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“ARPG” stands for “action roleplaying game.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Lessons Torchlight Frontiers can take from its predecessors

Torchlight Frontiers is a game I've gradually been developing some genuine hype for - as has our team here at MOP, in light...

Not So Massively: A wishlist for MMO-adjacent online games in 2020

With the year drawing to a close, my thoughts turn ahead to 2020 and what new gaming experiences it may bring. I am an...

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

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

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: Why ARPGs, not MMOs, are where pet classes truly shine

I noticed something odd when I started playing Grim Dawn aways back: I went straight for the pet builds. This is interesting because...

Not So Massively: Jumping into Grim Dawn in 2019

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

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

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

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

Thirteen-year-old ARPG Titan Quest dropped its third expansion, Atlantis, this week

It's not really that surprising when an old MMORPG releases an expansion, but it's not exactly common in the world of ARPGs, which is...

Not So Massively: Yearning for an MMO future free of loot

Throughout all of the Drama over Anthem's loot issues, I've just been rolling my eyes. Not because I think Bioware screwed up --...

Not So Massively: First impressions from Pagan Online’s early access launch

Today, Wargaming's ARPG Pagan Online launches into early access on Steam. Just before this launch, the developers were kind enough to provide us...

Modern-fantasy dungeon-crawler Breach enters early access tomorrow

After spending the last few months in alpha testing, multiplayer dungeon-crawler Breach is almost ready to make the leap to early access, allowing...

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