The ARPG genre is still growing bigger with plenty of new titles both single player and MMORPG set to come out in 2019. Among them are is the popular and much anticipated Lost Ark Online from Korea, and we’re also close to getting a republished Guardians of Ember that’s now going free to play. While we wait for these games and more to be released, what are the current best ARPG 2019 titles that you can play right now? Shadows: Awakening (Top Single Player Pick) From the outside, Shadows: Awakening looks like just another ordinary ARPG game that fails to stand out from the crowd. Upon deeper inspection, we were surprised at how engaging the gameplay mechanics are. In Shadows: Awakening, you control the Devourer – a demon awakened by a mysterious man in search for answers. Your fates are tied together. As the demon, you can consume souls or puppets. These souls holds the key to unlocking the game’s fun puppet swap mechanic. The Archer, Mage and Warrior souls … [Read more...] about The Best ARPG 2019 Titles To Play Right Now
Best local co op games
We love spending the occasional day at home or a pal’s playing couch co-op games. There seems to have been a resurgence for that style of play and in 2018 there are some solid contenders. Here’s our favorites. Don’t Starve Together Legion was a stunning victory for the Horde and the Alliance. And then it all went pear-shaped as Sargeras plunged his sword into Azeroth in one last act of defiance, which results in the exploitation of Azerite. This tiny valuable resource is of great import to both factions for weapons. And it’s really why we go to war. The Alliance sends Jaina Proudmoore back to her homeland of Kul Tiras to persuade the united houses led by her mother to join the Alliance. It’s one of the best and most emotional storylines WoW has ever produced and is worth a playthrough. The Horde deals with the aftermath of Slyvanas’s actions, and must cooperate with a new power player princess. It’s another excellent storyline. All round, from … [Read more...] about Top 5 Of The Best Couch Co-op Games 2018
Answers by Chris Fox, Senior Designer Phoenix LabsHow will Dauntless distinguish itself from similar titles like Monster Hunter? CF: We’re all huge fans of games like Monster Hunter and Dark Souls, but we’ve drawn inspiration from other games and genres, too. That said, with Dauntless we’re creating something entirely new, and we’re extremely excited to show the world our take on the action-RPG space.How will players experience the game? For example – Will it feature fixed or procedurally generated maps, or an open world? Will players only head off to encounter a single ‘boss’ enemy, or will there be waves of enemies to defeat? Will it be relatively linear, like Diablo or Path of Exile’s story modes, or more open (like Diablo 3’s Rifts)?CF: Players will start out in Ramsgate, our city hub. That’s where they’ll meet up with friends, speak with quest givers and NPCs, craft their gear and weapons, customize their … [Read more...] about Dauntless Developer Interview – The Design Philosophy of Chris Fox
Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018? What are some of the best new games launching this month? Here are our top 5 titles to whet your appetite! Monster Hunter: World (PC/Steam) Release Date: August 9th The wait for the critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter: World on PC is almost over! Originally planned for Fall 2018, Capcom has now confirmed it will be arriving on August 9th, 2018. The title that released for consoles earlier this year has since gone on to become Capcom’s best-selling game in company history with over 8 million units shipped globally. In this entry, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. A new trailer has been released today to mark the upcoming PC release which can be downloaded here. In Monster Hunter: World, follow the journey of the elder … [Read more...] about Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018?
As Massively OP is centered on the “massively” part of gaming, it makes sense that my first guide to survival games was focused on multiplayer titles. Similarly, The Survivalist will mostly (but not always!) concern itself with the multiplayer games in the survival genre. However, after researching this topic, I felt that not highlighting the single-player offerings would be a serious disservice to the genre. There are occasions when you want to test your survival mettle without the interference of other players; sometimes you just want to live or die on your own merits and not at the hands of someone elses decisions. Besides that, some of these titles — like Subnautica — offer an awesome premise you can’t get elsewhere. Ready to survive on your own? Here’s a a taste of a number of games you can dive into when you want to scratch that survival itch in private. For this list, the requirement of having to forage for food and water to survive has been … [Read more...] about The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to survival games, single-player and beyond