Strategic eXpanse #35 – 2018 Game/eXpansion Of The Year Show!

Yep. It’s that time of year again! eXplorminate is proud to present what we believe are the best 4X game, 4X expansion and Most Improved 4X of 2018. Come and listen to our esteemed e4X hosts Nate and Troy, while they discuss: all the candidates, winners, the state of 4X gaming in the past 12 months and what the future holds.

Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive

Show Notes:

Game of the Year 2018 – 03:25

  1. Warhammer 40000: Gladius – Relics of War Steam page – Nate, Matt, Micah, Dallin, Troy – WINNER
  2. Northgard Steam page – Oliver, Joe
  3. Space Tyrant Steam page – Mark
  4. Abstained: Joshua, Ben
  5. Other games mentioned

eXpansion of the Year 2018 – 16:45

  1. Stellaris: MegaCorp Steam page – Mark, Matt, Dallin = WINNER
  2. Endless Space 2 – Vaulters Steam page – Oliver, Nate
  3. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Steam page – Joshua
  4. Endless Legend – Inferno Steam page – Joe
  5. Endless Space 2 – Supremacy Steam page – Ben
  6. Galactic Civilizations III: Intrigue Expansion Steam page – Troy
  7. Abstained: Micah

Most Improved 4X of the Year 2018 – 25:56

  1. Endless Space 2 Steam page – Nate, Oliver, Ben, Joe, Troy – WINNER
  2. Stellaris Steam page – Matt, Mark, Dallin
  3. Civilization 6 Steam page – Joshua
  4. Community: Endless Space 2
  5. Abstained: Micah
  6. Other games mentioned

Guilty Pleasures of 2018 – 40:12

  1. CrossCode Steam page – Matt
  2. Battletech Steam page – Nate, Matt, Joe
  3. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition Steam page – Ben
  4. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Steam page – Mark
  5. Star Control: Origins Steam page – Joshua
  6. Elite Dangerous Steam page – Micah
  7. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Steam page – Oliver
  8. Total War: Warhammer II Steam Page – Dallin
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2 webpage – Nate
  10. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page – Troy
  11. Other games mentioned

Looking forward into 2019 – 51:30

  1. Nate
  2. Troy
  3. Other games mentioned

 

Nate Nasarog

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8 thoughts on “Strategic eXpanse #35 – 2018 Game/eXpansion Of The Year Show!

    1. Yeah, if you check out what GW did with WH40k (which is what I was referring to) they only licences it to one company at a time until THQ went out of business. After that, they started spreading their licenses out to all kinds of different companies. It was a radical shift in tactics, which I think has paid off pretty well for everyone.

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