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“ARPG” stands for “action roleplaying game.”

Not So Massively: Diablo II Resurrected is a lot of old school jank in a pretty wrapper

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I admit I debated whether I should write this column at all: After all that's happened lately, giving coverage to Blizzard games doesn't feel...

Not So Massively: Wolcen’s roadmap is missing some important things

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In the past, I've been pretty free with my praise for Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. I've gotten nearly a hundred hours of good fun...

Space Punks is a top-down multiplayer looter shooter that promises a ‘living, breathing, ever-changing game world’

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Two things struck me when I was watching the reveal trailer for Space Punks: One, the game basically looks like a Borderlands ARPG; and...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends had all the right ideas and all the wrong choices

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This is the worst kind of column to write. Not only am I reporting on the closure of a game, but it's a game...

Not So Massively: Magic Legends has already made big changes, but there’s more to do

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Even as someone who enjoys the game, I have to admit that Magic: Legends had a very rough launch, with numerous polish issues and...

Darksburg introduces a new progression system in latest patch, attributes update delays to COVID

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If you've been wondering where the co-op rogue-like ARPG Darksburg has been, last week brought some good news as a recent update has arisen...

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: 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: 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: 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...

Drakensang Online adds new quests, item variations, and system revamps in the Dark Legacy update

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In what's being touted as Drakensang Online's "biggest content expansion to date," the Dark Legacy update has brought some pretty hefty numbers of things...

Funcom’s Conan Chop Chop isn’t dead, and it’s really launching next year

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Funcom's Conan Chop Chop, originally introduced as a rogue-like ARPG back in 2019, wrecked our predictions for 2020 by not launching, and I'm holding...

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...

GDC Summer 2020: Immersive multiplayer storytelling with Disney’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

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Prior to this whole virus thing, one thing that I was enjoying about MMOs was how they (along with ideas taken from social media)...
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Magic Legends’ next starting class is the white mana-using Sanctifier

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Magic Legends has finally deigned to show off the latest of the multiplayer ARPG's starting classes. Say hello to the Sanctifier, a veritable beacon...
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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...

Pagan Online is sunsetting its multiplayer servers, but the singleplayer campaign will live on

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The 2020 downsizing of MMOs and multiplayer titles into singleplayer ones continues today with the announcement that Pagan Online will shift to a solo-only...

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