Monday eXcursion: Frostpunk

Frostpunk is an exercise in misery. The latest city builder amongst many (SimCity, Cities: Skylines (C:S), the Anno series, Aven Colony, Surviving Mars and more), Frostpunk attempts something more than just the same old optimized living/working space,  building-placement puzzle. Frostpunk demands you ask yourself, again and again, how far you’ll go to ensure your people’s … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Frostpunk

Friday eXcursion: Surviving Mars

Are we in a city builder renaissance? I’ve been told by many that this is so. With SimCity, Cities: Skylines (C:S), the Anno series, Aven Colony, and Frostpunk out amongst a host of others, there may never have been so many options for the burgeoning electronic metropolist. And yet. And yet, I can’t help but … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Surviving Mars

Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines

With so many city builders newly released or about to arrive, I feel like it’s appropriate to look back at the current Big Daddy in the genre: Cities: Skylines (C:S). Even though the game was developed by Colossal Order Ltd., C:S has many of the strengths and weaknesses that are commonly associated (fairly or not) … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines

Friday eXcursion: XCOM 2 – War Of The Chosen

It has been a long and arduous journey to get here, Commander. You have finally discovered the secret of the Elders after a brutal final battle at their secret headquarters deep below the surface of the Pacific ocean. Your avatar is barely able to hold the teleportation gate open for your elite squad to escape … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: XCOM 2 – War Of The Chosen