A Question (Or Three) Of Strategy

I sat down for my first session of Blizzard’s MOBA Heroes of the Storm. I’d watched some Let’s Plays and completed the tutorial. I’d read up on my hero of choice and studied the game mechanics and map objectives. Then, the match started. The gates opened… I realized I had no idea what to do. … Continue reading A Question (Or Three) Of Strategy

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Review

Within the strategy gaming community, Sid Meier’s Civilization needs no introduction. The decades-old franchise absolutely dwarfs the competition in sales and recognition. It’s the Saint Bernard in a field of pugs and dachshunds. It’s the Matterhorn in a field of kiddie slopes. In a genre where reaching 100,000 owners is reason to break out the … Continue reading Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Review

Civilization VI: A Survival Guide

It’s almost here. Can you feel it? The new installment of Sid Meier’s Civilization - the behemoth of behemoths in the 4X realm - is nearly upon us. Civilization VI will launch in just a few days, October 21, and the hype is everywhere. With three different editions and a preorder bonus (more on those … Continue reading Civilization VI: A Survival Guide

The Harvester Heresy: An eXposition

Master of Orion III had great ideas. There. I said it. Master of Orion III was justifiably trashed by critics and reviled by the strategy gaming community, but it did some wonderful things - it did most of these things very poorly, or cut them down to just a fraction of their original promise - … Continue reading The Harvester Heresy: An eXposition

Friday eXcursion: The Viceroy

Does this sound familiar? Humanity reached greedily for the stars. As we sought to tame the unfeeling cosmos, our greatest vices found purchase on new, fertile soil. Now, the ragged, war-torn descendents of mankind live out their miserable lives as slaves of corrupt megacorporations and petty warlords, who exploit their citizens and their worlds with … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: The Viceroy