Jon Shafer’s At the Gates Review

Disclaimer: I've already written a review of this game on my old personal site. However, I've decided to revisit Jon Shafer's At the Gates after roughly six months of patches and version changes to see how it holds up. This review hasn't changed much, except to add relevant version 1.2 information. After roughly six years … Continue reading Jon Shafer’s At the Gates Review

Space Tyrant Review

Right now, I’m in the prime of my life. My career is going well, and I’m taking on more responsibilities. My child is growing up and consequently getting more involved with clubs, sports, and various other extracurricular activities. My house is getting old enough now that I have to make occasional repairs and improvements. My … Continue reading Space Tyrant Review

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

Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) is a grim and dark place. I should know, I’ve been tabletop gaming for more than 30 years in the universe created by Games Workshop. And not just gaming, but also reading the lore books, studying the army codices, and playing the video games. So let me get this out of the … Continue reading Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Endless Legend: Inferno Review

Back in 2014, when eXplorminate first came on the scene, Endless Legend won our Game of the Year. It was a surprise win, and some wondered what we were thinking. Well, we can now tell you for certain what was on our minds: EL is an amazing turn-based, terrestrial, neo-fantasy 4X. It might be the … Continue reading Endless Legend: Inferno Review

Oriental Empires Review

China is old. Like, really, really old. I am not talking about when the area was first settled two-million to one-quarter million years ago, no. I am talking about the proto-Chinese culture that may have existed as far back as 7000 BCE. How does one go about capturing all of that history? Especially since the … Continue reading Oriental Empires Review

Eador: Imperium Review

For the last few years, I’ve made it no secret that I have grown tired with the number of Space 4X games that have hit the market. Since 2014, there have been 16 Space 4X titles launched with another six (that we know of) in early access or closed beta. Amid this flood of space-based … Continue reading Eador: Imperium Review