The Top 25 Modern PC Games (The Witcher 2): IGN

A great RPG is one where choices actually matter, but The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings takes that to an entirely new level. Instead of merely swapping out a few dialogue lines and enemies, certain decisions affect the outcome of your entire story, thus leading you into vastly different settings and confrontations. More than that,…

Why PC Gaming is Surging (IGN)

Dig far enough under all the news about the tussles over mandatory Kinects and indie support for either the Xbox One and the PS4, and you’ll find a shocking bit of info: PC gaming is at its best since the 1990s. Were it John Lennon, PC gaming would be making haughty claims about how it’s…

EverQuest Next and Player Interaction (IGN)

EverQuest Next may have dazzled us with promises of a destructible fantasy world and parkour-trained heroes during the MMORPG’s recent unveiling, but once you ventured beyond the carefully prepared videos and statements, you ran into a near-unassailable wall of evasive answers. Key features such as PvP and group-based combat remain cloaked in secrecy, as does…

EverQuest Next’s Innovation Through Destruction (IGN)

On the screen, a lumbering Kerran warrior slashed his way through foes in a whirlwind of blades, while by his side, a mage teleported a few yards forward to keep up with him. So far, I thought, so familiar. Impressive though the models were, their flashy variations on familiar MMO attacks left me ready to…

Final Fantasy XIV Preview (IGN)

Final? Square Enix doesn’t know the meaning of the word. That’s apparent enough from the avalanche of Final Fantasy games we’ve seen since 1987, but it’s especially true of its approach to its last MMORPG. By all accounts–including Square Enix’s–2010’s Final Fantasy XIV was an abomination, a shameful excuse for an MMORPG that couldn’t even…

Guild Wars 2: Flame & Frost Retribution Hands-On (IGN)

After I finished the new temporary dungeon content that concludes Guild Wars 2’s “Flame & Frost” story arc, I had an unfamiliar feeling. I wanted to do it again. Mind you, I haven’t felt this way after finishing a Guild Wars 2 dungeon in months. I’d become so accustomed to Guild Wars 2’s numbing practice…