Up until this point, the DLCs for Unity of Command 2 focused on the German victories in early World War 2. They did quite a good job of portraying them as the real fights they were, and not just cakewalks as popularly imagined. Barbarossa was particularly good about showing how spread out and worn down the German forces became when faced with Soviet resistance and vast distances they needed to cover. Unity of Command 2: Moscow 41 DLC actually puts you in command of the Soviet forces that will stretch that attack to the breaking point – and then break it.
It’s decent time for CRPG games. Various indies are picking up where AAA left off (to hunt the DLC and multiplayer fairy). From UnderRail to Colony Ship, we’re spoiled for visions of the post-apocalypse. And in this Encased preview, I’ll make the case that it’s shaping up to be one of the standouts even in this varied arena.
At first, I wasn’t at all excited about the revival of MicroProse. Then I heard they’d be publishing Second Front and Regiments. Now, I’m reviewing HighFleet, and you know what? That’s a good game right there.
When I started this blog, I expected to do more miniature content that I ended up doing. Oh, I’m certainly playing games, painting miniatures, and doing window shopping, I’m just not used to writing about it. But whatever! I recently painted Horus Lupercal for a contest (I didn’t win), so here’s my story.
“Strategy video game with Space Marines” always piques my interest, especially since there’s no good analogue version of that. While I was initially skeptical – Tyranids are racing and disgusting neck with Nurgle for the coveted “most boring Warhammer 40,000 video game opponent” trophy – Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector won me over via good gameplay and obvious craftsmanship.
OK, saving the most interesting for last. The Steam listing for this game doesn’t contain the word “irreverent” anywhere, which I consider a mark of quality for any game that wants to be a bit cheeky. Death Trash demo does indeed show some cheek.
The good thing about alternate universes is that they’re full of stuff that’s more interesting than what we have in ours. For example, Industria demo starts in East Berlin right as the Wall is falling and drops you into an alternate universe overrun by robots.
For a cantankerous bastard like me, there’s not much fun happening in the modern multiplayer FPS scene. However, Nine to Five demo aptly demonstrates that it’s not a battle royale character shooter, which I appreciate immensely.
This isn’t an expansion to an RPG about dark elf rebels in an elf-ruled arcology. No, Spire of Sorcery demo gives us a taste of what it’s like to be mages mixing up elements to brew spells and survive.
Most space games task you with bringing a single space-faring nation into galactic dominance. But what if the entire canvas of sentient life in the galaxy was yours to weave? Then you’d be playing The Fermi Paradox demo.