Category: Reviews

Polaris Sector Review

When delivering a new product into the hands of a media-oversaturated audience, timing is everything – and it is fickle. A strong title released at the right time can ride a wave of enthusiasm all the way to the bank. Or, it can find itself smashed by that […]

Distant Worlds: Universe Review

To quote one Prokhor Zakharov, “There are two kinds of ludological progress: the methodical experimentation and categorization which gradually extend the boundaries of gameplay, and the revolutionary leap of genius which redefines and transcends those boundaries. Acknowledging our debt (milwaukee attorneys) to the former, we yearn, nonetheless, for […]

Mobile eXperience: Eclipse Review

A Long and Winding Prologue: Space-based 4X games, if my ludological insight is correct, were born out of tabletop wargames of the 70’s and early 80’s with titles like Stellar Conquest (1975), Outreach (1976), Imperium (1977), and Starfall (1979). Master of Orion opened the floodgates for 4X space-based […]

Sorcerer King Review

Every so often, you discover a game that sinks its claws in you. It’s the kind of game that you enjoy playing, enjoy reading about, enjoy watching videos of and enjoy talking about with anyone that will listen. They’re games that you want to succeed because you want […]

Apollo4X Review

We are in the midst of an explosion in the 4X genre. Big companies like Firaxis, Stardock, Triumph, and Amplitude have all launched major titles in the last 12 months. Likewise, a mass of indie developers have brought us games like Star Ruler 2, StarDrive 2, and Worlds […]