Category: eXcursions

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 […]

Friday eXcursion: Payday 2

I have stumbled onto a new gaming addiction. And fortunately for you, this addiction has a name: Payday 2. I am here, breathlessly, to talk to you about my new addiction and maybe, just maybe, reinstate my eXplorminator cred after having fallen into the deep end of first-person […]

Friday eXcursion: FTL

There may be no game more emblematic of the state of modern PC gaming than FTL: Faster Than Light by Subset Games. FTL is a procedurally-generated, retro-graphics, board-game-inspired Roguelike from an indie developer. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter, released on Steam and is currently available for […]

Friday eXcursion: XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is amazing. The end. Oh, right, that’s too short. Okay, let’s start from the beginning. In 2012, Firaxis released XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a reboot of the XCOM series from 1994. It was a great game, with a few missing features that the fans were clamoring for. […]

Friday eXcursion: Hard West

Western-themed games are a surprisingly underrepresented bunch; strategy games with a western theme, even more so. How about western-themed strategy games with demonic overtones and a touch of choose-your-own-adventure style narrative? “Impossible,” you might say! Normally I would have agreed with you, right up until CreativeForge Games came […]

Friday eXcursion: Armello

I have noticed lately that I have a tendency to gravitate to pretty looking games. I’m not sure when this started, but it certainly happened with Armello. If you like board game mechanics integrated into a Studio Ghibli-like fantasy adventure, well, you’re in for a treat – designed […]