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“ARPG” stands for “action roleplaying game.”

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)...

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...
Sure. That sounds right.

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...

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 GamestarĀ - 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: Lessons Torchlight Frontiers can take from its predecessors

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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

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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

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

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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

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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...

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