Dominions 5: Warriors Of The Faith Review

Dominions 5 is an astounding game. As a longstanding indie darling, the magnum opus of Illwinter Game Design has long been the poster child for iterative design: more the product of small adjustments over time and continuous development than a series of leaps and bounds. With Dominions 5 (Dom5), Illwinter has brought the full force … Continue reading Dominions 5: Warriors Of The Faith Review

What the 4X Genre Can Learn from War Games: an eXposition

I have a confession to make: the “4X Renaissance” has felt more like the dark ages to me.. Whether it’s the feature creep, strange design decisions, or age old problems that continue to plague the genre, I’ve had a hard time getting into most of the big, recent releases. And I don’t think I am … Continue reading What the 4X Genre Can Learn from War Games: an eXposition

Monday eXcursion: Warbanners

Every now and then I want to take a break from the super complex games that fill my Steam library and just play something more straightforward. Thankfully, the most recent time I felt I needed such a break, I had the perfect game lined up and ready to go. Or, at least I thought I … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Warbanners

Monday eXcursion – Field Of Glory II

Field of Glory II (FOG2) is a turn-based, tactical wargame developed by Byzantine Games set in the ancient Mediterranean and surrounding areas. The game is almost entirely focused on making battlefield decisions and moving units around the map. Does FOG2 flank the opponent and win the day? Or does it break and run in the … Continue reading Monday eXcursion – Field Of Glory II

Monday eXcursion: The Great Whale Road

The Great Whale Road (GWR) is a tactical RPG from Sunburned Games set way back in the good old Viking days that seem to be so popular lately (see also: The History Channel…). Your character starts as the newly minted, albeit unlikely, new village chief after the old chief got himself killed off by a … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: The Great Whale Road

Monday eXcursion: Conquest – Frontier Wars

What if I told you that there was a real-time space strategy game that allowed you to explore star systems, colonize planets, build fleets, recruit admirals, and fight against strange alien races? And no, I’m not talking about Stellaris... Conquest: Frontier Wars (CFW) is a real-time strategy space game from Fever Pitch Studios, originally released … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Conquest – Frontier Wars

Release-Day eXcursion: Battle Brothers

Battle Brothers is a mercenary team-building game set in a low-magic fantasy world that is definitely on the grim side. The land has been torn by conflict and mercenaries like you have decided to try their hand at profiting from the situation. In many ways, the game plays out like a thinking man’s Mount & … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Battle Brothers