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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...

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...

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...
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Not So Massively: Online ARPGs are the pizza of gaming

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I spend a lot of time thinking about online ARPGs these days. It's always been a genre I've enjoyed, and since taking over the...

Not So Massively: Gatewalkers has huge potential but isn’t there yet

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After years of hilariously wrong recommendations, something seems to have clicked with Facebook's algorithms lately to make it finally start showing me relevant ads....

Not So Massively: My top 10 favorite ARPG classes

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I love me some ARPGs, but in any RPG your enjoyment will depend so much on finding the right class. A game that felt...

Not So Massively: I like survival mechanics, not survival games

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When I played We Happy Few, one of the things that surprised me the most was how much I enjoyed the survival mechanics....

Not So Massively: Exploring the Reign of Terror Diablo II mod for Grim Dawn

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Unlike a lot of ARPG fans, I was never a big player of Diablo II back in the day. I enjoyed the story...

Not So Massively: Comparing online ARPGs, from Wolcen and Diablo to Grim Dawn and Path of Exile

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A while back in the Not So Massively column, I did a piece comparing the pros and cons of some of the...

Not So Massively: Delving into builds and endgame in Wolcen Lords of Mayhem

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A few weeks ago in the Not So Massively column, I gave my initial impressions of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. I found...

Wolcen devs discuss launch issues, cash shops, endgame updates, and a new story chapter

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The developers of Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem recently sat down for an interview with Gamestar - it's in German, but a helpful...

Not So Massively: First impressions of Wolcen, a familiar but fun ARPG

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Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem isn't a game whose development I followed super closely, but I'd seen it on Steam aways back and thought...

Not So Massively: Meet the new Torchlight, same as the old Torchlight

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Last week brought the bombshell announcement that the MMOARPG Torchlight: Frontiers has been rebooted as simply Torchlight III, a more traditional ARPG...

Not So Massively: Magic: Legends isn’t at all what I expected – it’s better

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When we first got word of an MMO in the setting of Magic: The Gathering years ago, a Diablo-style ARPG probably isn't what...

Not So Massively: Diablo IV is going in all the wrong directions

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I remain torn on whether to forgive Blizzard for its "Hong Kong liberation" fiasco. J. Allen Brack has already contradicted his...

Not So Massively: Pagan Online’s launch addresses its biggest beta problems

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A few months back, I offered my impressions of Pagan Online's early access build. I found it to be a fun online...

Not So Massively: Jumping into Grim Dawn in 2019

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Now that I'm helming Not So Massively, I feel a stronger compulsion to delve into games like ARPGs and shooters so that I...

Co-op action RPG Killsquad is in early access and already topping Steam’s sale list

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OARPG fans, it's been a good week for you, and it's gotten even better with the release of Killsquad. It's a co-op action...

Not So Massively: Blizzard cancelled a(nother) game, and I couldn’t be happier

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Recently news broke that Blizzard had cancelled an unannounced game that had been in development for several years. This was followed closely...

Hack and slash with a friend with Pagan Online’s two-player co-op

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Most activities in MMOs are more fun with a friend, obviously, and the MMOARPG is most assuredly not an exception to that rule. With...

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