Fantasy Flight Games’ Rogue Trader TTRPG looked beautiful but was mechanically terrible. And that was only partially due to the Warhammer Fantasy RPG engine not being able to handle automatic firearms. However, with the license now in the claws of Owlcat Games, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader the CRPG seems like it’s going to both look cool and play well.
What if you could play War Thunder’s realistic tank mode, but in single player and without Gaijin’s meddling with balance? Because that’s pretty much how Gunner, HEAT, PC!* is shaping up to be. It’s a relaxed tank sim that’s easy on the controls and hard on the simulation – a sort of land-bound cousin of Tiny Combat Arena.
“Nostalgia-proof” is the trait that I proudly tout in-lieu of having a personality. You can’t fool me into playing a new game simply by shit that will remind me of my childhood. However, I have recently gained an appreciation for the decrepit yet flashy dystopian future as depicted in the movies of the 80s and the 90s. That means yon Johnny Mnemonic, Total Recall, The Soldier, and so on. That’s why I jumped at the chance to preview the blood-splattered turn-based tactical battles in Homicidal All-Stars!
When I finally got into the Warhammer 40,000: Tacticus beta pre-launch, Snowprint Studios hadn’t yet replaced their standard intro. So my GRIM DARK tactics were always preceded by a cheerfully smiling snowflake accompanied by a fairy “ding!” I thought that was funny.
The slavering hordes of Wargame-grown Abramsphiles have doomed me to forever review Cold War RTS games set in late 1980s. But no matter how distasteful I find this period, Regiments is still a good game.
Unity of Command 2‘s DLCs have been bouncing all over the place, letting us command the Soviets there and the Nazis there. But now, we’re back to where it all started in the first mission of the game: Africa. It’s the Unity of Command 2: Desert Rats DLC, baby!
ICE and Border Patrol are for fascist failsons that flunked out of cop-school. Now, being a border customs agents in a fictional Soviet country in the ’80s is a job for real men (and women). That’s exactly what you do in the Contraband Police demo.
The big issue with simulator games is that they also try to simulate vehicle controls. And since games don’t come packed with a real-life tank commander station to sit in, all the stuff that you’d easily do by flicking switches is replaced by endless keyboard shortcuts. But what if that wasn’t the case? Enter Gunner, HEAT, PC! demo.
These days, you can’t open Steam without accidentally installing yet another rogue-like deck-builder. So what makes Beneath Oresa demo stand out among so many other aspiring Slay The Spires?
Queer storygames aren’t exactly my forte, but I’m nothing if not willing to use of my Xbox Gamepass for PC to its full potential. And Citizen Sleeper is both cyberpunk and sci-fi – I’m a sucker for that. So first I tried – and then plunged into – this game.