Not-So-Massively column. He's fascinated by the potential of video games as a story-telling medium, and quickly loses interest in most games that can't engage him on that level. He loves Elves as much as Justin hates them, and he feels about the original Secret World the way Bree feels about Star Wars Galaxies.

The Soapbox: If you want innovation in MMOs, stop worshiping polish

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Gamers often lament that the world of MMORPGs lacks innovation. It's a frustration I share; this a genre that could be much more than...

Iron Harvest announces Operation Eagle standalone expansion for May 27, free weekend now

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Multiplayer RTS Iron Harvest 1920 has taken the wraps off its first major expansion, Operation Eagle, launching May 27th. The headline feature of this expansion...

Not So Massively: Checking up on multiplayer RTS Iron Harvest 1920

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Last fall, this column covered Iron Harvest 1920, an alternate history RTS with a strong multiplayer emphasis and surprisingly poignant story-telling. Once I got...

Not So Massively: Four things I wish I’d known when I started Magic Legends

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Inevitably after a couple weeks in a new game, you've learned a few things that you wish you'd known from the start. For me...

The Soapbox: How Magic Legends went wrong with the Dimir Assassin class

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Cryptic and Perfect World Entertainment are known for their love of lockboxes as a monetization strategy. Therefore it was not wholly surprising when Magic:...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends is messy, deep, and more of an MMO than you think

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I can't remember the last time I struggled so much deciding whether I like a game or not. I'm a fan of ARPGs, and...

Not So Massively: Checking the pulse of Star Wars Battlefront II

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As I am someone who is at best lukewarm to the Star Wars franchise, nearly as ambivalent toward shooters, and almost entirely uninterested in...

Not So Massively: Outriders’ demo teases a decent but unremarkable looter-shooter

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Outriders, the new co-op shooter from publisher Square Enix, is not a game I've followed super closely, but with Anthem consigned to eternal purgatory,...

Not So Massively: A eulogy for Anthem and Defiance

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Last week was a bloodbath. In a single day, we saw Electronic Arts consign one game to eternal maintenance mode, and Gamigo announced closures...

Not So Massively: Torchlight III is less than the sum of its parts

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Last summer in this very column, I argued that ARPGs are the pizza of gaming: Even when they're bad, they're still pretty good. The Torchlight...

Not So Massively: First impressions of Century Age of Ashes

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Dragons are ubiquitous to the point of over-exposure in gaming these days. And yet for all that, there are still very few games that...

Not So Massively: Wolcen’s Bloodtrail is worth coming back for

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I've been a fan of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem from the start, but with how long things went quiet after the initial post-launch updates,...

Not So Massively: Haven is a noble but failed experiment in couples’ gaming

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This is purely anecdotal, but it has been my experience that most people who play games with other people tend to spend most of...

Not So Massively: Drake Hollow is the wholesome survival game we need right now

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I've talked in the past about liking survival mechanics in games, but not so much survival games themselves. There are a couple of reasons...

Not So Massively: Looking back at 2020 and ahead to 2021 in the realm of not-so-massively games

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So another year comes, and the last one's gone, and we dig deep just to carry on. Musical allusions notwithstanding, I thought it might...

The Soapbox: Pet battles are one of the best things WoW ever did (which is why I’ve never played one)

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Pokemon first burst onto the scene when I was in elementary school. I've always been lukewarm at best toward anime and "cute" things, so...

Wolcen’s Bloodtrail Chronicle update is live as a massive 12GB update

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Remember when Wolcen announced that its first seasonal Chronicle, Bloodtrail, would be coming soon-  but didn't offer up a date? It turns out "soon"...

Wolcen team teases first Chronicle, Bloodtrail, with Diablo III-esque seasons

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In the months following its release, the developers of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem pursued an aggressive schedule of fixes and balance changes, an initiative...

Iron Harvest 1920 adds new game mode, plans story DLC for December

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Multiplayer RTS Iron Harvest 1920's latest patch has added a new competitive mode, Drop Zone, which can be played in all PvP modes as...

The Soapbox: How Pathfinder killed World of Warcraft for me

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches today. I will not be playing. Once upon a time, a new WoW expansion would be a major event...

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