Category: Reviews

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Review

Within the strategy gaming community, Sid Meier’s Civilization needs no introduction. The decades-old franchise absolutely dwarfs the competition in sales and recognition. It’s the Saint Bernard in a field of pugs and dachshunds. It’s the Matterhorn in a field of kiddie slopes. In a genre where reaching 100,000 […]

Planar Conquest (PC) Review

I struggled for a long time with how to approach a review for Wastelands Interactive’s Planar Conquest (PQ). To date, eXplorminate has reviewed Worlds of Magic (the “first” version of PQ), ReeXamined WoM, and reviewed the mobile version of PQ for the iOS. Graphically, the PC version of […]

Stellaris Review

Since humanity first looked up at the skies, we have been inspired by the great inky expanse that blankets us every evening as we close our eyes and dream. That’s what space is, really. A dream of everything that might be. In many ways, space 4X games are […]

Crusader Kings II Review

You could describe Crusader Kings II as a medieval dynasty simulator, or a real-time pausable, grand strategy sandbox experience, but no matter how you try to boil it down, CK2 is just a beast of a game. There’s something here for everyone. Are you the warmongering “infidel” trying […]