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.
“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.
Heavily stylized side-scroller is a type of game that really took off in the last few years. You know what else got popular? Vikings. So you combine both of those things when you delve in to the Song of Iron demo.
This demo I spent the shortest amount of time with. What can I say, I’m not exactly a fan of them there survivacrafter games, and Moon Farming demo gave me just that – but on the Moon!
We may lament the fact that a lot of cyberpunk games forgot that “punk” doesn’t mean “being edgy while doing the Man’s dirty work,” but what we can’t deny is that we’re getting a steady stream of titles in the genre. In the Project Haven demo, we got the first taste of running a gang of mercs in the last city on Earth.