The demo festival was light on strategy content. A desperate reviewer had to take would he could, whenever he could. So while American Civil War isn’t my exact cup of tea, I did give Victory at Sea Ironclad (yes, the devs hate colons) demo a spin.
Fantasy General 2 is steadily trudging along, bringing us into more and more battles for the land of Keldonia. But this time, we’re not picking over the bones of the Empire. No, this time, we’re going where it’s warmer and… wetter? Yes, the Fantasy General 2: Evolution DLC finally puts in command of lizardmen.
Post apocalyptic city builder? That’s rapidly becoming passé. But what if you weren’t commanding a bunch of dirty humans? What if you were entrusted with the lives of a colony of upright beavers? That is the philosophical question Timberborn was created to answer.
You may remember Rainbow Six as a non-multiplayer game. You probably played Door Kickers and Breach & Clear. You will find place in your heart for No Plan B.
Yeah, for one reason or another, I only made six screenshots when playing this demo. But this is my blog, I do what I want. And what I want is to do a tiny presentation on time spent playing the Graven demo.
Steam Festival brought us a bunch of demos – even for some good games! Now, the strategy offerings were paltry indeed, but Glitchpunk fulfilled a more rarified need- that of explicitly cyberpunk GTA 2 with mouse aim.
The nice thing about tabletop miniature wargames getting the video game treatment is that the computer has to learn the rules, not you. Also? No need to paint miniatures! Those are just a couple of reasons why it’s cool to have Field of Glory II: Medieval at our fingertips.
When Battlefront.com first announced Combat Mission: Black Sea, they were probably inspired by the Russo-Georgian war. “Which neighbor could Russia potentially invade next?” they must have asked themselves. They settled on Ukraine as the likely target. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but when the game was released in November 2014, the war in Donbass had been going for 3 months already. The situation hasn’t righted itself since, and the conflict was still ongoing Combat Mission: Black Sea was released on Steam on January 21st, 2021.
Due to some unforeseen and very unpleasant circumstances, I was in the position where playing 29 hours of Battle Brothers in 2-3 weeks felt like the rational choice. However, I myself am unhappy to just leave it like that, so I’m going to review the game – in 2021.
Weird War 2 is the most boring thing that can happen to a World War 2 game not set in Normandy. From Nazis getting super tech to engaging with Cthulhu and other occult powers, you’d think it would be an interesting genre. It isn’t. I’ll focus mostly on the boring tropes that make the magical Nazi mundane – and how we could improve on it.