Phoenix Point review | Protecting our vital fluids from crabmen

I’m too young to have been brought up on X-Com: UFO Defense (or UFO: Enemy Unknown – that’s how it was called outside the US). In fact, I played some of its terrible imitators long before I tried the real thing. I’ve probably spent more time on XPiratez more than on the original game. I finished XCOM: Enemy Unknown with Enemy Within, I gave UFO the good ol’ college try, and the most prominent Lithuanian video review of Xenonauts features the sound of a spoon (previously stuck to my skin) dropping on my table. There was no way I wouldn’t review Phoenix Point, a game headed by the man who built the damn genre. Continue reading “Phoenix Point review | Protecting our vital fluids from crabmen”

5 Game Series That Should Embrace the Cold War

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 – Cold War is but the latest game to take us back to 50 years of conflict that somehow didn’t kill us all… and to actually fight it out on a digital battlefield. I say that is not enough. I say we need more AAA game series to embrace the war that wasn’t. Here are a few franchises that are frankly insulting in their unwillingness to embrace the Cold War. Continue reading “5 Game Series That Should Embrace the Cold War”

Close Combat: The Bloody First review | A Close Shave

Will we ever stop gaming World War II? Highly unlikely, since only World War III would eclipse it in scope and interest – and it’s generally assumed that we wouldn’t survive it. Thus it still remains at the forefront of gameable conflicts. And that is why we can get the first brand-spanking-new Close Combat title in decades – Close Combat: The Bloody First.

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Ancestors Legacy – Saladin’s Conquest DLC review | Deus Won’t

Despite its short length, this review took a lot of time to reach the blog. The DLC isn’t that big! Ancestors Legacy started out as a game set in the early Middle Ages when Vikings roamed the earth. Do you know what else happened in the early Medieval era? The Crusades, baby! And the Saladin’s Conquest DLC allows you to fight them as the people it’s named after.

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