Monday eXcursion: Steamworld Heist

Created by Swedish developers Iron & Form, Steamworld Heist (and its accompanying expansion, The Outsider) is the third installment in the Steamworld series, following up from Steamworld Tower Defense and Steamworld Dig. The only thing Heist shares with its predecessors is the world in which it exists, a sort of post-human, steampunk/space opera universe populated … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Steamworld Heist

Friday eXcursion: Out Of The Park Baseball 18

If you’re a regular reader of this web site, then I feel it is safe to make certain assumptions about the kind of games you enjoy. Obviously, you like something strategic, preferably the kind of game that puts you in charge of a large organization that is looking to dominate the competition - a space … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Out Of The Park Baseball 18

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

Monday eXcursion: Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun

Sense of Wonder The older I get, the harder it is to find a sense of wonder… In my games. Sad but true. Sure, there’s plenty of fun to be had, but finding that one game that really clicks and creates those rare hours of complete gaming bliss? Those are next to impossible to find. … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Shadow Tactics – Blades of the Shogun

Monday eXcursion: The Final Station

Everyone wants to be an action hero. But that is not who you play in The Final Station - a pixel-graphics, side-scrolling, narrative game from Do My Best Studios. Instead of the zombie-bagging, girl-saving action hero, you play as a paunchy train conductor short on bullets whose wife has probably left him. And the game … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: The Final Station

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