Friday eXcursion: Seasons After Fall

4K resolution! Hundreds of Hours of Gameplay! Explosive Multiplayer! The bigger, shinier, and longer a game is, the better. Or so we are lead to believe. In the attempt to capture the spectacular, we sometimes forget that it was probably simple, enchanting gameplay that first drew us into the world of gaming. Seasons After Fall … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Seasons After Fall

Friday eXcursion: Total War – Warhammer

When I think of anything Warhammer, I am reminded of the countless Saturdays my dad and I spent loading up our car and driving a few towns over to play in Warhammer tabletop tournaments. It was a formative experience in my life that still influences my thinking to this day. When I heard that a … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Total War – Warhammer

Endless Legend: Shifters Review

Even great games can get better, and Endless Legend is no exception. While the game received fantastic reviews from gaming sites around the web - including us here at eXplorminate - it still had room for improvement. For some it was the AI, for others it was more factions, and still others wanted espionage. For … Continue reading Endless Legend: Shifters Review

Galactic Civilizations III ReeXamination #1

It has been nearly six months since Galactic Civilizations III launched to mostly positive reviews. I gave it a “Recommend” on the eXplorminate rating scale. While the game hasn’t slid backwards since launch, I fear that stagnation may have been just as detrimental to the overall experience. The allure of GalCiv III has long since … Continue reading Galactic Civilizations III ReeXamination #1

The 4X DLC Crutch: An eXposition

Back in the good ol’ days, one could would walk into a store, find a game, purchase it, go home, and immediately get the full experience. However, today’s games receive all kinds of additions, patches and DLC (Downloadable Content) post-release. Gamers benefit from the continued support, but they also have to shell out repeatedly to … Continue reading The 4X DLC Crutch: An eXposition

Galactic Civilizations 3 Review

Galactic Civilizations III is a massive game that encompasses a myriad of activities: space battles, sprawling tech trees, excellent empire management, fully customizable races, biological warfare, space pirates, giant sharks, and pretty much anything else you can imagine that might show up in outer space. GalCiv III has rekindled my love of the 4X sci-fi … Continue reading Galactic Civilizations 3 Review